On April 30, Governor Pritzker extended the executive order requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. It is in effect until May 30. You can read the order here. 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. Click here for all executive orders. Citizens may email questions, comments and recommendations to the Governor’s office at: Gov.COVID19stakeholder@illinois.gov
With all restaurants and bars ordered to be closed for dine in, 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 on the Business Resource page.
The village has taken several proactive and precautionary steps to help prevent the spread of this virus. You can see those changes here. 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. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual. Click here for more information from the EPA on COVID-19 and drinking water and here for a message from our own Public Works Department on our water.
Additionally, the village is taking extra precautions in keeping our staff safe and healthy. We have changed procedures to provide for social distancing, including allowing department members to work from home, staggering shifts, and conducting extra cleaning.
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.