SPECIAL E-NEWS EDITION: April 1
19 cases reported in Elmhurst as of 4/1/20.

CALLING ALL ELMHURST RESIDENTS!
We ask you to embrace the fact that today, loving our community looks like #ElmhurstStaysHome . We've all been cooped up at home because we know that this is what is safest for ourselves, our loved ones and our community. Our commitment to this will protect the residents of Elmhurst and save lives.

The City of Elmhurst, Elmhurst Park District, Elmhurst School District 205, Elmhurst Public Library, and Elmhurst College are challenging you to lift up our community's spirits while we all adjust to this new normal.

We're calling all residents to get creative! Send us your pictures and videos on how you and your families are staying positive and having fun through the State's "Stay at Home Order". We will collect this content through the month of April, and feature it on our website and social pages. Some of the submissions may also make a debut in the next City of Elmhurst Front Porch Newsletter.


Thank you for your commitment to loving our community.
#ElmhurstStaysHome

DIRECT LINES TO CITY STAFF
While City facilities remain closed to the public, please call the main phone line (630) 530-3000 to access the department of your choice or to talk with a staff person during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. If no staff person is available, please leave a voicemail and your message will be responded to. IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911. 
IT'S CENSUS DAY!
April 1st is National Census Day! Now more than ever participation in Census is critical. To date 52.3% of Elmhurst households have self-responded online or by phone.  Please fill out the online Census for your household today at  www.my2020census.gov  or call (844)330-2020 and be counted! The process is quick, easy, and safe - Everyone Counts Elmhurst!
CHILD CARE FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS
The state has now added an online search function for essential workers seeking child care during the COVID-19 crisis including local Elmhurst options:  https://emergencycare.inccrra.org/ .   This is in addition to the 888-228-1146 hotline. More information is available online - not only for parents seeking care, but for providers wishing to reopen as part of that network of care and for qualified volunteers looking to help. Visit  https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/OECD/Pages/For-Communities.aspx .
Small Business Guide to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) the afternoon of March 27, 2020. The CARES Act’s estimated $2+ trillion funding includes: extraordinary public health spending to confront the COVID-19 pandemic; immediate cash relief for individual citizens; a broad lending program for small business; and, targeted relief for hard-hit industries. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers.
To help small business owners and entrepreneurs better understand the new programs that will soon be available to them, a comprehensive guide was created addressing many of the small business provisions in the CARES Act. 
Properly disposing medical equipment
Residents are reminded to dispose of medical equipment appropriately, by placing items directly into the garbage. Please remember that maintenance workers will be exposed to unnecessary dangers when having to clean up your medical litter. Please take a moment to dispose of your garbage safely and properly.
New section on the City's website with COVID-19 information
The City of Elmhurst is closely monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In an effort to share more information as it relates to the Elmhurst Community, the City has created a new section on Elmhurst.org dedicated to information on COVID-19. We are asking residents to use this link as a trusted place to find information.
YARD & ORGANIC WASTE/BRUSH COLLECTION BEGINS APRIL 1
The City's March 27th E-Newsletter announced that the April 1st start date of Yard Waste, Brush and Organic waste had been postponed. Our provider has notified us that service can begin as originally planned on April 1st. We apologize for any confusion !

FIRE DEPARTMENT BLOOD DRIVE POSTPONED
The City's March 27th E-Newsletter also announced a blood drive that the Fire Department planned to host on April 4th.

While we received a record breaking number of sign ups for this event, Vitalant has asked to reschedule this drive. We will be sending and update once we have the new date set and will be reaching out to those who signed up. Thank you for your support!
Connect with the City of Elmhurst on COVID-19 Updates
Over the next coming weeks, you’ll find timely information and updates on our  City's website   to help you and your family stay safe. We also encourage you to follow the City's  Facebook  and  Twitter pages, and to subscribe to our  Alert Center . We will continue to send  E-Newsletters with updates on the virus as it relates to our community. Please also make sure you are subscribed to receive our  CodeRED Alerts. We will use this method to communicate any information requiring a direct and immediate need to take action for public safety. These notifications will enable us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations.
City of Elmhurst
630-530-3000 
Weekdays: 8:30am - 5pm