The Chicago area is expected to be impacted by several days of extreme weather, with an anticipated snowstorm taking place Friday into Saturday, followed by extreme cold.

In response, Cook County Health is taking the following measures:

  • 门诊 初级卫生保健 visits will be transitioned to telehealth. Staff will be contacting patients if their appointment is impacted. Patients with questions can call 312-864-0200.
  • COVID-19 testing sites will be closed on Friday, January 12 and Saturday, January 13.
  • Free valet parking will be made available to patients at the Stroger Hospital entrance on Friday, January 12.

Cook County Health offers the following tips to keep residents safe during this weather system:

  • 穿多层衣服,包括帽子和手套或连指手套。层层叠叠是保持身体温暖的最佳方式,因为层间的空气起到额外的隔热作用。
  • 持续的寒冷暴露会导致冻裂或冻伤。用温暖的湿毛巾小心地重新加热暴露的区域。如果出现冰冷、坚硬、有斑点的皮肤,或者如果该区域变得疼痛、肿胀或发烧,请去看医生。
    • 霜冻是一种温和的冻伤形式,当皮肤变暖时可能会感到刺痛或疼痛。
    • 冻伤可在 30 分钟内形成。症状可能始于针刺感或刺痛感。根据严重程度,皮肤也可能变成不同的颜色,包括红色、白色、蓝色、紫色或灰色。
  • 老年人或相对不爱运动的人在铲雪时应格外小心。突然的劳累加上寒冷的天气会增加心率和血压,导致致命的结合。如果您活跃且健康,请帮助您的邻居清除积雪。
  • 了解体温过低的迹象。如果有人出现剧烈颤抖、言语不清、嗜睡以及失去协调,请寻求紧急帮助。体温过低是指身体失去热量的速度快于产生热量的速度。
  • 需要时就医。不要因为得不到您需要的护理而使您的生命处于危险之中。这可能是一个致命的决定。

The Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) has some additional advice about being prepared for severe winter weather. Click 这里 for additional tips.


Click the links to view the complete list of warming centers throughout 库克县 和 芝加哥.