Coronavirus Information

The Tri-State Fire Protection District is planning and preparing for complications which may arise from the spread of the coronavirus.  This includes coordination with other state and local agencies such as the Cook and DuPage County Departments of Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

 

The Fire District will continue to monitor various sources for best practices about coronavirus and will take appropriate steps as necessary to continue to provide service to our residents.

 

The Fire District strongly encourages anyone who suspects they may have the coronavirus to contact a medical professional for instructions pertaining to your symptoms.

 

The public should take this opportunity to be familiar with what is recommended to help minimize the risk of COVID-19. The CDC reports that patients experience mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Public health officials are encouraging the public to remain vigilant about keeping germs from spreading by covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands with warm soap and water, and staying home when sick.

 

CDC advises that people follow these tips to help prevent respiratory illnesses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you have not already done so, discuss influenza vaccination with your health care provider to help protect you against seasonal influenza.

Information on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, can be found here.

 

Questions regarding the Coronavirus should be directed to the Illinois Department of Public Health: