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(A) Quarantine Procedures: The village hereby declares the presence of any contagious or communicable disease or epidemic as defined in the IDPH communicable diseases rules and regulations to be a nuisance due to the potential impact upon the public health. Except when otherwise directed by the board of trustees or the village manager, it shall be the duty of the health officer to determine if a disease is contagious, communicable or epidemic and to establish such quarantine procedures as necessary and as are authorized by county or state authorities, provided that in the event of an emergency where it is determined that the public health and welfare are at risk, the board of trustees or the village manager may take all reasonable steps to contain the disease or other health threat.
(B) Nuisance Abatement: The village's building department, or agents or employees of said department and the police officers of the village, shall have power to cause any house or premises to be cleaned, disinfected or closed to visitors, and to prevent persons from residing therein, while any person therein is afflicted with a communicable or contagious disease. Such persons may, by an order in writing, direct any nuisance to be abated or unwholesome matter or substance, dirt or filth to be removed from any house or premises, and may prescribe the time and mode of doing so, and take any other measures they may deem necessary and proper to prevent an epidemic or the spread of a communicable, contagious disease.
(C) Posting Quarantine Notice: The health officer shall cause a notice or notices, printed in large letters, to be conspicuously placed upon or near the entrance or entrances of any building in which any person may be afflicted with a contagious, communicable or epidemic disease, as such disease or diseases may be specified by the Illinois department of public health or Cook County department of public health. The name of such disease shall be printed on the notice.
If any person shall be found guilty of defacing, altering, mutilating, destroying or tearing down such notice, without permission, such person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, in accordance with requirements set forth in section 1-2-1.1 of the Illinois municipal code, ("IMC"), 65 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/1-2-1.1, and subject to the general penalty provisions of section 1-4-1 of this code. In prosecuting such offense, the village may seek a penalty that includes incarceration of up to six (6) months as allowed by section 1-2-1.1 of the IMC. (Ord. 2437, 1-21-2003)