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The City of Joliet encourages residents to rely on only trustworthy sources, such as the CDC or local and state public health departments, for information about the novel coronavirus. 

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

 

State of Illinois

 

Kendall County Health Department

  • COVID-19 Information
  • Behavioral Health Support - If you are feeling emotional distress or need emotional support, call the health department's 24/7 hotline at (630) 553-9100

 

Will County 

 

United Way and Senior Services

 

Waste Management

Garbage & Recycling. At present, Waste Management is maintaining a standard collection schedule for trash and recycle, and they are not experiencing any collection interruptions. If circumstances change that may impact their ability to provide services as scheduled, they will provide prompt updates to our customers and communities.

  •  Effective immediately, Bulky item collection -including scheduled events or extra call in service for bulky items, such as large items outside the cart, is suspended until further notice.  Waste Management apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause but it is necessary at this time.
  • Proper disposal of PPEs

 

Joliet Library

Joliet Public Library, following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be closed from March 14th until further notice in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Library fines will be suspended until further notice. The fine threshold will be extended to $50. Our online chat help system will be available on jolietlibrary.org to assist patrons with Ebook, online resource help and reference questions throughout the closure. Please visit our website or Facebook page @jolietpubliclibrary for more information. 

As always, our Digital Branch has lots of ways to enjoy our services without visiting in person. You can download eBooks, listen to audiobooks, stream movies and TV shows, read magazines and more! Check out our digital services here: https://www.jolietlibrary.org/en/digital-resources

 

Joliet School District 204

To keep the lines of communication open with our families, we are providing updated information on this webpage about our practices, plans, and resources. We will update this page daily or as needed. If you have questions or concerns, please visit this page prior to contacting your school.

We ask that you help keep our students and staff safe by staying informed, practicing good hygiene, and staying home or keeping children home if they have been running a fever or are exhibiting signs of a fever.  As always, the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and community are our top priority.

For further information or updates visit: http://www.jths.org/covid-19

 

Joliet School District 86

The safety and well-being of our students and staff remains our number one priority. We are monitoring the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. There are no known cases of COVID-19 in Will County. Practicing good hygiene, however, is the best prevention from getting sick.  Please remind your children to:

  • Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water, especially after coughing, sneezing, using the restroom, and before eating.
  • Always cover nose and mouth with a tissue when they cough or sneeze and throw the tissue in the trash after using it.
  • Do not share personal items such as towels, water bottles, or eating utensils with others.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • In an attempt to reduce the spread of germs in our schools, student instructional areas are routinely cleaned with a government approved disinfectant.All students are also required to wash their hands or use a hand sanitizer prior to eating at school.
  • If the spread of the virus escalates into our community, we will work closely with the Will County Health Department and the Will County Regional Office of Education to inform you of additional public health recommendations.
  • For more information on COVID-19 is available at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus,www.dph.illinois.gov., or by calling the Illinois Department of Health and Illinois Poison Center hotline at (800) 889-3931.

For further information or updates visit: https://www.joliet86.org/coronavirus-disease-2019-update/

 

Joliet Junior College

Joliet Junior College is actively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. JJC has created a page to provide updates on the college's preparation and response measures. Information includes general updates, student mental health and wellness, scholarships, registration, financial aid, spring flex schedule classes, and other resources.

https://www.jjc.edu/advisory-information-coronavirus

 

University of St. Francis

USF has also created an Emergency alerts page. The page serves an information hub for the University of St. Francis community during a concerning issue, emergency or crisis. Please check this page for official, up-to-date communications. Visit the link here: https://www.stfrancis.edu/emergency-alerts/

 

Senior Services of Will County

 At Senior Services of Will County, YOUR health and wellness is one of our biggest priorities. We work each day to keep older adults safe, healthy and independent. We are taking precautionary measures to reduce the risk of exposure among older adults.

Our action plan to address the needs of seniors in our community is as follows:

  • We are operating on reduced hours:
    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday-CLOSED to the Public
    • Tuesday/Thursday-OPEN to the Public 10am-2pm
    • Services continue by PHONE, Monday-Friday 8am-4pm 
  • Senior Services of Will County will initiate wellness calls to all older adults to assess immediate needs, provide referrals and information and answer questions. It is vital to have accurate information, resources to stay safe and information on what to do.
  • We will be posting daily updates, 2pm CST, on our social media, website and other media channels. We will provide up-to-date information, tips for staying healthy and active and other vital information.
  • We have funds available to ensure basic needs of seniors are met. These needs include, transportation, medication assistance, grocery shopping and replenishing of household supplies. These items and services can be offered at NO COST.
  • If you, or senior you know is experiencing food insecurity, please call Senior Services and we follow up immediately! Efforts are being coordinated to ensure all older adults in Will County have access to a healthy meal.

