Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Updated 4/1/2020
With the continuing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Village of Romeoville is staying up to date with information from both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health. In addition, we have created our own COVID-19 task force to oversee the situation and provide local guidance that will continue to keep residents, staff and visitors healthy, safe and informed.
The Village of Romeoville will be following the State of Illinois Guidelines and recommendations set to prevent further spread of COVID-19. On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order, effective March 21 at 5:00 pm until April 7, (and extended to April 30th) provides information on the shelter in place guidelines. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. Please note that playgrounds are closed, but parks and trails are open. Please practice social distancing when participating in all activities. Employees should contact their employer for further guidelines on their situation. For more information on what this order means for you, we encourage you to read the full order here. For Stay at Home FAQ’s, click here.
Citizens may email questions, comments and recommendations to the Governor’s office at: Gov.COVID19stakeholder@illinois.gov
Essential services that remain in operation include, but are not limited to:
- Grocery stores
- Gas stations
- Police stations
- Fire stations
- Hospitals, clinics and healthcare operations
- Public transportation
- Public benefits (i.e. SNAP, Medicaid) hotlines
A full list of essential services can be found in the executive order.
The village will be adhering to Governor Pritzker’s restrictions limiting restaurants to take-out or drive-thru service only. This restriction starts at the close of business Monday, March 16 and runs through April 30. We encourage you to visit our Eat/Shop page for information on restaurants still providing delivery and carry out.
We also have several resources for our businesses. Visit the Business Resource page for more information
As the number of COVID-19 cases in the state continues to rise, we now feel that impact in our daily routines. The Village of Romeoville and its task force takes the advice of infection disease experts very seriously. In response to this situation, the village is taking several proactive and precautionary steps to help prevent the spread of this virus. In addition, the village has plans in place for the continuation of critical operations, like emergency services and the management of our municipal water and sewer services. Here’s additional information from the EPA on water safety.
As this situation continues to change rapidly, we will provide updated information and resources. Updates will also be made as new information becomes available. Follow us on Twitter (@RomeovilleToday), Facebook, and Instagram.
WILL COUNTY CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE HOTLINE
8 A.M. - 4 P.M.
The Governor’s Office is in the process of collecting and responding to questions regarding the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. To help facilitate that process, they have created an email address, Gov.COVID19stakeholder@illinois.gov, where citizens may send questions, comments and recommendations. The Governor’s staff will then compile all inquiries and respond with answers.