Town of Cicero Coronavirus Updates

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This page has been created to be a resource for those in the Town of Cicero, Illinois.

For State of Illinois updates, visit coronavirus.illinois.gov

For information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, visit www.cdc.gov

 


June 1, 2020 Monday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 6/1/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 30 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,649 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.

CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 64 Cicero residents have passed away from a COVID-19 related illness.
ILLINOIS – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 960 new cases in Illinois for a total of 121,234 reported COVID-19 cases. 22 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 5,412 deaths.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is open for COVID testing. Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are available by appointment only.
NURSING CENTERS:  The EOC Staff continues to check on the status of both City View and Alden Town Manor on a daily basis.
SEGUIN HOMES: The EOC Staff continues to check in on the status of all of the Seguin Facilities in Cicero
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department has tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 for information. Dr. Licea is available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
A link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.
The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Mike Piekarski 
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada 
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 31, 2020 Sunday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/31/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 21 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,619 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 62 Cicero residents have passed away from a COVID-19 related illness.
ILLINOIS – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,343 new cases in Illinois for a total of 120,260 reported COVID-19 cases. 60 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 5,390 deaths.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is open for COVID testing. Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are available by appointment only.
NURSING CENTERS:  The EOC Staff continues to check on the status of both City View and Alden Town Manor on a daily basis.
SEGUIN HOMES: The EOC Staff continues to check in on the status of all of the Seguin Facilities in Cicero
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department has tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 for information. Dr. Licea is available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
A link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.
The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Mike Piekarski 
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada 
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 30, 2020 Saturday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/30/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 32 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,598 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 61 Cicero residents have passed away from a COVID-19 related illness.
ILLINOIS – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,462 new cases in Illinois for a total of 118,917 reported COVID-19 cases. 144 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 5,330 deaths.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is open for COVID testing. Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are available by appointment only.
NURSING CENTERS:  The EOC Staff continues to check on the status of both City View and Alden Town Manor on a daily basis.
SEGUIN HOMES: The EOC Staff continues to check in on the status of all of the Seguin Facilities in Cicero
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department has tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 for information. Dr. Licea is available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
A link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.
The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Mike Piekarski 
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada 
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 29, 2020 Friday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/29/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 22 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,566 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.

CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 58 Cicero residents have passed away from a COVID-19 related illness.
ILLINOIS – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,622 new cases in Illinois for a total of 117,455 reported COVID-19 cases. 86 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 5,270 deaths.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is open for COVID testing. Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are available by appointment only.
NURSING CENTERS:  The EOC Staff continues to check on the status of both City View and Alden Town Manor on a daily basis.
SEGUIN HOMES: The EOC Staff continues to check in on the status of all of the Seguin Facilities in Cicero
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department has tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 for information. Dr. Licea is available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
A link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.
The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Mike Piekarski 
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada 
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 28, 2020 Thursday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/28/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 37 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,544 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 57 Cicero residents have passed away from a COVID-19 related illness.
ILLINOIS – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,537 new cases in Illinois for a total of 115,833 reported COVID-19 cases. 104 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 5,186 deaths.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is open for COVID testing. Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are available by appointment only.
NURSING CENTERS:  The EOC Staff continues to check on the status of both City View and Alden Town Manor on a daily basis.
SEGUIN HOMES: The EOC Staff continues to check in on the status of all of the Seguin Facilities in Cicero
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department has tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 for information. Dr. Licea is available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
A link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.
The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Mike Piekarski 
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada 
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 27, 2020 Wednesday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/26/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 26 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,507 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.

CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 57 Cicero residents have passed away from a COVID-19 related illness.
ILLINOIS – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,112 new cases in Illinois for a total of 114,306 reported COVID-19 cases. 160 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 5,083 deaths.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING COMPLETED –  COVID testing was offered on Friday, May 22 from 8 AM till 3:30 PM  at the 34th Street and Laramie Avenue parking lot.  More than 100 people were tested free of charge.
UPCOMING RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS:  The EOC Staff continues to check on the status of both City View and Alden Town Manor on a daily basis.
SEGUIN HOMES: The EOC Staff continues to check in on the status of all of the Seguin Facilities in Cicero
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department has tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 for information. Dr. Licea is available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
A link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.
The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Mike Piekarski 
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada 
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 26, 2020 Tuesday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/26/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 16 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,481 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 56 Cicero residents have passed away from a COVID-19 related illness.
ILLINOIS – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,178 new cases in Illinois for a total of 113,195 reported COVID-19 cases. 39 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 4,923 deaths.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING COMPLETED –  COVID testing was offered on Friday, May 22 from 8 AM till 3:30 PM  at the 34th Street and Laramie Avenue parking lot.  More than 100 people were tested free of charge.
UPCOMING RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS:  The EOC Staff continues to check on the status of both City View and Alden Town Manor on a daily basis.
SEGUIN HOMES: The EOC Staff continues to check in on the status of all of the Seguin Facilities in Cicero
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department has tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 for information. Dr. Licea is available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
A link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.
The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Mike Piekarski 
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada 
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 25, 2020 Monday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/25/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 46 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,465 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 52 Cicero residents have died from a COVID-19 related illness.
ILLINOIS – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,713 new cases in Illinois for a total of 112,117 reported COVID-19 cases. 28 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 4,884 deaths.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS:  The EOC Staff continues to check on the status of both City View and Alden Town Manor on a daily basis.
SEGUIN HOMES: The EOC Staff continues to check in on the status of all of the Seguin Facilities in Cicero
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department has tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 for information. Dr. Licea is available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
A link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.
The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 24, 2020 Sunday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/24/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 37 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,419 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 52 Cicero residents have died from a COVID-19 related illness.
ILLINOIS – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,508 new cases in Illinois for a total of 110,304 reported COVID-19 cases. 66 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 4,856 deaths.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS:  The EOC Staff continues to check on the status of both City View and Alden Town Manor on a daily basis.
SEGUIN HOMES: The EOC Staff continues to check in on the status of all of the Seguin Facilities in Cicero
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department has tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 for information. Dr. Licea is available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
A link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.
The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 23, 2020 Saturday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/23/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 45 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,382 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 51 Cicero residents have died from a COVID-19 related illness.
ILLINOIS – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,352 new cases in Illinois for a total of 107,796 reported COVID-19 cases. 75 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 4,790 deaths.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS:  The EOC Staff continues to check on the status of both City View and Alden Town Manor on a daily basis.
SEGUIN HOMES: The EOC Staff continues to check in on the status of all of the Seguin Facilities in Cicero
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department has tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 for information. Dr. Licea is available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
A link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.
The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 22, 2020 Friday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/21/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 85 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,335 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 50 Cicero residents have died from a COVID-19 related illness.
ILLINOIS – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,758 new cases in Illinois for a total of 105,444 reported COVID-19 cases. 87 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 4,715 deaths.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS:  The EOC Staff continues to check on the status of both City View and Alden Town Manor on a daily basis.
SEGUIN HOMES: The EOC Staff continues to check in on the status of all of the Seguin Facilities in Cicero
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department has tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 for information. Dr. Licea is available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
A link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.
The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 21, 2020 Thursday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/21/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were41 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,250 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 48 Cicero residents have died from a COVID-19 related illness.
ILLINOIS – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,268 new cases in Illinois for a total of 102,686 reported COVID-19 cases. 87 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 4,607deaths.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS:  The EOC Staff continues to check on the status of both City View and Alden Town Manor on a daily basis.
SEGUIN HOMES: The EOC Staff continues to check in on the status of all of the Seguin Facilities in Cicero
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department has tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 for information. Dr. Licea is available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
A link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.
The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 20, 2020 Wednesday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/20/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 51 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,209 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 46 Cicero residents have died from a COVID-19 related illness.

ILLINOIS – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,388 new cases in Illinois for a total of 100,418 reported COVID-19 cases. 146 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 4,525 deaths.

RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS:  The EOC Staff continues to check on the status of both City View and Alden Town Manor on a daily basis.
SEGUIN HOMES: The EOC Staff continues to check in on the status of all of the Seguin Facilities in Cicero
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department has tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 for information.
Dr. Licea is available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
 A link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.
The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 19, 2020 Tuesday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/19/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were20 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,158 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
District 99 and District 201 Schools COVID-19 Education – In the Town of Cicero’s on-going battle against the spread of COVID-19, both District 99 and District 201 schools will be adding COVID-19 education as a part of their daily on-line curriculum.
In discussions with the staff of the EOC, President Dominick recommended that both grade school and high school students be given instructions as to what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads, and reinforce the importance of social distancing, the usage of face masks, handwashing, and other important safety measures.
President Dominick stated that school students need to understand that they may exhibit no signs or symptoms of the virus but may be carriers of the virus.  Young people who are not practicing the COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly bring the virus into the household and infect their Parents and Grandparents.  The COVID-19 virus has been especially serious and even deadly in older adults.
We wish to thank School Superintendents Rudy Hernandez of School District 99 and Tim Truesdale of School District 201 for their enthusiastic cooperation in adding this curriculum to the daily regular on-line school instructions.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 167 residents and 41 staff members had been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.

City View Administrator Michael  Perl and the Chief Nursing Officer Melanie McManus reported to the EOC that retesting of the positive patients has been started.  Out of the 71 residents re-tested yesterday, 70 were negative and 1 resident re-tested positive. City View is in the process of re-testing the remaining residents a second time.

Eleven (11) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View.
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are now zero cases of COVID-19 in the facility.
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS: Two (2) more Cicero residents have passed away from COVID related illness.   The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 46 Cicero residents have died from a COVID-19 related illness.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE, GENDER, ETHNICITY
Ages 20 – 29 – (1)
Ages 30 – 39 – (1)
Ages 40 – 49 – (3)
Ages 50 – 59 – (13)
Ages 60 – 69 – (11)
Ages 70 – 79 – (9)
Ages 80+    –   (8)
Males accounted for 32 of the 46 deaths
Females accounted for 14 of the 46 deaths.
Deaths By Race/Ethnicity
Latino –  25
White –   18
Black  –   2
Other  –   1
All of the above data was reported by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,545 new cases in Illinois for a total of 98,030 reported COVID-19 cases. 146 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 4,379 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,561,766 with 92,812 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 4,956,725 with 323,095 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – Stay at Home and follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols. 
CHILDREN AND TEENS:  Children and Teens are not immune to the COVID-19 virus and can become seriously ill and/or be carriers of the virus.  Parents should see that their children observe not only the “Stay At Home” order, but all of the safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 Virus. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Mike Piekarski 
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sarah Kusper
Sue Grazzini

May 18, 2020 Monday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/18/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 50 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,138 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
District 99 and District 201 Schools COVID-19 Education – In the Town of Cicero’s on-going battle against the spread of COVID-19, both District 99 and District 201 schools will be adding COVID-19 education as a part of their daily on-line curriculum.
In discussions with the staff of the EOC, President Dominick recommended that both grade school and high school students be given instructions as to what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads, and reinforce the importance of social distancing, the usage of face masks, handwashing, and other important safety measures.
President Dominick stated that school students need to understand that they may exhibit no signs or symptoms of the virus but may be carriers of the virus.  Young people who are not practicing the COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly bring the virus into the household and infect their Parents and Grandparents.  The COVID-19 virus has been especially serious and even deadly in older adults.
We wish to thank School Superintendents Rudy Hernandez of School District 99 and Tim Truesdale of School District 201 for their enthusiastic cooperation in adding this curriculum to the daily regular on-line school instructions.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 167 residents and 41 staff members had been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.

City View Administrator Michael  Perl and the Chief Nursing Officer Melanie McManus reported to the EOC that retesting of the positive patients has been started.  Out of the 71 residents re-tested yesterday, 70 were negative and 1 resident re-tested positive. City View is in the process of re-testing the remaining residents a second time.

Eleven (11) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View.
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are now zero cases of COVID-19 in the facility.
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:   The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 44 Cicero residents have died from a COVID-19 related illness.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE, GENDER, ETHNICITY
Ages 20 – 29 – (1)
Ages 30 – 39 – (1)
Ages 40 – 49 – (3)
Ages 50 – 59 – (13)
Ages 60 – 69 – (10)
Ages 70 – 79 – (8)
Ages 80+    –   (8)
Males accounted for 29 of the 44 deaths
Females accounted for 15 of the 44 deaths.
Deaths By Race/Ethnicity
Latino –  23
White –   17
Black  –   3
Other  –   1
All of the above data was reported by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,294 new cases in Illinois for a total of 96,485 reported COVID-19 cases. 59 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 4,188 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,540,494 with 91,536 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 4,862,185 with 318,760 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – Stay at Home and follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols. 
CHILDREN AND TEENS:  Children and Teens are not immune to the COVID-19 virus and can become seriously ill and/or be carriers of the virus.  Parents should see that their children observe not only the “Stay At Home” order, but all of the safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 Virus. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Mike Piekarski 
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sarah Kusper
Sue Grazzini

May 17, 2020 Sunday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/17/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 33 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,088 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
District 99 and District 201 Schools COVID-19 Education – In the Town of Cicero’s on-going battle against the spread of COVID-19, both District 99 and District 201 schools will be adding COVID-19 education as a part of their daily on-line curriculum.
In discussions with the staff of the EOC, President Dominick recommended that both grade school and high school students be given instructions as to what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads, and reinforce the importance of social distancing, the usage of face masks, handwashing, and other important safety measures.
President Dominick stated that school students need to understand that they may exhibit no signs or symptoms of the virus but may be carriers of the virus.  Young people who are not practicing the COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly bring the virus into the household and infect their Parents and Grandparents.  The COVID-19 virus has been especially serious and even deadly in older adults.
We wish to thank School Superintendents Rudy Hernandez of School District 99 and Tim Truesdale of School District 201 for their enthusiastic cooperation in adding this curriculum to the daily regular on-line school instructions.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 167 residents and 41 staff members had been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.

City View Administrator Michael  Perl and the Chief Nursing Officer Melanie McManus reported to the EOC that retesting of the positive patients has been started.  Out of the 71 residents re-tested yesterday, 70 were negative and 1 resident re-tested positive. City View is in the process of re-testing the remaining residents.  Once the first results are all in, all residents will be re-tested a second time as per CDC guidelines.

One more resident that tested Positive for COVID-19 at City View passed away yesterday evening.

Eleven (11) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are four (4) members of their dietary staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.  These staff members have been quarantined and the facility has been cleaned and sanitized.
There are zero resident cases of COVID-19.  All testing of residents at Alden Manor has been completed. 
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:   The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 44 Cicero residents have died from a COVID-19 related illness.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE, GENDER, ETHNICITY
Ages 20 – 29 – (1)
Ages 30 – 39 – (1)
Ages 40 – 49 – (3)
Ages 50 – 59 – (13)
Ages 60 – 69 – (10)
Ages 70 – 79 – (8)
Ages 80+    –   (8)
Males accounted for 29 of the 44 deaths
Females accounted for 15 of the 44 deaths.
Deaths By Race/Ethnicity
Latino –  23
White –   17
Black  –   3
Other  –   1
All of the above data was reported by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,734 new cases in Illinois for a total of 94,191 reported COVID-19 cases. 47 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 4,129 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,522,022 with 90,789 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 4,779,034 with 315,643 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – Stay at Home and follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols. 
CHILDREN AND TEENS:  Children and Teens are not immune to the COVID-19 virus and can become seriously ill and/or be carriers of the virus.  Parents should see that their children observe not only the “Stay At Home” order, but all of the safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 Virus. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Mike Piekarski 
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sarah Kusper
Sue Grazzini

May 16, 2020 Saturday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/16/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 47 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,055 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
District 99 and District 201 Schools COVID-19 Education – In the Town of Cicero’s on-going battle against the spread of COVID-19, both District 99 and District 201 schools will be adding COVID-19 education as a part of their daily on-line curriculum.
In discussions with the staff of the EOC, President Dominick recommended that both grade school and high school students be given instructions as to what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads, and reinforce the importance of social distancing, the usage of face masks, handwashing, and other important safety measures.
President Dominick stated that school students need to understand that they may exhibit no signs or symptoms of the virus but may be carriers of the virus.  Young people who are not practicing the COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly bring the virus into the household and infect their Parents and Grandparents.  The COVID-19 virus has been especially serious and even deadly in older adults.
We wish to thank School Superintendents Rudy Hernandez of School District 99 and Tim Truesdale of School District 201 for their enthusiastic cooperation in adding this curriculum to the daily regular on-line school instructions.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 167 residents and 41 staff members had been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.

City View Administrator Michael  Perl and the Chief Nursing Officer Melanie McManus reported to the EOC that retesting of the positive patients has been started.  Out of the 71 residents re-tested yesterday, 70 were negative and 1 resident re-tested positive. City View is in the process of re-testing the remaining residents.  Once the first results are all in, all residents will be re-tested a second time as per CDC guidelines.

One more resident that tested Positive for COVID-19 at City View passed away yesterday evening.

Eleven (11) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are four (4) members of their dietary staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.  These staff members have been quarantined and the facility has been cleaned and sanitized.
There are zero resident cases of COVID-19.  All testing of residents at Alden Manor has been completed. 
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS: Two (2) more Cicero residents that tested COVID-19 positive have passed away.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 44 Cicero residents have died from a COVID-19 related illness.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE, GENDER, ETHNICITY
Ages 20 – 29 – (1)
Ages 30 – 39 – (1)
Ages 40 – 49 – (3)
Ages 50 – 59 – (13)
Ages 60 – 69 – (10)
Ages 70 – 79 – (8)
Ages 80+    –   (8)
Males accounted for 29 of the 44 deaths
Females accounted for 15 of the 44 deaths.
Deaths By Race/Ethnicity
Latino –  23
White –   17
Black  –   3
Other  –   1
All of the above data was reported by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,088 new cases in Illinois for a total of 92,457 reported COVID-19 cases. 71 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 4,129 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,496,671 with 89,069 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 4,686,711 with 310,957 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – Stay at Home and follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols. 
CHILDREN AND TEENS:  Children and Teens are not immune to the COVID-19 virus and can become seriously ill and/or be carriers of the virus.  Parents should see that their children observe not only the “Stay At Home” order, but all of the safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 Virus. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Mike Piekarski 
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sarah Kusper
Sue Grazzini

May 15, 2020 Friday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/15/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 75 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 2,008 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
District 99 and District 201 Schools COVID-19 Education – In the Town of Cicero’s on-going battle against the spread of COVID-19, both District 99 and District 201 schools will be adding COVID-19 education as a part of their daily on-line curriculum.
In discussions with the staff of the EOC, President Dominick recommended that both grade school and high school students be given instructions as to what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads, and reinforce the importance of social distancing, the usage of face masks, handwashing, and other important safety measures.
President Dominick stated that school students need to understand that they may exhibit no signs or symptoms of the virus but may be carriers of the virus.  Young people who are not practicing the COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly bring the virus into the household and infect their Parents and Grandparents.  The COVID-19 virus has been especially serious and even deadly in older adults.
We wish to thank School Superintendents Rudy Hernandez of School District 99 and Tim Truesdale of School District 201 for their enthusiastic cooperation in adding this curriculum to the daily regular on-line school instructions.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 167 residents and 41 staff members had been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.

