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Coping with COVID: March 22

Virtual yoga, Flossmoor Eats, video updates from the village of Homewood. Garbage pickup news.

News updates about the COVID-19 pandemic and how the H-F community is coping.  

Find peace with virtual yoga. While most everyone is homebound, Homewood Science Center and Serendipity Yoga Studio are offering virtual yoga sessions for up to 100 households. The first session was Saturday, March 21. Sessions are scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. on March 28 and April 4. “Families will learn the science of mindfulness while practicing yoga together. This all-ages class combines fun science themes and family movement,” according to the HSC website. To participate, download ZOOM, a popular video collaboration app.


Flossmoor Eats. Flossmoor residents Michelle Nelson and Maggie Bachus contacted Flossmoor restaurants and have published a spreadsheet that shows hours of operation, how to order, whether delivery is available and other details customers need in order to continue doing business with local restaurants. Homewood’s Takeout Takeover offers a similar service for Homewood restaurants. 

Homewood video updates. Homewood posted a video on Friday, March 20, of Mayor Richard Hofeld and Village Manager Jim Marino providing new details about how residents can interact with the village while village hall is closed as well as some adjustments to deadlines to account for COVID-19-related restrictions. Hofeld said he hopes to post a new video update each week for while the crisis lasts. 

Garbage pickup will continue. Homewood Disposal posted a statement Saturday assuring customers that garbage and recycling pickup would continue in spite of the stay-at-home order issued Friday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Waste disposal is an exception to the governor’s order. A notes from the company:

  • Pick up times may vary.  Have material at the curb on your regular pickup day by 6 a.m. to avoid a missed pick up.
  • Continue to place your garbage securely in bags.
  • As always, recyclables should not be placed in bags, but be sure to gently rinse out containers.  
  • Because there could be high call volumes to the office, the company urges customers to consider using the online contact form.

Homewood, Park Forest and Tinley Park locations will be closed to the public.

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