Education

  1. Symptoms
  2. How it Spreads
  3. Prevention
  4. What to Do if You Are Sick
  5. What to Know if You Call 9-1-1

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms can include:

  • Loss or decrease in the sense of smell
  • Loss or decrease of the sense of taste
  • Fever – temperature of 100 or higher
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Flu-like body aches

Symptoms may appear 2–14 days after exposure. According to the CDC, recent evidence indicates that up to 25% of people with COVID-19 infection may not have symptoms and can still spread the disease.  It is very important that you stay home, even if you feel well.







  1. Resources

Information

Financial Assistance

Niles Township is offering emergency financial assistance to residents who are experiencing financial distress from COVID-10. More information here.

The Village’s Human Services Department offers resource information on financial and emergency assistance towards rent, mortgage, utilities and food. Click here to apply. For information, please call 847/933-8208.

Domestic Violence Assistance

Governor Pritzker reminds all that Stay-At-Home can be even more challenging for those that are a victim or live in fear of Domestic Violence.
Need Help Now?
Domestic Violence Helpline: 
1-877-TO END DV or 1-877-863-6338 (Voice)
The hotline is toll-free, confidential, multilingual, and open 24-hour.

Internet/Phone

Comcast Xfinity is offering free WiFi hotspots across the country for anyone who needs them, including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit xfinity.com/wifi. Comcast is also offering Internet Essentials free to new customers. New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. More information and services can be found at corporate.comcast.com.

Food Services

Niles Township Government is distributing additional groceries to parents or guardians of children who usually receive free and reduced lunches at their schools.

These distributions have been taking place at a NEW LOCATION: 8300 Lehigh Ave., Morton Grove, and supplemental boxes of groceries also are available for distribution at the Niles Township Food Pantry behind the Township building at 5255 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie. See the Niles Township website for a schedule of distribution times. 
 

Additional information on needed donations also is available on the Niles Township Food Pantry Facebook page

Interested in volunteering at the Niles Township Food Pantry? Click here

Senior Shopping Hours and Delivery Services

See a list of Skokie grocery stores and pharmacies that offer delivery service. Some are offering curb-side pickup and senior-only shopping hours.

See Illinois Retail Merchants Association list of senior shopping hours.

Click here for information on the Niles Township Food Pantry that is offering special supplemental food distribution for pick up only.

Digital Library Access

From the Skokie Public Library:
We may be temporarily closed, but we’re still here to help! Here are some of the ways that you can use the library from home.

Don’t have a library card? We can email you a library card number so that you can use all of our online resources. No need to come in! Just fill out the online application and we’ll be in touch.

Businesses

Federal Level Assistance

Lender Match is a free online referral tool that connects small business with participating SBA-approved lenders

State of Illinois Level Assistance
Non-Profit Assistance
Corporate Assistance

For Residents from Other Communities

The Skokie Health Department serves Skokie residents, and suggests that residents of neighboring communities contact the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) for assistance:

CCDPH COVID-19 Hotline

  • Effective Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020
  • Call 708-633-3319
  • Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
  • Direct the public here for the most up to date information

CCDPH COVID-19 Email

  • Effective Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020
  • Direct the public to email questions to ccdph.covid19@cookcountyhhs.org
  • Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • This is another option for obtaining the most up to date information
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