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In response to rising concerns related to the coronavirus, Park Forest leaders today announced that Village Hall will temporarily close to the public beginning March 18.The decision was made by Park Forest Mayor Jonathan Vanderbilt, the Park Forest Board of Trustees, and senior staff for the village after learning new details from the CDC, the federal government, and state officials on the coronavirus.Park Forest leaders hope to reopen Village Hall on April 6 pending the status of the coronavirus spread.Park Forest’s police and fire operations will continue as normal during this period. Additionally, Recreation and Parks and Public Works crews will remain with a full complement of staff in the field.Departments located inside of Village Hall with service counters will be the most impacted due to the temporary closure. With counter windows temporarily closed, alternative methods of servicing the public will be ramped up. This includes the use of email, phone, fax, and the mailbox located outside of the south entrance of Village Hall.For complete details on the impact of the temporary closure and cancellations by village department, please see below:
All meetings, including village board meetings and volunteer board and commission meetings, at Village Hall are also canceled through April 4 due to recommendations on the limiting of crowd size.Village officials will continue to monitor issues related to the coronavirus and will post updates to the village’s website as conditions change. For questions, please call 708-748-1112.