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File #: 20-2472    Version: 1 Name: EXTENDING COOK COUNTY’S PROCLAMATION OF DISASTER FOR COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 5/12/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/21/2020 Final action: 5/21/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION EXTENDING COOK COUNTY'S PROCLAMATION OF DISASTER FOR COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a novel severe acute respiratory illness that can spread among people through respiratory transmissions and present with symptoms similar to those of influenza; and WHEREAS, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services declared that COVID-19 presents a public health emergency on January 27, 2020, and the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020; and WHEREAS, certain populations are at higher risk of experiencing more severe illness as a result of COVID-19, including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security continue to work closely with the Centers...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), JOHN P. DALEY, LARRY SUFFREDIN, DEBORAH SIMS, SCOTT R. BRITTON, DENNIS DEER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

EXTENDING COOK COUNTY'S PROCLAMATION OF DISASTER FOR COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a novel severe acute respiratory illness that can spread among people through respiratory transmissions and present with symptoms similar to those of influenza; and

WHEREAS, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services declared that COVID-19 presents a public health emergency on January 27, 2020, and the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020; and

WHEREAS, certain populations are at higher risk of experiencing more severe illness as a result of COVID-19, including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security continue to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the State and local public health agencies as we closely monitor and work to prevent the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, Cook County is continuing its efforts to prepare for any eventuality given that this is a novel illness with known health risks it poses for the elderly and those with serious chronic medical conditions; and

WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation giving the state access to state money and possibly federal reimbursement for the costs of fighting the potentially deadly illness; and

WHEREAS, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined Governor JB Pritzker on March 9, 2020 along with representatives from the city of Chicago and DuPage County to announce that Cook County is joining the state and city to issue emergency proclamations in response to COVID-19 which will permit Cook County to access federal funds as well as other resources, and enhance our a...

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