223 cases reported in Elmhurst as of 5/27/20.
Restaurants, Retail, Fitness & Personal Care Services on target to re-open May 29th
City of Elmhurst prepares to assist in new operation requirements

On Friday, May 29th the City of Elmhurst will enter into the Phase 3 stage of the State's  Restore Illinois Plan . Phase 3 allowances include but are not limited to  outdoor dining operations, re-opening all retail businesses, outdoor classes and one-on-one personal training from fitness providers, and personal care services.  State issued  Guidelines for Reopening in Phase 3  present unique challenges to businesses, in particular for food and beverage operators, physical fitness providers, and salons/spas. City staff has been examining ways to assist local business owners maximize their space while adhering to social distancing guidelines and reduced occupancy levels as Elmhurst moves through the various Phases of the plan. 

On Tuesday, May 26th,   Staff presented recommendations to the Public Affairs & Safety Committee  for assisting businesses through Phase 3. Considerations included a variety of ways in which the City can allow increased outdoor operations through a no cost Temporary Use Permit to eligible business operators.

Mayor Morley will be signing an executive order based on these recommendations, which will allow for the following:

  • Use of public & private properties for expanded dining operations

  • Use of public & private properties for outdoor fitness classes

  • Continued dedication of parking spaces for curbside/carry-out pick-up from local businesses

Applications for the aforementioned Temporary Use Permits can be found here .
Supporting local means giving back to your community; now more than ever, Elmhurst needs your support. 

Whether you're making a purchase or booking a service, please ask yourself if you can support a local business. 

When you spend your dollars locally, you are doing so much more than supporting local businesses - you are supporting your local economy and your city’s vibrancy. 

Share your favorite supporting local moments by using  #ElmhurstSupportsLocal.
With every crisis, there is a rise in heroic stories. 
Please help us share the stories of our hometown heroes. 

The last several months have brought us undoubtable challenges. 
We want to hear the stories of local individuals who have helped
community members through this pandemic. 

Please submit the story here. Stories will be shared on the City's communication channels through the month of June.
2020 Elmhurst Memorial Day Ceremony & Convoy Video
Elmhurst is updating its Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan with the goal of identifying roadway improvements to make walking and biking easier.

The City is hosting several online opportunities for residents to review and comment on the proposed recommendations:

  • StoryMap: Review draft recommendations, maps, and proposed design solutions. Click here to view the draft recommendations on the Story Map.

  • Survey: Provide feedback on what you think about the proposed improvements. Click here to access the survey.

Please remember that this is a working plan and there is plenty of time for public input!
Visit BikeWalkElmhurst.com for more information
Reminder! Public comment options for public meetings
City Hall is closed to walk-in service during normal business hours, however City Hall continues to be open during public meetings and for public comment opportunities. There are several ways to provide public comment during these meetings including online and in person. On May 4th, the City added a call-in option for public comment. A list of public commenting options can be found on the City's Agenda Center/Boardocs . If you any questions or require assistance, please contact the City's Deputy Clerk at 630-530-3010.
Illinois Mask Requirements
The State has mandated Illinoisans to wear a face mask or covering shield when leaving your home or reporting for essential operations. This is especially important when people cannot maintain 6-feet of social distancing. Example areas include shopping at essential businesses, picking up food, visiting a health care provider, traveling on public transportation, walking through condo or apartment complex common areas, when interacting with people providing essential services, when feeling sick, coughing, or sneezing. You do not have to wear a masking when running or walking in your neighborhood or when performing outdoor activities on your own property. 
Mayor seeks candidates for Ward 1 & Ward 4 Alderman Seats
Application deadline this Friday!

Mayor Morley is accepting applications to fill the City’s 1st ward and 4th ward vacant aldermanic seats.

With the advice and consent of the Elmhurst City Council, Mayor Morley will appoint replacements to serve the 1st and 4th wards of Elmhurst until the April 2021 election.

Applications will be accepted through the close of business on May 29th, 2020 .

REMINDER: You must live in the ward that you are applying for and must be a registered voter at this location for a minimum of one year.

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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