91 cases reported in Elmhurst as of 4/20/20.
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Public Works Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

The City of Elmhurst has been notified that a Public Works Department employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was notified of the diagnosis on Sunday April 19 th  and immediately notified city management.  The employee’s last day at work was Tuesday, April 14 th.  

The employee’s job requires little to no contact with the general public and there is a low probability that members of the general public have been exposed while this employee was on duty.  All employees who may have had potential exposure to the diagnosed employee have been notified and none of these individuals are experiencing any symptoms. The diagnosed employee is taking every precaution as directed by healthcare providers and will remain under quarantine for 14-days.

The City has disinfected all areas of the Public Works Garage in which the diagnosed employee may have come in contact with including the vehicles, equipment, work stations and common areas.  The City vehicle that was last used by the employee was taken out of service before work on Wednesday, April 15 th  and will be thoroughly decontaminated before it is allowed to be used again.
The City continues to encourage employees to be proactive with regard to cleaning their individual work areas and personal items with wipes and sanitizer, and washing their hands often.   Since the onset of the pandemic, the Public Works Department has practiced strict social distancing measures including:

  •  All employee shifts have been split into small teams and are working in separate locations

  • All employees are required to maintain 6-feet apart whenever possible

  • All vehicles, work stations, and equipment are cleaned and disinfected frequently

The Public Works Department remains open to essential city services. The City of Elmhurst has plans in place to ensure that all essential services are not affected due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19.  Last month, the City cancelled all non-essential events and meetings and all City facilities began restricting public access. Mayor Morley also declared a civil emergency and issued an executive order in response to COVID-19. 

 “Our thoughts and prayers are with this employee during this difficult time.”  states City Manager Jim Grabowski.  “Now more than ever, I am proud of our employees who have risen to this challenge and continue to provide the community with the same responsive and superior customer service that our residents expect.”

City of Elmhurst Spring Clean Up
The City of Elmhurst would like to remind its residents of the Annual Spring Clean-Up. Yard waste is not included in the Spring Clean-Up,but will be collected if properly prepared, stickered, and set out on your regular collection day. Please do not put material at the curb for Spring Clean-Up until the day prior to the event. Reminder: It is illegal to put electronics at the curb for pick-up at any time, including Spring Clean-Up. For additional information please call the Public Works Department at (630) 530-3020 or Republic Services at (708) 345-7050.

  • If your normal collection date is Friday, your Spring Clean-Up will be on Saturday, April 25th.
  • If your normal collection date is Thursday, your Spring Clean-Up will be on Saturday, May 2nd.
  • If your normal collection date is Wednesday, your Spring Clean-Up will be on Saturday, May 9th.

We’re calling on 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.
All you have to do is fill out this form!
Featured Resident #ElmhurstStaysHome
What is Diana's family doing to stay positive and have fun through the State’s "Stay at Home Order"?

"Lily and Chelsea Pinto have been writing letters and making cards for people in nursing homes to let them know that people are thinking about them. So far, they have written over 100 letters!"

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

Submit your photos here!
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.
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