Oak Park Township Updates – November 3, 2021

Oak Park Township Updates - Effective November 3, 2021

Township Board approves Employee COVID-19 Policy

The Oak Park Township Board of Trustees required that all employees receive a COVID-19 Vaccine or undergo regular testing effective October 18th.  This policy is based on the local and state recommendations as well as CDC guidance and was approved at the September 14th meeting.  Currently 97% of staff are fully vaccinated, and the goal of the vaccine policy is to “provide an environment that is safe for all who access our facility.”

Village of Oak Park Requires Face Coverings When Indoors and Recommends COVID-19 Vaccinations for all Residents ages 12 and over; Booster Vaccines for Eligible Individuals are Encouraged; Guidance for Young Residents

The Village’s Public Health Department is following the CDC guidance and is requiring the wearing of facemasks, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor locations.  In addition, it is recommended that facemasks be worn outside in crowded spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.  Residents are encouraged to get a vaccine wherever is most convenient to them.  According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccinations have been approved and are recommended for children aged 5 to 11.  Updates, including local vaccination clinics, may be found at this link.

Limited In-Person Services Available at 105 Township Building; Facemasks Required
Limited services, including notarizing documents, RTA applications, medical equipment lending, and taxi coupon distribution are available at our 105 S. Oak Park Avenue Township location.  In Oak Park, all individuals over the age of two who can medically tolerate a face covering are required to wear one while in Village municipal buildings, which includes Oak Park Township.   If you are sick, please stay home and call us at 708-383-8005; we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

Please call 708-383-8005 for general information as well as appointments for General Assistance and the Assessor’s office.

Appointments Available for Youth Services, Senior Services, and Administrative Services
Youth Services staff appointments are available by calling 708-445-2727.

For further assistance with general Township services, please call 708-383-8005, the Senior Services Center at 708-383-8060, Senior Services Transportation at 708-383-4806, or the Community Mental Health Board at 708-358-8855.

Senior Services Center at 130 S. Oak Park Avenue Open to Township Employees

Please call 708-383-8060 to request services from our Senior Services staff.  We are limiting visits from the general public as per local guidance.  Planning for congregate meals is dependent on guidance from the Illinois Department on Aging and the Public Health Department.  We will post updates on our Senior Services webpage.  Please see our website calendar for monthly activities.  Appointments for our Money Management Program and Adult Protective Services may be set up by calling Senior Services at 708-383-8060.

Senior Services Home Delivered Meals and “Take Out” Meal Distribution Fridays in November
Older adults who have requested meals are receiving them in the form of frozen nutritionally balanced meals.  We are also providing “take out” lunches to older adults to pick up at our Senior Services building on Friday, November 5th, 12th, and 19th as well as Wednesday, November 24th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in our Senior Services parking lot at 130 S. Oak Park Avenue.  We are limiting face-to-face contact with others out of health concerns for everyone.  Suggested donation is $1.50 per meal.  For detailed guidelines, please call 708-383-8060.

Transportation Options Expanded
Senior Services Transportation Department has expanded ride options for Oak Park and River Forest older adults as well as adults 18+ with a disability.  Please call 708-383-4806 to reserve a ride throughout the two communities; the suggested donation is $1.00 per passenger per ride.  We are limiting capacity to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and require all passengers to wear a facemask.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.