Naperville City Council Extends Local Declaration of Emergency into May
On April 21, the Naperville City Council unanimously voted to extend the local state of emergency and disaster that was declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The declaration is now in effect until May 19, 2020.
A local state of emergency for the City of Naperville was first declared on March 17, 2020 and immediately extended through April 21 to give City leaders increased ability to deal with emerging issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak. With this authority, Mayor Steve Chirico has issued eight executive orders and one amendment to an executive order providing various relief to businesses and residents struggling from COVID-19 regulations. All executive orders issued by the Mayor are available for public viewing at www.naperville.il.us/coronavirus-resources.
“We’ve made progress in the fight against COVID-19 locally, but this event and its impacts on our community are far from over,” Chirico said. “The extension of our local declaration of emergency is critical so that we can continue to make meaningful changes to our City ordinances to help our residents and business community during this pandemic.”
City government buildings remain closed to the public, but city services continue to be delivered. To conduct business with the City, the public can use Naperville’s online help center or call (630) 420-6111 to be forwarded to the appropriate department.
City staff continue to follow and urge residents to adhere to guidance established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health. This includes frequent hand washing, staying six feet away from others and wearing a face covering when proper social distancing cannot be maintained.
Residents are encouraged to visit www.naperville.il.us/coronavirus-resources to find links to credible information about COVID-19, stay up to date on any modifications to city services and learn more about 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.