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Posted on: May 28, 2021

COVID-19 Information - Updated 7/6/2021

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COVID-19 symptoms may include fever, sore throat, loss of taste, cough or shortness of breath. Visit for more information regarding symptoms.

Current numbers for Oak Forest can be found from the Illinois Department of Public Health website (

The City of Oak Forest is part of the Suburban Cook County, Region 10.

Currently, all regions, including Oak Forest are at Phase 5 of Restore Illinois

CDC Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People (as of May 13, 2021)

  • Update that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance
  • Update that fully vaccinated people can refrain from testing following a known exposure unless they are residents or employees of a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter

All Illinoisans 12 years of age and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Find your nearest vaccination location at or call (833) 621-1284 to schedule an appointment near you.

Cook County Health is encouraging individuals who are seeking vaccination to walk-in at the Matteson location at 4647 Promenade Way, or visit for an updated list of vaccination sites.


COVID-19 Vaccination Event at Hillcrest Baptist Church

Hillcrest Baptist Church will be hosting a COVID-19 Drive-Thru Vaccination Event on Friday, July 9. The  Pfizer vaccination will be available for ages 12 years and older.  To register, please use this link:  For more information, please contact the church office at (708) 799-8300, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

The South Suburban College (SSC) drive-through COVID-19 testing site is now offering Johnson & Johnson vaccinations.  The one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available for the individuals ages 18 years and older.  Vaccination is available three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and testing is available the same days plus Saturday.  No appointment is necessary for the drive-thru set up at the College's Main Campus northwest parking lot at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois. 

COVID-Testing South Suburban College Oak Forest Center

SSC also recently added a second COVID-19 testing site at its Oak Forest Center (OFC) to provide free testing through the SHIELD Illinois program.  The OFC-SHIELD testing site is initially limited to two days a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm .  Testing results are available within 24 hours.  If demand increases dates and times will be expanded.  To schedule an appointment, a SHIELD Illinois account must be created through using agency code: df5brbrj.  The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois.

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