What is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with SARS-CoV-2. To learn more visit our COVID-19 Landing Page.
The latest situation summary updates, including the number of cases in the U.S., are available on CDC’s page Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
What are the symptoms?
Patients with COVID-19 develop mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
- Difficulty breathing
For more information on symptoms, check with the CDC.
What should residents do?
Residents are recommended to use the following measures to stay healthy and limit the potential spread of COVID-19:
- Stay home when sick
- Avoid all non-essential travel
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Wash hands frequently (for 20 seconds)
- Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects
- Practice social distancing, maintain a distance of six feet even outside.
Change of Services
On March 19, 2020 Mayor Pro Tem McCarthy signed an emergency declaration that gives the Village the ability to activate emergency resources if necessary and the Declaration has been extended as necessary. The community of Carol Stream is currently experiencing changing services in response to COVID-19. Municipal changes of service include reduced administrative programs; however, emergency response operations remain active 24/7. Additional changes in service are available in our Changes to Municipal Services article.
Village meetings are being held electronically.
To learn about the restaurant industry changes read our Safely Support Businesses article.
Visit our local agencies page to use links to other service agencies in the region to review their program updates.
The Library is offering digital services including library card registration which gives you access to digital resources like live online tutoring, e-books and digital audiobooks for all ages, lifelong learning classes, plus streaming movies, TV shows, and music.
For more information about COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 Landing Page and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Additional information on how to prepare for the spread of the virus and steps to stay healthy are available at cdc.gov/nonpharmaceutical-interventions.
We have also compiled helpful Business Resources.