On Wednesday, March 18, Mayor Barry Bass issued a Declaration of Emergency, pursuant to Article 6 of Chapter 5 of the Municipal code regarding Emergency Management and Disaster Authority. 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 Declaration of Emergency can be viewed here.
On April 21, a Supplemental Order was issued by Mayor Barry Bass that directed the incorporation of Gubernatorial Orders pursuant to the Village’s Declaration of Emergency. This Order requires all persons in the Village to comply with all current and future orders by Governor Pritzker, including the Stay-at-Home Order. It also authorizes the Police Department to enforce violations of Governor Pritzker’s Stay-at-home order, as may be extended or amended, and of Future Gubernatorial Orders, as violations of section 5-6-7 of the Village Code. This Order went into effect on April 21, 2020. The full Supplemental Order can be viewed here.
On April 23, a Supplemental Order was issued by Mayor Barry Bass regarding the face coverings also pursuant to the Village’s Declaration of Emergency. This Order requires all persons over the age of two to wear face coverings, which cover their nose and mouth and are made of cloth or other material that is reasonably designed and made to inhibit, filter, or restrict the breath, sneeze, cough, or other exhaling from one’s nose and mouth. These coverings are required when engaging in the following activities:
- Working in or patronizing Essential Businesses and Operations (as defined in Governor Pritzker’s Stay at Home Order) that are open to the public or when employees have contact with the public, which businesses include, without limitation, grocery stores, restaurants, hardware and supply stores, financial institutions, laundry services, essential government functions, construction sites, automotive repair shops, landscaping activities, and any home or curbside delivery carriers.
- Engaging in essential activities such as shopping for necessary supplies and services, seeking medical supplies or medication, visiting a health care professional.
- Riding in public transportation, taxis, or ride share vehicles.
A business owner or operator may refuse admission or service to any individual who fails to wear a face covering as required by this order. This order will go into effect on Monday April 27, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. The full Order which also includes exceptions and types of appropriate face coverings can also be found here.
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.
Additional information about ongoing closures due to COVID-19 and availability of services throughout Lincolnwood can be found on the Village’s COVID-19 page located here, and is also posted to the Village’s social media accounts, and will continue to be updated as information becomes available.
To view the full press release, please click here.