NEWS RELEASE
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Communications
630-256-3010
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CITY OF AURORA
Richard C. Irvin
Mayor
Aurora Extends Emergency Declaration, City Hall Closure
AURORA, IL - The Aurora City Council voted today to extend the City’s Emergency Declaration enacted in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
 
Originally signed on Monday, March 16, the declaration is now extended through May 15, with an option to be withdrawn earlier if the emergency no longer exists.
 
“We continue to work together to preserve the public health, safety and welfare of our community,” said Mayor Richard C. Irvin. “As a community, I am asking us to double down on our decisions to stay at home and practice social distancing if we need to go outside for essential services. Thank you to everyone for doing their part, especially to those on the front lines battling this virus daily.”
 
The declaration is a critical measure to ensure public health and safety, to expedite the procurement of goods and services and to quickly enforce emergency planning decisions.
 
Mayor Richard C. Irvin is also extending the closure of City Hall to the public for the duration of the declaration.
 
Aurora City Hall and all City properties - including parks, playgrounds, museums, the golf course and the zoo - will remain closed to the public through May 15, but can reopen earlier if the declaration is withdrawn. 
 
During the extended closure, operations at City Hall will continue with a modified staffing structure, including employees working from home. Business can still be conducted via email or phone call. The public can call the Customer Service Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 630.256.4636 or email MyAurora@aurora-il.org to be forwarded to the appropriate department. 
 
Full City Council Meetings will be held online at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 and April 28 and are viewable by the public on the City’s website and Facebook page.