Disease Prevention and Vaccine Information
The effort to vaccinate the public and stop the spread of COVID-19 is a massive undertaking, orchestrated by County, State and Federal agencies, in coordination with healthcare providers and corporations both nearby and around the world. While at this time, local municipalities do not have a central role in the vaccination process, the Village of Niles will do its part to help direct residents to the best sources of authoritative information. Rest assured the Village will fully assist local, State, and Federal agencies if and when such support is needed.
The following are authoritative resources for further information about COVID-19 vaccination:
- Cook County Department of Public Health: https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/covid-vaccine/
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html
- Illinois Department of Public health: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan
If you have further questions about COVID-19 vaccination, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider.
NEW: Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Survey Online Form
From the Cook County Department of Public Health, as of 1/5/2021:
As the COVID vaccine continues to be distributed throughout Cook County, the Cook County Department of Public Health is surveying individual healthcare and essential workers who live or work in suburban Cook County, as well as suburban Cook County residents to understand their interest in receiving the vaccine. The survey responses will be used to understand demand and build appropriate capacity to vaccinate. This is not a vaccine registry. It is a survey tool to assist in planning as additional vaccine is distributed. By completing the survey, individuals will be added to a list to receive updates on COVID-19 vaccine availability including the timing and scheduling. Please note that the vaccine supply is still limited. High risk individuals as defined by the CDC are currently being prioritized.
Coronavirus Information Links
For current, authoritative information on the novel Coronavirus, visit the following web sites:
Confirmed COVID Cases
As of 12/15/2020, the Cook County Department of Public Health is reporting 2528 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Niles, and the Cook County Medical Examiner is reporting 162 deaths in Niles related to COVID-19.
The Cook County Department of Public Health and the Cook County Medical Examiner maintain records regarding the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, respectively. The Village of Niles does not receive information on overall COVID-19 cases directly, but Village employees will periodically check for updates to include on this page.
To view up-to-date numbers for cases in Niles, please visit the Cook County Department of Public Health’s "COVID-19 Surveillance Data" page, click on "Map," and select "Cumulative Count." To view up-to-date numbers for COVID-related deaths in Niles, please visit the Cook County Medical Examiner's COVID-19 Related Deaths page and select Niles under "Residence City."
Health Tips - Protect Yourself and Your Community
The Village of Niles encourages everyone to take common-sense precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes covering coughs, washing your hands frequently (and for at least 20 seconds), and maintaining social distancing. It is critical to maintain social distancing, even outdoors.
Wearing cloth face coverings is required, in order to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others, especially in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g. grocery stores and pharmacies). Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
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