The Rogers Park Community Response Team is an action-oriented group created in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. RPCRT was created by 49th Ward Alderwoman Maria Hadden in coordination with local service providers and community organizations. Partners include IL State Representative Kelly Cassidy, Protect RP, Northside Community Resources, Devon Bank, Loyola Community Nursing Center, and hundreds of deeply committed community volunteers.
We are working together to support each other. We will, to the best of our combined ability, care for all of our RP family with fierce love and compassion. We want every Rogers Park resident to know that you are cared for and not alone.
Call or email us to help with questions about service or to ask for assistance.
Donate to Our Local Rapid Response Fund!
Northside Community Resources, a wonderful Rogers Park nonprofit serving our community for more than 30 years, has set up a fund where you can make tax-deductible donations to support other local orgs and your neighbors who experience hardship due to the coronavirus. Their Community Fund was originally set up to help residents more broadly, and has been adjusted to allow the Rogers Park Community Response Team to direct funds to local COVID-19 related support. Please consider giving if you’re able and know that your contributions will directly help our community!
Our work is reliant on community members. Please visit our new Volunteer Page to learn how to get involved!
Friday 14 August 2020:
~The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that 1292 Rogers Park residents have tested positive for Covid 19, of 19,233 tested.
~This site is intended to be a local resource for community health resources and for reliable local information about the situation.
~Statewide shelter in place order remains in effect today.
~Please remember that all playgrounds are closed, and when using parks or beaches to strictly maintain social distancing.
Morse Market is now doing senior shopping only from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
- Reported Chicago cases: As of 13 August, 2020 there have been 65,002 cases of COVID-19 identified in Chicago so far and 200,249 in Illinois. As this outbreak has spread globally, CDPH is tracking it closely and is using data to guide its response.
- Individuals and communities should familiarize themselves with recommendations to protect themselves and their communities from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.
- Older people and people with severe chronic conditions should take special precautions because they are at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.
- Fight stigma and fear by understanding the facts about COVID-19 and taking the effective precautionary steps recommended by health professionals. Support people returning from COVID-19 quarantine and help reduce the spread of rumors by letting people know that viruses cannot target people from specific populations, ethnicities, or racial backgrounds.