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Breaking down vaccine hesitancy…Tens of thousands of Oak Park residents are vaccinated against COVID-19, but vaccine hesitancy still persists in our community. Oak Parkers are invited to help break down vaccine hesitancy by sharing why they got vaccinated on yard signs available from the Oak Park Department of Public Health. Residents can email to request a yard sign be dropped off at their residence or stop by Village Hall between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to pick up a sign. Supplies are limited. Residents are invited to share the messages on their yard signs on social media using the hashtag #OakParkVaccinated. The Health Department is also addressing vaccine hesitancy by training volunteers to help answer questions and provide information about COVID-19 vaccines. Be on the lookout for volunteers with the Village’s Medical Reserve Corps and Community Emergency Response Team who will be accompanying the Health Department’s mobile response van at community events. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, highly effective and help protect the most vulnerable among us, including those who are not yet eligible or may not be able to receive vaccines. For more information about vaccination opportunities in Oak Park, visit For information about volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps and Community Emergency Response Team, visit

Frequent testing essential…COVID-19 testing remains an important tool in the fight against the virus as it allows public health officials to isolate those who are contagious and alert those who were exposed through contact tracing. Local health officials encourage anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever and/or cough to get tested, even if they are vaccinated. COVID-19 testing is available at many pharmacy locations, through most healthcare providers and the Oak Park Health Department, which offers rapid testing through its mobile response van. The Illinois Department of Public Health also operates free COVID-19 testing sites where no appointment or insurance is necessary. Find the list of locations at