E-Newsletter: March 26, 2021
4,209 cases reported in Elmhurst as of 3/25/21.
On Thursday, March 18, 2021 Governor Pritzker announced the Bridge Plan to move Illinois from Phase 4 to Phase 5 of Restore Illinois. The step between Phase 4 and 5 will allow for greater capacity limits for bars and restaurants, social gatherings, and museums etc., depending on whether they are indoors or outdoors. The metrics to advance into the Bridge Phase include reaching a 70% of residents over 65 have received a first vaccine dose and maintaining a 20% or lower ICU bed availability and hold hospital admissions and case rate steady over a 28-day period.

Barring no significant COVID19 resurgence, in order to go into Phase 5, Illinois must reach a 50% vaccination rate for residents over 16 and maintain metrics or hospitalizations and cases for an additional 28-day period.

The mask requirement in public spaces where distancing is not achievable, will remain in effect until such time as the CDC recommendation terminates. Elmhurst is currently in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. 

DuPage County Expansion of Vaccine Eligibility
DuPage County Health Department has announced the expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to now include the Phase 1B+ group that encompasses individuals ages 16-64 years with co-morbidities and underlying conditions, as well as individuals with disabilities. While DCHD may still prioritize appointment notifications for those identified as higher risk such as persons over 65 years, effective immediately, all eligible groups may register and begin to receive County appointment notifications. More information
DuPage County Vaccine Clinic
Sign up and learn more at www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccine.com.
Virtual Town Hall on Vaccine Roll-out in DuPage County
In collaboration with the DuPage County Health Department, Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton is partnering with Executive Director Karen Ayala and DuPage County Board member Julie Renehan to hold a virtual conversation on the county's vaccine roll-out. To receive a meeting link or submit a question, fill out this form. The meeting will also be streamed live on my Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/senatorsuzy.

Are you traveling for spring break? DCHD reminds residents that postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, including the new variants identified in Illinois and DuPage County. People who choose to travel will need to follow CDC requirements and recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html 
Upcoming Recycling Events!

Spring Cleanup 2021 Pickup Dates
  • Sat. April 10th for residents who have Fri. collection dates 
  • Sat. April 17th for residents who have Thurs. collection dates 
  • Sat. April 24th for residents who have Wed. collection dates.
  • More information

Spring Electronic Recycling Event 

Prescription Drug "Take Back" Day
Sign up for Elmhurst Connect! Elmhurst Connect is an online and mobile reporting system for the City of Elmhurst. The community can use this service to easily identify issues and report them directly to the City of Elmhurst. There are a wide variety of report types available through this system. As always, if the issue you are reporting is a public safety emergency, please call 9-1-1 or for other issues that require immediate attention please call the City’s 24/7 phone line, 630-530-3050.

To download the Elmhurst Connect mobile app, search for “Elmhurst Connect” in your app store. 

If you are using a computer and would like to report something without downloading the app select this link: elmhurstil.citysourced.com. The system is also available on the City’s website, elmhurst.org/servicerequest
REMINDER! It is against local laws to ride your bike in the Central Business District. Signs will be placed throughout City Centre where bike riders enter into the area. Please walk your bike through the shopping district for everyone's safety.
City of Elmhurst Employment Opportunity

The position performs manual labor related to equipment operation and maintenance activities. Division tasks include the construction, repair, and maintenance of municipal streets, sidewalks, buildings, electrical systems, storm drainage facilities, landscaping and trees. This is a temporary seasonal position.

  • Must be enrolled in a high school or undergraduate college education program.
  • Possess valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to perform physical labor for extended periods in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift or carry 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • $12.00 per hour

Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This temporary, seasonal position will end no later than August 20, 2021.

Please apply at https://www.elmhurst.org/269/Employment. Employment offers are subject to the successful completion of a background check, drug screen, and physical.
The City of Elmhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
City of Elmhurst
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