48th Ward Weekly Update – November 16, 2020

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browser
November 16, 2020
Dear Neighbor,

Today marks the beginning of a 30-day Stay At Home Advisory issued by the City of Chicago. Under this order, Chicagoans are encouraged to stay home except for essential trips, to not have any non-essentials visitors in their homes, and all gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 10 people. Additionally, the City has updated the Travel Order. While Chicagoans are encouraged to hold off on any holiday travel plans, please click here to view the most up to date guidance regarding out-of-state travel.

In line with the Stay At Home Advisory, local public health officials are recommending that Chicagoans do not celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with people from outside of their household. I know this is going to be difficult, especially for people who live alone. Consider coordinating a Zoom dinner/cocktail hour/game night for Thanksgiving with your loved ones for this year’s celebration. Additionally, since we’ll all likely have fewer mouths to feed this year, consider taking a break from cooking and ordering in from one of our local restaurants:Andersonville Thanksgiving OffersEdgewater Restaurant GuideUptown Restaurant GuideAs we all continue to wear masks, wash our hands, and maintain social distance while we move into winter, it is also critically important that every gets vaccinated for the flu. This will help as we work to manage hospital capacity during the pandemic. Visit chicago.gov/flu for an interactive map to find the nearest location that is offering flu shots as well an information on CDPH’s Free Flu Shot Clinics.

COVID testing sites in the community:Heartland Health Centers, 1300 W. Devon
Call ahead to make an appointment: 773-751-7800
Free of cost to neighbors without health insurance; Available to neighbors regardless of immigration status
Click here for more informationPhysicians Immediate Care, 6140 N. Broadway
Make an appointment online: Click here or call 773-435-9028
Offering rapid testing, accepts insurance
Click here for more informationGreat Lakes Clinical Trials, 5113 N. Clark
Free COVID-19 testing twice a month in partnership with Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
Click here for more information City of Chicago Mobile COVID-19 Testing 
Click her for more informationHave a safe and peaceful Monday.


Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward
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