Governor Pritzker orders a statewide stay-at-home directive

The order takes effect at 5 p.m. Saturday. It will be in effect until the end of the day April 7.

The Oak Park order will defer to the statewide order.

Local roads will remain open, as will public transit. As with the Oak Park order, outdoor activities like walking, running and hiking are allowed. Playgrounds are closed.

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How long does COVID-19 live on various surfaces?

A major study recently discovered how long COVID-19 stays alive outside the human body.

COVID-19 was applied to the surfaces of air, copper, cardboard, stainless steel, and plastic at 21 to 23°C, 40% relative humidity, and over 7 days.

COVID-19 was found alive on the following surfaces for the following hours:


Airborne: 3 hours
Copper: 4 hours
Cardboard: 24 hours… Read the rest

If you need a job, grocery stores are hiring!

According to ABC News, the opportunities are for part-time in-store employees and delivery drivers.

Per a release from the grocer, it includes all store departments, including its e-commerce department which employs personal shoppers.

Apply here for a job at Jewel Osco.

Mariano’s is also hiring. Fill out an application online or stop in a store from 10 a.m. to 4 … Read the rest

Oak Park Village orders Shelter in Place

What does this mean for us?

Businesses that provide essential services, including banks, convenience stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, laundromats, hardware stores, and medical service providers are exempt from the order.

You can still go outside and walk your dog – but MAINTAIN SIX FEET DISTANCE.

You can still go to restaurants for delivery and pick up – but MAINTAIN SIX … Read the rest

Looking to combat loneliness and social isolation?

A message from 1:1 Connect

Join us as we check in on people across the country and engage in meaningful conversations using video calls!

We are circle keepers and organizers in Chicago who create and hold spaces for people to meet in person to build relationships. Our work changed dramatically in a matter of days with COVID-19 and social distancing.… Read the rest

Volunteers needed: RF Township Senior Citizen Response Team

River Forest is looking for volunteers to help seniors in our community during this difficult time. See link and details below:

We are looking for volunteers for our COVID-19 Senior Citizen Response Team. We are anticipating that our older residents may be in need of assistance during this COVID-19 crisis. These tasks may include:


Grocery shopping and meal delivery
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