Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the extended Illinois’ stay-at-home order through the end of May. The new order takes effect May 1st. The following are the highlights of the changes to the stay-at-home order from the Governor’s press release:

·     OUTDOOR RECREATION : State parks will begin a phased re-opening under guidance from the Department of Natural Resources. Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be permitted. A list of parks that will be open on May 1 and additional guidelines can be found on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website  HERE . Golf will be permitted under strict safety guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and when ensuring that social distancing is followed.

·     NEW ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES : Greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries may re-open as essential businesses. These stores must follow social distancing requirements and must require that employees and customers wear a face covering. Animal grooming services may also re-open.

·     NON-ESSENTIAL RETAIL : Retail stores not designated as essential businesses and operations may re-open to fulfill telephone and online orders through pick-up outside the store and delivery.

·     FACE COVERINGS : Beginning on May 1, individuals will be required to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they can’t maintain a six-foot social distance. Face-coverings will be required in public indoor spaces, such as stores. This new requirement applies to all individuals over the age of two who are able to medically tolerate a face-covering or a mask.
·     ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND MANUFACTURING : Essential businesses and manufacturers will be required to provide face-coverings to all employees who are not able to maintain six-feet of social distancing, as well as follow new requirements that maximize social distancing and prioritize the well-being of employees and customers. This will include occupancy limits for essential businesses and precautions such as staggering shifts and operating only essential lines for manufacturers.
·     SCHOOLS : Educational institutions may allow and establish procedures for pick-up of necessary supplies or student belongings. Dormitory move-outs must follow public health guidelines, including social distancing.

·  HOSPITALS : The Illinois Department of Public Health will also be issuing guidance to surgi-centers and hospitals to allow for certain elective surgeries for non-life-threatening conditions, starting on May 1. Facilities will need to meet specific criteria, including proper PPE, ensuring enough overall space for COVID-19 patients remains available, and testing of elective surgery patients to ensure COVID-19 negative status.


Now more than ever, Illinois small businesses need your support! Here’s just a few of the reasons why:

• 40-60% of small businesses that close after a disaster never re-open ( Source )
• 93% of shoppers say that they prefer local retailers ( Source )
• Small businesses account for 99.6 of businesses in Illinois ( Source )
• Each dollar you spend at a local business returns 50 times more money to your local economy. ( Source )
• Collectively small, local businesses are the states’ largest employer. ( Source )
• Small businesses employ more than half of working class in the United States ( source )
Participate in our GLEN ELLYN DINE AT HOME program with options
of Curbside Pick Up, and Delivery

New curbside pick-up signs throughout the downtown in an effort to further support the restaurants and bars that offer curbside pick-up.
Participate in our GLEN ELLYN KEEP SHOPPING program with Shipping

Our local businesses need our help now more than ever. Show your support by:
  • Shopping on-line
  • Call in to purchase from items shown on social media
  • Purchasing a gift card to use later
  • Buy items now for future use
Glen Ellyn Essential Services

These Business are critical to our community. Please note the  Essential Businesses description described by the Executive Order  . Please contact these companies via phone or email as many of these companies are working remotely.   

Glen Ellyn Business Resource During COVID19

The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to be a resource during this difficult time. Please click the link to view:
  • Emails shared with Glen Ellyn Chamber members regarding COVID-19 on their website
  • COVID19 Links to Village, County & State.
  • Additional ways to help in the pandemic.

Call for Volunteers
Volunteers are needed across the state. If you are an able-bodied volunteer and are willing to volunteer, please visit DuPage County’s Volunteer Portal, Giving DuPage , that links volunteers with non-profit organizations countywide.
The Glen Ellyn Survival Kit

100 Survival Kits are available!
Secure your kit through a pre-purchase now through Friday April 24th until noon by calling the Chamber office or buy your kit with curbside pickup or carry out starting 3pm on Friday April 24th at Two Hound Red. $100 includes tax.
100% of funds get redistributed to storefronts.

Feed First Responders from Glen Ellyn Restaurants

Help nourish our healthcare workers with individually packed meals prepared and delivered by our Glen Ellyn area restaurants. 100% of funds get distributed to participating restaurants.

Meals purchased will be delivered to Northwestern Hospital and AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. 
Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce
810 N. Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137