The City of Aurora has been closely monitoring reports and recommendations from our local, state, and national health agencies regarding COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus) and continues to take proactive action to prepare for the well-being of our residents.
This week, Mayor Richard C. Irvin convened a meeting with county health departments, local hospitals, health agencies and community partners. Also in attendance were officials from the Aurora Police Department, Aurora Fire Department and the Aurora Emergency Management Agency.
The purpose of the meeting was to get direct frontline updates from subject matter health experts on the latest Coronavirus developments, discuss preparedness efforts, explore opportunities for collaboration, and plan for streamlined communications.
As of Thursday, March 5, there are no confirmed cases in the City of Aurora.
As we learn more about the COVID-19 virus, the overall consensus from health officials is to be aware and prepare, practice healthy habits and stay informed. This is an evolving situation, and the City of Aurora is committed to providing updated information and guidance, as it becomes available.
Health officials are reminding us to use preventative measures:
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid contact with sick people
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
In addition, if you feel sick with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing or if you have been in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19, please call your health care provider and notify them of your symptoms and any recent travel. Your health care provider will determine if you need to be seen in the office and if so, will provide special instructions to prevent exposing others.
The City of Aurora will update its Coronavirus health website -
- as critical information is provided regarding the local area. Critical updates will also be provided on the City's social media - @CityofAuroraIL on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
For additional information from the national, state and county levels, visit:
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
DUPAGE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
KANE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
KENDALL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT