City Adjusts Operations during Governor’s Stay at Home Order
The City of St. Charles remains open and will continue to serve the citizens of St. Charles with essential services related to public health, safety, and welfare. However, in accordance with the Governor’s Stay at Home Order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the City is operating at reduced staffing levels. This means some non-essential services will be suspended temporarily. Here's what it means.
State of IIlinois
- Coronavirus.illinois.gov provides updates, orders, FAQs for residents and businesses.
- Coronavirus Hotline 1.800.889.3931
Public Health & Safety Agencies
Visit these agencies' websites for information about coronavirus prevention, symptoms, outbreak trends, and the federal response.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Illinois Department of Public Health Coronavirus Updates
- Kane County Health Department
Governor Announces Statewide “Stay-at-Home” Order
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced a statewide “Stay-at-Home” order, effective March 21, 2020, at 5 p.m. through the end of April 7, 2020. This action is meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to keep Illinois citizens safe and to avoid overtaxing the healthcare system. Read the Governor’s Order here. Read the Governor's list of Frequently Asked Questions about the order here.
What does the Stay-at-Home Order Mean?
- Residents should stay in their homes as much as possible and stop non-essential social gatherings.
- There should be no gatherings of more than 10 people. (This is a change; previously no more than 50 was recommended.)
- Residents may still go complete essential tasks, for example: go to the grocery store, doctor’s office, pharmacy; put gas in your car, etc.
- Residents can still take walks outside, but playgrounds are closed.
- All local roads, including the interstate highways and tollways, will remain open to traffic.
- All non-essential workers should stay home and work remotely when possible.
What Does this Mean for St. Charles Residents?
- All residents should follow the Governor’s Order.
- Residents should continue to practice social distancing to help slow virus transmission. More information about preventing the spread of COVID-19 and the symptoms to watch for is at cdc.gov.
- Do not hoard groceries and supplies.
- The City of St. Charles will continue to provide essential services related to public health, safety and welfare.
- Our police and fire departments ask residents to only use 911 for true emergencies, and inform dispatchers of all symptoms you are having so they are prepared when arriving on scene.
In accordance with Governor Pritzker’s mandate, gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited.
Restaurants & Bars
In accordance with Governor Pritzker's mandate, all restaurants and bars are closed for onsite consumption through March 30. The St. Charles Business Alliance compiled a handy list of 40 restaurants that offer take out/delivery.
Food Delivery for Seniors
- Meals on Wheels (Senior Services Associates) at 630.879.4035
- Local Salvation Army Drive Up Food Pantry 630.377.2769
- Northern Illinois Foodbank 630.443.6916
Other Community Organizations
Messages from Mayor Raymond P. Rogina
What Can You Do?
Each of us can take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing simple measures. Click here to read the President's guidelines to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.