The Village of Brookfield is monitoring the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the U.S. and wants to ensure that the most up-to-date information is provided to our residents. The Illinois Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control consider the risk low. There are no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Brookfield and there is no imminent concern, however, it is important to make appropriate precautions to reduce the likelihood of contracting the disease. Please review this information below, more information can also be found at the following links.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Illinois Department of Public Health – (IDPH) – http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus
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.
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.
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
- Shortness of breath
Human coronaviruses can sometimes cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis.
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
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
There are currently no vaccines to protect against human coronavirus infection
There are no specific treatments. To help relieve symptoms
- take pain and fever medications
- drink plenty of liquids
- stay home and rest