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South Suburban College COVID-19 Testing Tent Starts New 9-5 Drive-Thru Hours

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL– South Suburban College’s COVID-19 testing drive-thru is making some minor modifications including relocated testing tents to the SSC Fitness Center’s east parking lot, and offering new hours from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. HR Support has taken over the ongoing testing responsibilities from the National Guard with continued oversight from the Governor’s Office and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). The changes are intended to improve traffic flow and overall testing accessibility.

With testing moved to the Fitness Center’s east lot, tents will be highly visible and cars may enter from either 159th Street or State Street to follow the signage. Testing will continue seven days a week, and a security detail will continue to be in place while testing is open.

More details about the testing process include:

  • Testing is available for anyone, not only Illinois residents
  • Testing is available for all ages (with parental consent)
  • State-issued identification is required
  • Testing will now be conducted via nasal swab which is painless, and a significant improvement over the more invasive nasopharyngeal test
  • Results are delivered by phone within 4-7 business days

Inquiries may be submitted to christopherbmurray@gmail.com. SSC is located at 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, Illinois. The drive-thru route will still be limited to south side of campus near the athletic fields. Employees, students and visitors will access the Main Campus through 158th Street, and north lots and entrances.

COVID-19 symptoms include but are not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell.

Additional Testing information available in English and Spanish Below

CoronaVirus Covid-19

The Village of Posen is continually monitoring the CoronaVirus Outbreak and are taking necessary precautions to limit exposures.

If you are experiencing any Flu-Like symptoms you are being encouraged to limit your exposure to others and contact your medical professional. If you are seeking 911 assistance and experiencing any flu-like signs or symptoms please notify the 911 call taker of your symptoms so EMS professionals can take the necessary precautions.

The Village of Posen offers the links below with further information about the Covid-19 outbreak.

Chicago:

City’s Department of Public Health:  https://chicago.gov/coronavirus

Counties:

Cook:  https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/letter-president-regarding-coronavirus

DeKalb:  https://health.dekalbcounty.org/coronavirus/

Du Page:  https://www.dupagehealth.org/590/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19-Inform

Kane:  http://www.kanehealth.com/

Kendall:  http://www.kendallhealth.org/news/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-advice-for-the-public/

Lake:  https://www.lakecountyil.gov/4377/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19

McHenry:  https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/county-government/departments-a-i/health-department/public-health-nursing/communicable-disease-program/covid-19-coronavirus

Will:  Refers people to Illinois Department of Public Health website (see below)

Winnebago:  http://www.wchd.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=749&Itemid=1336

State:

Illinois Department of Public Health:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus

Federal:

Center for Disease Control:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

International:

World Health Organization:  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

ADA Sidewalk Upgrade Work Completed

The Village of Posen has received a grant from Cook County as part of their Invest in Cook program to improve ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility Village wide. The Invest in Cook ADA Sidewalk Rehabilitation construction project is now completed. Sod was placed at these corners where grass repairs were needed. We ask the residents on the corner houses where work was performed to please water the grass so it takes. New curbs and gutters, sidewalk, and detectable warnings plates were installed at approved ADA slopes. This work was performed between Western and Harrison along 144th streets and 143rd street.

Posen Police Response Changes Due to Covid-19

Temporary Changes to Police Response Amid COVID-19(Posen, Ill.) –  

The Posen Police Department is taking temporary measures to ensure the safety of the public and the men and women who work for the Department.  Effective immediately, officers will no longer respond in person to low-level calls for service in an effort to protect the public and officers from coronavirus. The Posen Police Department is encouraging people to contact our non-emergency number at 708-385-3131 to report crimes that do not require an immediate response and if no one is in danger. Please provide the dispatcher with as much information as possible and an officer will be assigned to follow up with a phone call without risking exposure to the complainant or officer. Posen Police Officers will not be dispatched in person unless there is still a crime in progress or it is a serious offense requiring in-person attention. The Police Department is asking that people refrain from coming to the police department in person to report crimes unless it is an emergency.  Again, this is a temporary change in our policy in response to the COVID-19 virus. The Police Department will return to normal operation once the crisis subsides.

Crossing Guard Needed

The Village of Posen is now accepting applications for crossing guard. Please visit the Police Station for applications and information or call 708-385-0277