Oak Park Township Updates – Effective February 3, 2022

Oak Park Township Updates - Effective February 3, 2022

Both Township offices closed on Wednesday February 2nd and Thursday, February 3rd due to inclement weather.

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 Notary Service, General Assistance, Medical Equipment Lending, and the Assessor’s office.

Village of Oak Park Requires Face Coverings When Indoors and Recommends COVID-19 Vaccinations and Boosters for all Eligible Residents ages 5 and over

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. Updates, including local vaccination clinics, may be found at this link.

Free COVID-19 test kits

Every U.S. household can order 4 free COVID-19 test kits that will ship in 7-12 days.  Here is the link to order the tests through the U.S. Postal Services.

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 or Assessor 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 Transportation Options
Senior Services Transportation Department has expanded ride routes 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.

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.

For Dine Out Coupons, please call 708-383-8060 for an appointment.  Coupons are available for a suggested donation of $4.00 each and recipients can get an entrée from a selected menu at two local restaurants.

Senior Services Home Delivered Meals and “Take Out” Meal Distribution Fridays in February

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, February 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th 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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.