The Village of Montgomery has been monitoring reports and recommendations from our local, state and national health agencies regarding COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus) and continues to take proactive action to prepare for the well-being of our residents.
As we learn more about this COVID-19 virus, the overall consensus from health officials is to be aware and prepare, practice healthy habits and stay informed. This is an evolving situation, and the Village of Montgomery is committed to providing updated information and guidance, as it becomes available.
As preventative measures, health officials are reminding us to:
• Wash your hands often
• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid contact with sick people
• Stay home if you are sick
• Cover mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
In addition, if you feel sick with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing or if you have been in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19, please call your health care provider and notify them of your symptoms and any recent travel. Your health care provider will determine if you need to be seen in the office and if so, will provide special instructions to prevent exposing others.
For additional details from the national, state and county levels:
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) | www.cdc.gov@CDCgov
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH | www.dph.illinois.gov | 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-889-3931
KANE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT | http://www.kendallhealth.org/
KENDALL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT | http://www.kendallhealth.org/
Illinois Department of Public Health has created a hotline for Coronavirus information:The Illinois Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline and email address provides consistent information, answer questions, share facts about symptoms, and provides up-to-date information from the CDC. Call 1-800-889-3931 anytime or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV
Governor JB Pritzker announced the opening of a new COVID‐19 Community Testing Site in Aurora. The new site is open seven days per week at the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall, 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd, and will serve up to 600 people per day. TESTING IS FREE.
Operations at the site are managed by the Illinois National Guard with traffic management and security assistance by the Aurora Police Department.
Testing Location and Times:
• Chicago Premium Outlet Mall | 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60502
• Enter from Farnsworth Ave. only
• 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.( or earlier if testing capacity is reached)
• 7 days per week
Tests can be taken by:
• ALL INDIVIDUALS WITH SYMPTOMS (cough, shortness of breath, fever), including but not limited to, senior citizens and people with underlying conditions.
• ALL HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS REGARDLESS OF SYMPTOMS
Type of Test:
• All tests are self‐administered swabs. Each person getting tested will be handed the swabs and directions through their car window. They will then have to swab their own nose and place it back in the bottle. Testing is free.
• This is a DRIVE‐THRU ONLY testing facility
• Anyone who will be tested MUST BE SEATED AT A FUNCTIONING WINDOW in a vehicle
• NO WALK‐UPS can be accepted for safety reasons
• Persons getting tested will be asked to SHOW PHOTO IDENTIFICATION or healthcare/first responder ID/badge, if applicable
• Tests are taken on a FIRST COME‐FIRST SERVE BASIS. Facility will close by 4 p.m. or when testing capacity is reached for the day, whichever comes first.
• Due to the demand service, wait times can be significant. Please be patient.
• If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you are urged to call your doctor or emergency department to seek immediate care and instructions