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
The free drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora has relocated to 2450 N. Farnsworth Ave. in Aurora.
Testing Location and Times:
The drive-through and walk-up testing site is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Testing is free and available to all regardless of age, COVID-19 symptoms, or insurance status.
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.