On Tuesday, April 21 the Village extended the Declaration of Emergency that was originally issued on March 18 pursuant to Article 6 of Chapter 5 of the Municipal code regarding Emergency Management and Disaster Authority through to the end of the next regular or special Village Board Meeting. The Declaration of Emergency implements the Village’s emergency operations plans, emergency staffing protocols, emergency purchasing procedures, cooperation procedures with other government agencies, and ordered the closure of Village playgrounds. The full Declaration of Emergency can be viewed here.
“By issuing a declaration of emergency, it provides me as Mayor authority, to pay bills and make staffing changes, in order to ensure the continuation of services,” stated Mayor Barry Bass. “We must do everything we can to aggressively combat COVID-19, including maintaining social distancing, constant washing of hands, and staying at home whenever possible. We will get through this current situation, working cooperatively together. Please check on your family and neighbors to see if they need any assistance.”
All questions regarding health and wellness related to COVID-19 should continue to be directed to the Illinois Department of Public Health’s hotline at (800) 889-3931 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In an emergency, dial 911. When calling 911, for the protection of first responders and public health, callers must inform dispatchers if the sick individual is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or has traveled in the past 14 days.
For more information about COVID-19 and the Village’s response, please visit www.lincolnwoodil.org/coronavirus/.