City View Administrator Michael  Perl and the Chief Nursing Officer Melanie McManus reported to the EOC that retesting of the positive patients has been started.  Out of the 71 residents re-tested yesterday, 70 were negative and 1 resident re-tested positive. City View is in the process of re-testing the remaining residents.  Once the first results are all in, all residents will be re-tested a second time as per CDC guidelines. One more resident that tested Positive for COVID-19 at City View passed away yesterday evening.

Eleven (11) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are four (4) members of their dietary staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.  These staff members have been quarantined and the facility has been cleaned and sanitized.
There are zero resident cases of COVID-19.  All testing of residents at Alden Manor has been completed. 
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS: Three (3) more Cicero residents that tested COVID-19 positive have passed away. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 42 Cicero residents have died from a COVID-19 related illness.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE, GENDER, ETHNICITY
Ages 20 – 29 – (1)
Ages 30 – 39 – (1)
Ages 40 – 49 – (3)
Ages 50 – 59 – (11)
Ages 60 – 69 – (10)
Ages 70 – 79 – (8)
Ages 80+    –   (8)
Males accounted for 27 of the 42 deaths
Females accounted for 15 of the 42 deaths.
Deaths By Race/Ethnicity
Latino –  20
White –   18
Black  –   3
Other  –   1
All of the above data was reported by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
WARNING: 
Do not inject, ingest, or use any disinfectant other than what it is specifically intended for.  Doing so will cause great harm and/or death.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,432 new cases in Illinois for a total of 90,369 reported COVID-19 cases. 130 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 4,058 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,472,312 with 87,835 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 4,600,243 with 306,987 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – Stay at Home and follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols. 
CHILDREN AND TEENS:  Children and Teens are not immune to the COVID-19 virus and can become seriously ill and/or be carriers of the virus.  Parents should see that their children observe not only the “Stay At Home” order, but all of the safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 Virus. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
The EOC Staff
Mike Piekarski 
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sarah Kusper
Sue Grazzini

May 14, 2020 Thursday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/14/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 77 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,933 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
District 99 and District 201 Schools COVID-19 Education – In the Town of Cicero’s on-going battle against the spread of COVID-19, both District 99 and District 201 schools will be adding COVID-19 education as a part of their daily on-line curriculum.
In discussions with the staff of the EOC, President Dominick recommended that both grade school and high school students be given instructions as to what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads, and reinforce the importance of social distancing, the usage of face masks, handwashing, and other important safety measures.
President Dominick stated that school students need to understand that they may exhibit no signs or symptoms of the virus but may be carriers of the virus.  Young people who are not practicing the COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly bring the virus into the household and infect their Parents and Grandparents.  The COVID-19 virus has been especially serious and even deadly in older adults.
We wish to thank School Superintendents Rudy Hernandez of School District 99 and Tim Truesdale of School District 201 for their enthusiastic cooperation in adding this curriculum to the daily regular on-line school instructions.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 167 residents and 41 staff members had been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.

City View Administrator Michael Perl and the Chief Nursing Officer Melanie McManus reported to the EOC that retesting of the positive patients has been started. Out of the 71 residents re-tested yesterday, 70 were negative and 1 resident re-tested positive. City View is in the process of re-testing the remaining residents.  Once the first results are all in, all residents will be re-tested a second time as per CDC guidelines.

Ten (10) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are four (4) members of their dietary staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.  These staff members have been quarantined and the facility has been cleaned and sanitized.
There are zero resident cases of COVID-19.  All testing of residents at Alden Manor has been completed. 
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS: Three (3) more Cicero residents that tested COVID-19 positive have passed away.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 39 Cicero residents have died from a COVID-19 related illness.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE, GENDER, ETHNICITY
Ages 20 – 29 – (1)
Ages 30 – 39 – (1)
Ages 40 – 49 – (3)
Ages 50 – 59 – (9)
Ages 60 – 69 – (10)
Ages 70 – 79 – (8)
Ages 80+    –   (7)
Males accounted for 26 of the 39 deaths
Females accounted for 13 of the 39 deaths.
Deaths By Race/Ethnicity
Latino – 19
White –  17
Black  –   2
Other  –   1
All of the above data was reported by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
WARNING: 
Do not inject, ingest, or use any disinfectant other than what it is specifically intended for.  Doing so will cause great harm and/or death.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 3,239 new cases in Illinois for a total of 87,937 reported COVID-19 cases. 138 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 3,928 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,443,946 with 86,244 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 4,494,070 with 301,778 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – Stay at Home and follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols. 
CHILDREN AND TEENS:  Children and Teens are not immune to the COVID-19 virus and can become seriously ill and/or be carriers of the virus.  Parents should see that their children observe not only the “Stay At Home” order, but all of the safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 Virus. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.

May 13, 2020 Wednesday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/13/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 51 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,856 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
District 99 and District 201 Schools COVID-19 Education – In the Town of Cicero’s on-going battle against the spread of COVID-19, both District 99 and District 201 schools will be adding COVID-19 education as a part of their daily on-line curriculum.
In discussions with the staff of the EOC, President Dominick recommended that both grade school and high school students be given instructions as to what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads, and reinforce the importance of social distancing, the usage of face masks, handwashing, and other important safety measures.
President Dominick stated that school students need to understand that they may exhibit no signs or symptoms of the virus but may be carriers of the virus.  Young people who are not practicing the COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly bring the virus into the household and infect their Parents and Grandparents.  The COVID-19 virus has been especially serious and even deadly in older adults.
We wish to thank School Superintendents Rudy Hernandez of School District 99 and Tim Truesdale of School District 201 for their enthusiastic cooperation in adding this curriculum to the daily regular on-line school instructions.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 167 residents and 41 staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.
Ten (10) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are three (3) members of their dietary staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.  These staff members have been quarantined and the facility has been cleaned and sanitized.
There are zero resident cases of COVID-19.  All testing of residents at Alden Manor has been completed. 
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS: Two (2) more Cicero residents that tested COVID-19 positive have passed away.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 36 Cicero residents have died from a COVID-19 related illness.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE, GENDER, ETHNICITY
Ages 20 – 29 – (1)
Ages 30 – 39 – (1)
Ages 40 – 49 – (3)
Ages 50 – 59 – (9)
Ages 60 – 69 – (9)
Ages 70 – 79 – (7)
Ages 80+    –   (6)
Males accounted for 25 of the 36 deaths
Females accounted for 11 of the 36 deaths.
Deaths By Race/Ethnicity
Latino – 16
White –  17
Black  –   2
Other  –   1
All of the above data was reported by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
WARNING: 
Do not inject, ingest, or use any disinfectant other than what it is specifically intended for.  Doing so will cause great harm and/or death.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,677 new cases in Illinois for a total of 84,698 reported COVID-19 cases. 192 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 3,792 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,420,421 with 84,353 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 4,399,070 with 296,092 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – Stay at Home and follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols. 
CHILDREN AND TEENS:  Children and Teens are not immune to the COVID-19 virus and can become seriously ill and/or be carriers of the virus.  Parents should see that their children observe not only the “Stay At Home” order, but all of the safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 Virus. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 12, 2020 Tuesday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/12/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 85 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,805 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
District 99 and District 201 Schools COVID-19 Education – In the Town of Cicero’s on-going battle against the spread of COVID-19, both District 99 and District 201 schools will be adding COVID-19 education as a part of their daily on-line curriculum.
In discussions with the staff of the EOC, President Dominick recommended that both grade school and high school students be given instructions as to what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads, and reinforce the importance of social distancing, the usage of face masks, handwashing, and other important safety measures.
President Dominick stated that school students need to understand that they may exhibit no signs or symptoms of the virus but may be carriers of the virus.  Young people who are not practicing the COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly bring the virus into the household and infect their Parents and Grandparents.  The COVID-19 virus has been especially serious and even deadly in older adults.
We wish to thank School Superintendents Rudy Hernandez of School District 99 and Tim Truesdale of School District 201 for their enthusiastic cooperation in adding this curriculum to the daily regular on-line school instructions.
RESIDENT COVID TESTING: Access Health Center located at 3040 South Cicero Avenue is scheduled to open for COVID testing on May 27, 2020 from 8 AM till 12 PM –
Phone Number is 708-780-9777.  Tests are by appointment only and Access Health Center will start taking appointments the week of May 18.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 167 residents and 41 staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.
Ten (10) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are three (3) members of their dietary staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.  These staff members have been quarantined and the facility has been cleaned and sanitized.
There are zero resident cases of COVID-19.  All testing of residents at Alden Manor has been completed. 
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 34 Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE, GENDER, ETHNICITY
Ages 20 – 29 – (1)
Ages 30 – 39 – (1)
Ages 40 – 49 – (3)
Ages 50 – 59 – (9)
Ages 60 – 69 – (8)
Ages 70 – 79 – (6)
Ages 80+    –   (6)
Males accounted for 24 of the 34 deaths
Females accounted for 10 of the 34 deaths.
Deaths By Race/Ethnicity
Latino – 15
White –  16
Black  –   2
Other  –   1
All of the above data was reported by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
WARNING: 
Do not inject, ingest, or use any disinfectant other than what it is specifically intended for.  Doing so will cause great harm and/or death.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 4,014 new cases in Illinois for a total of 83,021 reported COVID-19 cases. 144 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 3,601 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,402,225 with 83,120 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 4,324,327 with 291,693 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – Stay at Home and follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols. 
CHILDREN AND TEENS:  Children and Teens are not immune to the COVID-19 virus and can become seriously ill and/or be carriers of the virus.  Parents should see that their children observe not only the “Stay At Home” order, but all of the safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 Virus. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 11, 2020 Monday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/11/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 40 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,720 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
District 99 and District 201 Schools COVID-19 Education – In the Town of Cicero’s on-going battle against the spread of COVID-19, both District 99 and District 201 schools will be adding COVID-19 education as a part of their daily on-line curriculum.
In discussions with the staff of the EOC, President Dominick recommended that both grade school and high school students be given instructions as to what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads, and reinforce the importance of social distancing, the usage of face masks, handwashing, and other important safety measures.
President Dominick stated that school students need to understand that they may exhibit no signs or symptoms of the virus but may be carriers of the virus.  Young people who are not practicing the COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly bring the virus into the household and infect their Parents and Grandparents.  The COVID-19 virus has been especially serious and even deadly in older adults.
We wish to thank School Superintendents Rudy Hernandez of School District 99 and Tim Truesdale of School District 201 for their enthusiastic cooperation in adding this curriculum to the daily regular on-line school instructions.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 167 residents and 30 staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members.
Ten (10) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are three (3) members of their dietary staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.  These staff members have been quarantined and the facility has been cleaned and sanitized.
There are zero resident cases of COVID-19.  All testing of residents at Alden Manor has been completed. 
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 34 Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE, GENDER, ETHNICITY
Ages 20 – 29 – (1)
Ages 30 – 39 – (1)
Ages 40 – 49 – (3)
Ages 50 – 59 – (9)
Ages 60 – 69 – (8)
Ages 70 – 79 – (6)
Ages 80+    –   (6)
Males accounted for 24 of the 34 deaths
Females accounted for 10 of the 34 deaths.
Deaths By Race/Ethnicity
Latino – 15
White –  16
Black  –   2
Other  –   1
All of the above data was reported by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
WARNING: 
Do not inject, ingest, or use any disinfectant other than what it is specifically intended for.  Doing so will cause great harm and/or death.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1266 new cases in Illinois for a total of 79,007 reported COVID-19 cases. 54 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 3,460 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,376,849 with 81,182 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 4,233,997 with 285,899 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – Stay at Home and follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols. 
CHILDREN AND TEENS:  Children and Teens are not immune to the COVID-19 virus and can become seriously ill and/or be carriers of the virus.  Parents should see that their children observe not only the “Stay At Home” order, but all of the safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 Virus. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 10, 2020 Sunday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/10/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 55 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,680 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
District 99 and District 201 Schools COVID-19 Education – In the Town of Cicero’s on-going battle against the spread of COVID-19, both District 99 and District 201 schools will be adding COVID-19 education as a part of their daily on-line curriculum.
In discussions with the staff of the EOC, President Dominick recommended that both grade school and high school students be given instructions as to what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads, and reinforce the importance of social distancing, the usage of face masks, handwashing, and other important safety measures.
President Dominick stated that school students need to understand that they may exhibit no signs or symptoms of the virus but may be carriers of the virus.  Young people who are not practicing the COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly bring the virus into the household and infect their Parents and Grandparents.  The COVID-19 virus has been especially serious and even deadly in older adults.
We wish to thank School Superintendents Rudy Hernandez of School District 99 and Tim Truesdale of School District 201 for their enthusiastic cooperation in adding this curriculum to the daily regular on-line school instructions.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 167 residents and 30 staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members.
Ten (10) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are three (3) members of their dietary staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.  These staff members have been quarantined and the facility has been cleaned and sanitized.
There are zero resident cases of COVID-19.  All testing of residents at Alden Manor has been completed. 
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 32 Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE, GENDER, ETHNICITY
Ages 20 – 29 – (1)
Ages 30 – 39 – (1)
Ages 40 – 49 – (3)
Ages 50 – 59 – (9)
Ages 60 – 69 – (7)
Ages 70 – 79 – (5)
Ages 80+    –   (6)
Males accounted for 23 of the 32 deaths
Females accounted for 9 of the 32 deaths.
Deaths By Race/Ethnicity
Latino – 15
White –  14
Black  –   2
Other  –   1
All of the above data was reported by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
WARNING: 
Do not inject, ingest, or use any disinfectant other than what it is specifically intended for.  Doing so will cause great harm and/or death.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1656 new cases in Illinois for a total of 77,741, reported COVID-19 cases. 57 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 3,406 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,357,646 with 80,458 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 4,157,790 with 282,860 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – Stay at Home and follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols. 
CHILDREN AND TEENS:  Children and Teens are not immune to the COVID-19 virus and can become seriously ill and/or be carriers of the virus.  Parents should see that their children observe not only the “Stay At Home” order, but all of the safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 Virus. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 9, 2020 Saturday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/9/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 93 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,625 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
District 99 and District 201 Schools COVID-19 Education – In the Town of Cicero’s on-going battle against the spread of COVID-19, both District 99 and District 201 schools will be adding COVID-19 education as a part of their daily on-line curriculum.
In discussions with the staff of the EOC, President Dominick recommended that both grade school and high school students be given instructions as to what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads, and reinforce the importance of social distancing, the usage of face masks, handwashing, and other important safety measures.
President Dominick stated that school students need to understand that they may exhibit no signs or symptoms of the virus but may be carriers of the virus.  Young people who are not practicing the COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly bring the virus into the household and infect their Parents and Grandparents.  The COVID-19 virus has been especially serious and even deadly in older adults.
We wish to thank School Superintendents Rudy Hernandez of School District 99 and Tim Truesdale of School District 201 for their enthusiastic cooperation in adding this curriculum to the daily regular on-line school instructions.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 167 residents and 30 staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members.
Ten (10) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are three (3) members of their dietary staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.  These staff members have been quarantined and the facility has been cleaned and sanitized.
There are zero resident cases of COVID-19.  All testing of residents at Alden Manor has been completed. 
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  One (1) more Cicero resident that was diagnosed with COVID-19 has passed away.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 32 Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE, GENDER, ETHNICITY
Ages 20 – 29 – (1)
Ages 30 – 39 – (1)
Ages 40 – 49 – (3)
Ages 50 – 59 – (9)
Ages 60 – 69 – (7)
Ages 70 – 79 – (5)
Ages 80+    –   (6)
Males accounted for 23  of the 32 deaths
Females accounted for 9 of the 32 deaths.
Deaths By Race/Ethnicity
Latino – 15
White –  14
Black  –   2
Other  –   1
All of the above data was reported by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
WARNING: 
Do not inject, ingest, or use any disinfectant other than what it is specifically intended for.  Doing so will cause great harm and/or death.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,325 new cases in Illinois for a total of 76,743 reported COVID-19 cases. 108 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 3,349 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,342,430 with 79,917 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 4,072,741 with 278,685 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – Stay at Home and follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols. 
CHILDREN AND TEENS:  Children and Teens are not immune to the COVID-19 virus and can become seriously ill and/or be carriers of the virus.  Parents should see that their children observe not only the “Stay At Home” order, but all of the safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 Virus. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
WEEK OF 5/4 thru 5/10::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 8, 2020 Friday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/8/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 77 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,532 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
District 99 and District 201 Schools COVID-19 Education – In the Town of Cicero’s on-going battle against the spread of COVID-19, both District 99 and District 201 schools will be adding COVID-19 education as a part of their daily on-line curriculum.
In discussions with the staff of the EOC, President Dominick recommended that both grade school and high school students be given instructions as to what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads, and reinforce the importance of social distancing, the usage of face masks, handwashing, and other important safety measures.
President Dominick stated that school students need to understand that they may exhibit no signs or symptoms of the virus but may be carriers of the virus.  Young people who are not practicing the COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly bring the virus into the household and infect their Parents and Grandparents.  The COVID-19 virus has been especially serious and even deadly in older adults.
We wish to thank School Superintendents Rudy Hernandez of School District 99 and Tim Truesdale of School District 201 for their enthusiastic cooperation in adding this curriculum to the daily regular on-line school instructions.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 167 residents and 30 staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members.
Ten (10) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are three (3) members of their dietary staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.  These staff members have been quarantined and the facility has been cleaned and sanitized.
There are zero resident cases of COVID-19.  All testing of residents at Alden Manor has been completed. 
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  Two (2) more Cicero residents that were diagnosed with COVID-19 have passed away.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 31 Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 20 – 29 –  One Reported Death
Ages 30 – 39 –  One Reported Death
Ages 40 – 49 –  Three Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Eight Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Seven Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Five Reported Deaths
Ages 80+    –    Six Reported Deaths
Males accounted for twenty-two (22) of the 29 deaths
Females accounted for nine (9) of the 29 deaths.
WARNING: 
Do not inject, ingest, or use any disinfectant other than what it is specifically intended for.  Doing so will cause great harm and/or death.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,887 new cases in Illinois for a total of 73,760 reported COVID-19 cases. 130 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 3,241 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,309,657 with 77,964 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 3,985,320 with 274,682 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – Stay at Home and follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols. 
CHILDREN AND TEENS:  Children and Teens are not immune to the COVID-19 virus and can become seriously ill and/or be carriers of the virus.  Parents should see that their children observe not only the “Stay At Home” order, but all of the safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 Virus. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
WEEK OF 5/4 thru 5/10::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 7, 2020 Thursday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/7/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 53 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,455 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.

