State of Illinois Tier 3 Restrictions
The State of Illinois has issued the following "With COVID-19 spread now exponential in every region of the state, our statewide positivity rate at record highs and hospitalizations already surpassing our Spring peak, all 11 regions will move into Tier 3 effective November 20, 2020 at 12:01am. " Click here for a comprehensive listing of mitigation requirements under Tier 3.
Effective Monday, November 23, Village Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. The Public Works and Police Department lobby will remain open for walk-in services.
Village offices can continue to be reached by phone and email and the Village strongly encourages that businesses be conducted remotely if possible.
Village Drop-Box: Outside of Village Hall is a large, identifiable drop-box. Please submit payments, plans, and other Village documents into the drop-box.
Canceled programs: Unfortunately the popular Toys For Tots and Holiday Light Recycling programs have been canceled for the season. We look forward to resuming these programs next year (November 2021).
INFORMATION FOR OUR BUSINESSES
Dine Woodridge - Staff is working with local restaurants to highlight Woodridge eateries offing delivery, pick-up, or curbside service. Visit https://www.dinewoodridge.com for a complete listing.
Village Board Authorizes Restaurant Relief Program
The Mayor and Village Board passed a resolution on Thursday, November 5, 2020 to create a Restaurant Relief Program. The program authorized an immediate rebate on-premise liquor license fees to over 20 Woodridge-based restaurants. Additionally, restaurants/breweries who rely primarily on their on-premise dining who have been significantly impacted by dining restrictions are eligible for a $7,500 maximum grant for operating expenses (i.e. payroll, rent, utilities, etc.), and a $15,000 maximum grant for capital expenses (i.e. table and tent rentals for outdoor dining) related to COVID. The funding for this program will be provided via a portion of the Village’s CARES Act allocation and is estimated to distribute $350,000 back into the Woodridge business community. The grant application and information packet is now online via the hyperlinks below.
(2) NAMI DuPage, whose mission is to provide support, advocacy and education in order to improve the quality of life of individuals with mental illnesses and their families, has many resources located on their webpage.
-- MENTAL HEALTH
(1) The Illinois Department of Human Services is the State Mental Health Authority and is responsible for assuring that children, adolescents and adults have access to public-funded mental health services. More information here.
(3) The free program, Call4Calm allows Illinois residents to talk to a mental health professional for free. To participate text TALK or HABLAR to 552020. In addition, people can seek guidance on other critical issues by texting keywords (e.g., “unemployment,” “food,” or “shelter” to receive additional info in response.
-- PHYSICAL HEALTH
CDC, IDPH Recommend Wearing Cloth Face Coverings in Public:The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommend wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Face coverings can also help slow the spread of the virus and help asymptomatic people with the virus from transmitting it to others. For information on masks, visit the CDC website.
What you can do to minimize risk... The Illinois Department of Health has also listed every-day actions that people can take to prevent the spread of disease, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you have questions about Coronavirus you can all the Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline 1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV
The resources are available anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Woodridge community is strong and resilient. #WeWillGetThroughThisTogether.
Volunteer Opportunities - there are many social service agencies looking for healthy, able bodies to serve others.
Giving DuPage has created an Urgent Volunteers Needed page located here: www.givingdupage.org/volunteer
DuPage Foundation is accepting donations specifically for local not-for-profit agencies. Learn more here: https://dupagefoundation.org/covid-19.html
The Village has an emergency alert system. Click here or text WOODRIDGE to 99411 to enroll.
The Village issues a weekly electronic newsletter. Enroll in E-news online.
The Center for Disease Control website has information about Coronavirus, situation updates, and information for travelers.
State of Illinois information can be found at coronavirus.illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Public Health
The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) and Will County Health Department have important information and case tracking dashboards.
Please refer to DuPage County Health Department website as a resource: https://www.dupagehealth.org/590/Coronavirus-Information