COVID-19 Testing Notice

IDPH recommends against testing people with mild illness who can be safely managed at home, unless a diagnosis may impact patient management. This will minimize possible exposures to healthcare workers, patients, and the public, and will reduce the use of medical resources.

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Email: dph.sick@illinois.gov

Phone: 1-800-889-3931

COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Response

Clinic Update

The Stickney Public Health District welcomes back residents for health care services. The Health District encourages scheduling of appointments but does accept walk in visits for health services. Appointments can be made by calling (708) 424-9200 for the South Clinic and (708) 788-9100 for the North Clinic. School physicals and immunization services are by appointment only.

Masks and COVID screenings are required in the clinics regardless of vaccination status. Access to the waiting room may be limited by social distancing or medical recommendations.

COVID-19 vaccinations are available! Call to schedule an appointment at (708) 634-4500. surgical masks

Phase 5 Reopening Now In Effect

All Businesses and Industries to Fully Reopen as State Concludes Restore Illinois Plan

SPRINGFIELD – Following weeks of steady decreases in new positive COVID-19 cases and with over 67% of residents age 18 and older receiving their first vaccine dose, Governor JB Pritzker has released guidelines for Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan, which went into effect on June 11th and marks a full reopening of all businesses and activities.

This guidance will mean businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and seated-spectator venues, among others, will be able to operate at full capacity for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The State is also lifting the outdoor mask requirement in schools in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Upon entering Phase 5, fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. The State will continue to recommend masking for unvaccinated persons, and require it for all people while traveling on public transportation, in congregate settings, in health care settings, as well as in schools, day cares, and educational institutions pursuant to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and CDC guidance. Businesses and local municipalities can put in place additional mitigations as they deem appropriate.

Under Phase 5, all sectors of the economy can resume at regular capacity. Phase 5 also marks the return of traditional conventions, festivals, and large events without capacity restrictions. Large gatherings of all sizes can resume across all industry settings, and Phase 5 removes requirements that businesses institute mandatory social distancing in seated venues as well as daily health screenings of employees and visitors. Businesses and venues should continue to allow for social distancing to the extent possible, especially indoors. Businesses and venues may also continue to put in place additional public health mitigations as they deem appropriate, including requiring face coverings.

“The vaccine is giving us our freedoms back and allowing us to move to Phase 5. Let’s keep the vaccination momentum going so we can put this pandemic in the rearview mirror and not look back,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. Businesses and communities can learn more about Phase 5 recommended public health practices by visiting IDPH’s website.

Stickney Township Community Parnters

WIC http://www.stickneypublichealthdistrict.org/WIC.html

FEMA Conference 1

Stickney Township Emergency Response teams participate in medical emergency exercises to help prepare for the unexpected. In this case it was a simulated Anthrax outbreak. Select Township staff portrayed "victims" presenting with a set of scripted symptoms, while others joined with local first responders to dispense appropriate medication. Practicing helps us be better prepared.
FEMA Conference 2

FEMA Conference 1

More than 150 representatives of regional emergency preparedness agencies visited Stickney Township to attend a FEMA conference hosted by the Township in 2015. This was an example of the regard other emergency organizations have for Stickney Township.
FEMA Conference 2