Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The Village of Roselle has coordinated with other local and state agencies such as the DuPage County Health Department, the Cook County Department of Public Health, and the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DCOHSEM) in its COVID-19 pandemic response.
October 26, 2020: Tighter COVID-19 Restrictions Announced for Suburban Cook County
October 15, 2020: Holiday Guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health
As part of ongoing emergency preparedness efforts, the Village’s public safety departments have taken stock of personal protective equipment for emergency responders to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of services.
Guidance has been provided to the Fire Department’s ambulance and fire crews by the Village’s medical resource hospital, Central DuPage Hospital, on how to protect personnel, including the usage of equipment to protect personnel that is already carried on Fire Department response vehicles as part of the regular inventory.
The Village’s contracted 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center, DU-COMM, has implemented additional call screening processes to determine possible exposure levels to the coronavirus. Emergency responders are wearing additional personal protective equipment (PPE) when they respond to calls to minimize community transmission and to keep healthcare workers healthy and able to respond to the needs of the community. This change in protocol does not alter the speed of response or the care patients receive. Those who call 9-1-1 in Roselle are requested to meet first responders at the front door if possible to prevent unnecessary potential exposure of the COVID-19 virus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevension (CDC), normal wastewater procedures are adequate for handling the coronavirus, and additional procedures are unnecessary at this time.
Village officials will continue to monitor various sources for best practices about COVID-19 and will take appropriate steps as necessary to continue to provide core services to residents. The Village strongly encourages anyone who suspects they may have COVID-19 to contact a medical professional.
What is a Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, that include the common cold to more serious diseases such as pneumonia. Some can cause illness in people, and others that circulate among animals including camels, cats, and bats. Animal coronaviruses rarely spread to people. This new coronavirus was originally thought to be spreading from animal-to-person, but a large number of patients have not had exposure to animal markets, which means the virus is spreading person-to-person. Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world and commonly cause mild to moderate illness in people worldwide. However, the emergence of new coronaviruses, such as SARS and MERS, have caused more severe respiratory (breathing) illness.
How Can I Protect Myself?
There is currently no vaccine to prevent infection from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus and practicing everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Maintaining social distancing of 6 feet apart from others not in your household;
- Wearing face coverings when in public places and when social distancing can not be maintained;
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
- Staying home when you are sick;.
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash;
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe;
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing;
- Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not readily available.
Where Can I Get More Information?
For accurate information and the latest updates, please visit the following links:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website.
- Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website.
- DuPage County Health Department (DCHD): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information.
- Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Those with questions or concerns about COVID-19 can call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline 1 (800) 889-3931 or send an email to: email@example.com anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For those planning to travel, visit CDC’s Coronavirus Disease Information for Travel page for the latest information.
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