COVID-19 Updates

Hanul Family Alliance 

Illinois Phase 5 COVID Guidelines and Reopening Plan 

Last updated:  August 20, 2021

The health, safety, and well-being of everyone at Hanul is our highest priority. Therefore, Hanul Family Alliance continues to reinforce best practices with regard to preventative health and safety measures even though the State of Illinois has moved into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan.  Visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/restore-illinois/introduction.html to review each stage, and visit http://dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/COVID19/Illinois%20Phase%205%20Guidelines.pdf to reach about the Phase 5 Guidance. 

New Office Hours (Effective July 1, 2021) 

  • New office hours for all three offices are Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm. 
  • No services will be provided during lunch break (12:30pm – 1:30pm) 
  • Staff members are present in the office between 8:30am and 4:30pm, but will not be providing assistance in person or on the phone outside of the office hours and during lunch break. 
  • All clients are recommended to call to make an appointment prior to visiting the office. 

Reopening of Congregate Meal Service

  • Starting July 12, 2021, dining area at Chicago and Mt. Prospect Office will be open for dine-in service. Option to pick-up meals will always be available. Since there will be a limited number of seating, seats will be taken as first come first serve basis. 
  • Starting August 16, 2021, congregate meal programs will be open 4 days a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at both Chicago and Mt. Prospect Office.
  • Starting August 16, 2021, Home Delivered Meal Service for Mt. Prospect Office will be expanded to four days a week while Chicago Home Delivered Meal Service will be available only on Tuesdays and Fridays. 
  • Lake County Office will continue with their Food Box Distribution. Starting July 1, 2021, food box distribution will be done on every Wednesday.  

Hygiene Practices

Hanul Family Alliance recommends the following health and safety actions as recommended by the CDC and IDPH Guidelines. 

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water.  
  • Maintain social distancing if possible. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.  
  • Practice respiratory hygiene.  (Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash).
  • If you are ill, seek medical care or stay home.  

Travel Guidance 

There is no requirement for self-quarantine for any domestic travels if you are fully vaccinated. For international travel, please visit CDC’s COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination page to receive most up to date information on restrictions and guidance. If you plan to travel outside of the US, you must notify your supervisor in 30 days advance. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be asked to self-quarantine or take COVID Test and receive a negative result before you can come back to work. 

Refer to Hanul COVID-19 Policy on Travel Guidance for more information. 

Illness/Sickness

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, coronavirus and other respiratory viruses (i.e., influenza) include symptoms such as fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing.  Employees, volunteers and clients exhibiting any of these symptoms or other signs of illness should not enter the building and will be asked to leave the agency if they show symptoms while in the building.   

Refer to Hanul COVID-19 Policy on When You Think You Have the Coronavirus and Infection Control for more information.

COVID Vaccination 

Staff, volunteers and clients are highly recommended to be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated staff and volunteers will not be asked to take COVID Testing before starting working.