District 99 and District 201 Schools COVID-19 Education – In the Town of Cicero’s on-going battle against the spread of COVID-19, both District 99 and District 201 schools will be adding COVID-19 education as a part of their daily on-line curriculum.

In discussions with the staff of the EOC, President Dominick recommended that both grade school and high school students be given instructions as to what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads, and reinforce the importance of social distancing, the usage of face masks, handwashing, and other important safety measures.

President Dominick stated that school students need to understand that they may exhibit no signs or symptoms of the virus but may be carriers of the virus.  Young people who are not practicing the COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly bring the virus into the household and infect their Parents and Grandparents.  The COVID-19 virus has been especially serious and even deadly in older adults.

We wish to thank School Superintendents Rudy Hernandez of School District 99 and Tim Truesdale of School District 201 for their enthusiastic cooperation in adding this curriculum to the daily regular on-line school instructions.

NURSING CENTERS:

City View: As of the time of this report 164 residents and 41 staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members.

Ten (10) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View.
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.

Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are three (3) members of their dietary staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.  These staff members have been quarantined and the facility has been cleaned and sanitized.

There are zero resident cases of COVID-19.  All testing of residents at Alden Manor has been completed.

The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.

SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.

CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  One (1) more Cicero resident that was diagnosed with COVID-19 has passed away.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 29 Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.

CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER:
Ages 20 – 29 –  One Reported Death
Ages 30 – 39 –  One Reported Death
Ages 40 – 49 –  Three Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Seven Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Seven Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Four Reported Deaths
Ages 80+    –    Six Reported Deaths

Males accounted for twenty (21) of the 29 deaths
Females accounted for eight (8) of the 29 deaths.

WARNING:
Do not inject, ingest, or use any disinfectant other than what it is specifically intended for.  Doing so will cause great harm and/or death.

ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,641 new cases in Illinois for a total of 70,873 reported COVID-19 cases. 138 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 3,111 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,280,951 with 76,920 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 3,887,969 with 269,002 deaths.

There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART TO STOP THIS VIRUS.

SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.

CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS.

NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building.

Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure.

NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.

AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.

EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.

YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings.

FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.

POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.

WEEK OF 5/4 thru 5/10::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!

A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.

THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

 


May 6, 2020 Wednesday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/6/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 77 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,402 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 164 residents and 41 staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members.
Ten (10) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are three (3) members of their dietary staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.  These staff members have been quarantined and the facility has been cleaned and sanitized.
There are zero cases of residents with COVID-19.  All testing of residents at Alden Manor has been completed. 
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  Two (2) more Cicero residents that were diagnosed with COVID-19 have passed away.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 28 Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 20 – 29 –  One Reported Death
Ages 30 – 39 –  One Reported Death
Ages 40 – 49 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Seven Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Seven Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Four Reported Deaths
Ages 80+    –    Six Reported Deaths
Males accounted for twenty (20) of the 26 deaths
Females accounted for eight (8) of the 26 deaths.
WARNING: 
Do not inject, ingest, or use any disinfectant other than what it is specifically intended for.  Doing so will cause great harm and/or death.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,270 new cases in Illinois for a total of 68,232 reported COVID-19 cases. A record – 136 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 2,974 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,228,735 with 71,548 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 3,798,021 with 262,920 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART TO STOP THIS VIRUS. 
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
WEEK OF 5/4 thru 5/10::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 5, 2020 Tuesday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/5/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 55 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,325 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 164 residents and 41 staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members.
Nine (9) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are four (4)  members of their dietary staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.  These staff members have been quarantined and the facility has been cleaned and sanitized.
Alden Manor is still waiting on the final results of resident testing.
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  One (1) more Cicero resident that was diagnosed with COVID-19 has passed away. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 26 Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 20 – 29 –  One Reported Death
Ages 30 – 39 –  One Reported Death
Ages 40 – 49 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Six Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Seven Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Three Reported Deaths
Ages 80+    –    Six  Reported Deaths
Males accounted for eighteen (18) of the 26 deaths
Females accounted for eight (8) of the 26 deaths.
WARNING: 
Do not inject, ingest, or use any disinfectant other than what it is specifically intended for.  Doing so will cause great harm and/or death.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,122 new cases in Illinois for a total of 65,962 reported COVID-19 cases. A record – 176 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 2,838 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,228,735 with 71,548 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 3,708,604 with 256,787 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART TO STOP THIS VIRUS. 
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  Visitors will be asked a few COVID-19 questions prior to entry.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
WEEK OF 5/4 thru 5/10::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 4, 2020 Monday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/4/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 39 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,270 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View:  As of the time of this report 164 residents and 41 staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members. Nine (9) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are no COVID related problems at the facility.  Alden Town Manor is awaiting the test results for additional residents and staff. Those test results should be completed this week.
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.

SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.

CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS: The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 25 Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 20 – 29 –  One Reported Death
Ages 30 – 39 –  One Reported Death
Ages 40 – 49 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Six Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Seven Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 80+    –    Six  Reported Deaths
Males accounted for seventeen (17) of the 25 deaths
Females accounted for eight (8) of the 25 deaths.
WARNING: 
Do not  inject, ingest, or use any disinfectant other than what it is specifically intended for. Doing so will cause great harm and/or death.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,341 new cases in Illinois for a total of 63,840 reported COVID-19 cases. 46 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 2,662 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,202,911 with 69,168 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 3,624,758 with 250,987 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART TO STOP THIS VIRUS.   
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 

NEW – A  Department Head tele-conference was held this morning at 10 AM.  The EOC staff answered previously submitted questions.  A copy of the questions and answers will be sent to all Department Heads tomorrow via email.
NEW:  NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  In addition, visitors will be asked some brief COVID screening questions before entry.   Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
WEEK OF 5/4 thru 5/10::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 3, 2020 Sunday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/3/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 56 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,231 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 164 residents and 41 staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members.
Nine (9) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are no COVID related problems at the facility.
Alden Town Manor advised the EOC that testing for staff members has been completed.
Alden Town Manor reported to us that a partial listing of staff COVID test results have been received.
 63 staff members were tested.  None of the 63 tested positive. 
Resident testing has begun.
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  One (1) more Cicero resident that was diagnosed with COVID-19 has passed away. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 25 Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 20 – 29 –  One Reported Death
Ages 30 – 39 –  One Reported Death
Ages 40 – 49 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Six Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Seven Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 80+    –    Six  Reported Deaths
Males accounted for seventeen (17) of the 25 deaths
Females accounted for eight (8) of the 25 deaths.
WARNING: 
DO NOT  INJECT – INGEST – OR USE ANY DISINFECTANT OTHER THAN WHAT IT IS SPECIFICALLY INTENDED FOR.  DOING SO WILL CAUSE GREAT HARM AND/OR DEATH. 
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,994 new cases in Illinois for a total of 61,499 reported COVID-19 cases. 63 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 2,618 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,179,454 with 68,179 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 3,546,758 with 247,312 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART TO STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
WEEK OF 5/4 thru 5/10::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

May 2, 2020 Saturday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/2/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 56 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,175 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: One Hundred Sixty Four (164) residents and Forty-One (41) staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members.
City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive residents have been quarantined to three (3) floors of the facility.
Nine (9) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are no COVID related problems at the facility.
Alden Town Manor advised the EOC that testing for staff members has been completed.
Alden Town Manor reported to us that a partial listing of staff COVID test results have been received.
63 staff members were tested.  None of the 63 staff members tested positive. 
Resident testing has now been completed.  Alden Manor is expecting the results of both the residents and the remainder of the staff by sometime next week.
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS: There were no new reported COVID-19 related deaths in Cicero today.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 24 Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 20 – 29 –  One Reported Death
Ages 30 – 39 –  One Reported Death
Ages 40 – 49 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Five Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Seven Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 80+    –    Six  Reported Deaths
Males accounted for seventeen (17) of the 24 deaths
Females accounted for seven (7) of the 24 deaths.
WARNING: 
DO NOT  INJECT – INGEST – OR USE ANY DISINFECTANT OTHER THAN WHAT IT IS SPECIFICALLY INTENDED FOR.  DOING SO WILL CAUSE GREAT HARM AND/OR DEATH. 
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,450 new cases in Illinois for a total of 58505 reported COVID-19 cases. 105 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 2,559 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,149,878 with 66,819 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 3,462,903 with 243,569 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART TO STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
WEEK OF 4/27 thru 5/3::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.

May 1, 2020 Friday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 5/1/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 90 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,119 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: One Hundred Sixty Four (164) residents and Forty-One (41) staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members.
City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive residents have been quarantined to three (3) floors of the facility.
Nine (9) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are no COVID related problems at the facility.
Alden Town Manor advised the EOC that testing for staff members has been completed.
Alden Town Manor reported to us that a partial listing of staff COVID test results have been received.
63 staff members were tested.  None of the 63 staff members tested positive. 
Resident testing has now been completed.  Alden Manor is expecting the results of both the residents and the remainder of the staff by sometime next week.
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS: The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 24 Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 20 – 29 –  One Reported Death
Ages 30 – 39 –  One Reported Death
Ages 40 – 49 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Five Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Seven Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 80+    –    Six  Reported Deaths
Males accounted for seventeen (17) of the 24 deaths
Females accounted for seven (7) of the 24 deaths.
WARNING: 
DO NOT  INJECT – INGEST – OR USE ANY DISINFECTANT OTHER THAN WHAT IT IS SPECIFICALLY INTENDED FOR.  DOING SO WILL CAUSE GREAT HARM AND/OR DEATH. 
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 3,137 new cases in Illinois for a total of 66,055 reported COVID-19 cases. 102 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 2,457 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,114,665 with 6,024 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 3,380,302 with 238,483 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART TO STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
WEEK OF 4/27 thru 5/3::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 30, 2020 Thursday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/30/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 63 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have 1,029 residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report 164 residents and 41 staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members.
City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive residents have been quarantined to three (3) floors of the facility.
Nine (9) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are no COVID related problems at the facility.
Alden Town Manor advised the EOC that testing for staff members has been completed.
Alden Town Manor reported to us that a partial listing of staff COVID test results have been received.
 63 staff members were tested.  None of the 63 tested positive. 
Resident testing has begun.
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  Two (2) more Cicero residents that were diagnosed with COVID-19 have passed away. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that 24 Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 20 – 29 –  One Reported Death
Ages 30 – 39 –  One Reported Death
Ages 40 – 49 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Five Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Seven Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 80+    –    Six  Reported Deaths
Males accounted for seventeen (17) of the 24 deaths
Females accounted for seven (7) of the 24 deaths.
WARNING: 
DO NOT  INJECT – INGEST – OR USE ANY DISINFECTANT OTHER THAN WHAT IT IS SPECIFICALLY INTENDED FOR.  DOING SO WILL CAUSE GREAT HARM AND/OR DEATH. 
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,563 new cases in Illinois for a total of 52,918 reported COVID-19 cases. 141 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 2,355 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,052,203 with 60,757 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 3,297,209 with 233,468 deaths.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART TO STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes reports no problems or health issues at any Seguin Facility.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.    Remember, face masks must be worn by all employees, visitors, and patrons of any business.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi advises that the Fire and EMS Departments are operating at full strength with no problems reported.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Police Department is operating at full strength with no problems reported.
WEEK OF 4/27 thru 5/3::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 29, 2020 Wednesday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/29/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 67 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have nine hundred sixty-six (966) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
One Hundred Sixty Three (163) of the COVID-19 positive cases in Cicero have been reported at the City View Multicare Center.
IMPROPERLY DISCARDED GLOVES AND OTHER PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT: 
There has been an increase in reports of medical gloves, masks, etc as being discarded on the Town’s sidewalks, streets, lawns, and parking lots. Discarding any of this used equipment in such a manner is just plain reckless behavior and does not help the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please discard any and all personal protection equipment properly.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report, forty-one (41) staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  The IDPH has mandated that the entire staff be tested for COVID-19. The results of the full staff testing is pending. City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members.
The recent COVID-19 testing as mandated by the IDPH has revealed that there are one hundred sixtythree (163) City View residents that have tested COVID-19 positive. 
 
Nine (9) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes. 
City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive residents have been quarantined to three (3) floors of the facility. 
City View continues to be of extreme concern.
The Cicero Health Department has reported violations at City View to both the IDPH and the Cook County Department of Public Health.

Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations.   

The Cicero Police Department has issued ten (10) Administrative Order Tickets for violations of various safety protocols related to COVID-19 issues.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are no COVID related problems at the facility.
Alden Town Manor advised the EOC that testing for staff members has started.  Resident testing will begin in the very near future.
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  One (1) more Cicero resident that was diagnosed with COVID-19 has passed away.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that twenty-two (22) Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 20 – 29 –  One Reported Death
Ages 30 – 39 –  One Reported Death
Ages 40 – 49 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Five Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Six Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 80+    –    Five Reported Deaths
Males accounted for fifteen (15) of the 22 deaths
Females accounted for seven (7) of the 22 deaths.
WARNING: 
DO NOT  INJECT – INGEST – OR USE ANY DISINFECTANT OTHER THAN WHAT IT IS SPECIFICALLY INTENDED FOR.  DOING SO WILL CAUSE GREAT HARM AND/OR DEATH. 
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,253 new cases in Illinois for a total of 50,355 reported COVID-19 cases. 90 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 2,215 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,052,203 with 60,757 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 3,195,317 with 226,411 deaths.
There is also an alarming trend nationwide toward younger people contracting COVID 19. Some people may display mild symptoms.  Some people display no symptoms at all but are carriers of the COVID-19 virus. There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART TO STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday.  They report no problems with any residents.  They have enough food and supplies.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders.  We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   
 
ANY AND ALL COMPLAINTS ARE BEING HANDLED.  IF YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT IS NOT COMPLYING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING OR IS IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN A BUSINESS,  PLEASE NOTIFY THE  EOC at 708-656-3600 –  Extension 267. 
 
FACE COVERINGS ARE TO BE WORN BY EMPLOYEES, VISITORS, AND SHOPPERS THE ENTIRE TIME WHEN THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS. 
Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!! 
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.  Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.  The Health Inspectors are now using an updated checklist for COVID-19 inspections provided the CDC and the IDPH.
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero.  Business License Inspectors,  Health Department Inspectors, as well as Cicero Police Officers are out checking that everyone is complying with this order.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.  An order has been issued by Fire Chief Buscemi for all firefighters to respond in full protective fire gear and self contained breathing apparatus on any calls dealing with the public. This proactive approach is one additional safety protocol that protects both our firefighters as well as the public.  On all medical calls, firefighters and paramedics are required to wear full PPE gowns, N95 masks and gloves.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.  The Police Department continues to respond to any and all complaints from the public regarding any business non-compliance COVID-19 issues.
WEEK OF 4/27 thru 5/3::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 28, 2020 Tuesday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/28/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 55 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have eight hundred ninety-nine (899) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
One Hundred Sixty Three (163) of the COVID-19 positive cases in Cicero have been reported at the City View Multicare Center.
IMPROPERLY DISCARDED GLOVES AND OTHER PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT: 
There has been an increase of reports of medical gloves, masks, etc as being discarded on the Town’s sidewalks, streets, lawns, and parking lots. Discarding any of this used equipment in such a manner is just plain reckless behavior, and does not help the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please discard any and all personal protection equipment properly.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View: As of the time of this report, forty-one (41) staff members have been diagnosed as positive with the COVID-19 virus.  The IDPH has mandated that the entire staff be tested for COVID-19. The results of the full staff testing is pending. City View advises us that they are still awaiting the test results for thirty-nine (39) staff members.
The recent COVID-19 testing as mandated by the IDPH has revealed that there are one hundred sixtythree (163) City View residents that have tested COVID-19 positive. 
 
Nine (9) COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported at City View. 
One (1) City View staff member has passed away from COVID-19 related causes. 
City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive residents have been quarantined to three (3) floors of the facility. 
City View continues to be of extreme concern.
The Cicero Health Department has reported violations at City View to both the IDPH and the Cook County Department of Public Health.

Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations.   

The Cicero Police Department has issued ten (10) Administrative Order Tickets for violations of various safety protocols related to COVID-19 issues.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are no COVID related problems at the facility.
Alden Manor is awaiting the arrival of the IDPH mandated COVID test kits to begin testing.
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  Two (2) more Cicero residents that were diagnosed with COVID-19 have passed away. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that twenty-one (21) Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 20 – 29 –  One Reported Death
Ages 30 – 39 –  One Reported Death
Ages 40 – 49 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Five Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Five Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 80+    –    Five Reported Deaths
Males accounted for thirteen (14) of the 21 deaths
Females accounted for seven (7) of the 21 deaths.
WARNING: 
DO NOT  INJECT – INGEST – OR USE ANY DISINFECTANT OTHER THAN WHAT IT IS SPECIFICALLY INTENDED FOR.  DOING SO WILL CAUSE GREAT HARM AND/OR DEATH. 
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,219 new cases in Illinois for a total of 48,102 reported COVID-19 cases. 144 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 2,125 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,026,771 with 58,269 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 3,118,618 with 216,209 deaths.
There is also an alarming trend nationwide toward younger people contracting COVID 19. Some people may display mild symptoms.  Some people display no symptoms at all but are carriers of the COVID-19 virus. There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART TO STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday.  They report no problems with any residents.  They have enough food and supplies.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders.  We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   
 
ANY AND ALL COMPLAINTS ARE BEING HANDLED.  IF YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT IS NOT COMPLYING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING OR IS IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN A BUSINESS,  PLEASE NOTIFY THE  EOC at 708-656-3600 –  Extension 267. 
 
