Friday, July 31, 2020 Volume 1, Issue 22
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Gov. Pritzker Announces Safety Guidelines for Recreational Sports
Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
On July 29th, Governor Pritzker announced guidance for youth and adult recreational sports, including, but not limited to, school-based sports (IHSA & IESA), travel clubs, private leagues and clubs, recreational leagues and centers, and park district sports programs. 

The newly released guidance categorizes sports into three risk levels, lower, medium, or higher, based on the amount of contact between athletes and their proximity during play. The guidance sets four levels of play allowed based on current public health conditions. 
This guidance takes effect Saturday, August 15, 2020 . Please see the complete guidance document for more detailed information.
IHSA Board
Announces Modified Schedule
For 2020-21 School Year
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on July 29, 2020, where the Board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year. The plan has been sent to the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) for final approval.

“This plan, like nearly every aspect of our current lives, remains fluid,” said IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson. “Changes may come, and if they do, we will be agile while putting safety and students first. It was important that we provide a framework today for our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and officials to begin preparing for the 2020-21 school year.”

The COVID-19 pandemic led the Board to propose unprecedented scheduling changes for the 2020-21 school year. They include playing all sports over the course of truncated fall, winter, spring, and summer seasons. As a result, several team sports will shift to new seasons, including football, boys soccer, and girls volleyball moving from the fall to the spring.

To view the complete announcement, click here .
American Academy of Pediatrics
Reminds Parents About Back to School Vaccinations
As parents are preparing to face the challenges of the 2020-21 school year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to remind families of the importance of vaccines for children. This year, whether students are going back to school for in-person or remote learning, doctors urge parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on their vaccinations.

Pediatrician's offices are open and have implemented strict safety measures to make sure all patients are kept safe during their visit. Now more than ever, it is very important that families stay connected to their pediatrician and medical home.

For parent resources, please click here .
COVID-19 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
DuPage County
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site
DuPage County is offering community-based COVID-19 drive-thru testing at the DuPage County Complex. The entrance is located on County Farm Road a few blocks North of Roosevelt Road at a stoplight. Follow the signs through the campus to the test site.

The testing site is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 am until the daily 400 test limit is reached.No appointment, symptoms or insurance is required.

For more information about the testing site or what to expect, please click here .
Pillars Community Health
COVID-19 Testing in Willowbrook
Pillars Community Health offers drive-up testing for COVID-19 outside of Anne M. Jeans Elementary School in Willowbrook.

Limited tests available; appointment required; please call  708-PILLARS (708-745-5277)  .

Testing is available on Tuesdays 9 am-Noon and Thursdays from 9 am-1 pm to anyone with symptoms of COVID-19; or anyone with a known exposure to COVID-19 (have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19); or asymptomatic, high-risk patients, first responders, health care workers, or essential workers who wish to be tested.

VNA Health Care  COVID-19 Testing
VNA Health Care offers COVID-19 testing  by appointment only  to new and existing patients with or without symptoms. 

Community mobile testing clinics are also available in Bensenville and West Chicago through VNA Health Care.

VNA Mobile Clinic at St. Alexis Catholic Church
400 W Wood Ave, Bensenville, IL, 60106

VNA Mobile Clinic at St. Andrew's Church
155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, 60185

To schedule an appointment, call (630) 892-4355 or (847) 717-6455.

For more information or to view a list of additional VNA locations, visit  www.vnahealth.com/covid-19-testing
Illinois COVID-19
Hotline and Email Address

If you have questions about Coronavirus - Call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline:

1 (800) 889-3931 or, send an email to: dph.sick@illinois.gov

Both are available anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
2020 Census Spread the Word
The 2020 Census is underway. Data collected in the census will inform the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities each year for the next 10 years for things like health care, food assistance, and infrastructure.

It’s important that we all respond to shape the future of our communities. Learn more and respond to the census today at 2020CENSUS.GOV .
Friday, July 31, 2020 Volume 1, Issue 22
(630) 682-7400 www.dupagehealth.org