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Posted on: January 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - Westmont Remains in Tier 3 Mitigation

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: January 15, 2021

Per Governor Pritzger’s announcement today, Region 8 of the Restore Illinois Plan, which includes all of DuPage County, will remain in Tier 3 mitigation.  Some of the Tier 3 mitigations include:

  • Gatherings - Household only
  • Cultural institutions - Paused
  • Gaming and casinos - Paused
  • Hotels - Registered guests only
  • Bars and restaurants - No indoor service
  • Indoor fitness classes - Paused
  • Meetings and events - Paused
  • Offices - Remote work encouraged
  • Group recreation - Paused indoors, 10 person limit outdoors

“While there has been some improvement regarding COVID-19 data in our area, we need to ask all of our residents to remain resolute and follow that State’s mitigation plan guidelines,” said Westmont Fire Chief Steve Riley.  “Illinois is doing better than many other states, but it is clear that the past 45 days have been the deadliest timeframe of this pandemic since this all started about a year ago.  Our country averaged more than 2500 deaths a day during the past month, and we will soon surpass 400,000 total deaths due to COVID-19.  While vaccines are slowly being administered, it is important that we don’t let our guard down.”

Area vaccinations are being coordinated by the DuPage County Health Department and area hospitals and health facilities.  The Village of Westmont will publish updates as information and updates are confirmed.


SAFETY TIPS


Know how it spreads

  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.


Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • It’s especially important to wash:
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After handling your mask
    • After changing a diaper
    • After caring for someone sick
    • After touching animals or pets
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


Avoid close contact

  • Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
  • Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
  • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.


Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • Do NOT use a mask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing.


Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


Clean and disinfect

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household will work.


Monitor your health daily

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
  • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

“Regarding COVID-19 information and updates, we ask everyone to seek accurate information directly from the official source,” added Riley.  “We want to warn citizens that many posts on social media may be misleading or inaccurate.  We will post all important updates on our village website.  Our only goal is to help ensure the safety of our residents.” 


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