Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Glen Ellyn Special Events Update
The Village of Glen Ellyn, in conjunction with event coordinators, regretfully announce the suspension of all community-wide events through July 2020. This includes many of the annual events the community offers, hosted by the 4th of July Committee, the Chamber of Commerce, the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn, among other local organizations.
Under the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, gatherings of 50 people or more are not to be permitted until a region of the state is in Phase 5 (Illinois Restored), at which time it is deemed post-pandemic on the basis of either a vaccine, effective and widely available treatment, or the elimination of new cases over a sustained period of time.
Planning for future events will depend on the current status of the Restore Illinois plan. The Village will continue to assess the progress of the Plan for consideration of events beyond July. Updates will be shared as they are made available.
As always, the health and safety of Glen Ellyn residents and visitors is the Village’s top priority. Village staff and officials remain fully committed to meeting the needs of the Glen Ellyn community during and after this crisis.
Village Continues Operations While Facilities Are Closed to the Public
The Civic Center, the Public Works facility and both Fire Stations remain closed to the public, but operational. It’s important to note that access to the Police Department continues. Village staff continues to be available via email and phone to answer questions and process transactions, as we continue to provide essential services. As this situation continues to evolve and change, several Village departments are adjusting their services and operations.
For a full listing of ways to continue conducting business with the Village, please visit HERE.
Glen Ellyn United
For information and photos on ways that Glen Ellyn is staying united, visit the Glen Ellyn United webpage. Additionally, through the webpage, residents can keep up-to-date with the latest volunteer and donation opportunities, plus find ways to help local businesses.
On Tuesday, May 5, Governor Pritzker announced a 5-phase plan to safely reopen Illinois as we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic. Restore Illinois is designed to provide a framework for reopening businesses, education, and recreational activities. This initial plan can and will be updated as research and science develop and as the potential for effective treatments or vaccines is realized. View the complete Restore Illinois plan HERE.
Stay At Home Order
Governor Pritzker extended Illinois’ stay at home order through Saturday, May 30 in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Village of Glen Ellyn is very appreciative of the overall compliance witnessed throughout the stay at home order. We understand the inconvenience this causes, but respectfully request that we continue to abide by this order to keep us all safe.
The stay at home order limits activity and business functions to only the most essential needs.
The order does not prohibit people from completing essential tasks, like grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, getting gas or visiting a medical care provider. Essential businesses are allowed to remain open, including auto repair businesses, banks, laundromats and even restaurants that are providing food for delivery or carry-out.
Residents also may exercise outdoors and walk their pets, but they should practice social distancing and limit exposure to others.
More Information on the stay at home order:
- For further details and information on the stay at home order issued by the State, please view a link to Frequently Asked Questions.
- To view the State of Illinois Executive Order 32, Stay at Home Extension, please click here.
- Do you have a question whether a business is considered essential? You can call the Essential Business Determination Hotline at (800)252-2923 or email at CEO.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monday, March 30 Update: Village and Park District Joint Statement
- Wednesday, March 25 Update: Letter from the Village President, continue to support local businesses.
- Tuesday, March 24 Update: Flushable wipes could lead to sewer problems.
- Monday, March 23 Update: Village Department service and operational updates.
- Sunday, March 22 Update: Village Board Meeting notice, refuse update, call for volunteers and blood donors.
- Saturday, March 21 Update: Stay at home order FAQs, refuse update, business information
- Friday, March 20 Update: Governor issues stay at home order.
- Thursday, March 19 Update: Village operations continue, overnight parking restrictions not enforced, Glen Ellyn Dine at Home, Metra alternate schedule.
- Wednesday, March 18 Update: Letter from Village President, Village Board declares State of Emergency.
- Tuesday, March 17 Update: Ways to do business with the Village, Glen Ellyn Dine at Home, parking meters covered, Village Board Meeting notice.
- Monday, March 16 Update: Village facility closures, Village Board Meeting notice, restaurant .limited to take-out or drive-through, social distancing reminders, stay connected to the Village.
- Friday, March 13 Update: Civic Center & Police Community room reservations suspended, cancellations of upcoming Advisory Board & Commission meetings, Senior Center updates.
Letter to Residents
Village President Diane McGinley offers letters to residents with an update on the Village’s response efforts to COVID-19:
DuPage County COVID-19 Dashboard
The DuPage County Health Department has launched an interactive COVID-19 case map. The dashboard links data from the DuPage County Health Department into Geographic Information System (GIS) Data Systems from DuPage County to provide a greater level of understanding into how the COVID-19 pandemic is unfolding across our communities.
DuPage County does not release exact locations or addresses of the confirmed cases, due to privacy and HIPAA laws. Information including age range, gender as well as municipality of residence of the cases identified through testing will be incorporated. Since testing resources are limited to the most severe cases and at-risk populations, this does not reflect total disease presence in our communities. As testing becomes more available, this information will become more reflective of the actual disease activity in the community.
Assistance for Senior Citizens
Our senior citizen population is at a higher risk for severe illness because of COVID-19. The Glen Ellyn Senior Center is providing information on services available to our seniors to help ensure their health and safety during this time.
Access a local resource guide for seniors by clicking HERE. The guide includes information on a grocery stores that have dedicated shopping hours just for senior citizens, information on which pharmacies and grocery stores offer delivery services and other social service resources.
If you or a senior you know feel as though further assistance is needed, please contact the Glen Ellyn Senior Center at 630-858-6343 or email the Senior Center.
Where to Seek Help if Experiencing Fear and Anxiety about Coronavirus
Anxiety, stress and fear are common mental health issues that many are facing at this time. If you or someone you know, adults or children, are experiencing fear and anxiety about coronavirus, please review the CDC’s information about Mental Health and Coping with COVID-19.
The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division has launched a free-of-charge emotional support text line, Call4Calm, for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Individuals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can text “TALK” to 5-5-2-0-2-0, or for Spanish, “HABLAR”.
Call4Calm is free to use, and individuals will remain anonymous. Once a resident sends a text to the hotline, within 24 hours they will receive a call from a counselor employed by a local community mental health center to provide support.
Individuals can also text 5-5-2-0-2-0, with key words such as “unemployment”, “food” or “shelter” and will receive information on how navigate and access supports and services.
DuPage County Resources
The DuPage County Health Department’s Behavioral Health Services provides a range of levels of care for DuPage County residents. Read more on the County’s website.
Stay Connected with the Village
Website: We will continue to share daily updates and information on our website.
Additional information may be sent through the Village’s e-newsletter mailing list. If you are not already signed up, please take a moment to sign up here.
Residents can sign-up for the Village’s emergency alerting system that could be used should circumstances warrant. To sign up to receive alerts via email or text, visit here.
For those without internet access, updates can be heard on the Village’s information radio station, AM 1620 KHz.
Hotline and Email
If you have questions about Coronavirus:
The Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline 1(800) 889-3931
Text "COVID" to 312-500-3836 to register to receive current information and updates about COVID-19
Anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Where Can I Get More Information?
For accurate information and the latest updates, please visit the following links:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website.
Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website.
DuPage County Health Department (DCHD): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information.
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)