SPECIAL E-NEWS EDITION: October 28
1,174 cases reported in Elmhurst as of 10/27/20.


PUBLIC SAFETY WARNING:
INCREASED CASES CAUSE INCREASED MITIGATION MEASURES

Region 8 has surpassed the Department of Public Health's COVID-19 threshold of 8% positivity rate. On October 20th, Governor Pritzker announced increased restrictions for Region 8 (including all of DuPage County) that began on Friday, October 23rd.

These Resurgent Mitigation Measures are expected to last a minimum of two-weeks. The measures include but are not limited to the closure of all indoor dining operations for bars & restaurants and operational time restrictions of 6:00 a.m.-11:00p.m. for outdoor dining, carry-out, delivery, and curbside services. New restrictions were also placed on private meetings and events, lowering participation to the lesser of 25 guests or 25% overall room capacity. A list detailing required Resurgence Mitigations was adopted on July 15th as part of the Restore Illinois Plan. 

Detailed restrictions are listed as follows:

Bars
  • No indoor service
  • All outside bar service closes at 11 p.m.
  • All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside
  • No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)
  • Tables should be 6 feet apart 
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
  • No dancing or standing indoors
  • Reservations required for each party
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table

Meetings, Social Events, Gatherings 
  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity
  • No party buses
  • Gaming and casinos close at 11 p.m., are limited to 25 percent capacity, and follow mitigations for bars and restaurants, if applicable
 
Restaurants 
  • No indoor dining or bar service
  • All outdoor dining closes at 11 p.m.
  • Outside dining tables should be 6 feet apart
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
  • Reservations required for each party 
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table 

To return to Phase 4, COVID-19 positivity rate averages must be less than or equal to 6.5% over a 3-day period. If the positivity rate averages between 6.5% - 8% the IDPH will continue to monitor the region to determine if additional mitigations are needed. If the positivity rate averages are greater than or equal to 8% after 14 days, more stringent mitigations may be applied to further reduce the spread of the virus. 


STOP THE SPREAD. PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY.
To help reduce mitigation measures, the spread of COVID-19 must decrease. Please do your part to stop the spread and protect your community. You can help support your local businesses by acting responsibly to slow the spread of illness.

  • Maintain a 6 feet social distance minimum.
  • Wear a face mask when in public. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean and sanitize commonly used surfaces.
  • Quarantine for 14 days if returning from a COVID-19 hotspot. 
  • Avoid group gatherings.
  • Stay home when you are sick or experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. 
  • Get tested https://www.dupagehealth.org/601/COVID-19-Testing 
  • Avoid contact with others that are sick or experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

STOP THE SPREAD. PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY.
Join our pledge to...Set a Plan!

Halloween is this Saturday, and we have seen some pretty creative ways in which residents are planning for a safe trick-or-treating experience.
In this post, 1st Ward Alderman Jennifer Veremis shows her family’s plan to safely hand out candy to trick-or treaters. 

“My husband used leftover supplies in the garage. PVC, a ladder, poster board to make the funnel, and black, plastic table cloth. We got the pumpkins from Lions Club pumpkin patch, and there you go! :)” 

Thinking ahead with a plan to participate safely is a great way to protect our community. Remember to let trick-or-treaters know if you are participating by posting the flyer provided in your COE Front Porch Newsletter.
The Elmhurst 2020 Fall Restaurant Guide is now available online with updated restaurant information - please support our local restaurants with delivery or takeout - Choose to Eat Local!
#GetTheShotNotTheFlu
The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu is to get a vaccine.
The flu is a contagious, respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness, hospitalization, or even death.

Protect yourself, your loved ones, and the moments that matter most.
Does your family need reusable face masks? Request them for free at www.accessdupage.org/mask-drive
Connect with the City of Elmhurst on COVID-19 Updates
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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