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COVID-19 Information

Illinoisans: Stay Home

COVID-19 Header Social distancing is the paramount strategy for minimizing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. The Governor continues to make tough calls to keep Illinoisans safe, including mandating that events of 50 people or more be canceled, suspending dine-in operations of bars and restaurants and temporarily closing public and private K-12 schools. Public health officials continue to urge Illinoisans to stay home as much as possible.

Those experiencing symptoms should call a health care provider who will help arrange medical treatment without putting others at risk of exposure.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has a statewide COVID-19 hotline and website to answer any questions from the public or to report a suspected case: call 800.889.3931 or visit

Essential Services Will Remain

As rumors continue to swirl, Gov. Pritzker assures Illinoisans that essential services will always remain open, including but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations. As new information becomes available, the Pritzker administration will continue to communicate with the public and media in a timely and transparent manner.

State of Emergency

Mayor Jackson has signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency for the Village of Glendale Heights due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as of March 23, 2020 until April 7, 2020. This Declaration allows for additional resources and assistance to the Village of Glendale Heights and the Glendale Heights Community and follows the Declaration of Disaster from March 17, 2020. Mayor Jackson and the Village Board have met with numerous government agencies throughout the Glendale Heights Community over the last several weeks in preparation of the challenges we were to face. We encourage all residents to stay home and practice social distancing during these difficult times. Mayor Jackson and the Village Board are here for you and your families and will do everything in their power to ensure our community is safe. Please contact them if you have any questions or concerns during these difficult times; we are all in this together. The following documents outline what the declaration entails. Some of the key items for residents in the Glendale Heights Community include:

  • Section 2 of Executive Order #1, March 23, 2020: The following citations will be suspended: Village Vehicle License (stickers) Tickets; Overnight parking on streets from 2:00am to 6:00am; Dog and cat licenses.
  • Section 3 of Executive Order #1, March 23, 2020: All Village programming and events scheduled through April 7 are cancelled. Glendale Lakes Golf Club is closed per the Governor's Executive Order.
  • Section 4 of Executive Order #1, March 23, 2020: Local food and beverage sales tax for the months of March, April and May will be deferred without penalty per the Governor's Executive Order.
  • Section 5 of Executive Order #1, March 23, 2020: From March 23, 2020 through April 7, 2020, the Village will not be shutting off water for non-payment of water bills. Additionally, late fees on the March water bill due April 6th and April 2020 water bills due May 4th will be waived.
  • Section 6 of Executive Order #1, March 23, 2020: Door to door solicitation within Village limits is prohibited.
  • Section 7 of Executive Order #1, March 23, 2020: Late fees on parking tickets issued in March and April will be waived.
  • Section 1 of Executive Order #2, March 25, 2020: Filing for the Senior Citizen Utility Tax rebate is extended from April 30, 2020 to June 30, 2020.

"The Village must take actions to contain and mitigate the local impact of the virus outbreak and provide for the continuity of government, activation of the Village Emergency Operations Plans, provide for the continuation of essential services and provide for the health and safety of all Village residents."

Small Businesses Resources

DCEO is working diligently to secure access to helpful resources for small businesses throughout the State of Illinois and has compiled these helpful links regarding COVID-19 resources for small businesses.

For more information on on small business assistance, please visit the DCEO website.

PDF: Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Application
PDF: Front-Line Staff Information for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
PDF: SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus Handout
PDF: SBA Economic Injurt Disaster Loans Webinar Materials

Sales Tax Deferral For Bars And Restaurants

To help alleviate some of the unprecedented challenges facing bars and restaurants due to COVID-19, Gov. Pritzker has directed the Department of Revenue to defer sales tax payments for more than 24,000 small- and medium-sized bars and restaurants -- accounting for nearly 80% of all such entities statewide.

Under the directive, eating and drinking establishments that incurred less than $75,000 in sales tax liabilities last year will not be charged penalties or interest on payments due in March, April or May made late. The Department of Revenue estimates this will give relief to nearly 80% of bars and restaurants in Illinois.

Penalties and interest will be automatically waived; however, qualified taxpayers must still file their sales tax return even if they are unable to make a payment. Any taxpayers taking advantage of this relief will be required to pay their sales tax liabilities due in March, April and May in four installments starting on May 20 and extending through August 20. For more information, please view IDOR's informational bulletin available at

SBA Approves Small Business Loans in Illinois

Two days after submitting documentation demonstrating the impact of COVID-19 on more than 3,000 businesses across the state, Gov. Pritzker announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved the state's eligibility for disaster assistance loans for small businesses facing financial hardship in all 102 counties due to COVID-19. Eligible businesses can apply for up to $2 million in low-interest loans at:

New Grocery Store Hours For Older Residents

After convening the largest grocers and food manufacturers in the state with the help of Illinois Retail Merchants Association, Gov. Pritzker announced today that a growing coalition of grocery stores statewide will set aside one or more hours of operation for older residents to shop, before stores open to the general public.

Among the grocers with new hours for elderly shoppers are Whole Foods and Shop & Save in the Chicagoland area and Hy-Vee and Valli Produce throughout Illinois.

Expanding Health Care Services

Gov. Pritzker announced today that his administration is implementing several measures to remove regulatory barriers for health providers and increase opportunity for patients as Illinoisans are urged to stay home as much as possible during this time.

Through emergency rules and an executive order, the Pritzker administration has significantly relaxed rules around telemedicine for both Medicaid and private insurers, allowing more providers to get reimbursed for these services that allow patients more flexibility and safety. For plans regulated by the Department of Insurance, the executive order calls for providers to be reimbursed at the same rate at which they are reimbursed for in-person visits and prohibits private health insurers from imposing any cost-sharing for in-network providers. For Medicaid, the emergency rules also require providers to be reimbursed at the same rate at which they are reimbursed for in-person visits.

The Department of Healthcare and Family Services has filed an 1135 waiver with the federal government to remove administrative barriers for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Pritzker administration is seeking to increase access to telehealth and the number of health care providers that can screen patients, allow 90-day prescription supplies without prior authorization and early refills, as well as several other items that will increase flexibility and provide additional resources.

The Department of Human Services has also filed a federal waiver to ease eligibility requirements for food assistance programs like SNAP and WIC, which cover 1.8 million Illinoisans and 174,000 pregnant women and parents of young children respectively.

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