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Flossmoor officials announce precautionary measures in response to COVID-19

In response to an increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cook County and in the State of Illinois, the village of Flossmoor is implementing a series of precautionary actions.

The village is implementing system-wide contingency planning should the spread of the virus impact the village’s workforce. All employees have been advised to practice good hygiene, clean work surfaces frequently and take precautionary measures, like staying home when sick. 

Among the village’s largest concerns is exposure to the virus for first responders. Because of the risk of exposure, village officials are asking residents to be sensitive to the health and safety of staff. While first responders will continue to respond to 911 calls, they are making contingency plans with at-risk institutions and modifying procedures as appropriate.

The village also is delaying all non-emergency, in-house appointments, including meter replacements, courtesy leak checks and other in-home inspections until further notice.

Village hall will remain open to the public, but officials ask that residents who are experiencing symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath) delay doing business with the village until free from fever for more than 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. 

Vehicle sticker registration will begin soon. Village officials ask that residents be understanding when staff members use medical gloves, hand sanitizer or medical masks when exchanging money and paperwork with residents. This is a safety precaution to keep employees safe and healthy as the coronavirus situation continues to change.

This is a developing situation in which village officials will continue to update residents on and make adjustments as needed. For the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov and to keep informed on any modifications to village services, visit the village website at www.flossmoor.org.

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