Mayor Nicholas J. Helmer's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Under the guidance of Mayor Nicholas J. Helmer, the City continues to take proactive measures to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus
- The lobby of City Hall is routinely disinfected
- Masks are optional at City for fully vaccinated visitors
- Non-vaccinated visitors are required to wear masks
- A temperature check station is available in the lobby
- City meetings are being held via Zoom
- The City is continually keeping our local businesses informed of the Governor's current regulations
- Residents can utilize online, mail-in, or dropbox payment as options for utility bills, vehicle stickers and pet tags
Governor Announces Bridge Phase Order
1. Intent of this Executive Order. The intent of this Executive Order is to safely and conscientiously, and in a manner consistent with CDC guidance, expand activities that were limited during the prior mitigation Phases of the State's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Executive Order supersedes Executive Order 2020-43, as amended by Executive Orders 2020-55, 2020-59, and 2021-09.
2. Public health requirements for individuals. Individuals must take the following public health steps to protect their own and their neighbors' health and lives:
a. Social distancing. To the extent individuals who are not fully vaccinated are using shared spaces when outside their residence, including when outdoors, they must at all times and as much as reasonably possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person who does not live with them.
b. Face coverings. Any individual who is not fully vaccinated and who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance. This requirement applies whether in an indoor space, such as a store, or in a public outdoor space where maintaining a six-foot social distance is not always possible.
All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, shall be required to wear a face covering consistent with CDC guidance, including (1) on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation and in transportation hubs such as airports and train and bus stations; (2) in congregate facilities such as correctional facilities and homeless shelters; and (3) in healthcare settings.
Individuals in schools, day care settings, and educational institutions should continue to follow separate guidance issued by the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and the Illinois Department of Public Health.
We are doing our part in preventing the spread and we hope you will too!
Help decrease the spread of Coronavirus in your workplace, homes, and schools. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has provided common sense guidelines to help people to decrease the spread of the Coronavirus. Information about Coronavirus and recommendations on preventing the spread of this illness is available below:
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