Contact us:

  • By Phone: 815-723-9713
  • Website: www.willcountyseniors.org
  • Facebook https://facebook.com/ Live updates daily at 2pm
  • Instagram

As this is a changing medical situation, we will advise you of any other changes at Senior Services. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in keeping all of us at Senior Services healthy.

 

United Way of Will County

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, United Way of Will County has enacted a Disaster/Crisis Protocol aimed to:

  1. Identify resources for those in need. To seek assistance we encourage one to call our 24/7 Helpline operated by Crisis Line of Will County; Phone: 815-722-3344; Website: www.willfinduhelp.org.
  2. Identify opportunities to help those in need. .  Our Online Volunteer Center: https://uwwill.galaxydigital.com/, is currently equipped with an on-going list of in-kind donations needed, as well as a link for volunteers to give their time. 
  3. Enact local response donation fund.  With the surge in unforeseen needs, it is critical that these organizations have the resources they need to continue to operate at the highest capacity. A donation to the Will County COVID-19 Response Fund will support the agencies that are ensuring our neighbors can access basic needs in this time of crisis. To learn more about the COVID-19 Response Fund visit: https://www.uwwill.org  

 

About the Will County COVID-19 Response Fund

The Will County COVID-19 Response Fund is an extension of our Will County Disaster & Community Crisis Fund, which was created in the aftermath of the devastating Plainfield Tornado. The COVID-19 Response Fund will unite local funds raised by companies, individuals and civic partners and disbursed to local, nonprofit organizations serving our Will County residents.

As we are individually taking steps to protect our own families, workplaces and neighborhoods from the effects of the virus, let’s not forget the impact this will have on our neighbors. Missing paychecks, the inability to pay rent, and lack of food access and essential cleaning/sanitizing supplies are realities that many in our county will have to face in the coming weeks. Please join us in supporting our neighbors across Will County and the surrounding suburbs.

 

Will County Health Department

Will County is closely monitoring a outbreak of novel corona virus (COVID-19).  Will County Health Department (WCHD) is working with local healthcare community partners, as well as state and federal agencies. WCHD is following guidance provided by the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Will County Emergency Management Agency.  

The WCHD has create coronavirus update page where you can find updates on the coronavirus outbreak cases: https://www.willcountyillinois.com/Coronavirus-Updates

 

Greater Joliet Area YMCA

All Greater Joliet Area YMCA Facilities Closed.

As you know, our YMCA has been closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as it relates to the safety and well-being of our members and staff. It is important to note that YMCA administrators are not aware of any members of our YMCA community who have been positively diagnosed with COVID-19.

These are unprecedented times. COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a global pandemic and a national emergency, and nobody is certain what the next days, weeks or months hold. Late yesterday, we received communication from Y-USA urging local YMCAs to consider closing their facilities and begin exploring alternative ways to meet community needs during this time, in partnership with health officials and other community leaders.

Visit https://www.jolietymca.org/ for future updates.

 

Joliet Area Chamber of Commerce

The Joliet Chamber Staff and the Board of Directors are actively monitoring the continuing developments regarding the spread of COVID-19. At this time, we encourage all of our Chamber Members and their employees to educate themselves to the fullest in order to understand all of the facts surrounding this coronavirus disease.

The Chamber has created webpage with updates and additional resources for businesses: https://jolietchamber.com/2020/03/covid-19/


Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital, our number one priority is to keep everyone safe: our patients, visitors, employees, volunteers and medical staff. Silver Cross Hospital has created website to address all concerns with the coronavirus. Visit here for more information: https://www.silvercross.org/patient-family/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Amita Health Saint Joesph Medical Center

Visit the following updates from Amita Health:https://www.amitahealth.org/our-locations/hospitals/amita-health-saint-joseph-medical-center-joliet/

Amita Health has shared this statement with the City of Joliet.

 

ComEd

Residential Customers Who Are Without Power Encouraged to Contact ComEd to Have Service Restored.

ComEd has shared this statement.

 

Early Childhood Education

The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Education has developed a COVID-19: Emergency Child Care for Communities & Providers webpage to connect you with information to understand your options for offering and accessing child care for essential workers within your community during this pandemic. Through this page you can learn how childcare programs can apply to become an Emergency Child Care Center, how childcare homes can operate as license-exempt homes serving six or fewer children, and how communities can ensure that parents are connected to the resources they need. This information and webpage can also be found under the For Families and Children resource page of the state is COVID-19 response site, coronavirus.illinois.gov.