Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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10-5-20

 

FREE COVID-19 TESTING IN MELROSE PARK

The Village will be doing drive-thru COVID—19 testing again on Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24 from 9AM to 5PM in the parking area at 2701 W. Lake Street.

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9-29-20

 

HALLOWEEN 2020 UPDATE

(updated 10/8/20)

 

It is with the utmost importance that we keep the health and safety of our residents in the Village of Melrose Park in the forefront during this current pandemic. As we approach the Halloween season, Melrose Park will be following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines by limiting some traditional Halloween activities which can be high-risk for spreading viruses. This includes a ban on participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door.

Therefore, since Trick or Treating will not be permitted this year in Melrose Park due to the pandemic, there will be safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween that will be offered. The Village of Melrose Park has partnered with some of our community organizations, including the Community Alliance, Veterans Park District, and the Melrose Park Youth Commission to help create free low to moderate-risk Halloween activities for the children which are allowable under the Restore Illinois’ Phase 4 guidelines.

These activities for children include the following:

  • Zombie Walk on Friday, October 23, from 6pm-8pm at Bulger Park, 1601 Hirsch Street. This family-friendly Halloween fun for children will include safe strolls in the park to view scary zombie scenes, goodie bags, balloon artist, and giveaways! Wear a costume and face covering. Visit Facebook.com/vpdparks or www.vpdpark.org or call 708-343-5270 for additional information.
  • Drive-Through Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 31, from 12pm-2pm, at the Melrose Park Civic Center, 1000 N 25th Avenue. Decorate your car, wear a costume, and drive through to pick up a goodie bag. Visit Facebook.com/melroseparkil or www.melrosepark.org for additional information.

Please be sure to “Like” and “Follow” the Village of Melrose Park Facebok page and visit our website for Halloween program updates. Let’s do our part and make sure we have a safe Halloween experience for our community.

Sincerely,

Ronald M. Serpico

Mayor of Melrose Park

 

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS REGARDING POLICE STATION

 

The Melrose Park Police Department is implementing additional health and safety precautions to help protect our residents and employees from the community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The following protocol will go into effect immediately and will remain in effect until further notice:

HIGH PRIORITY / EMERGENCY CALLS

Melrose Park Police Department will only be responding to high priority/emergency calls, including, but not limited to:

  • All violent crimes or crimes against persons
  • All motor vehicle crashes
  • All disturbances and unwanted subjects
  • All in-progress custody disputes
  • All unknown situations
  • All retail thefts wherein a suspect is being detained
  • A battery or domestic-related incident either in-progress or where the suspect or offender is still on scene
  • Burglaries where evidentiary items need to be collected or the crime scene needs to be processed
  • And situation where the shift supervisor(s) deem it necessary for a police officer to respond

LOW PRIORITY CALLS FOR SERVICE

  • Low priority calls involving non-emergencies, delayed calls for service, informational calls, property crimes, or ordinance violations will only be handled via phone-in report process.

DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING

  • If your request for service needs fall within the low priority calls for service category
  • If you have a fever or had a fever within the last 24 hours
  • Traveled outside of the United States within the last 14 days
  • Or if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, a cough, a sore throat, or shortness of breath

PLEASE RETURN HOME AND CONTACT OUR DISPATCH CENTER AT 847-451-8000

Please remember we are committed to serving our citizens and visitors, but in order to do this on a continual basis we have to make sure our officers and staff remain healthy. We are taking these extraordinary steps as we are experiencing extraordinary times. At this time, the implemented safety precautions are necessary to minimize any health risks to our employees, our community and especially most vulnerable to COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice 3-23-20

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