Cook County unveils COVID-19 Response Plan-From Rapid Response to Equitable Recovery
The six policy priorities include Healthy Communities – Health and Wellness; Vital Communities – Economic Development; Safe & Thriving Communities – Criminal Justice; Sustainable Communities -Environmental Sustainability; Smart Communities – Public Infrastructure; and Open Communities – Good Government.
The plan states that the guiding principles they have committed to are initiatives that:
1. Provide support in areas where Cook County has the authority and resources to have the greatest impact. 2. Prioritize support for Cook County’s most vulnerable populations by using a racial equity lens. 3. Maintain continuity of essential public services for residents and businesses throughout Cook County. 4. Coordinate efforts with other units of government to strategically leverage shared resources. 5. Focus on suburban Cook County, which has substantial needs but limited resources.