We understand that everyone is worried about the coronavirus outbreak.

Keep yourself safer and stay informed by review the information below and staying up-to-date on CDC


  • Similar to respiratory tract illnesses
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • In more severe cases, secondary lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis


Human coronaviruses is most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:

  • The air by coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking unwashed/un-sanitized hands
  • Touching an unwashed/un-sanitized object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing/sanitizing your hands

Precautionary Measures:

  • Clean your hands frequently with an alcohol-based rub or soap and water
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your inner elbow or disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  •  Avoid close contact with anyone that has symptoms.
  • Clean your hands immediately, using an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water, after close contact with anyone.
  • Do not share your personal electronic devices with anyone that has symptoms.
  • Frequently clean your personal electronic devices with an alcohol-based wipe.
  • Clean your personal electronic devices immediately, with an alcohol-based wipe, after usage by another individual.

If you experience symptoms:

  • Contact a medical provider before visiting an urgent care location or going to the doctor office.
  • If you or someone you know does not have insurance, call the Cottage Grove Health Center in Ford Heights. Follow the prompts to speak with the medical provider on-call 24/7. 708-753-5800.
  •  Go to an urgent care clinic or make a doctor appointment.
  • Share your concerns with a Respond Now staff member or volunteer.
  • Ask for a Respond Now staff member for assistance and resources.

Urgent Care

*In an emergency, call 911 or go to an Emergency Room near you:

Franciscan Urgent Care Chicago Heights

  • 30 East 15 th St. Chicago Heights, IL 60411
  • 708-733-7200
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:00am
  • Insurance Accepted: Private, Medicare, all Medicaid Plans

Cottage Grove Medical Center Ford Heights

  • 1645 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Ford Heights, IL 60411
  • 708-753-5800
  • Hours: Mon. & Thurs. 8:00am-4:45pm
  • Tues. & Wed. 9:30am-5:45pm
  • Fri. 8:00am-4:45pm; Every 1 st Fri. 8:00-12:00pm
  • Sat. 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Insurance Accepted: Private; Medicare; Medicaid: Blue Cross Community, IlliniCare, Meridian, County Care, Next Level; No Insurance: Negotiable based on income

Advocate Immediate Care Olympia Fields

  • 4001 Vollmer Rd. Olympia Fields, IL 60461
  • 708-481-8883
  • Hours: Mon. and Tues. 9am – 9pm
  • Wed. Closed
  • Thurs. 8am – 9pm
  • Fri. 9am – 9pm
  • Sat. and Sun. 8am – 8pm
  • Insurance Accepted: Private; Medicare; Medicaid: Blue Cross Community & Meridian; No Insurance: $90


Refer to these CDC links:

Visit to find the current list of products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against COVID-19. 

Hand Washing

Properly washing hands with soap and water for 20sec is the number one recommended preventative measure at this time. 

If that is not possible, hand sanitizer with at least a 60% Alcohol content is second best. 

Can’t find Hand sanitizer? Here are some recipes you may be able to make: