As you may have heard, the Tinley Park Village Board recently passed
necessitating that residents wear protective face coverings when going out in public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This includes all employees and visitors of any grocery store, pharmacy or drug store, convenience store, gas station and other essential businesses.
This resolution is intended to keep everyone safe, including our senior population and essential front-line staff that have a great deal of personal interaction with the public. Also, with COVID-19 cases in Cook and Will counties on the rise and the virus peak not expected until sometime next month, people are looking for added safety when shopping for and buying essential goods.
As this directly impacts all essential businesses in Tinley Park, we wanted to let you know of some of the provisions in the resolution that may affect you. First and foremost, beginning Friday, the Village will require all businesses to display a notice informing customers of the requirement to wear face coverings. The Village has created this notice for you, and it’s
available for download here
or by reaching out to Business Development Manager Priscilla Cordero. You have the right to refuse admission or service to anyone not heeding this notice.
Per the resolution, all essential businesses in Tinley Park are also required to provide face coverings for all employees, as well as materials such as hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes. The resolution also requires businesses keep high-contact areas clean and enforce social distancing by making sure there is six feet between everyone, and that there are no more than 10 people in the businesses at once.
The Village's resolution coincides with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s recent announcement that the statewide “Stay at Home” order is being extended to May 31 and will now include new regulations, including mandatory use of face coverings in public places across Illinois. The Village will be reviewing these new State regulations in the following days to ensure we’re in compliance.
The Village is working diligently to make sure this information gets out to the public via social media, the Village website, the Community Email electronic newsletter, Tinley Park Television and others. Together, we can ensure that everyone remains safe while still giving business the opportunity to provide the great services it offers. As always, please remember that we’re here to help in any way we can. Send Priscilla an email at
or give her a call at (708) 444-5000 if you have any questions or concerns.