City Buildings Closing to Public Nov. 20 Due to Increase in COVID-19 Cases
Residents Urged to Comply with New State Restrictions to Slow the Spread
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the community, the City of Naperville is closing all City buildings to the public beginning Friday, Nov. 20 and urging residents to follow new guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
New state restrictions that go into effect Friday are expected to last for at least two weeks – or until there are decreases in test positivity rates and hospitalizations. These restrictions urge the public to stay at home as much as possible, limit gatherings and celebrate upcoming holidays only with members of their household. The updated guidelines also place new regulations on retail stores, personal care services, fitness centers, hotels, workplaces, bars and restaurants, recreational activities, theaters and cultural institutions. To see a list of all new mitigations, visit https://illinoisgov.force.com/coronavirus/s/restore-illinois-mitigation-plan.
The closure of all City buildings to the public is scheduled to last until Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Although buildings will be closed, the delivery of City services will continue. First responders with the Naperville Police and Fire Departments will continue to provide emergency assistance and respond to all calls for service. Staff with Naperville’s municipal water and electric utilities will continue to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of utility services. Meetings of the City Council, as well as City boards and commissions, will continue to be conducted virtually.
Other City business still can be conducted online or through emails or phone calls. The public can use the City’s online help center or call (630) 420-6111 to reach the appropriate department.
Residents who intend to file petitions of candidacy to run for City Council in the 2021 Consolidated General Election may still submit their packets on Nov. 20 and on Nov. 23, which is the final day of the filing period. Upon arriving at the Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., candidates are asked to park in the lower level garage and call the City Clerk’s Office at (630) 305-5300. A Clerk’s Office staff member will meet the candidate outside to receive the packet and provide a receipt.
Residents are encouraged to visit www.naperville.il.us/coronavirus-resources to learn how to efficiently do business with City staff during this time and to stay up to date on any modifications to City services and the City’s COVID-19 response.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.