Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

A Message from Village President Kit Ketchmark 


Restore Illinois:

Restore Illinois Plan

Restore Illinois Phase 4 Information
Beginning on Friday, June 26, the Village will be moving into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Phase 4 allows for many activities and businesses to reopen or expand service. This includes indoor dining at restaurants and gatherings of 50 or less people. Face coverings will continue to be required in public when social distancing cannot be maintained.
What Will be Open?
Gatherings: All gatherings of 50 people or fewer are allowed with this limit subject to change based on latest data & guidance
Health care: All health care providers are open
Education and child care: P-12 schools, higher education, all summer programs, and child care open with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) approved safety guidance
Outdoor Recreation: All outdoor recreation allowed
Businesses:
  • Manufacturing: All manufacturing open with IDPH approved safety guidance
  • “Non-essential” businesses: All employees return to work with IDPH approved safety guidance; Employers are encouraged to provide accommodations for COVID-19-vulnerable employees
  • Bars and restaurants: Open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Personal Care Services and Health Clubs: All barbershops, salons, spas and health and fitness clubs open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Entertainment: Cinema and theaters open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Retail: Open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance

Patrons are required to wear a mask during any interaction with wait staff, food service workers and other employees at bars and restaurants. Face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth when patrons are approached and served by staff, including but not limited to when employees take patrons orders, deliver food and beverages, and service tables. This guidance will also apply to other facilities with food services areas that are currently subject to the Restore Illinois guidance, such as indoor recreational facilities, museums and entertainment venues.

The updated guidance sheet can be found here: https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/businessguidelines4/restaurantbars.pdf

The updated industry for restaurants/bars can be found here: https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/indoor-and-outdoor-dining/


Village Facilities Open
Members of the public entering Village facilities will be required to wear a face covering. The Village Hall lobby and Parks and Recreation Department area will have floor markings to maintain social distancing. Additionally, plexiglass barriers have been installed at the front counters. Village Hall will be open Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and the Public Works Department will be open from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
The Village remains committed to the safety and well being of residents and staff; therefore, we encourage residents to continue utilizing alternative methods, such as the ones below, to engage with Village staff.
a) Water Bill Payments:
  1. Online Through the Village’s Website: brookfieldil.gov
  2. Placed in One of the Drop Boxes Located in the Village Hall Parking Lot and by the Front Door of Fire Station 1 on Shields Ave
  3. Pay by phone using a credit card at 708-485-7344 and selecting option # 1
b) Vehicle Sticker Purchase:
           1. Online Through the Village’s Website
            2. By mail – Instructions can be found on the application
           3. Payments will be taken over the counter
Please note: No stickers will be issued at the Village Hall front window.
c) Building permit applications and contractor registrations can be found at the “Forms” Tab on the Village Website at brookfieldil.gov and all documentation can be scanned and e-mailed to permits@brookfieldil.gov , sent by fax to 708-485-8090 or left in the drop box at Village Hall. Residents looking to speak with an inspector in-person will need to make an appointment in advance by calling (708)485-7344.
d) Registration for Parks and Recreation activities can be done over the phone by calling 708-485-1474 or online at rectrac.brookfieldil.gov/
At this time, all play grounds and the splash pad will remain closed.
e) Email Questions and Concerns to help@brookfieldil.gov
f) By Phone:
  • Village Hall (Community Development & Finance Departments): (708) 485-7344
  • Village Manager’s Office: (708)485-1444
  • Non-Emergency Police: (708)485-8131
  • Public Works Department (7:00 am – 3:30 pm): (708)485-2540

Due to Covid-19 precautions and the limitations in social gatherings, we have canceled the remainder of all Village Parks and Recreation special events through September. The remainder of the year is to be determined. We will continue to offer a variety of virtual special event engagements and safe programming, please check our page and website for new updates. (due to Covid-19 precautions and the limitations in social gatherings, we have canceled the remainder of all Village Parks and Recreation special events through September. The remainder of the year is to be determined. We will continue to offer a variety of virtual special event engagements and safe programming, please check our page and website for new updates. (https://brookfieldil.gov/cancellation-of-parks-and-recreation-special-events/)


The Governor’s Office is collecting and responding to questions regarding the State’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. They have created an email address, Gov.COVID19stakeholder@illinois.gov, where Illinois residents may send questions, comments and recommendations. The Governor’s staff will compile all inquiries and respond with answers.

More information can also be found at the following links: 

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

State of Illinois – COVID-19

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Illinois COVID-19 Hotline and Email Address

If you have questions about Coronavirus-
Call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline 1(800) 889-3931 or,
Send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV
Anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Business Interruption Grants (BIG) Program:

https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/C19DisadvantagedBusGrants.aspx 

Business covered are:

  • Bars and Restaurants – $20 million for bars and restaurants unable to offer outside service, providing 1,000 grants of up to $20,000
  • Barbershops and Salons – $10 million for barbershops and salons, providing 1,000 grants of $10,000 each
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers – $10 million for gyms and fitness centers that have lost significant revenue due to COVID-19, providing 500 grants of $20,000 each

ComEd Financial Assistance Support Programs

ComEd Bill Payment Assistance Program


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people, and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats, and bats.  Rarely animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people. Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world and commonly cause mild to moderate illness in people worldwide.  However, the emergence of novel (new) coronaviruses, such as SARS and MERS, have been associated with more severe respiratory illness.

Symptoms

Common human coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. These illnesses usually only last for a short amount of time. Symptoms may include

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Human coronaviruses can sometimes cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis.

Testing Sites Information: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites

Transmission

Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through

  • the air by coughing and sneezing
  • close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
  • rarely, fecal contamination

Prevention

The following can help prevent the spread of coronaviruses and protect yourself from becoming infected.

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick