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Village of Wilmette E-news
The following email provides timely information on general news and community events from the Village of Wilmette. For more information, please visit the Village of Wilmette website.

Updates from Village Hall

As we all work to navigate this difficult time due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Village is providing more frequent communications to residents. Today, our focus is on you - how to check if you may have COVID-19, what to do if you're sick and answers to questions about the stay-at-home order.
Most Taxpayers to Receive Direct Payments from U.S. Government Under Stimulus Package

President Trump signed into law a bipartisan $2 trillion coronavirus economic aid bill today. The sweeping and unprecedented legislation will put money into the hands of Americans and businesses struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Calculate your stimulus payment amount using the Washington Post's free calculator. 
Here are some highlights:
  • Direct payments to taxpayers. The Washington Post has created a free interactive tool that calculates how much you'll get. 
  • Emergency loans to small businesses that pledge not to lay off their workers.
  • Additional unemployment benefits. 
More information: 
Village Update on Local Cases

Residents continue to reach out to the Village about confirmed local cases. Currently, the Village does not receive this level of information from our state and county partners. The Cook County Department of Health manages this data for most municipalities in our county. Neighboring communities, such as Evanston and Skokie, are able to report more details about confirmed cases of COVID-19 because they are certified as municipal health departments in Illinois. As information becomes available from the County, the Village will share with the community.
COVID-19 Questions - Where to Go for Answers  

We know people have lots of questions related to COVID-19 and ther
e is an abundance of information out there, which can be overwhelming. Here are some helpful tools:
Rely on These Trusted Sources:
Stay Home to Stay Safe: Tips and Reminders

Tomorrow marks one week since the Stay-at-Home  Order took effect in Illinois to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This means that everyone  must stay at home, leaving only for essential reasons, such as to get groceries or medicine, to get medical care, to get fresh air, to take care of others and for certain types of work. Right now, the order is currently set to last through the end of April 7.

Message from the Wilmette Police Department

You may see our officers wearing protective equipment during public contacts. Do not be alarmed. This is being done to protect  you and our first responders, to minimize spread and ensure we can continue to provide critical services. Please do your part.
Helpful Reminders about What You Can and Can't Do During the Stay-at-Home Order: 
Stay Strong Wilmette - We're in This Together!

The Village of Wilmette sends its gratitude to our health care and public safety heroes on the front line of this battle who are essential workers leaving their homes and families everyday so that the rest of us can stay home and stay safe. We also want to express our appreciation to all of the Village's dedicated workers who are working behind the scenes to keep Village operations moving forward! 

There are so many examples of our community coming together and neighbors helping neighbors. Please connect with us on our social media channels (links at the bottom of email) and share your positive and inspirational messages and stories with the hashtag #WilmetteStrong.

To keep our communities strong, there is an urgent need for donations and volunteers. Visit these resources to learn more:
Community Caretaker Program

At-risk residents including the elderly and those with disabilities who are unable to leave their homes and need help with obtaining essential items, such as groceries and medicine, can submit a request to the Village. The role of this program is to act as a "matchmaker" and connect those in need with our partnering organizations. A Village employee will follow up with the requester to better understand the needs and situation, and as appropriate, the Village will coordinate with its network of organizations and volunteers to respond to the request.

Sign-up options: 
Wilmette Businesses Need Our Support Now More than Ever

As we head into another weekend of staying at home, please remember to think and shop local. Order delivery or take-out from one of Wilmette's restaurants. Don't know who's open? No problem! Check out our new interactive web map! The Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce has also compiled a comprehensive list of restaurants offering curbside pickup or delivery and information about other stores and service businesses.