The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19.
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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