Following are some updates from the Kane County Health Department regarding COVID-19.
Bsed on the regional metrics established by the Illinois Department of Public Health, DeKalb County has changed from blue to orange on the County Level Risk Metrics Map.
Please click on the link below for further information on this change from the DeKalb County Health Department.
Please click on the link below for the updates to the counties in Illinois that are at a new Warning Level for COVID-19.
Click on the llink below for the Kane County Health Department Media Release
In last Friday’s press release, the Illinois Department of Public Health informed the public that Kane County has now been added to the Watch List, meaning Kane County had an increase in two (2) of the eight (8) COVID-19 metrics. In the past week(s), the following has transpired:
- When there are two consecutive weeks with more than a 20% increase in deaths; Kane County went from four (4) deaths to seven (7) death; and,
- The number of new cases of COVID went from 50 people out of 100,000 to 105 people out of 100,000.
Please see the Kane County Press Release under the Covid-19 Tab on the Home page for additional details. Please refer to the COVID-19 tab on the Home Page for further informaiton specifically regarding COVID-19.
In an effort to improve public health and curb the chance for spreading the virus we ask Maple Park residents to mask up, practice social distancing and wash their hands.
We are also asking residents to assist Maple Park businesses (especially the bars and restaurants) in their efforts to prevent the spread of the virus by following these same practices when you patronize the businesses.
Thanks for your cooperation, stay strong and stay well!
NOW AVAILABLE: COVID-19 Emergency Grant Assistance for Essential Small Business in Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties
The Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment is pleased to announce that it is now accepting grant applications from essential small businesses facing financial impacts from the COVID-19 emergency. The program, which is funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, aims to provide assistance to essential small businesses in order to avoid layoffs due to Illinois Executive Order 2020-10 (COVID-19 Stay-at Home Order). Funds from this reimbursement-based program will be used to help eligible businesses mitigate layoffs and adhere to “social distancing” provisions established by state and federal public health authorities. It is not intended to duplicate other types of assistance available from federal, state, or local government. Individual awards under the program may range from $5,000 to $50,000 per employer/physical location. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Program guidelines, application materials, and a list of eligible essential businesses can be found here. Questions should be emailed to WIOAProgram@countyofkane.org. Businesses located outside Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties are encouraged to request contact information for their county’s local workforce development office.
Also, The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) has updated their guidance on State liquor licenses expiring on the last day of each month from March through June.
Due to the hardships generated by COVID-19 liquor license holders have been experiencing, all licenses expiring March 31, April 30, May 31 and June 30, 2020 are extended until July 31, 2020. Here’s the link on how to renew your State Liquor License.
Following is a link to a memo from our Village Administrator Dawn Wucki-Rossbach regarding grants and loan assistance for small businesses during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Pritzker has extended the Stay at Home Order until the end of April. The Stay at Home order will continue to permit a range of essential activities but as always, we encourage you to all remain vigilant and practice social distancing and proper sanitization. The link to the Governor’s full order can be seen at the link below,
Together, we will all get through this!
MAPLE PARK STRONG!!
At 3:00 p.m. today, Governor Pritzker issued an Executive Order in response to COVID-19 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8.) The Executive Order is effective beginning at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2020 and extends through April 7, 2020. The Executive Order states the following:
- All people should stay at home, practice social distancing requirements and are only allowed to leave your home for Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions or to operate Essential Businesses and Operations.
- Law enforcement offices are to cease enforcement of evictions for residential properties; this does not relieve any individual of the obligation to pay rent, make mortgage payments or to comply with other obligations they may have as tenants or mortgagees.
The link to read the official Executive Order #8 COVID-19 is below:
To the residents and business owners in Maple Park, please know that during this trying time, Village Staff is continuing to work for you. The Police Department will continue their revised response to calls, building inspection services will still be available, Public Works Staff will continue to operate as normal regarding water, sewer and street related activities. Village Administration will be working remotely and will continue to take phone calls and attempt to conduct daily activities during normal business hours.
Please keep an eye on the Village’s web site for updated information on Village operations!
We are resilient and together we will endure and move past this; please take care of and be kind to each other, check on an elderly neighbor or offer to pick up groceries for them so they don’t have to leave their homes. Read a good book, do a craft with the kids, take a nap or clean out the closet you’ve been meaning to. A little bit of self-care during this stressful time is a good thing!
Take care and stay healthy!
The Village of Maple Park