Updated Stay-at-Home OrderExecutive Order Number 32This new order allows Illinoisans to leave their home for essential activities, including for health and safety, for necessary supplies and services, for outdoor activity, for certain types of work, to take care of others, and to engage in the free exercise of religion, but otherwise requires them to stay at home or their place of residence to prevent spread of COVID-19. Individuals are required to wear a face covering in public places when they are unable to maintain a six-foot social distance, such as in stores. Defines essential businesses and operations. Non-essential retail stores may fulfill online and telephonic orders through pick-up outside the store or delivery.
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Updated COVID-19 Testing Information
The site is open seven days per week at the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall, 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd, and will serve up to 600 people per day. TESTING IS FREE. Operations at the site are managed by the Illinois National Guard with traffic management and security assistance by the Aurora Police Department.Chicago Premium Outlet Mall | 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60502Enter from Farnsworth Ave. only8 a.m. to 4 p.m.( or earlier if testing capacity is reached)7 days per week All tests are self-administered swabs. Each person getting tested will be handed the swabs and directions through their car window. They will then have to swab their own nose and place it back in the bottle. Testing is free.
This is a DRIVE-THRU ONLY testing facility
Anyone who will be tested MUST BE SEATED AT A FUNCTIONING WINDOW in a vehicle
NO WALK-UPS can be accepted for safety reasons
Persons getting tested will be asked to SHOW PHOTO IDENTIFICATION or healthcare/first responder ID/badge, if applicable.
Tests are taken on a FIRST COME-FIRST SERVE BASIS. Facility will close by 4 p.m. or when testing capacity is reached for the day, whichever comes first.
Due to the demand service, wait times can be significant. Please be patient.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you are urged to call your doctor or emergency department to seek immediate care and instructions.
Individuals being tested at the Aurora site
will receive a call from 1-888-297-7208 within four and seven calendar days
regarding the results of their test. IDPH will make 3 attempts to contact the individual with their results by phone. IDPH will not leave a message if the individual does not answer. The call may come from 888-297-7208 but IDPH recommends answering any calls from unknown numbers if you are waiting for your results. If the individual doesn't answer the initial call from IDPH it may be several days before they make another attempt. For questions about results from tests administered at the outlet mall individuals can call 1-888-297-7208. The Kane County Health Department DOES NOT provide test results.
Other Testing Sites:Greater Elgin Family Care Center
VNA Health Care - Aurora & Elgin
http://dph.illinois.gov/testingTesting for COVID-19 should only be conducted by approved state or local laboratories
COVID-19 tests are NOT done at the Kane County Health Department
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FACE COVERINGS: Beginning on May 1, individuals will be
required to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they
can’t maintain a six-foot social distance. Face-coverings will be required in
public indoor spaces, such as stores. This new requirement applies to all
individuals over the age of two who are able to medically tolerate a
face-covering or a mask.
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CDC - Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Show the Spread of COVID-19
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If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.
SAMHSAManaging stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak can be overwhelming. If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline:1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
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Gilda's Club Chicago offers free, innovative online support to anyone impacted by cancer, with more than 150 virtual activities each month. The emotional and social support provided is an essential complement to medical care. The program includes healthy lifestyle workshops, educational lectures, social opportunities, support and networking groups and resource referrals. Gilda's Club Chicago is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and is funded through donations from individuals, businesses, foundations and special fundraising events. To sign up for a program, to volunteer, or to support us with a donation, people can connect online at GildasClubChicago.org
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