FACE COVERINGS ARE TO BE WORN BY EMPLOYEES, VISITORS, AND SHOPPERS THE ENTIRE TIME WHEN THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS. 
Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!! 
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.  Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero.  Business License Inspectors,  Health Department Inspectors, as well as Cicero Police Officers are out checking that everyone is complying with this order.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.  An order has been issued by Fire Chief Buscemi for all firefighters torespond in full protective fire gear and self contained breathing apparatus on any calls dealing with the public. This proactive approach is one additional safety protocol that protects both our firefighters as well as the public.  On all medical calls, firefighters and paramedics are required to wear full PPE gowns, N95 masks and gloves.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.  The Police Department continues to respond to any and all complaints from the public regarding any business non-compliance COVID-19 issues.
WEEK OF 4/27 thru 5/3::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 27, 2020 Monday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/27/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County Interactive Mapping System, there were 47 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have eight hundred forty four (844) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.
On Sunday, we reported that there were 187 more COVID cases in Cicero.
 As of this morning we were informed that 163 of the 187 cases reported yesterday included COVID positive cases discovered at the City View Multicare Center as a result of the mandated IDPH COVID-19 testing performed last week.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View:  Thirty-one (31) staff members have been diagnosed positive with the COVID-19 virus.  The IDPH has mandated that the entire staff be tested for COVID-19. The result of the full staff testing is pending.
The recent COVID-19 testing as mandated by the IDPH has revealed that there are one hundred sixtythree (163) City View residents that have tested COVID-19 positive. 
City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive residents have been quarantined to three (3) floors of the facility. 
City View continues to be of extreme concern.
The Cicero Health Department has reported violations at City View to both the IDPH and the Cook County Department of Public Health.

Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations.   

The Cicero Police Department has issued ten (10) Administrative Order Tickets for violations of various safety protocols related to COVID-19 issues.
Alden Town Manor:  Alden Manor reports that there are no COVID related problems at the facility.
Alden Manor is awaiting the arrival of the IDPH mandated COVID test kits to begin testing.
The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  One (1) more Cicero resident that was diagnosed with COVID-19 has passed away.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that nineteen (19) Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 40 – 49 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Five Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Five Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 80+    –    Five Reported Deaths
Males accounted for thirteen (13) of the 19 deaths
Females accounted for six (6) of the 19 deaths.
WARNING: 
DO NOT  INJECT – INGEST – OR USE ANY DISINFECTANT OTHER THAN WHAT IT IS SPECIFICALLY INTENDED FOR.  DOING SO WILL CAUSE GREAT HARM AND/OR DEATH. 
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1980 new cases in Illinois for a total of 45,883 reported COVID-19 cases. 50 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 1,983 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 1,000,441 with 56,286 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 3,045,821 with 210,379 deaths.
There is also an alarming trend nationwide toward younger people contracting COVID 19. Some people may display mild symptoms.  Some people display no symptoms at all but are carriers of the COVID-19 virus. There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART TO STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday.  They report no problems with any residents.  They have enough food and supplies.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders.  We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   
 
ANY AND ALL COMPLAINTS ARE BEING HANDLED.  IF YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT IS NOT COMPLYING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING OR IS IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN A BUSINESS,  PLEASE NOTIFY THE  EOC at 708-656-3600 –  Extension 267. 
 
FACE COVERINGS ARE TO BE WORN BY EMPLOYEES, VISITORS, AND SHOPPERS THE ENTIRE TIME WHEN THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS. 
Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!! 
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.  Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero.  Business License Inspectors,  Health Department Inspectors, as well as Cicero Police Officers are out checking that everyone is complying with this order.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.  An order has been issued by Fire Chief Buscemi for all firefighters to respond in full protective fire gear and self contained breathing apparatus on any calls dealing with the public. This proactive approach is one additional safety protocol that protects both our firefighters as well as the public.  On all medical calls, firefighters and paramedics are required to wear full PPE gowns, N95 masks and gloves.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.  The Police Department continues to respond to any and all complaints from the public regarding any business non-compliance COVID-19 issues.
WEEK OF 4/27 thru 5/3::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 26, 2020 Sunday

CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/26/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, there were 187 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have seven hundred ninety seven (797) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.  Due to HIPAA  laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that eighteen (18) Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.  This total includes  COVID related deaths at the City View Multicare Center. 
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 40 – 49 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Five Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Four Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 80+    –    Five Reported Deaths
Males accounted for twelve (12) of the 18 deaths
Females accounted for six (6) of the 18 deaths.
WARNING: 
DO NOT  INJECT – INGEST – OR USE ANY DISINFECTANT OTHER THAN WHAT IT IS SPECIFICALLY INTENDED FOR.  DOING SO WILL CAUSE GREAT HARM AND/OR DEATH. 
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2126 new cases in Illinois for a total of 43,903 reported COVID-19 cases. 59 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 1,933 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 977,572 with 55,009 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 2,979,353 with 206,240 deaths.
There is also an alarming trend nationwide toward younger people contracting COVID 19. Some people may display mild symptoms.  Some people display no symptoms at all but are carriers of the COVID-19 virus. There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART TO STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View has thirty-one (31) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and ten (10) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. COVID-19 testing has been completed for the entire staff and all of the residents.  City View is awaiting the results of the testing.  The results are expected sometime this coming week.
This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations.
Alden Town Manor:  There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.
The IDPH has required COVID-19 testing for all residents and staff of both City View and Alden Manor.  Testing was currently in progress.   m
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday.  They report no problems with any residents.  They have enough food and supplies.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders.  We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   
 
ANY AND ALL COMPLAINTS ARE BEING HANDLED.  IF YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT IS NOT COMPLYING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING OR IS IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN A BUSINESS,  PLEASE NOTIFY THE  EOC at 708-656-3600 –  Extension 267. 
 
FACE COVERINGS ARE TO BE WORN BY EMPLOYEES, VISITORS, AND SHOPPERS THE ENTIRE TIME WHEN THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS. 
Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!! 
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.  Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero.  Business License Inspectors,  Health Department Inspectors, as well as Cicero Police Officers are out checking that everyone is complying with this order.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.  An order has been issued by Fire Chief Buscemi for all firefighters to respond in full protective fire gear and self contained breathing apparatus on any calls dealing with the public. This proactive approach is one additional safety protocol that protects both our firefighters as well as the public.  On all medical calls, firefighters and paramedics are required to wear full PPE gowns, N95 masks and gloves.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.  The Police Department continues to respond to any and all complaints from the public regarding any business non-compliance COVID-19 issues.
WEEK OF 4/20 thru 4/26::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 25, 2020 Saturday

Update From Governor’s Office – Governor Pritzker Extended the “Stay At Home” through May 30th. New modeling indicates that Illinois may not hit the peak level of coronavirus spread until mid-May.

 
CICERO COVID-19 Update: As of 4/25/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, there were 40 more COVID cases reported in Cicero. We now have six hundred ten (610) residents with reported cases of COVID-19. Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.
 
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 DEATHS: We are sad to report that there has been one (1) more COVID related death in Cicero. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that eighteen (18) Cicero residents have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive. This total includes COVID related deaths at the City View Multicare Center.
 
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER:
Ages 40 – 49 – Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 – Five Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 – Four Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 – Two Reported Deaths
Ages 80+ – Five Reported Deaths
 
Males accounted for twelve (12) of the 18 deaths
Females accounted for six (6) of the 18 deaths.
 
WARNING – WARNING – WARNING———
DO NOT – DO NOT – DO NOT: INJECT – INGEST – OR USE ANY DISINFECTANT OTHER THAN WHAT IT IS SPECIFICALLY INTENDED FOR. DOING SO WILL CAUSE GREAT HARM AND/OR DEATH.
 
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,209 new cases in Illinois for a total of 41,777 reported COVID-19 cases. 79 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 1,874 deaths. The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 947,568 with 53,461 deaths. Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 2,901,550 with 202,145 deaths.
 
There is also an alarming trend nationwide toward younger people contracting COVID 19. Some people may display mild symptoms. Some people display no symptoms at all but are carriers of the COVID-19 virus. There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 – Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!! STAY AT HOME!! DO YOUR PART TO STOP THIS VIRUS. STAY AT HOME.
 
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS. PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS.
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES. All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building.
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home. Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch. It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure.
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS: Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened. No other information will be required. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic.
 
NURSING CENTERS:
 
City View has thirty-one (31) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and nine (9) residents with positive COVID-19 cases.
 
This facility is of continues to be of great concern. City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines. Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19 protocol violations.
 
Alden Town Manor: There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.
 
The IDPH has required COVID-19 testing for all residents and staff of both City View and Alden Manor. Testing was currently in progress. m
 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday. They report no problems with any residents. They have enough food and supplies.
 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available. Call the Health Department at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call. The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis. Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily. This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website. Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM. The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19, call 1-800-889-3931. During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
 
PPE: The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders. We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE. Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources. Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
 
AREA BUSINESS – We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.
 
ANY AND ALL COMPLAINTS ARE BEING HANDLED. IF YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT IS NOT COMPLYING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING OR IS IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN A BUSINESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE EOC at 708-656-3600 – Extension 267.
 
FACE COVERINGS ARE TO BE WORN BY EMPLOYEES, VISITORS, AND SHOPPERS THE ENTIRE TIME WHEN THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS.
 
Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!!
 
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation. Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments. In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town. Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. Business License Inspectors, Health Department Inspectors, as well as Cicero Police Officers are out checking that everyone is complying with this order. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
 
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering. Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of 2 are not required to wear face coverings.
 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus. An order has been issued by Fire Chief Buscemi for all firefighters to respond in full protective fire gear and self contained breathing apparatus on any calls dealing with the public. This proactive approach is one additional safety protocol that protects both our firefighters as well as the public. On all medical calls, firefighters and paramedics are required to wear full PPE gowns, N95 masks and gloves.
 
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus. The Police Department continues to respond to any and all complaints from the public regarding any business non-compliance COVID-19 issues.
 
WEEK OF 4/20 thru 4/26:: COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis. Please remind all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks. Now is the time for responsible behavior.
 
COMMUNITY AWARENESS: Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends. Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something. Check with them by phone or social media. Remember the rules of social distancing!!
 
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents. The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time. Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
 
A FINAL NOTE: President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 24, 2020

Update From Governor’s Office – Governor Pritzker Extended the “Stay At Home” through May 30th.  New modeling indicates that Illinois may not hit the peak level of coronavirus spread until mid-May. 
 
CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/24/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, there were 54 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have five hundred-seventy (570) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.  Due to HIPAA  laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS: The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office shows that seventeen (17) Cicero residents that have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.  This total includes  COVID related deaths at the City View Multicare Center. 
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 40 – 49 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Five Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Four Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages – 80+    –  Four Reported Deaths
Males accounted for twelve (12) of the 17 deaths
Females accounted for five (5) of the 17 deaths.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,724 new cases in Illinois for a total of 39,658 reported COVID-19 cases. 108 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 1,795 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 909,116 with 51,342 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 2,807,490 with 195,812 deaths.
There is also an alarming trend nationwide toward younger people contracting COVID 19. Some people may display mild symptoms.  Some people display no symptoms at all but are carriers of the COVID-19 virus. There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART YOU STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View has thirty (30) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and nine (9) residents with positive COVID-19 cases.
This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations.
Alden Town Manor:  There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.
The IDPH has required COVID-19 testing for all residents and staff of both City View and Alden Manor.  Testing was currently in progress at the time of this report. 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday.  They report no problems with any residents.  They have enough food and supplies.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders.  We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   
 
ANY AND ALL COMPLAINTS ARE BEING HANDLED.  IF YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT IS NOT COMPLYING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING OR IS IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN A BUSINESS,  PLEASE NOTIFY THE  EOC at 708-656-3600 –  Extension 267. 
 
FACE COVERINGS ARE TO BE WORN BY EMPLOYEES, VISITORS, AND SHOPPERS THE ENTIRE TIME WHEN THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS. 
Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!! 
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.  Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero.  Business License Inspectors,  Health Department Inspectors, as well as Cicero Police Officers are out checking that everyone is complying with this order.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.  An order has been issued by Fire Chief Buscemi for all firefighters to respond in full protective fire gear and self contained breathing apparatus on any calls dealing with the public. This proactive approach is one additional safety protocol that protects both our firefighters as well as the public.  On all medical calls, firefighters and paramedics are required to wear full PPE gowns, N95 masks and gloves.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.  The Police Department continues to respond to any and all complaints from the public regarding any business non-compliance COVID-19 issues.
WEEK OF 4/20 thru 4/26::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 23, 2020

Update From Governor’s Office – Today Governor Pritzker Extended the “Stay At Home” through May 30th.  New modeling indicates that Illinois may not hit the peak level of coronavirus spread until mid-May. 
 
CICERO COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/23/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, there were 51 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have five hundred sixteen (516) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.  Due to HIPAA  laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19  DEATHS:  Today, the Cicero EOC has received new reporting from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office which shows that seventeen (17) Cicero residents that have passed away who were confirmed COVID-19 positive.  This total includes  COVID related deaths at the City View Multicare Center. 
CICERO RESIDENT COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS BY AGE AND GENDER: 
Ages 40 – 49 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages 50 – 59 –  Five Reported Deaths
Ages 60 – 69 –  Four Reported Deaths
Ages 70 – 79 –  Two Reported Deaths
Ages – 80+    –  Four Reported Deaths
Males accounted for twelve (12) of the 17 deaths
Females accounted for five (5) of the 17 deaths.
ILLINOIS – UNITED STATES – GLOBAL UPDATES – The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,826 new cases in Illinois for a total of 36,934 reported COVID-19 cases. 123 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 1,688 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 868,482 with 49,049 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 2,700,872 with 189,099 deaths.
There is also an alarming trend nationwide toward younger people contracting COVID 19. Some people may display mild symptoms.  Some people display no symptoms at all but are carriers of the COVID-19 virus. There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 –  Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART YOU STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View has thirty (30) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and nine (9) residents with positive COVID-19 cases.
This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations.
Alden Town Manor:  There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.
The IDPH has required COVID-19 testing for all residents and staff of both City View and Alden Manor.  Testing was currently in progress at the time of this report. 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday.  They report no problems with any residents.  They have enough food and supplies.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders.  We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   
 
ANY AND ALL COMPLAINTS ARE BEING HANDLED.  IF YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT IS NOT COMPLYING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING OR IS IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN A BUSINESS,  PLEASE NOTIFY THE  EOC at 708-656-3600 –  Extension 267. 
 
FACE COVERINGS ARE TO BE WORN BY EMPLOYEES, VISITORS, AND SHOPPERS THE ENTIRE TIME WHEN THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS. 
Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!! 
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.  Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero.  Business License Inspectors,  Health Department Inspectors, as well as Cicero Police Officers are out checking that everyone is complying with this order.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.  An order has been issued by Fire Chief Buscemi for all firefighters to respond in full protective fire gear and self contained breathing apparatus on any calls dealing with the public. This proactive approach is one additional safety protocol that protects both our firefighters as well as the public.  On all medical calls, firefighters and paramedics are required to wear full PPE gowns, N95 masks and gloves.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.  The Police Department continues to respond to any and all complaints from the public regarding any business non-compliance COVID-19 issues.
WEEK OF 4/20 thru 4/26::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/22/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, there were 39 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have four hundred sixty-five (465) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.  Due to HIPAA  laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.
The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 2,049 new cases in Illinois for a total of 35,018 reported COVID-19 cases: 98 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 1,565 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 831,086 with 46,249 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 2,614,693 with 182,467 deaths.
We continue to see an alarming trend of increased COVID cases in Cook County in younger adult deaths.    Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART YOU STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
 
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View has thirty (30) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and nine (9) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. We are sad to report that seven (7) patients who tested positive for COVID-19 that were transported to hospitals have passed away. 
 
This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations reported.
Alden Town Manor:  There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.
The IDPH has required COVID-19 testing for all residents and staff of both City View and Alden Manor.  Testing was currently in progress at the time of this report. 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday.  They report no problems with any residents.  They have enough food and supplies.
CICERO RESIDENT DEATHS:  Five (5) Cicero residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive have passed away at home.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders.  We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   
 
ANY AND ALL COMPLAINTS ARE BEING HANDLED.  IF YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT IS NOT COMPLYING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING OR IS IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN A BUSINESS,  PLEASE NOTIFY THE  EOC at 708-656-3600 –  Extension 267. 
 
FACE COVERINGS ARE TO BE WORN BY EMPLOYEES, VISITORS, AND SHOPPERS THE ENTIRE TIME WHEN THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS. 
Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!! 
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.  Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero.  Business License Inspectors,  Health Department Inspectors, as well as Cicero Police Officers are out checking that everyone is complying with this order.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.  An order has been issued by Fire Chief Buscemi for all firefighters to respond in full protective fire gear and self contained breathing apparatus on any calls dealing with the public. This proactive approach is one additional safety protocol that protects both our firefighters as well as the public.  On all medical calls, firefighters and paramedics are required to wear full PPE gowns, N95 masks and gloves.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.  The Police Department continues to respond to any and all complaints from the public regarding any business non-compliance COVID-19 issues.
WEEK OF 4/20 thru 4/26::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update: As of 4/21/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, there were 40 more COVID cases reported in Cicero. We now have four hundred twenty-six (426) residents with reported cases of COVID-19. Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.

The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,551 new cases in Illinois for a total of 33,059 reported COVID-19 cases: 119 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 1,468 deaths. The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 809,615 with 44,623 deaths. Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 2,541,693 with 176,404 deaths.

We continue to see an alarming trend of increased COVID cases in Cook County in younger adult deaths. Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!! STAY AT HOME!! DO YOUR PART YOU STOP THIS VIRUS. STAY AT HOME.

SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.

CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS. PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS.

NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES. All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building.

Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home. Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch. It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure.

NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS: Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened. No other information will be required. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic.

NURSING CENTERS:

City View has thirty (30) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and nine (9) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. We are sad to report that seven (7) patients who tested positive for COVID-19 that were transported to hospitals have passed away.

This facility is of continues to be of great concern. City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines. Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19 protocol violations reported.

Alden Town Manor: There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.

SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday. They report no problems with any residents. They have enough food and supplies.

CICERO RESIDENT DEATHS: Five (5) Cicero residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive have passed away at home.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available. Call the Health Department at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call. The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis. Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily. This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website. Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM. The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19, call 1-800-889-3931. During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.

PPE: The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders. We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE. Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources. Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.

AREA BUSINESS – We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.

ANY AND ALL COMPLAINTS ARE BEING HANDLED. IF YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT IS NOT COMPLYING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING OR IS IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN A BUSINESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE EOC at 708-656-3600 – Extension 267.

FACE COVERINGS ARE TO BE WORN BY EMPLOYEES, VISITORS, AND SHOPPERS THE ENTIRE TIME WHEN THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS.

Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!!

We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation. Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments. In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town. Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.

EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero. Business License Inspectors, Health Department Inspectors, as well as Cicero Police Officers are out checking that everyone is complying with this order. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.

YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering. Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of 2 are not required to wear face coverings.

FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus. An order has been issued by Fire Chief Buscemi for all firefighters to respond in full protective fire gear and self contained breathing apparatus on any calls dealing with the public. This proactive approach is one additional safety protocol that protects both our firefighters as well as the public. On all medical calls, firefighters and paramedics are required to wear full PPE gowns, N95 masks and gloves.

POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus. The Police Department continues to respond to any and all complaints from the public regarding any business non-compliance COVID-19 issues.

WEEK OF 4/20 thru 4/26:: COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis. Please remind all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks. Now is the time for responsible behavior.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS: Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends. Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something. Check with them by phone or social media. Remember the rules of social distancing!!

HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents. The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time. Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.

A FINAL NOTE: President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.

THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper


April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/20/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, there were 28 more COVID cases reported in Cicero.  We now have three hundred eighty-six (386) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.  Due to HIPAA  laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.

The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,151 new cases in Illinois for a total of 31,508 reported COVID-19 cases: 59 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 1,349 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 784,184 with 41,837 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 2,466,305 with 169,338 deaths.

We continue to see an alarming trend of increased COVID cases in Cook County in younger adult deaths.    Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART YOU STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  

SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  

CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 

NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 

Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 

NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

NURSING CENTERS: 

City View has twenty-seven (27) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and nine (9) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. We are sad to report that seven (7) patients who tested positive for COVID-19 that were transported to hospitals have passed away. 

This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations reported.

Alden Town Manor:  There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.

SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday.  They report no problems with any residents.  They have enough food and supplies.

CICERO RESIDENT DEATHS:  One (1) more Cicero resident has passed away at their home bringing our total to five (5) Cicero residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive have passed away at home.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.

PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders.  We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.

AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   

ANY AND ALL COMPLAINTS ARE BEING HANDLED.  IF YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT IS NOT COMPLYING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING OR IS IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN A BUSINESS,  PLEASE NOTIFY THE  EOC at 708-656-3600 –  Extension 267. 

FACE COVERINGS ARE TO BE WORN BY EMPLOYEES, VISITORS, AND SHOPPERS THE ENTIRE TIME WHEN THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS. 

Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!! 

We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.  Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.  

EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING

The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero.  Business License Inspectors,  Health Department Inspectors, as well as Cicero Police Officers are out checking that everyone is complying with this order.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.

YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings.

FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.  An order has been issued by Fire Chief Buscemi for all firefighters to respond in full protective fire gear and self contained breathing apparatus on any calls dealing with the public. This proactive approach is one additional safety protocol that protects both our firefighters as well as the public.  On all medical calls, firefighters and paramedics are required to wear full PPE gowns, N95 masks and gloves.

POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.  The Police Department continues to respond to any and all complaints from the public regarding any business non-compliance COVID-19 issues.

WEEK OF 4/20 thru 4/26::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!

HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.

A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.

THE EOC STAFF

Michael Piekarski

Jerry Chlada

Dominick Buscemi

Sue Grazzini

Sarah Kusper


April 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/19/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping,  We now have three hundred fifty eight (358) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.  Due to HIPAA  laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.

The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,197 new cases in Illinois for a total of 30,357 reported COVID-19 cases: 33 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 1,290 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 759,134 with 40,265 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 2,395,136 with 164,565 deaths.
We continue to see an alarming trend of increased COVID cases in Cook County in younger adult deaths.    Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART YOU STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
 
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL VISITORS:  Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View has twenty-six (26) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and nine (9) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. We are sad to report that seven (7) patients who tested positive for COVID-19 that were transported to hospitals have passed away. 
 
This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations reported.
Alden Town Manor:  There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday.  They report no problems with any residents.  They have enough food and supplies.
CICERO RESIDENT DEATHS:  Four (4) Cicero residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive have passed away at home.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders.  We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   
 
ANY AND ALL COMPLAINTS ARE BEING HANDLED.  IF YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT IS NOT COMPLYING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING OR IS IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN A BUSINESS,  PLEASE NOTIFY THE  EOC at 708-656-3600 –  Extension 267. 
 
FACE COVERINGS ARE TO BE WORN BY EMPLOYEES, VISITORS, AND SHOPPERS THE ENTIRE TIME WHEN THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS. 
Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!! 
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.  Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.  
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero.  Business License Inspectors,  Health Department Inspectors, as well as Cicero Police Officers are out checking that everyone is complying with this order.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.  An order has been issued by Fire Chief Buscemi for all firefighters to respond in full protective fire gear and self contained breathing apparatus on any calls dealing with the public. This proactive approach is one additional safety protocol that protects both our firefighters as well as the public.  On all medical calls, firefighters and paramedics are required to wear full PPE gowns, N95 masks and gloves.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.  The Police Department continues to respond to any and all complaints from the public regarding any business non-compliance COVID-19 issues.
WEEK OF 4/20 thru 4/26::  COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, so we remain in a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 18, 2020

COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/18/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, 34 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cicero.  We now have three hundred forty-five (345) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.  Due to HIPAA  laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.

The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,585 new cases in Illinois for a total of 29.160 reported COVID-19 cases: 125 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 1,259 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 728,293 with 38,244 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 2,313,897 with 159,033 deaths.
We continue to see an alarming trend of increased COVID cases in Cook County in younger adult deaths.    Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART YOU STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
 
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
KN95 Respirators:  Recently there has been reporting in the news regarding the KN95 respirators and the safety of these devices.  As a safeguard to all of our employees and first responders, Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi took the KN95 respirators we have here in Cicero to an independent testing firm that specializes in respiratory protection testing.  The KN95’s passed all of the testing necessary to show that they are effective in safeguarding the wearer against the COVID-95 virus.
NURSING CENTERS: 
City View has twenty-six (26) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and twelve (12) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. We are sad to report that six (6) patients who tested positive for COVID-19 that were transported to hospitals have passed away. 
 
This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations reported.
Alden Town Manor:  There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday.  They report no problems with any residents.  They have enough food and supplies.
CICERO RESIDENT DEATHS:  Four (4) Cicero residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive have passed away at home.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders.  We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS –  We continue to closely monitor businesses and shoppers as an important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   
 
ANY AND ALL COMPLAINTS ARE BEING HANDLED.  IF YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT IS NOT COMPLYING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING OR IS IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN A BUSINESS,  PLEASE NOTIFY THE  EOC at 708-656-3600 –  Extension 267. 
 
FACE COVERINGS ARE TO BE WORN BY EMPLOYEES, VISITORS, AND SHOPPERS THE ENTIRE TIME WHEN THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS. 
Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!! 
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.  Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.  
JUST TO BE CLEAR – Just because a business is listed here does not mean there was a violation. The vast majority of businesses in Town are doing their very best to comply with all safety requirements.  Businesses that have been visited by both Business and Health Inspectors are as follows but not limited to:  Walmart – Royal Bay – Cermak / 22nd Produce – Target – Walgreens – Shell – Dunkin Donuts – Sam’s Club – McDonalds – Dollar Tree – Food 4 Less – Walgreens – Cicero Family Market – Central Food Market – Panda Express – Supermercado Villarreal – 7-11 Store – Bimbo Bakery – Aldi’s – KMP Sales – USA Auto – Harbor Freight – Cicero Bakery – Algor Plumbing – Trans O Mex – CVS – Boost – Alternative Staffing – Mobile Place – State Farm – Magnum Insurance – La Central – V-Mas-Tamales – Carnes Y Polo – King Gas – Happy Cake – Central Dental – ML Medical – Liquor Station – Cermak Immediate Care – Chapala –  More businesses will be listed in tomorrow’s update.
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING MASKS / FACE COVERING
The Executive Order that mandates that all employees, visitors, and shoppers must wear a mask or face cover while in the business is in effect in the Town of Cicero.  Business License Inspectors,  Health Care Inspectors, as well as Cicero Police Officers are out checking that everyone is complying with this order.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in doing their part to stop the COVID-19 virus.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini – Director of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings. 
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.  An order has been issued by Fire Chief Buscemi for all firefighters to respond in full protective fire gear and self contained breathing apparatus on any calls dealing with the public. This proactive approach is one additional safety protocol that protects both our firefighters as well as the public.  On all medical calls, firefighters and paramedics are required to wear full PPE gowns, N95 masks and gloves.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.  The Police Department continues to respond to any and all complaints from the public regarding any business non-compliance COVID-19 issues.
WEEK OF 4/12 thru 4/19::  We are still within a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
COVID-19 SAFETY NEWSPAPER ADS: Ray Hanania and the Town of Cicero have been running notices over the past two (2) weeks in local newspapers in both English and Spanish:  Stay Home, Stay Safe listing the (7) Seven Safety Points that the EOC has defined have run this past week.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 17, 2020

CHILDREN AND FACE COVERINGS – There has been a question directed to the EOC regarding small children and infants wearing a face covering.  Sue Grazzini of the Cicero Health Department advises that small children and infants under the age of  2 are not required to wear face coverings.
COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/17/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, 22 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cicero.  We now have three hundred-eleven (311) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.  Due to HIPAA  laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.
The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,842 new cases in Illinois for a total of 27.575 reported COVID-19 cases: 62 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 1,134 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 690,900 with 35,955 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 2,223,240 with 152,328 deaths.
We continue to see an alarming trend of increased COVID cases in Cook County in younger adult deaths.    Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART YOU STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
 
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
KN95 Respirators:  Recently there has been reporting in the news regarding the KN95 respirators and the safety of these devices.  As a safeguard to all of our employees and first responders, Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi took the KN95 respirators  we have here in Cicero to an independent testing firm that specializes in respiratory protection testing.  The KN95’s passed all of the testing necessary to show that they are effective in safeguarding the wearer against the COVID-95 virus. 
NURSING CENTERS:
City View has twenty-six (26) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and twelve (12) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. We are sad to report that six (6) patients who tested positive for COVID-19 that were transported to hospitals have passed away. 
 
This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations reported.
Alden Town Manor:  There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday.  They report no problems with any residents.  They have enough food and supplies.
CICERO RESIDENT DEATHS:  Four (4) Cicero residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive have passed away at home.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders.  We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS –  Calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol have dropped.  We continue to closely monitor this important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   Any and all complaints are being handled.  If you see a business that is not complying with social distancing, please notify the EOC at Extension 267.  Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!!
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.  Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.  
 
JUST TO BE CLEAR – Just because a business is listed here, it does not mean there was a violation. The vast majority of businesses in Town are doing their very best to comply with all safety requirements.  Businesses that have been visited by both Business and Health Inspectors are as follows but not limited to:  Walmart – Royal Bay – Cermak / 22nd Produce – Target – Walgreens – Shell – Dunkin Donuts – Sam’s Club – McDonalds – Dollar Tree – Food 4 Less – Walgreens – Cicero Family Market – Central Food Market – Panda Express – Supermercado Villarreal – 7-11 Store – Bimbo Bakery – Aldi’s – KMP Sales – USA Auto – Harbor Freight – Cicero Bakery – Algor Plumbing – Trans O Mex – CVS – Boost – Alternative Staffing – Mobile Place – State Farm – Magnum Insurance – La Central – V-Mas-Tamales – Carnes Y Polo – King Gas – Happy Cake – Central Dental – ML Medical – Liquor Station – Cermak Immediate Care – Chapala –  More businesses will be listed in tomorrow’s update. 
Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.
Chief Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.
WEEK OF 4/12 thru 4/19::  We are still within a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
COVID-19 SAFETY NEWSPAPER ADS: Ray Hanania and the Town of Cicero have been running notices over the past two (2) weeks in local newspapers in both English and Spanish:  Stay Home, Stay Safe listing the (7) Seven Safety Points that the EOC has defined have run this past week.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 16, 2020

Employers are required under this New Executive Order addendum to post notice for employees to be able to view requirements regarding the wearing of face masks. Click this link to read it: 04-16-20 Addendum COVID-19 ExecOrder No. 2020-05A Post Face Mask Notice
 
The Executive Order signed by President Larry Dominick regarding COVID-19 SAFETY FOR TOWN OF CICERO BUSINESSES is being revised.  The updated order will be posted as soon as it is ready for publication. 
COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/16/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, 25 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cicero.  We now have two hundred-eighty-nine (289) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.  Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.
The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,140 new cases in Illinois for a total of 25.733 reported COVID-19 cases: 124 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 1,072 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 670,598 with 34,233 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 2,166,832 with 144,515 deaths.
We continue to see an alarming trend of increased COVID cases in Cook County in younger adult deaths.    Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART YOU STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
 
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.   All employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
NURSING CENTERS:
City View has twenty-six (26) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and fourteen (14) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. We are sad to report that four (4) patients who tested positive for COVID-19 that were transported to hospitals have passed away. 
 
This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations reported.
Alden Town Manor:  There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday.  They report no problems with any residents.  They have enough food and supplies.
CICERO RESIDENT DEATHS:  Three (3) Cicero residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive have passed away at home.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders.  We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS –  Calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol have dropped.  We continue to closely monitor this important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   Any and all complaints are being handled.  If you see a business that is not complying with social distancing, please notify the EOC at Extension 267.  Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!!
Effective today, the Executive Order signed by President Dominick is in effect for area businesses.  Please read and review that order which is attached to this notice.  
A meeting was held today with all Health Department and Business License Inspectors to review the contents of the Executive Order and the enforcement of the same. 
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.  Town Inspectors from both the Business License Department and the Health Department have visited many businesses during this crisis.  
 
JUST TO BE CLEAR – Just because a business is listed here, it does not mean there was a violation. The vast majority of businesses in Town are doing their very best to comply with all safety requirements.  Businesses that have been visited by both Business and Health Inspectors are as follows but not limited to:  Walmart – Royal Bay – Cermak / 22nd Produce – Target – Walgreens – Shell – Dunkin Donuts – Sam’s Club – McDonalds – Dollar Tree – Food 4 Less – Walgreens – Cicero Family Market – Central Food Market – Panda Express – Supermercado Villarreal – 7-11 Store – Bimbo Bakery  More businesses will be listed in tomorrow’s update. 
Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.
Chief Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.
WEEK OF 4/12 thru 4/19::  We are still within a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
COVID-19 SAFETY NEWSPAPER ADS: Ray Hanania and the Town of Cicero have been running notices over the past two (2) weeks in local newspapers in both English and Spanish:  Stay Home, Stay Safe listing the (7) Seven Safety Points that the EOC has defined have run this past week.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Jerry Chlada
Dominick Buscemi
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

 


April 15, 2020

Two Executive Orders on wearing face masks in essential businesses and also at Cicero Town Hall adopted and signed by President Dominick on April 14, 2020:

 

COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2020-05 (Face masks for employees of essential businesses)

VIEW SIGNED DOCUMENT:
Ex.Order No.2020-05 Face Masks businesses Cicero Signed

WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, Governor J.B Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation (the “Disaster Proclamation”) due to the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) and declared all counties in the State of Illinois as a disaster area and on March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring a national emergency concerning the COVID-19 outbreak; and

WHEREAS, in a short period of time, COVID-19 has rapidly spread throughout Illinois, necessitating updated and more stringent guidance from federal, state, and local public health officials; and

WHEREAS, on March 20, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10, pursuant to Sections, 7(1), 7(2), 7(8), 7(10), and 7(12) of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act 20 ILCS 3305, requiring Illinois residents to stay at home, effective March 21, 2020, and through the remainder of the duration of the Disaster Proclamation (the “Stay at Home Order”); and

WHEREAS, on April 1, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-18, which extended the duration of the Disaster Proclamation, including the Stay at Home Order, through April 30, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the Stay at Home Order lays out three main directives: (1) stay at home, except for essential activities; (2) non-essential business and operations must cease; and (3) all gatherings of more than ten (10) people are prohibited; and

WHEREAS, to further protect Illinois residents, the Stay at Home Order permits individuals to leave their home only to perform Essential Activities, Essential Government Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses and Operations, as defined in Executive Order 2020-18; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the directives outlined in the Stay at Home Order, it is necessary to take measures to ensure that employees and visitors of Essential Businesses are able to carry out these functions effectively and safely, while maintaining social distancing of six (6) feet as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”); and

WHEREAS, most recently, on April 9, 2020, the CDC issued a new recommendation to help slow the spread of COVID-19 which advised individuals to wear cloth face coverings in public settings as an additional, voluntary public health measure; and

WHEREAS, the number of suspected COVID-19 cases in Illinois is increasing exponentially and across more locations in Illinois, indicating that drastic social distancing measures are needed in order to reduce the number of people who become sick at any given time and the possibility of exhausting health care resources; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary and appropriate to immediately take measures to protect the public’s health in public spaces in response to COVID-19;

NOW, THEREFORE, by the powers vested in me as the President of the Town of Cicero, and pursuant to Chapter 34 of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Cicero, Illinois (the “Town Code”), I hereby declare that a state of emergency exists within the Town of Cicero and order the following:

SECTION 1:  Effective April 15, 2020, all employees and visitors of any grocery store, pharmacy or drug store, convenience store, gas station, and all other essential businesses as defined in Executive Order 2020-18 (collectively, the “Essential Businesses” and singularly, the “Essential Business”) shall wear a face covering as recommended by the CDC, while on the premises.

SECTION 2:  Essential Businesses and/or employers must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for all employees working in the establishment.

SECTION 3:  If a visitor refuses to wear a face covering while on the premises of an Essential Business, the Essential Business must decline entry to the visitor.

SECTION 4: All Essential Businesses are required to implement infection control practices, including but not limited to, regular hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and proper tissue usage and disposal.

SECTION 5:  All Essential Businesses are required to provide sanitization materials, such as hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes to employees and visitors.

SECTION 6:  All Essential Businesses are required to sanitize high-touch areas including restrooms, break rooms, equipment, and machinery.

SECTION 7:  All Essential Businesses shall be required to enforce the 6-foot social distancing requirement.

SECTION 8:  Nothing in the policy stated in this Executive Order shall prevent employees or visitors from wearing a surgical-grade mask or other more-protective face covering if the individual already possesses such equipment, or if the Essential Business is otherwise required to provide such employee with more-protective equipment due to the nature of the work involved.

SECTION 9:  Failure to comply with this Executive Order shall result in a citation and a fine. A second offense for non-compliance may result in the revocation of the business license.

SECTION 10:  This Executive Order will be strictly enforced by the Cicero Police Department, the Business License Department and the Health Department. A special task force comprised of members of the above-mentioned Town Departments has been formed to enforce this Executive Order.

