Exactly one year ago this month, the United States changed forever with the arrival of the Coronavirus. While restrictions are lifting and more people are getting the vaccine, many of us are still taking precautions.

The Village of South Holland encourages residents to use the month of March 2021, the one-year mark of Covid-19, to check on your neighbors and offer some encouragement after a wearying year.

Here are some contactless ways you can reach out to those who live near you:

  • Write a note and leave it on their door. (We’ve provided a template you can use to write such a note; download it here or pick up hard copies at the Customer Service Center.)
  • Call, text or email those whose contact info you have. Send a word of encouragement and offer to help with anything they need.
  • Offer to pick up groceries or other household items.
  • Send a meal via an online delivery service.
  • Help with any lawncare needs as we transition from winter to spring.
  • Offer to walk their dog.
  • Send flowers, balloons, or a fruit basket to simply brighten their day.
  • If they are not on social media or online, or if they have just moved to South Holland, pass along information from the Village, Township or Cook County that might be helpful for them, particularly regarding vaccine distribution. (Sign up for weekly updates from the Village here.)

These are just a few of many ways to reach out to your neighbors. Please remember that for any in-person interactions, practice physical distancing, wear a mask, and wash your hands afterward.

Let’s be a community of neighbors helping neighbors.

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