Category: Covid-19

Vaccine Administration Update

Vaccine Administration

• Illinois has partnerships with Walgreens, CVS, and Jewel-Osco and by February 1, we expect to add 8 additional pharmacy partners to that list.
• Soon, people will be able to visit coronavirus.illinois.gov to find a vaccination site near them and links to make appointments at those sites.
• Appointments will fill up fast, but new sites will be added frequently so we will encourage people to check back.
• People should not simply go to a retail pharmacy to seek a vaccination. At this time, vaccines will be given by appointment only.
• There is an estimated 3.2 million Illinoisans in Phase 1b.
• Until the vaccine supply from the federal government increases, vaccination appointments will be scarce, so we ask that people be patient. It will take time before everyone in Phase 1b will be able to get an appointment for vaccination.
• Once more vaccine is available, plans are in place to distribute the vaccine more broadly.
• Ultimately, the goal is that people will be able to go to their local urgent care center, doctor’s office, or even a clinic at their workplace to be vaccinated.
• When we have a steady stream of vaccine coming in from the federal government, we will launch sites that allow for walk-ins and other considerations for people who are not able to make an appointment online.
• There is no cost to individuals to get a COVID vaccine. You may be asked to bring your insurance card if you have one, but you will not be turned away if you do not have insurance.
• Similarly, undocumented individuals will not be turned away.
• We ask that you seek vaccination in the county in which you reside as vaccine allocation is partially based on county population.

Update on Kane County Covid-19 and the Governor’s Announcement

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:

  1. 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,
  2. 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!

 

8/18/20

 

Phase 4 Guidelines Overview – Restore Illinois

Are you confused about what Phase 4 reopening is going to involve? What has changed from Phase 3? At the link below you will find the Phase 4 Guidelines Overview from the Illinois Department of Commerce outlining how this new Phase will affect everyone. The earliest these new guidelines will be effective is June 26th, but we wanted to give everyone an opportunity to review them before that date.

Phase 4 Reopening Overview

COVID-19 Emergency Grant Assistance for Small Businesses in Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties

 

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.

State License Renewal Guidance

Village of Maple Park COVID-19 Pro-Active Measures

Maple LeafIn light of the very active and ongoing COVID-19 situation, effective immediately the Village is enacting the following measures to ensure the continued health and safety of all our residents:

  • We are cancelling any scheduled rentals for the gym and kitchen, and will not be taking any additional reservations of those facilities until after March 30th, as we will continue to monitor and assess the situation before that date. This includes the access to gym walking in the mornings. We realize this will be an inconvenience to those of you that frequently utilize the facilities on a regular basis, and we apologize for having to make such a drastic decision. But in the best interest of the health and safety of all our residents, we felt this was the right thing to do.
  • We encourage you to pay your water bills on line through our e-Pay system link on the Village website (villageofmaplepark.org), place them in the drop box in front of the civic center, or utilize electronic payments through your bank.
  • In light of the announcement to close all bars and restaurants effective at 9:00pm Monday, March 16th, curbside pickup or delivery may be available from your favorite establishments. We encourage you to contact them directly to see what services they may offer.
  • All video gaming operations will also be suspended effective at 9:00 pm on Monday, March 16th through Monday, March 30th. This includes machines that are not located inside any bar or restaurant.
  • We’ve also wanted you to be aware of the procedural changes in the Maple Park Police department, which is posted separately.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding, as together we attempt to move past this situation and on to better times.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at village hall at 815-827-3309.

Respectfully,

The Village of Maple Park