NEWS RELEASE
Monday, November 23, 2020
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Communications
630-256-3010
MyAurora@aurora-il.org
CITY OF AURORA
Richard C. Irvin
Mayor
Aurora City Hall to Reduce Public Hours Amid Surging Covid Rates
City Hall staff, like David Jaquez, will be available to safely assist visitors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays until further notice. The revised hours are in response to increasing Covid rates in the region.
AURORA, ILLINOIS - As Covid-19 rates continue to increase in the area, the City of Aurora will decrease public access hours to help mitigate the spread of the virus.  

The City will reduce public hours from its current three-day a week schedule to just two days per week. Beginning the week of November 30, Aurora City Hall and other general City buildings will only be open to the public on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The first hour is reserved for senior citizens.

All must visitors must continue to take a health screening prior to entering the building, including a temperature check, questionnaire and signing-in for contact tracing requirements.  

The Aurora Police Department and the Aurora Fire Department will continue to provide emergency assistance and respond to calls on the regular 24-hour per day schedule. 

Other City business still can be conducted online or through emails and phone calls. The public can call 630-256-4636 during normal business hours to reach the appropriate department. 

This schedule will be maintained until mitigations are eased by the State. 

Mask Pick-Up Still Available
Individuals and families can continue to pick-up free face masks as part of the Mask Up, Aurora campaign at the Aurora Customer Service Center, 3770 McCoy Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Fridays. Learn more at www.aurora-il.org/MaskUpAurora.

Museums and Zoo Remain Closed
The Phillips Park Zoo and the City’s museums, including the GAR Memorial Hall and the Pierce Art and History Center, will remain fully closed to the public until further notice.

Access to Candidates Running for Office 
Objections to nomination papers may be filed through December 2, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Aurora City Hall. On days when City Hall is closed to the public, objectors can still file by calling the number listed on the notice posted at City Hall entrances. A representative will meet you at the door to collect and timestamp filings.