orlandtownship.org | January 20th 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE | 01-25-2021
National Guard troops will be administering vaccines at the Tinley Park Convention Center supersite, by appointment only

Phase 1B includes roughly 3.2 million Illinois residents, opening up vaccinations to people age 65 years and older as well as "frontline essential workers," which includes first responders, education workers like teachers and support staff, childcare workers, grocery store employees, postal service workers and more.

Here's a full look at who is included in Phase 1B:

  • Residents age 65 and over

  • Frontline essential workers, which means "residents who carry a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure because of their work duties, often because they are unable to work from home, and/or they must work closely to others without being able to socially distance. This includes:

  • First responders: Fire, law enforcement, 911 workers, security personnel, school officers
  • Education: Teachers, principals, student support, student aids, day care worker
  • Food and agriculture: Processing, plants, veterinary health, livestock services, animal care
  • Manufacturing: Industrial production of good for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufactures
  • Corrections workers and inmates: Jail officers, juvenile facility staff, workers providing in-person support, inmates
  • USPS workers
  • Public transit workers: Flight crew, bus drivers, train conductors, taxi drivers, para-transit drivers, in-person support, ride sharing services
  • Grocery store workers: Baggers, cashiers, stockers, pickup, customer service
  • Shelters and day care staff: Homeless shelter, women’s shelter, adult day/drop-in program, sheltered workshop, psycho-social rehab

But Gov. J.B. Pritzker said last week that while Illinois is moving into the new phase, there will be limitations based on how much vaccine the state receives. Source: NBC Chicago

Or call the Cook County Vaccine Hotline, 833-308-1988, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Orland Fire District Recognizes Needs Of Those With Dementia

Orland Township prides itself on the array of services and programs it provides for local seniors –transportation, food pantry delivery, drop-in (bingo), classes, etc. That’s why we are so proud to congratulate the Orland Fire Protection District on their Dementia Awareness Community Outreach efforts!

Check out this article on their collaboration with Aishling Companion Home Care to make Orland Park a “dignified, respectful, dementia friendly, place to live.”

Orland Fire District Recognizes Needs Of Those With Dementia

The Orland Fire Protection District launched the first combined Community Outreach Program on Dementia Awareness on Thursday, April 27, 2017, to recognize the challenges that face those individuals who suffer from Dementia.

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Township government plays a crucial role in promoting a greater quality of life for our residents. Orland Township strives to provide services that are useful and relevant for our community and offer energizing programs that enrich the lives of residents and our community as a whole. We are your Township and we are working for you.

Orland Township Working For You

Orland Township plans on offering the vaccine and is currently working with Cook County Department of Public Health and Illinois Department of Public Health to make this happen.