SPECIAL E-NEWS EDITION: April 24
110 cases reported in Elmhurst as of 4/24/20.
Governor Pritzker announces plan to extend
"Stay at Home" order with certain modifications

Governor Pritzker has announced the current "Stay at Home" order will be extended through May 30th with certain modifications.

Governor Pritzker also indicated that his office is working on a phased plan to begin slowly re-opening some businesses. His office will be sharing more on this in the days to come. The City will review the details of the modified order and share information on how this mandate could impact the Elmhurst Community.


Updates from the State of Illinois regarding COVID-19 are made available at  illinois.coronavirus.gov
Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

On Friday, April 24, 2020 President Trump signed a $484 billion bill Friday to aid employers and hospitals under stress from the coronavirus pandemic H.R. 266, Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The bill is the latest effort by the federal government to assist businesses that have had to close or dramatically alter their operations. It includes a $320 billion replenishment for the Paycheck Protection Program to help small- and medium-size businesses with payroll, rent and other expenses.

This program provides forgivable loans so businesses can continue paying workers while forced to stay closed for social distancing and stay-at-home orders. The SBA will resume acceptance of PPP applications from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrowers at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2020. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact their lenders asap.

HR 266 also includes approximately $75 billion is aid for hospitals, $25 billion for coronavirus testing, and $60 billion to replenish the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
City of Elmhurst Arbor Day Celebration
This year, our Arbor Day Celebration looks a bit different... but the City's Forestry Superintendent, Mark Stevens has found a way to bring the celebration to you! Find out why Elmhurst is known as a "tree city" and ways in which the forestry division works to keep the trees in Elmhurst healthy and vibrant! Mark also hosts a "Story-time" and reads the Mayor's "Arbor Day Proclamation".
2020 Memorial Day Parade- Cancelled
We regretfully inform our community that the Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade will be cancelled this year. We are working on a plan to commemorate this very special day. Please stay tuned for more information.
Census 2020
While we’re staying indoors and protecting the health and safety of our community today, we encourage you to complete the 2020 Census and protect the health and safety of our community for the next 10 years, too. Complete your Census at my2020Census.gov.
Who has BINGO?!!!!

Mail or email your completed Bingo Card with your name and phone number to the City of Elmhurst, ATTN: BINGO 209 N. York Street, Elmhurst, IL
or email econdev@elmhurst.org with subject line: BINGO!

Each week through May 31st, the cards will be entered to win a weekly drawing.
Winners will be notified by phone and will receive an Elmhurst-Opoly Game! 

#ElmhurstStaysHome
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 May, 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 Patti's pup doing to stay positive and have fun through the State’s "Stay at Home Order"?

Tori, the blind therapy dog is demonstrating a trick!

"As we are unable to do our regular therapy visits to schools and senior homes we're learning tricks to stay active, encourage others and bring a smile to all. We hope you enjoy the picture!"

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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