March 18
Fellow City of Elmhurst Residents,

Each day we continue to be challenged with the rapidly changing information received from our Federal, State, and County Representatives on COVID-19 on the measures being taken to prevent the spread of the virus.

At this time there are 288 confirmed cases in the State of Illinois, 45 of which are in DuPage County.

Our top priority continues to be the residents of Elmhurst as we evaluate ways in which we can maintain our level of service while safeguarding our citizens and employees.

Taking into consideration the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations on social distancing and the preventative procedures occurring across the nation, the City will be taking additional precautionary measures with access restriction to City facilities.

As of March 18 th  at 5pm, City Hall will continue to operate while being closed to the public. All meetings and events have been postponed. City Hall employees will be readily available to communicate with residents remotely during normal business hours. City business including transactions for utility bills, vehicle stickers, permits and all other payments can be conducted online , over the phone, or by mail. Residents are asked to call (630) 530-3000 or visit Elmhurst.org to conduct this business. Additionally, a drop box in the City Hall parking lot can be used for document and payment delivery.

Essential operations including Police, Fire and Public Works will continue. 

Over the 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.

Finally, not to my surprise, we have received many calls from residents asking how they can help. This reconfirms my pride in serving a community that shows compassion in times of need. My ask to you at this time is that you listen to the recommendations of the CDC to help reduce the spread and risk of the virus in our community. Continue to remain smart in practicing social distancing. Call an elderly or unhealthy neighbor and ask if they can use your support while remaining distant. Support our local businesses in the safest way possible. Let's continue to protect each other by understanding and following the guidelines set forth by healthcare professionals.


Jim Grabowski,
City Manager

The City's contracted refuse provider, Republic Services will be picking up garbage and recycling as usual. There are no changes to service, however they continue to monitor developments from public health experts and other advisors, as well as following guidance from the CDC. Any changes to the service will be communicated immediately.
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