In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
Response is defined as actions taken immediately before, during and directly after an emergency occurs to save lives, minimize damage to property and enhance the effectiveness of recovery.
Response to an event is the function of law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire-rescue departments and first responders. When a large-scale event has occurred it is important that the response be coordinated. This generally means activating the City of Chicago Joint Operations Center to assure central coordination.
Public official alerting, shelter and evacuation, search and rescue and resource mobilization are part of the response mode.
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