The Village Chicago Responds to COVID-19

We Are Here for You

The Village Chicago is open for business via email and phone. We are working together as a community to keep each other safe, engaged, and healthy. The Village staff responds quickly to emails sent to and phone calls to 773.248.8700.

Staying Connected

All Village members receive the Member Memo by email each Wednesday and a calendar of upcoming events each Friday. In addition, one Wednesday each month the entire Village community of members, friends and supporters receives The Navigator, our newsletter about life after 50.

The Village Chicago will continue to offer a variety of virtual events using Zoom and organize some outdoor events for those who are interested—strictly following all safety precautions. Members of the Village community are continuously developing social gatherings, discussion sessions, fitness classes and other exciting activities. Please check our calendar to register for these programs, and email us at to share your ideas for ways to engage people and have some fun! Your feedback is especially welcome.

We would also like to acknowledge and celebrate the resilience and strength of our community, so please send us stories you would like to share — people caught in acts of kindness, tips, and ideas to

Information Resources

Here are links to some useful resources:

The City of Chicago

Block Club Chicago

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois’ New COVID-19 Resurgence Management Plan (Effective 7.24.20)

Chicago Department of Public Health COVID-19 Updates and Resources

COVID-19 Testing Site Locations in Chicago

How to Access Services from the Cook County Treasurer’s Office Online 

  • Chi COVID Coach: If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you can sign up to receive texts that check in on how you are feeling, provide day-by-day guidance, provide information on testing, and more. Registration is free, and your information will be protected. Click here to sign up.
  • Remote Patient Monitoring Program: Through this program, Health Workers will digitally connect with you when you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms but do not require emergency or inpatient care. To see if you qualify, call 866.443.2584. Click here for more information.
  • CDPH COVID-19 Call Center: The Chicago Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. Please call 312.746.4835 Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or email
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