SECTION 11:   This Executive Order shall expire not later than the adjournment of the first regular meeting of the Corporate Authorities after the date of this Order unless sooner terminated by Proclamation of the Town President or unless amended or extended pursuant to the Town Code.

SECTION 12:  This Executive Order shall be distributed in accordance with the Town Code.

SECTION 13:  This Executive Order is not intended to, and does not, except as specifically set forth herein, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the Town of Cicero, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. This Executive Order shall be deposited and kept immediately available on file for inspection in the office of the Town Clerk.

 

 

COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2020-04 (TOWN HALL)

VIEW SIGNED DOCUMENT:
Ex.Order No.2020-04 Face Masks Cicero Town Hall

WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, Governor J.B Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation (the “Disaster Proclamation”) due to the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) and declared all counties in the State of Illinois as a disaster area and on March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring a national emergency concerning the COVID-19 outbreak; and

WHEREAS, in a short period of time, COVID-19 has rapidly spread throughout Illinois, necessitating updated and more stringent guidance from federal, state, and local public health officials; and

WHEREAS, on March 20, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10, pursuant to Sections, 7(1), 7(2), 7(8), 7(10), and 7(12) of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act 20 ILCS 3305, requiring Illinois residents to stay at home, effective March 21, 2020, and through the remainder of the duration of the Disaster Proclamation (the “Stay at Home Order”); and

WHEREAS, on April 1, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-18, which extended the duration of the Disaster Proclamation, including the Stay at Home Order, through April 30, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the Stay at Home Order lays out three main directives: (1) stay at home, except for essential activities; (2) non-essential business and operations must cease; and (3) all gatherings of more than ten (10) people are prohibited; and

WHEREAS, to further protect Illinois residents, the Stay at Home Order permits individuals to leave their residence only to perform certain “Essential Activities;” and

WHEREAS, providing Essential Government Functions is considered an “Essential Activity” and therefore, a permitted travel use, and an exception to the Stay at Home Order; and

WHEREAS, an Essential Government Function includes all services provided by a municipal agency of government, or a contractor of the government agency that is needed to ensure the continuing operation of the government agency or to provide for or support the health, safety and welfare of the public; and

WHEREAS, a government body shall determine its Essential Governmental Functions and identify employees and/or contractors necessary to the performance of those functions; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the directives outlined in the Stay at Home Order, it is necessary to determine the Essential Governmental Functions of the Town of Cicero (the “Town”) and to take measures to ensure that Town employees and contractors are able to carry out these functions effectively and safely, while maintaining social distancing of six (6) feet as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”); and

WHEREAS, most recently, on April 9, 2020, the CDC issued a new recommendation to help slow the spread of COVID-19 which advised individuals to wear cloth face coverings in public settings as an additional, voluntary public health measure; and

WHEREAS, the number of suspected COVID-19 cases in Illinois is increasing exponentially and across more locations in Illinois, indicating that drastic social distancing measures are needed in order to reduce the number of people who become sick at any given time and the possibility of exhausting health care resources; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary and appropriate to immediately take measures to protect the employees/contractors providing services for the Town and residents in response to COVID-19;

NOW, THEREFORE, by the powers vested in me as the President of the Town of Cicero, and pursuant to Chapter 34 of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Cicero, Illinois (the “Town Code”), I hereby declare that a state of emergency exists within the Town of Cicero and order the following:

SECTION 1:  Effective April 15, 2020, all Town employees and visitors shall wear face coverings in accordance with CDC recommendations while in Cicero Town Hall, any Town building or any Town facility. Town employees who do not possess a previously Town-issued mask, may alternatively, wear a homemade mask and/or bandana as a substitute. This Order shall apply to all Town employees working for any Town department during the course of their shift, whether in a Town building or driving a Town vehicle.

SECTION 2:  If any Town employee or visitor refuses to wear a face covering while in Cicero Town Hall, any Town building, or any Town facility, that individual shall be denied entry and be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.

SECTION 3:  As applicable, all Department Heads shall see that a maximum of two (2) employees occupy any Town vehicle, except Fire Apparatus and Forestry Division Units.

SECTION 4: All infection control practices, including but not limited to, regular hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and proper tissue usage and disposal shall be enforced.

SECTION 5:  Sanitization of high-touch areas including restrooms, break rooms, equipment, machinery and vehicles shall continue as per previous orders.

SECTION 6:  All Town employees and visitors entering or leaving Cicero Town Hall, any Town building, or any Town facility shall observe the 6-foot social distancing requirement.

SECTION 7:   This Executive Order shall expire not later than the adjournment of the first regular meeting of the Corporate Authorities after the date of this Order unless sooner terminated by Proclamation of the Town President or unless amended or extended pursuant to the Town Code.

SECTION 8:  This Executive Order shall be distributed in accordance with the Town Code.

SECTION 9:  This Executive Order is not intended to, and does not, except as specifically set forth herein, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the Town of Cicero, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. This Executive Order shall be deposited and kept immediately available on file for inspection in the office of the Town Clerk. 

END


April 14, 2020

Dear Business Owner:
Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global corona virus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our businesses, our community, and our way of life. During this time, President Larry Dominick and the Town Board as well as the staff of the Cicero Emergency Operations Center remains laser-focused on the well-being of you as a valued business owner/operator, and to the health and welfare of our residents.
 
Today, taking proactive measures to help keep our businesses and residents as safe as possible, President Larry Dominick signed an Executive Order that enhances the effort to prevent the spread of this terrible virus.
Effective Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at midnight, all employees in any grocery store, pharmacy or drug store, convenience store or gas station, and all other essential businesses shall wear a face covering as described in this executive order signed by President Larry Dominick.
 
• The Executive order requires all workers and customers to wear face coverings, in accordance with CDC recommendations while on the premises. If an employee or visitor refuses to wear a face covering, then the business must decline entry to the individual.
 
• Businesses and/or employees must provide, at their expense, such face coverings being masks, bandanas, handkerchiefs for all employees working in the establishment.
 
• All businesses shall require infection control practices such as regular hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and proper tissue usage and disposal.
 
• All businesses shall provide sanitization materials such as hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes to all workers and visitors upon entry and around the store. These hand sanitizers shall remain readily available for employees and customers.
 
• There shall be frequent sanitization of high-touch areas like restrooms, break rooms, equipment, and machinery. Assign employees to regularly sanitize shopping carts and other high touched areas.
 
• Businesses are required to enforce the 6-foot social distancing requirements.
 
• Businesses shall remind customers via intercom and/or PA systems the importance and expectations of social distancing periodically throughout the day. Communicate that your business is taking steps to protect against COVID-19. Set up floor markers in your stores to show customers how far apart they need to be.
 
• Nothing in the stated policy should prevent workers or visitors from wearing a surgical-grade mask or other more protective face covering if the individual is already in possession of such equipment, or if the business is otherwise required to provide such worker with more protective equipment due to the nature of the work involved.
 
• Failure to comply will result in a citation and a fine. A second offense for non-compliance will result in the immediate revocation of the business license.
This order shall be strictly enforced by the Cicero Police Department, the Cicero Business License Department, and the Cicero Health Department. A special task force comprised of members of the above-mentioned Town Departments has been formed to enforce this order.
This moment reminds us that we’re all connected like never before. We’re called upon to be our best selves, with patience, understanding and compassion. On behalf of President Dominick and the staff of the Emergency Operations Center, we’re committed to be your partner and persevering together during these trying times.
Thank you for all your help, and please stay safe.
EOC
 

April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/13/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, 13 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cicero.  We now have two hundred-twenty-five (225) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.  Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.
The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,173 new cases in Illinois for a total of 22,025 reported COVID-19 cases: 74 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 794 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 577,729 with 23,115 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 1,910,283 with 118,546 deaths.
We continue to see an alarming trend of increased COVID cases in Cook County in younger adult deaths.    Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!   DO YOUR PART YOU STOP THIS VIRUS.  STAY AT HOME.  
 
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.  Effective 4/8/20,  all employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
NURSING CENTERS:
City View has twenty-two (22) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and Eleven (11) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. We are sad to report that three (3) patients who tested positive for COVID-19 that were transported to hospitals have passed away. 
 
This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations reported.
Alden Town Manor:  There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday.  They report no problems with any residents.  They have enough food and supplies. Easter Dinner was brought to all of the Seguin Homes today.
CICERO RESIDENT DEATHS:  Three (3) Cicero residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive have passed away at home.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders.  We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS –  Calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol have dropped.  We continue to closely monitor this important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease.   Any and all complaints are being handled.  If you see a business that is not complying with social distancing, please notify the EOC at Extension 267.  Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLEONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!!
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Business License Director – Ismael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town. 
Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.
Chief Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.
WEEK OF 4/12 thru 4/19::  We are still within a very critical time of this crisis.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards were mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card emphasized the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and included reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
COVID-19 SAFETY NEWSPAPER ADS: Ray Hanania and the Town of Cicero have been running notices over the past two (2) weeks in local newspapers in both English and Spanish:  Stay Home, Stay Safe listing the (7) Seven Safety Points that the EOC has defined have run this past week.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.

April 12, 2020

COVID-19 Update: As of 4/12/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, 31 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cicero. We now have two hundred-twelve (212) residents with reported cases of COVID-19. Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.
 
The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,672 new cases in Illinois for a total of 20,668 reported COVID-19 cases: 43 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 720 deaths. The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 551,081 with 21,668 deaths. Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 1,838,300 with 113,329 deaths.
We continue to see an alarming trend of increased COVID cases in Cook County in younger adult deaths. Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!! STAY AT HOME!! DO YOUR PART YOU STOP THIS VIRUS. STAY AT HOME.
 
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS. PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS.
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES. Effective 4/8/20, all employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building.
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home. Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch. It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure.
 
Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened. No other information will be required. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this COVID-19 pandemic.
 
NURSING CENTERS:
 
City View has sixteen (16) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and Eleven (11) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. We are sad to report that two (2) patients who tested positive for COVID-19 that were transported to hospitals have passed away.
 
This facility is of continues to be of great concern. City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines. Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19 protocol violations reported.
 
Alden Town Manor: There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.
 
SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday. They report no problems with any residents. They have enough food and supplies. Easter Dinner was brought to all of the Seguin Homes today.
 
CICERO RESIDENT DEATHS: Two (2) Cicero residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive have passed away at home.
 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available. Call the Health Department at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call. The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis. Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily. This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website. Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM. The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19, call 1-800-889-3931. During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
 
PPE: The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders. We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE. Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources. Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
 
AREA BUSINESS – Calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol have dropped. We continue to closely monitor this important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease. Any and all complaints are being handled. If you see a business that is not complying with social distancing, please notify the EOC at Extension 267. Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out doing errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!!
 
We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation. Ishmael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments. In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.
 
Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.
 
Chief Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.
 
WEEK OF 4/12 thru 4/19:: We are still within a very critical time of this crisis. Please remind all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks. Now is the time for responsible behavior.
 
COMMUNITY AWARENESS: Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends. Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something. Check with them by phone or social media. Remember the rules of social distancing!!
 
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards will be mailed to all Cicero residents. The card will emphasize the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and include reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time. Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
 
COVID-19 SAFETY NEWSPAPER ADS: Ray Hanania and the Town of Cicero will be purchasing ads in local newspapers in both English and Spanish: Stay Home, Stay Safe listing the seven safety points that the EOC has defined have run this past week.
 
A FINAL NOTE: President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
On behalf of President Larry Dominick and the Entire Town Board, we wish you a Happy and Blessed Easter.
 
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update: As of 4/11/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, 20 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cicero. We now have one hundred-eighty-one (181) residents with reported cases of COVID-19. Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.

The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois at the time of this memo are as follows: 1,293 new cases in Illinois for a total of 19,180 reported COVID-19 cases: 81 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 677 deaths. The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 524,242 with 20,223 deaths. Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 1,765,500 with 107,918 deaths.

We continue to see an alarming trend of increased COVID cases in Cook County in younger adult deaths. Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!! STAY AT HOME!! DO YOUR PART YOU STOP THIS VIRUS. STAY AT HOME.

SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.

CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS. PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS.

NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES. Effective 4/8/20, all employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building.

Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home. Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch. It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure.

Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened. No other information will be required. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this
COVID-19 pandemic.

NURSING CENTERS:

City View has fourteen (14) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and Eleven (11) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. We are sad to report that two (2) patients who tested positive for COVID-19 that were transported to hospitals have passed away.

This facility is of continues to be of great concern. City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines. Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19 protocol violations reported.

Alden Town Manor: There are currently no COVID related problems at Alden Town Manor.

SEGUIN HOMES: Seguin Homes checks in with the EOC everyday. They report no problems with any residents. They have enough food and supplies.

CICERO RESIDENT DEATHS: Two (2) Cicero residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive have passed away at home.

EASTER SERVICES:
We know that with the COVID-19 pandemic currently going on it is hard to see much positive and hopeful news in the media. But with tomorrow being Easter Sunday, we want to encourage each person to connect to your local church where they are conducting a live stream for their Easter Service. This would be a great time to come together with your families at home and watch the online services to receive a positive and encouraging message that is greatly needed at this time of uncertainty.

Also, we would like to encourage everyone to tune in on Telemundo at 1:00pm, where there will be a segment of encouraging words from different Religious Leaders from the Chicagoland area! This will be a great outlet to receive an uplifting word!

As always, we hope everyone stays safe this weekend! Happy Easter!

HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available. Call the Health Department at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call. The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis. Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily. This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website. Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM. The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19, call 1-800-889-3931. During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.

PPE: The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders. We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE. Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources. Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.

AREA BUSINESS – Calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol have dropped. We continue to closely monitor this important part of the fight against the COVID-19 disease. Any and all complaints are being handled. If you see a business that is not complying with social distancing, please notify the EOC at Extension 267. Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out for errands. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IF POSSIBLE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF A FAMILY SHOULD GO OUT FOR SUPPLIES. THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY ALONG!!!

We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation. Ishmael Vargas has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments. In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town.

Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.

Chief Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.

WEEK OF 4/6 thru 4/12:: We are still within a very critical time of this crisis. Please remind all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks. Now is the time for responsible behavior.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS: Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends. Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something. Check with them by phone or social media. Remember the rules of social distancing!!

HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards will be mailed to all Cicero residents. The card will emphasize the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and include reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time. Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.

COVID-19 SAFETY NEWSPAPER ADS: Ray Hanania and the Town of Cicero will be purchasing ads in local newspapers in both English and Spanish: Stay Home, Stay Safe listing the seven safety points the EOC has defined have run this past week.

A FINAL NOTE: President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.

On behalf of President Larry Dominick and the Entire Town Board, we wish you a Happy and Blessed Easter.

THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper


April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/9/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, 20 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cicero.  We now have one hundred-forty-two (142) residents with reported cases of COVID-19.  Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.
The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois as of the time of this memo are as follows: 1,344 new cases in Illinois for a total of 16,422 reported COVID-19 cases: 66 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 528 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 451,491 with 16,231 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 1,584,658 with 94,705 deaths.
We are seeing an alarming trend in Cook County toward younger adult deaths.    Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!  DO YOUR PART TO FLATTEN THE CURVE AND THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.  
 
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.  Effective 4/8/20,  all employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 
 
Residents entering Town Hall will have their temperatures screened.  No other information will be required.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed into Town Hall.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this 
COVID-19 pandemic. 
NURSING CENTERS:
City View has nine (9) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and nine (9) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. We are sad to report that two (2) patients who tested positive for COVID-19 that were transported to hospitals have passed away. 
 
 This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations reported.
Alden Town Manor has one (1) resident with a pending COVID-19 test result    No other problems are reported.
Two (2) Cicero residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive have passed away at home.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders. Today, we picked up PPE from the Cook County Emergency Management Agency in Oak Forest.   We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPD.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS – We continue to receive calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol.  Any and all complaints are being handled.  If you see a business that is not complying with social distancing, please notify the EOC at Extension 267.  Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out for errands.  We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Ishmael has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town. 
Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.
Chief Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.
WEEK OF 4/6 thru 4/12::  We are entering a very critical time during this crisis.  The Surgeon General advises that the coming week will see the number COVID-19 cases rising substantially. The death toll  is also expected to rise substantially   Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards will be mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card will emphasize the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and include reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
COVID-19 SAFETY NEWSPAPER ADS: Ray Hanania and the Town of Cicero will be  purchasing Ads in local newspapers with the English and Spanish Stay Home, Stay Safe listing 7 points the EOC defined will start running this week.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/8/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, we now have one hundred-twenty-two (122) residents with reported cases of COVID-19. Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.

The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois as of the time of this memo are as follows: 1,529 new cases in Illinois for a total of reported COVID-19: 15,078 cases. 82 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 462 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 422,369 with 14,463 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 1,495,051 with 86,979 deaths.

We are seeing an alarming trend in Cook County toward younger adult deaths.    Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!  DO YOUR PART TO FLATTEN THE CURVE AND THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.

SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.  

CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 

NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES.  Effective 4/8/20,  all employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed  to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building. 

Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch.  It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure. 

NURSING CENTERS:  Alden Manor reported no incidents regarding COVID-19.

City View has eight (8) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and seven (7) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. We are sad to report that one (1) patient who tested positive for COVID-19 that was transported to an area hospital has passed away. 

One (1) Cicero resident who was confirmed COVID-19 positive passed away at home. 

This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations reported.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.

PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders. Today, we picked up PPE from the Cook County Emergency Management Agency in Oak Forest.   We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPD.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.

AREA BUSINESS – We continue to receive calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol.  Any and all complaints are being handled.  If you see a business that is not complying with social distancing, please notify the EOC at Extension 267.  Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out for errands.  We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Ishmael Vargas, Director of the Business License Committee, has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.  In addition, we are strictly enforcing the “non-essential business” closures in Town. 

Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.

Chief Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.

WEEK OF 4/6 thru 4/12::  We are entering a very critical time during this crisis.  The Surgeon General advises that the coming week will see the number COVID-19 cases rising substantially. The death toll  is also expected to rise substantially   Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!

HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards will be mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card will emphasize the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and include reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.

COVID-19 SAFETY NEWSPAPER ADS: Ray Hanania and the Town of Cicero will be  purchasing Ads in local newspapers with the English and Spanish Stay Home, Stay Safe listing 7 points the EOC defined will start running this week.

A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.

THE EOC STAFF

Michael Piekarski

Dominick Buscemi

Jerry Chlada

Sue Grazzini

Sarah Kusper

 


April 7, 2020

Subject: AN UPDATE FROM THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC)
 
COVID-19 Update: As of 4/7/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, we now have one-hundred-five (105) residents with reported cases of COVID-19. Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.
 
