Press Releases and Community Messages

Nov. 18, 2020 Press Release

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. Read the release.

Nov. 10, 2020 Press Release

The Naperville Small Business Assistance Grant is providing a total of $100,000 to help businesses negatively affected by COVID-19. Read the release.

Nov. 10, 2020 Community Update

Additional mitigation measures will be put in place in DuPage and Will counties beginning Wednesday, Nov. 11, after two weeks of enhanced mitigations failed to stop the COVID-19 positivity rate from rising in Naperville’s two health regions. Read the update

Oct. 21, 2020 Community Update

The Governor's Office announced this week that more stringent measures will be put in place in DuPage and Will counties to slow the spread of COVID-19 beginning Friday, Oct. 23, in response to Naperville’s two health regions reporting three consecutive days of average test positivity rates exceeding 8%. Read the update.

Oct. 21, 2020 Video Message

Mask Up, Naperville PSA #3

Sept. 18, 2020 Community Update

Today, Gov. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced they are removing the more stringent COVID-19 mitigation measures that have been in place in Will County since late August. At 5 p.m., the Will County portion of Naperville will return to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, which means indoor restaurant and bar service will resume, along with larger gathering sizes of up to 50 people. Read the update. 

Mask Up, Naperville PSA #2

August 25, 2020 Community Update

New, more stringent mitigation measures are being put in place in Will County to slow the spread of COVID-19 following three consecutive days of average test positivity rates exceeding 8%. The changes, along with a new statewide mask policy in restaurants and bars, are meant to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Read the update.

Mask Up, Naperville PSA

June 26, 2020 Video Message

June 26, 2020 Community Update

As Naperville moves into Phase 4 of the statewide Restore Illinois plan, residents can look forward to gathering in groups of 50 or less, indoor dining, visiting museums and zoos, and more! However, face coverings are still required in public places, and social distancing and occupancy limits should be expected. Read the update.

May 29, 2020 Video Message

May 29, 2020 Community Update

Naperville joins most of the State of Illinois in entering Phase 3 of the Governor's Restore Illinois plan, which loosens many restrictions previously put in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing, face coverings and occupancy limits will continue to be an important part of our day-to-day lives. Read the update.

May 28, 2020 Community Update

The City of Naperville has relaxed outdoor seating regulations in an attempt to help Naperville bars and restaurants reopen for outdoor dining as allowed in Phase 3 of the Governor's Restore Illinois plan. Learn more about this action, as well as what residents can do to help continue moving our community forward responsibly during the various phases of reopening our state. Read the update.

May 7, 2020 Community Update

Naperville’s curbside garbage/recycling collection and Environmental Collection Campus drop-off services will resume standard operations the week of May 10. Collection will return to pre-COVID-19 service levels, with the exception of curbside bulk item collection and the addition of some protective measures at the drop-off centers to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Read the update.

May 5, 2020 Video Message

April 30, 2020 Video Message

April 24, 2020 Community Update

Following news that the stay-at-home order will continue through May, City leaders are urging Naperville residents to continue practicing social distancing, wear face coverings and stay home as much as possible to fight the spread of COVID-19. The City also introduces a new dashboard of Naperville-area COVID-19 information and launches a webpage with resources for individuals who may be struggling as a result of the pandemic. Read the update.

April 22, 2020 Press Release

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. Read the release.

April 18, 2020 Community Update

Our City employees are using a number of preventative strategies to help slow the spread of COVID-19 as they go about delivering essential services in the community. This includes proper social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing face coverings when it might be difficult to stay 6 feet away from coworkers or the public. Read the update.

April 8, 2020 Community Update

City business continues during the COVID-19 response, as the City Council successfully held its first virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 7. Also on April 7, Mayor Chirico signed an executive order extending fire inspection deadlines for multi-family residences. Read the update.

April 1, 2020 Community Update

With the Governor extending the state’s Stay-at-Home order through April 30, the City of Naperville announces plans to continue operations through the prolonged COVID-19 response, including an upcoming virtual City Council meeting and an agreement with North Central College. Read the update.

April 1, 2020 Video Message

April 1, 2020 Press Release

The City of Naperville has partnered with North Central College to provide backup housing for the City’s public safety personnel as they work on the front lines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the release.

March 31, 2020 Video Message

March 30, 2020 Community Update

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in DuPage and Will Counties are tracked on online dashboards maintained by the county health departments. DuPage County's dashboard breaks down the number of confirmed cases by each municipality within its jurisdiction. Will County's dashboard does not break down confirmed cases by municipality. Read the update.

March 29, 2020 Video Message

March 26, 2020 Community Update

As the Naperville community works together to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus, many are stepping up to aid essential workers, businesses and neighbors in need. Learn about a few of the current initiatives here. Read the update.

March 25, 2020 Community Update

The City of Naperville has extended the deadlines for a number of payments to the City, waived late fees for non-payment of utility bills through March, April, and May 2020 and suspended service disconnections for non-payment. Read the update.

March 23, 2020 Community Update

City staff have posted an updated list of changes to non-essential city services in addition to a new executive order announcing a moratorium on the City's overnight parking, time-limited parking and commuter parking lot ordinances. Read the update.

March 21, 2020 Community Update

City officials announce free yard waste pickup through April 7, 2020 and other changes to City services resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 response. Read the update.

March 21, 2020 Video Message

March 20, 2020 Stay at Home Directive Press Release

Naperville residents are urged to comply with the Governor's directive to stay at home while officials combat the spread of COVID-19, and City officials announce two new local executive orders issued to help ease local regulations to assist with COVID-19 response. Read the release.

March 20 Video Message

March 19, 2020 Executive Order Press Release

Mayor Chirico signs an executive order suspending the liquor license renewal process in an effort to aid industries struggling from COVID-19 regulations. Read the release.

March 18 Video Message

March 17, 2020 State of Emergency Press Release

Mayor Chirico declares a local state of emergency in Naperville in order to increase City responsiveness to COVID-19 and announces that, while the delivery of city services will continue, all City buildings are closed to the public. Read the release.

March 17, 2020 Message from NPD & NFD

The Naperville Police and Fire Departments inform residents of steps they are taking to ensure they remain ready to respond to any call for service or situation that may develop during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the message.

March 16, 2020 Community Update

The City announces the first set of cancelations and service changes aimed at preventing further spread of the virus and encourages all residents to practice social distancing. Read the update.

March 13, 2020 Community Update

City officials ensure the public of Naperville's ability to continue delivering essential city services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the update. 

March 10, 2020 Community Update

The City provides an update on preparedness and preventative measures regarding COVID-19 in the City of Naperville following the Governor's issuance of a disaster proclamation for the State of Illinois. Read the update.

March 3, 2020 Community Update

City officials announce the publication of a COVID-19 resources webpage on the City's website and encourage residents to take steps to avoid getting sick or spreading illness. Read the update.