Watch this space for important updates, information, resources, and event cancellations as we respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

To address the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois and the country, Lawrence Hall has put action plans in place and gathered resources to help keep the youth and families we serve, our staff, and stakeholders informed and as safe as possible.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. To address concerns about keeping healthy and containing the spread of the disease, we will be providing updates as they become available.

The health and safety of our children, youth, families, and staff are our top priority. The Lawrence Hall leadership team are in regular discussion and sharing resources as to how to best respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. As the situation changes, so will our response.

Our team are in communication with the youth and families we serve, and our team will be updating this page with information, resources, and event and training cancellations for all of our stakeholders.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Lawrence Hall at covid19@lawrencehall.org 

Together as a community, we can help protect those who are most at-risk, provide for those in need by taking the steps necessary to limit the spread of COVID-19, and work together to keep each other safe and healthy in these unprecedented times.

 

Effective Immediately

  • Lawrence Hall will be suspending the following through May 30th, at which time we will reassess our restrictions:
    • All non-essential site visitors
    • Volunteerism, mentorship, tutoring, and the hosting of community gatherings & meetings
    • Non-essential visits by caseworkers, monitors and other stakeholders
  • As we monitor this pandemic closely, please refer to our social media platforms and website with important updates, information, resources and event cancellations. Questions can be directed to covid19@lawrencehall.org. We appreciate your support in helping us care for the most vulnerable through this unprecedented and challenging time.
 

Here are some facts about the virus:

  • Spread through the droplets from coughs and sneezes
  • It requires close, face-to-face (within 6ft), sustained contact for more than ten minutes with someone who is infected
  • Symptoms to look out for are cough, fever, and difficulty breathing
  • As of April 27th, 45,883 people have tested positive in Illinois and the number continues to rise
  • Testing in Illinois has increased but is still limited

Reducing the risk:

  • Avoid close contact with people
  • Stay home if sick
  • Wash hands often with hot water and soap. If that’s not available, use at least a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching face with uncleaned hands
  • Cover mouth when coughing and sneezing
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • CLEAN SURFACES DAILY- (highly touched surfaces)
    • Phones, keyboards and mouse, door handles, etc.