The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois as of the time of this memo are as follows: 1,287 new cases in Illinois for a total of reported COVID-19: 13,549 cases. 73 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 380 deaths. The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 390,387 with 12,874 deaths. Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 1,416,366 with 81,323 deaths.
 
We are seeing an alarming trend in Cook County toward younger adult deaths. Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!! STAY AT HOME!! DO YOUR PART TO FLATTEN THE CURVE AND SPREAD OF COVID-19.
 
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER TOO.
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS. PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS.
 
NOTICE TO TOWN HALL EMPLOYEES. Effective 4/8/20, all employees working at Town Hall will be required to enter Town Hall through the southwest door where a Community Service Officer will be stationed to take all employee’s temperatures before entering the building.
 
Anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home. Temperatures will again be taken upon exiting the building. Town employees will not be allowed to leave the building for lunch. It is the Department Heads responsibility to notify their employees of this procedure.
 
NURSING CENTERS: Alden Manor reported no incidents regarding COVID-19.
 
City View has eight (8) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and seven (7) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. We are sad to report that one (1) patient who tested positive for COVID-19 that was transported to an area hospital has passed away.
 
One (1) Cicero resident who was confirmed COVID-19 positive passed away at home.
 
This facility is of continues to be of great concern. City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines. Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19 protocol violations reported.
 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available. Call the Health Department at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call. The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis. Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily. This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website. Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM. The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19, call 1-800-889-3931. During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
 
PPE: The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders. Today, we picked up PPE from the Cook County Emergency Management Agency in Oak Forest. We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPD. Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources. Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
 
AREA BUSINESS – We continue to receive calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol. Any and all complaints are being handled. If you see a business that is not complying with social distancing, please notify the EOC at Extension 267. Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out for errands. We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation. Ismael Vargas, Director of Business Licensing, has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.
 
Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.
 
Chief Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.
 
WEEK OF 4/6 thru 4/12:: We are entering a very critical time during this crisis. The Surgeon General advises that the coming week will see the number COVID-19 cases rising substantially. The death toll is also expected to rise substantially Please remind all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks. Now is the time for responsible behavior.
 
COMMUNITY AWARENESS: Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends. Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something. Check with them by phone or social media. Remember the rules of social distancing!!
 
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards will be mailed to all Cicero residents. The card will emphasize the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and include reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time. Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
 
COVID-19 SAFETY NEWSPAPER ADS: Ray Hanania and the Town of Cicero will be purchasing Ads in local newspapers with the English and Spanish Stay Home, Stay Safe listing 7 points the EOC defined will start running this week.
 
A FINAL NOTE: President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
 
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

April 7, 2020

Public Notice for Anyone Entering Cicero Town Hall 
COVID-19 Precautionary Measures  
 
Temperature Check  
• In order to protect town employees and residents, we are checking the body temperature of anyone who attempts to enter the Cicero Town Hall prior to entry being allowed.   
 
• Staff will use a forehead thermometer to check your temperature. Anyone with a temperature over 100 will be refused entry.  
 
Town Services available online or by telephone 
We are encouraging everyone to conduct business online or by telephone whenever possible. Please visit  www.thetownofcicero.com.
 
All Town of Cicero Department’s are currently accepting credit card payment over the phone for any payments that need to be made. If you know the phone number of the department you need to reach, you can call them direct for more information.  
Frequently called numbers: 
Call 911 for all Emergencies
Senior Services  (708) 656-3600 Ext 547 
Cicero Public Works Dept. (708) 656-3600 Ext 207
Cicero Police Dept.  (708) 652-2130
Cicero Building Dept. (708) 656-3600 Ext 163
Cicero Fire Dept. (708) 652-2130  
Cicero Water Dept. (708) 656-3600 Ext 164
Cicero Health Dept. (708) 656-3600 Ext 147
Cicero Violations Dept. (708) 656-3600 Ext 274
 
Other phone numbers are available on the town’s  website or by calling the Cicero Town Hall at 708-656-3600.     
You can utilize the Town of Cicero’s online report writing system to make police reports for non-violent crimes. Go to www.thetownofcicero.com/report. You can also anonymously report crime tips to the Cicero Police Department by going to www.thetownofcicero.com/submit-a-tip.
Other information on COVID-19 and Cicero’s response   
The Town of Cicero’s State of Emergency Declaration went into effect Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and remains in effect until further notice.  The declaration is to protect the health, welfare and safety of ALL residents. We will continue to push out information on the town’s website (thetownofcicero.com) and the Town of Cicero Facebook page. The main Cook County source for information can be found at CookCounty.com.   
 
Health Tips  
Please listen to the advice of our public health experts – the message is the same – and social distancing is absolutely critical to help us flatten the curve of the COVID-19 virus and minimize the impact to the greatest extend possible.  
While we understand it can be frustrating for people to change plans and their routines, it is in the best interest of the public to  have  these  restrictions  in place.   We appreciate all the Cicero residents and visitors following these  mandates  to help  control the spread of COVID-19.  
Although there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the best way to prevent infection is to take these precautions: 
 
• Practice social distancing and avoid situations where people will be in close proximity. 
• Wash 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. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. 
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
• Stay home when you are sick. 
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.  Clean bags and groceries when returning from the grocery store and prior to putting your groceries away.
For more information, please visit the town’s website at  www.thetownofcicero.com
 

 


April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/6/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, we now have ninety-five  (95) residents with reported cases of COVID-19. This is an increase of 9 cases since the report of 4/5/20   Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter. As of the date of this report there are two (2) COVID-19 deaths that have occurred in Cicero.
The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois as of the time of this memo are as follows: 1006 new cases in Illinois for a total of reported COVID-19: 12,262 cases. 33 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 307 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 352,546 with 9,180 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 1,324,907 with 73,702 deaths.
We are seeing an alarming trend in Cook County toward younger adult deaths.    Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!  SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER.
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
NURSING CENTERS:  Alden Manor reported no incidents regarding COVID-19 with residents today. Alden Manor did report that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.  One (1) other staff member may have been exposed outside of the facility and is in quarantine at her home.
City View has four (4) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and five (5) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. City View is waiting for the COVID-19 test results for one (1) more test result.   We are sad to report that one (1) patient who tested positive for COVID-19 that was transported to an area hospital has passed away.  
 This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations reported.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders. Today, we picked up PPE from the Cook County Emergency Management Agency in Oak Forest.   We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPD.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS – We continue to receive calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol.  Any and all complaints are being handled.  If you see a business that is not complying with social distancing, please notify the EOC at Extension 267.  Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out for errands.  We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation. Ismael Vargas, Director of Business Licensing, has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.
Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.
Chief Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.
WEEK OF 4/6 thru 4/12::  We are entering a very critical time during this crisis.  The Surgeon General advises that the coming week will see the number COVID-19 cases rising substantially. The death toll  is also expected to rise substantially   Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards will be mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card will emphasize the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and include reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
COVID-19 SAFETY NEWSPAPER ADS: Ray Hanania and the Town of Cicero will be  purchasing Ads in local newspapers with the English and Spanish Stay Home, Stay Safe listing 7 points the EOC defined will start running this week.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

 


April 5, 2020

AN UPDATE FROM THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER – WITH NEW CICERO COVID NUMBERS
COVID-19 Update:  Cook County has just updated the interactive tracking system.  As of 4/5/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, we now have eighty-six  (86) residents with reported cases of COVID-19. This is an increase of 31 cases since the report of 4/3/20   Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.
The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois as of the time of this memo are as follows: 899 new cases in Illinois for a total of reported COVID-19: 11,256 cases. 31 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 274 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 324,052 with 9,180 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 1,249,107 with 67,999 deaths.
We are seeing an alarming trend in Cook County toward younger adult deaths.    Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!  SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED TO OBSERVE THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER.
 
CHILDREN AND TEENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL AND/OR BE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS.   PARENTS SHOULD SEE THAT THEIR CHILDREN OBSERVE NOT ONLY THE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, BUT ALL OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS. 
NURSING CENTERS:  Alden Manor reported no incidents regarding COVID-19 today. We are very happy to report that all COVID-19 tests came back negative at this facility.
City View has three (3) staff members with positive COVID-19 cases and four (4) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. City View is waiting for the COVID-19 test results for three (3) other residents.  We are sad to report that one (1) patient who tested positive for COVID-19 that was transported to an area hospital has passed away.  
 This facility is of continues to be of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations reported.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the  Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders. Today, we picked up PPE from the Cook County Emergency Management Agency in Oak Forest.   We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPD.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
AREA BUSINESS – We continue to receive calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol.  Any and all complaints are being handled.  If you see a business that is not complying with social distancing, please notify the EOC at Extension 267.  Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out for errands.  We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Ishmael has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.
Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.
Chief Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.
WEEK OF 4/6 thru 4/12::  We are entering a very critical time during this crisis.  The Surgeon General advises that the coming week will see the number COVID-19 cases rising substantially. The death toll  is also expected to rise substantially   Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS:  Remember to check on your neighbors, family, and friends.  Check on the elderly and see if they are ok or if they may need something.  Check with them by phone or social media.  Remember the rules of social distancing!!
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards will be mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card will emphasize the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and include reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
COVID-19 SAFETY NEWSPAPER ADS: Ray Hanania and the Town of Cicero will be  purchasing Ads in local newspapers with the English and Spanish Stay Home, Stay Safe listing 7 points the EOC defined will start running this week.
A FINAL NOTE:  President Dominick receives daily updates from the EOC and continues to monitor the situation in our town very closely.
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

 


April 4, 2020

Just a reminder: The Governor of the State of Illinois has extended the Disaster Proclamation and “Stay at Home” order until at least 4/30/20. That date will be reviewed as this situation unfolds and is subject to change.
 
COVID-19 Update: As of 4/4/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, we remain at fifty-five (55) residents with reported cases of COVID-19, an increase of 10 more cases in Cicero. Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter. The static amount of positive COVID-19 cases may be due to the Cook County Tracker that may or may not have been updated today.
 
The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois as of the time of this memo are as follows: 1,453 new cases in Illinois for a total of reported COVID-19: 10,357 cases. 33 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 243 deaths. The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 302,919 with 8,243 deaths. Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 1,181,825 with 63,902 deaths.
 
We are seeing an alarming trend in Cook County toward younger adult deaths. Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!! STAY AT HOME!!
 
NURSING CENTERS: Alden Manor reported no incidents regarding COVID-19 today. We are very happy to report that all COVID-19 tests came back negative.
 
City View has two (2) positive staff members with COVID-19 cases and five (5) residents with positive COVID-19 cases. This facility is of course of great concern. City View advised the EOC that all COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to an area hospitals The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines. Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19 protocol violations reported.
 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini advises that the Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available. Call the Health Department at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call. The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis. Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily. This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website. Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM. The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19, call 1-800-889-3931. During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.
 
PPE: The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders. Today, we picked up PPE from the Cook County Emergency Management Agency in Oak Forest. We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPE. Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources. Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.
 
AREA BUSINESS – We continue to receive calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol. Any and all complaints are being handled. If you see a business that is not complying with social distancing, please notify the EOC at Extension 267. Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out for errands. We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation. Ishmael has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.
 
Chief Dominick Buscemi of the Cicero Fire Department advises that all vehicles, equipment, and gear are sanitized after every call using a solution that kills the COVID-19 virus.
 
Chief Jerry Chlada advises that the Cicero Police Department is sanitizing all of their responding vehicles twice a day, and as necessary after calls and/or transports using solutions that kill the COVID-19 virus.
 
UPCOMING WEEKS:: We are entering a very critical time during this crisis. COVID-19 cases are expected to rise substantially. Please remind all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks. The number of cases and deaths are rising exponentially. Now is the time for responsible behavior.
 
HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards will be mailed to all Cicero residents. The card will emphasize the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and include reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time. Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.
 
ROBO CALL: President Dominick will be conducting a Stay Safe Robo Call today both in English and Spanish. Recipients now get a welcome and then a choice to Punch 1 for English and 2 for Spanish. This robocall text is adopted from the 7-point list/mailer that is being produced … and mailed this week
 
THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Kusper

 

 


April 2, 2020

Just a reminder:  The Governor of the State of Illinois has extended the Disaster Proclamation and “Stay at Home” order until at least 4/30/20.  That date will be reviewed as this situation unfolds and is subject to change.

COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/2/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, we now have forty-five (45) residents with reported cases of COVID-19 in Cicero.  Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.

The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois as of the time of this memo are as follows: 715 new cases in Illinois for a total of reported COVID-19: 7,695 cases. 16 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 157 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 236,339 with 5,648 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 1,002,159 with 51,485 deaths.

We are seeing an alarming trend in Cook County toward younger adult deaths.    Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!

NURSING CENTERS:  Alden Manor reported no incidents regarding COVID-19 today however, they are waiting for the two (2) COVID test results.  City View now has two (2) positive COVID-19 cases. This facility is of course of great concern.  City View advised the EOC that both COVID-19 positive patients have been transported to an area hospital.  The EOC staff continues to remind both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations reported.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT  The Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.

PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders. Today, we picked up PPE from the Cook County Emergency Management Agency in Oak Forest.   We will continue to place requests into Cook County for additional PPD.  Each day members of the EOC seek out new sources for PPE from both governmental and private sources.  Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.

AREA BUSINESSES – We continue to receive calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol.  Any and all complaints are being handled.  If you see a business that is not complying with social distancing, please notify the EOC at Extension 267.  Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out for errands.  We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Ishmael has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis. Inspectors continue to check on area businesses to make sure they are controlling the amount of people in their establishments.

UPCOMING WEEKS::  We are entering a very critical time during this crisis.  COVID-19 cases are expected to rise substantially.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  The number of cases and deaths are rising exponentially.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.

HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards will be mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card will emphasize the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and include reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.

ROBO CALL:  President Dominick will be conducting a Stay Safe Robo Call today both in English and Spanish. Recipients now get a welcome and then a choice to Punch 1 for English and 2 for Spanish. This robocall text is adopted from the 7-point list/mailer that is being produced … and mailed hopefully by tomorrow

COVID-19 SAFETY NEWSPAPER ADS: Ray Hanania and the Town of Cicero will be  purchasing Ads in local newspapers with the English and Spanish Stay Home, Stay Safe listing 7 points the EOC defined … those will start running this week

THE EOC STAFF

Michael Piekarski

Dominick Buscemi

Jerry Chlada

Sue Grazzini

Sarah Kusper

 


April 2, 2020

Resources for our community
 
Where to Get Food Help Now
Affording healthy food is a challenge for many older Americans, but the spread of COVID-19 has made matters worse. Whether you’re facing difficult financial times or are unable to leave your home, there are resources that may be able to help.
 
Meals on Wheels
With a network of over 5,000 programs, Meals on Wheels is offered in nearly every community in America. Meals on Wheels volunteers are committed to continuing delivery of nutritious food to homebound older adults and ensuring their health and social well-being.
Enter your zip code to search for your local program.
 
Food Banks
Feeding America operates over 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries across the United States, each serving a large area. Many food banks are adapting the way they serve their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic to follow physical distancing guidelines, such as setting up smaller community drop-off points.
Use the food bank locator tool to find one in your community.
 
SNAP/Food Stamps
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps people to afford food at over 250,000 participating grocery stores and shops across the country. While you must have limited income to get SNAP, many older adults and persons with disabilities can deduct medical expenses above $35/month to help get SNAP and increase the amount of monthly SNAP benefits. Find your state’s SNAP application.
 
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service, which runs SNAP, has given states options to make it easier for families to get SNAP during the coronavirus pandemic, including not requiring a face-to-face interview, and temporarily raising the SNAP benefit to the maximum amount. Call your state hotline to see what may be offered in your area.
 
Remember: SNAP can only be used for purchasing food and seeds for growing food. It cannot be used to buy pet food, paper products, and other toiletries. However, changes to broaden what SNAP can be used for are being discussed at the state and federal level.
 
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
This program provides food and nutrition help at no cost. If you meet the program guidelines, you can pick up the food from your local food pantries or soup kitchens.
 
The types of food you can get are different depending on where you live, but usually include a lot of shelf-stable items such as pasta, dried beans, canned fruits and vegetables, and soups. To find out how to apply for the program, please contact your State Agency. They can let you know if you meet the program guidelines and where you can get the food.
 
You can also find out whether you can get TEFAP, SNAP, and other food benefits by going to BenefitsCheckUp.org and completing a free, confidential screening.
Other Resources
 
Many communities are mobilizing local volunteers and resources to assist those in need during this pandemic. To find out what additional help may be offered in your area we encourage you to contact the following:
 
• Please call your state or local 211 service (or visit 211.org)
• The Eldercare Locator can connect you with a variety of services, including transportation and benefits. Dial 1-800-677-1116 (weekdays, 9 am – 8 pm EST)
• BenefitsCheckUp.org can help you find benefits that cover a variety of needs, not just food. Support your receive can free up room in your budget for food, too. Make sure to complete a full, confidential screening.

April 1, 2020 Update

AN UPDATE FROM THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC)

Just a reminder:  The Governor of the State of Illinois has extended the Disaster Proclamation and “Stay at Home” order until at least 4/30/20.  That date will be reviewed as this situation unfolds and is subject to change.

COVID-19 Update:  As of 4/1/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, we now have thirty-six (36) residents with reported cases of COVID-19 in Cicero.  Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.

The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois as of the time of this memo are as follows: 986 new cases in Illinois for a total of reported COVID-19: 6,980 cases. 42 + more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 141 deaths.  The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 209,105 with 4,658 deaths.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 924,663 with 46.368 deaths.

We are seeing an alarming trend in Cook County toward younger adult deaths. – Today there was One – Male in his 20’s – Two – Males in their 30’s – Two – Males in their 40’s and One – Male and Female in their 50s.   This virus is now affecting people of all ages.   Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!!  STAY AT HOME!!

NURSING CENTERS:  Alden Manor reported no incidents regarding COVID-19 today however, they are waiting for the two (2) COVID test results.  City View now has two (2) positive COVID-19 cases. This facility is of course of great concern.   The EOC staff has reminded both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi has sent a letter to City View Care Center warning them of any and all COVID-19  protocol violations reported. Update on 4/1/20 –  Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi had a conversation with a representative of City View this afternoon.  He sent a strong message to City View warning them that immediate actions will be taken for non-compliance of any and all IDPH, CCDPH, Town of Cicero, and any other regulatory agency violations.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT  The Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available.  Call the Health Department  at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call.  The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis.  Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily.  This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website.  Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM  to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19,  call 1-800-889-3931.   During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.

PPE:  The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders. As of today, we have been approved to receive Six-Hundred (600) – N95 masks by Cook County.  We have put a request into Cook County for additional supplies with the approval pending at the time of this report. Should you know of sources for N95 respirators, surgical gowns, eye protection, surgical gloves, and any other PPE, please let us know.

