Date:               March 13, 2020

To:                  Dante Sawyer, Village Manager

From:              Director of Inspectional Services

Re:                  Inspectional Services Department Precautionary Actions

In response to an increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cook County and in the State of Illinois, the Village of Hazel Crest’s Inspectional Services Department is implementing a series of precautionary actions.

As of March 16, 2020, until further notice, the Inspectional Services Department will conduct emergency inspections, commercial inspections and exterior property maintenance inspection only.

As the Village prioritizes the health of all employees, the Village is delaying all non-emergency, in-house appointments, including rental, point of sales, residential building permits, interior property maintenance and other in-home / interior confined quarters inspections will be postponed until further notice.

While the Village is delaying all non-emergency, in-house inspections, our staff will be involved with conducting plan reviews, updating the plan review process, performing exterior property maintenance inspections, updating the property maintenance process, preparing activities for “Building Safety” month, updating the department’s website, and enhancing the department’s lobby area to reflect the department’s renewed commitment to improve customer service.