AREA BUSINESSES – We continue to receive calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol.  Any and all complaints are being handled.  If you see a business that is not complying with social distancing, please notify the EOC at Extension 267.  Ismael Vargas reported that a laundromat in town was full of families and children.  Please remind all residents to limit the members of their families when they go out for errands.  We are meeting with the large and small business establishments to address this situation.  Ishmael has followed up with multiple large factories and manufacturing establishments to see that all establishments are following the protocols set forth during this crisis.

UPCOMING WEEKS::  We are entering a very critical time during this crisis.  COVID-19 cases are expected to rise substantially.  Please remind  all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks.  The number of cases and deaths are rising exponentially.  Now is the time for responsible behavior.

HOW TO STAY SAFE HANDOUTS: COVID-19 Safety Cards will be mailed to all Cicero residents.  The card will emphasize the importance of being continuously aware of the COVID-19 virus, and include reminders as to how to stay safe during this critical time.  Our goal is to make our residents aware that COVID-19 may be everywhere and to take every precaution not to spread the virus.

THE EOC STAFF

Michael Piekarski

Dominick Buscemi

Jerry Chlada

Sue Grazzini

Sarah Kusper

 


March 30, 2020 Update

COVID-19 Update:

As of 3/30/20 at the time of this report, per the Cook County interactive mapping, we now have eighteen (18) residents with reported cases of COVID-19 in Cicero. Due to HIPAA laws regarding privacy, no other information will be released regarding this matter.

The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois as of the time of this memo are as follows: 461 new cases in Illinois for a total of reported COVID-19 5056 cases. 7 more deaths were reported in Illinois, bringing the total to 72 Deaths. The current total reported cases of
COVID -19 in the US is 153,246 with 2,934 deaths. Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 770,653 with 36,946 deaths.

NURSING CENTERS: Both City View and Alden Manor reported no incidents regarding COVID-19 today. City View however is waiting for two (2) COVID 19 test results. The EOC staff has reminded both care centers to follow all IDPH, CCDPH, and Town of Cicero guidelines.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT The Town of Cicero Health Department is here to serve you. We now have tele-health service available. Call the Health Department at 708-656-3600 Extension 147, 148, or 149 and we will return your call. The Health Department is in contact with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health on a daily basis. Updates on the COVID-19 virus can change daily. This is why the link to the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health is provided on the Town of Cicero Website. Most importantly, Dr. Licea will be available remotely and in person Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 PM to 5 PM and Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM. The Cook County Department of Public Health can be reached at 708-633-4000. For more information regarding COVID-19, call 1-800-889-3931. During this crisis the Health Department information will be on every update.

PPE: The EOC staff is constantly trying to find new sources to purchase PPE equipment for our first responders. We have put a request into Cook County for supplies with no response from them as of the time of this report.

AREA BUSINESSES – We have received several calls regarding area businesses not following the “social distancing” protocol. Any and all complaints are being handled. If you see a business that is over-crowded, please let us know at Extension 267 and we will get these problems rectified.

UPCOMING WEEKS:: We are entering a very critical time during this crisis. COVID-19 cases are expected to rise substantially. Please remind all of your friends and neighbors to please follow all of the rules that have been repeated again and again over the previous weeks. The number of cases and deaths are rising exponentially. Now is the time for responsible behavior.

THE EOC STAFF
Michael Piekarski
Dominick Buscemi
Jerry Chlada
Sue Grazzini
Sarah Jelic

 

March 24, 2020 – update

COVID-19 UPDATE:  As of the date we are investigating reports of two (2) possible cases of COVID-19 in Cicero. We will keep everyone updated as to the results of the investigation.

COVID-19 Hotline:  A COVID-19 hotline is now available. The hotline will be staffed M-F 9 AM TO 4 PM The number is 708-633-4000. The hotline is staffed by a live operator – LPN or Educator.

The latest numbers reported statewide in Illinois as of the time of this memo are as follows:  1535 Reported COVID-19 cases – 16 Deaths.  Predictions from the IDPH state this total may rise to approximately 3400 cases by next week.  The current total reported cases of COVID -19 in the US are 51,542.  Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 414,277 with 18,557 deaths.

CLEANING / SANITIZING SUPPLIES:  All of the cleaning supplies which were requested by town departments have been distributed.  Department heads should know if a specific BRAND product is not readily available, another similar product will be sent.

EOC Monitoring:  The EOC (Emergency Operations Committee) Staff checks in with nursing homes, the Cicero School District 99 and 201 every day to check with the department heads about any possible problems.   The Cook County of Public Health holds teleconferencing at 4 PM every Tuesday.  Cook County also hosts a teleconference for all municipalities every Tuesday and Friday at 1230 PM to update us on the status of the COVID-19 virus. We also are utilizing a state of the art website  which will indicate to our EOC whenever and wherever a COVID-19 case is reported.  We are sending out frequent reports from the EOC to all of the Department Heads We are in constant contact with President Dominick and frequently send him updates and reports.

NURSING HOMES – Both Alden Manor and City View Care Centers report no issues with the COVID-19 virus as of this morning. They informed us that they are following all of the recommendations of the CDC, IDPH, The Town of Cicero, and the recommendations of this EOC.

SENIOR SERVICES:  Ryan Chlada reported to the EOC that his calls for assistance from seniors have actually gone down.  It appears that our seniors are taking this situation very seriously and are abiding by the “Stay At Home” order.  If you know any senior that needs any help, please advise them that our Senior Services is ready to help.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT: The Health Department is open Monday – Thursday at 8 AM to 5 PM for emergency medical and dental issues. Dr. Licea will be at the Health Department from 1 PM to 5 PM on these days.  In addition, there is a staff member just inside the entrance to the Health Department to screen patients and take their temperatures as they enter. Dr. Licea is at her own office from 9 AM to 12 PM and can always be reached.  In addition, Dr. Licea has set up a tela-health system so her patients can reach her remotely.  The information as to how the system works will be reported as soon as we have that information.

FOOD STORES:  Ishmael Vargas is keeping in contact with all of the major grocery stores in the area and monitoring the food supply and delivery chain at each. All stores are reporting plentiful supplies. Once again, please inform the residents that there is no need for hoarding or panic.

SENIOR SHOPPING:  Some of the larger retail stores have now set up “Senior Only” Shopping.  We have a list of these retailers in the EOC and will share a copy with the Town Board and Ray Hanania for publishing.

VOLUNTEER  PROGRAM.  Emo Cundari has had a great deal of success lining up volunteers to help out if this incident expands.  We have a great group of residents, always ready to help.

Ismael Vargas has also had a great deal of success forming a “Faith-Based” volunteer group to help out in any way to help support our residents through this crisis.

The EOC Staff, Mike Piekarski, Dominick Buscemi, Jerry Chlada, Sarah Kusper.


March 24, 2020 – update

To view COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2020-02 CLICK HERE

COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2020-02

WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, Governor J.B Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation (the “Disaster Proclamation”) due to the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) and declared all counties in the State of Illinois as a disaster area and on March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring a national emergency concerning the COVID-19 outbreak; and

WHEREAS, in a short period of time, COVID-19 has rapidly spread throughout Illinois, necessitating updated and more stringent guidance from federal, state, and local public health officials; and

WHEREAS, on March 20, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10, pursuant to Sections, 7(1), 7(2), 7(8), 7(10), and 7(12) of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act 20 ILCS 3305, requiring Illinois residents to stay at home, effective March 21, 2020, and through the remainder of the duration of the Disaster Proclamation, which currently extends through April 7, 2020 (the “Stay at Home Order); and

WHEREAS, the Stay at Home Order lays out three main directives: (1) stay at home, except for essential activities; (2) non-essential business and operations must cease; and (3) all gatherings of more than ten (10) people are prohibited; and

WHEREAS, to further protect Illinois residents, the Stay at Home Order permits individuals to leave their residence only to perform certain “Essential Activities” and providing Essential Government Functions is considered an “Essential Activity” and therefore, a permitted travel use; and

WHEREAS, an Essential Government Function includes all services provided by a municipal agency of government and needed to ensure the continuing operation of the government agency or to provide for or support the health, safety and welfare of the public, and including contractors to performing Essential Government Functions; and

WHEREAS, a government body shall determine its Essential Governmental Functions and identify employees and/or contractors necessary to the performance of those functions; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the directives outlined in the Stay at Home Order, it is necessary to determine the Town of Cicero’s (the “Town”) Essential Governmental Functions and to take measures to ensure that Town employees and contractors are able to carry out these functions effectively and safely, while maintaining social distancing of six (6) feet as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”); and

WHEREAS, it is necessary and appropriate to immediately take measures to protect the employees/contractors providing services for the Town and residents in response to COVID-19;

NOW, THEREFORE, by the powers vested in me as the President of the Town of Cicero, and pursuant to Chapter 34 of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Cicero, Illinois (the “Town Code”), I hereby declare that a state of emergency exists within the Town of Cicero and order the following:

SECTION 1: The Town’s Emergency Operations Center (the “EOC”) has recommended temporary changes regarding work hours, shifts, and lunch breaks. These changes are compliant with the Governor’s Stay at Home Order and follow the guidelines set by the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

SECTION 2: The EOC has worked with each Town department to determine a list of essential employees, employees capable of working remotely, and minimum staffing needs while maintaining continuity of government.

SECTION 3: Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Cicero Town Hall (“Town Hall”) will be open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Community Service Officers (CSO’s) will monitor the public’s access to the building. No more than ten (10) people (excluding employees) will be allowed in the building at one time. Employees assigned to Town Hall will not be allowed to leave for lunch. Lunch may be brought in from home or delivered curbside to Town Hall.

SECTION 4: The following departments will provide essential services remotely: Liquor Commissioner, Grant Administration, Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”), Project Management, Senior Activities, and the Treasurer’s Office.

SECTION 5: All Public Safety departments will remain fully staffed. Public Works, Animal Welfare, Fleet Maintenance, Rodent Abatement, the Electrical Department, CSO’s, Parking Enforcement, Towing and Senior Services will also remain fully staffed.

SECTION 6: All other departments will reduce their daily staff, on an alternating basis, to the minimum required to avoid the disruption of all essential services.

SECTION 7: These policies as set forth above are subject to change as deemed appropriately by the EOC.

SECTION 8: This Executive Order shall expire not later than the adjournment of the first regular meeting of the Corporate Authorities after the date of this Order unless sooner terminated by Proclamation of the Town President or unless amended or extended pursuant to the Town Code.

SECTION 9: This Executive  Order shall  be distributed  in accordance  with the  Town Code.

SECTION 10: This Executive Order is not intended to, and does not, except as specifically set forth herein, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the Town of Cicero, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. This Executive Order shall be deposited and kept immediately available on file for inspection in the office of the Town Clerk.

Signed by Larry Dominick, Town President

Received and filed March 24, 2020 – Maria Punzo-Aria, Town Clerk

To view COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2020-02 CLICK HERE


March 23, 2020 – update

COVID-19 – SERVICE UPDATE FROM THE CLERK’S OFFICE

Temporary Hours: Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Horario Temporal: Lunes a Jueves de 8:00 AM a 5:00 PM
(708) 656-3600, Ext. 201,537, or 227.
Email(s): Correo electronico(s):
marias@thetownofcicero.com
jjaramillo@thetownofcicero.com
mvilumis@thetownofcicero.com
jmelendez@thetownofcicero.com

The Clerk’s Office will continue to provide prompt and efficient service to our town residents.

You are welcome to visit us; however, we recommend that you call or email us for the following services:

• Please continue to report any non-working Street or Alley Lights.

• Process Passports Applications, in-person visit is required (Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM).

• Vital Records (Death and Birth Records) Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
After Hours: Funeral Homes/Directors can call (708) 514-7729.

• Town Board Meetings: Please visit the town’s website: www.thetownofcicero.com
For information regarding our Teleconference Board Meeting Call-in numbers and information.

 

 


March 23, 2020 – update

ROBOCALL SCRIPT TO ALL CICERO RESIDENTS:

Hello … This is President Larry Dominick

I want to give you an update on the Town of Cicero’s efforts to confront the spread of the Coronavirus and reassure you that everything is being done to keep our residents safe.

As you know, the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase. On Sunday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced there are 1,049 cases of Coronavirus in Illinois with 296 new cases reported on Sunday, and a total of 9 deaths in Illinois.

We did have one case reported in Cicero involving an individual from another community who was diagnosed with Corona Virus. The patient was staying with relatives in Cicero but is now under the care of the local hospital. All members of the family have been tested and are being quarantined pending medical reports.

As you know, essential services are continuing in the Town of Cicero and we are joining in encouraging everyone to stay home through this crisis.

Your government continues to operate providing full services, including for senior citizens. But I am ordering that Town Hall hours be reduced to operate only from 8 am until 5 PM, Monday through Thursday.

We will operate with a skeleton work crew at Town Hall, except for essential, critical services such as Police, Firemen, public works and rodent control. The Health Department will remain staffed but government buildings are being managed to reduce the number of people who will be able to stand in line.

Please help by being patient when seeking information from the Town or from our many agencies.

We will continue to update residents with bulletins, robocalls, posts on Facebook and the Town of Cicero website.

Thank you, be safe and God Bless.


March 21, 2020

Security Caution for residents:

Resident Safety Tip

Notice to all residents to be very aware of people who may come to your home, knocking on the doors and claiming they are municipal workers, public service workers, etc.

No one should open their doors to anyone with whom they do not know or do not have an appointment.

During this ‘Stay At Home’ / ‘Stay at Home’ request, no one should be going into people’s homes except for necessary and verified purposes.

Unfortunately, at times like this, there are people who take advantage of emergency situations for criminal activities.

 


Town President Larry Dominick

March 16, 2020 – Update

Dear Residents:

Over the past few weeks, we have seen an alarming rise in reported cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) with no confirmed cases in Cicero, as of this letter.

Federal and State officials have ordered the closure of restaurants, schools, and cancellation of events to reduce the virus spread. Cicero adheres to all of the recommendations and is suspending all activities involving large groups of people within the Town. I have established an Emergency Services Disaster Committee that includes officials from the Police, Fire and Health Departments to monitor this crisis daily.

I have canceled ALL TOWN OF CICERO PUBLIC EVENTS until further notice. The Easter in the Park event, and Cinco de Mayo have been cancelled because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

This also includes the Cicero Community Center, which is closed to the public. Community Watch meetings are canceled. Tai Chi and Yoga Classes are canceled. Administrative Hearings in the courtroom are canceled. The Cicero Library is closed. Check back here for updates.

The Town Administration Building, including Police and Fire, most departments such as the Clerk’s office, Collector’s Office, Assessor’s Office, Supervisor’s Office, Water Department, Public Works, Building Department, and others, will continue to provide services to the community.

The Health Department in the Community Center continues to offer services by appointment.

GOVERNMENT SERVICES

We have taken actions to allow the Government to continue to function and to provide day-to-day services to our residents. Town Hall will be open to provide essential business. Additionally, the Police and Fire Departments along with Town agencies such as Health, Water, Building, Public Works and others will continue to provide services and perform their duties, too.

OUR MOST VULNERABLE RESIDENTS

The Cicero Senior Center is closed to the public and all activities and events have been canceled. Senior Services continues to offer services. We will continue to provide all response services including transportation for our seniors.

PRECAUTIONS

I am urging you to remain at home and take precautions to prevent this virus from spreading. There are many commonsense actions you can take to prevent Coronavirus infection:

  • Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus. The CDC recommends individuals to avoid coming in contact with anyone who is ill. That means you should severely restrict and completely limit your contact with people outside of your family and home. Put distance between yourself and others.
  • If you develop a fever and symptoms, such as a hacking cough, difficulty breathing, and/or a high fever, call your healthcare provider for medical attention.
  • Wash your hands often using soap. Cover your mouth or nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Disinfect and clean your home – countertops, all surfaces, doorknobs, the kitchen, bathrooms, family and living rooms, bedrooms and handles on your vehicles.
  • In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Restaurants and bars have been ordered closed by Gov. Pritzker, a potentially devastating economic impact on businesses and employees. They can remain open but not for in-business seating. You can order food for delivery or pickup.

The Emergency Services Disaster Committee will continue, under my supervision, to monitor this crisis and take actions as needed to preserve safety and health.

If you have questions, call Town Hall at 708-656-3600. Our operators can direct you to the proper agency.

Finally, be courteous. It is most important for us to work together for the benefit of the community. Check on your neighbors using your phone, email or social media, especially if they are seniors or are disabled.

Thank you and God Bless you all! Together, we can all get through this.

Town President Larry Dominick

 


March 16, 2020

Town President Larry Dominick, the Town of Cicero officials and the Cicero Health Department are closely working with Cook County to monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic.

As of this date, the Town of Cicero does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) although we continue to monitor the situation in our community.

Here is list of closings:

  • All restaurants and bars in Cicero have been ordered by Gov., Pritzker to stop in-seating service, dining, etc, until March 31. But the public can order pickup and delivery of food.
  • All Illinois schools have been ordered closed by Gov. Pritzker, until March 30.
  • The Cicero Senior Center is closed to the public and has canceled all activities and events. Senior Services continues to offer services, and Senior transportation is operating uninterrupted.
  • The Cicero Community Center is closed to the public until further notice. The Health Department in the Community Center continues to offer services by appointment.
  • The Community Watch meetings have been canceled until further notice.
  • Tai Chi and Yoga Classes have been canceled until further notice.
  • Town Administrative Hearings in the courtroom are canceled until further notice.
  • The Cicero Library is closed until further notice.
  • The Town of Cicero Administration Building, Town Hall, including Police and Fire, most departments such as the Clerk’s office, Collector’s Office, Assessor’s Office, Supervisor’s Office, Water Department, Public Works, Building Department, and others will remain open and will continue to provide services to the community.
  • For more information on the Town of Cicero services and for updates visit the Town’s website at TheTownOfCicero.com.
  • The Cicero Chamber of Commerce has canceled all activities until further notice. Visit their website at CiceroChamberOfCommerce.com.

Seniors are being encouraged to remain in their homes and avoid crowds. Cicero’s Senior Services Department staff continues to be available to provide assistance and services to them as we have in the past.

The Health Department has also checked on the status of local care centers and health facilities and is monitoring for potential issues to ensure they follow guidelines set by the county for Long Term Health Facility Guidelines.

We urge any individuals who feel ill or who have any flu-like symptoms to seek immediate medical assistance.

Cicero will continue to assess the situation by working closely with all regional government agencies such as Cook County and also the State of Illinois to determine if further action is required.