COVID-19 Update – From the Office of the Mayor
The City of Yorkville is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Per Governor’s Pritzker’s order we are “sheltering in place” in order to flatten the curve. However, we are making every effort to continue to provide our services as expected.
You may not be able to meet with staff in person, but feel free to use our website (www.yorkville.il.us, call us or email a staff member your questions. Phone inquiries can be made at 630-553-4350 (City Hall), 630-553-4370 (Public Works), 630-553-4357 (Parks and Recreation), 630-553-8545 (Building and Zoning) and 630-553-4340 (Police) during normal business hours. City employees can be reached via email, staff directory located here: https://www.yorkville.il.us/directory.aspx. We are here for you.
City parks and trails remain open! Understanding the importance of the physical and mental health of Yorkville residents, all City parks outdoor recreation areas and trails will remain open. We ask all residents to follow the Governor’s Executive Order and recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health and when visiting a City park open area or trail not to congregate in groups, wash your hands regularly, and stay home if you are ill. Please note that staff may not be able to maintain parks and trails during this period. The City does not sanitize any park amenity, so we encourage those using the park to bring their own hand sanitizer and to observe safe social distancing measures.
We, along with the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce, encourage you to continue to support local businesses by utilizing curb-side pick-up, delivery or drive-thru where available. A friendly reminder to visit the Yorkville Connect business Facebook page and Yorkville To Go restaurant Facebook page. The Chamber has also set-up a COVID-19 Resource Page on their website: https://www.yorkvillechamber.org/blog/covid-19-resource-page/. There you will find State and Local information as it relates to business assistance. Just yesterday, the Governor announced COVID-19 emergency small business assistance initiatives. You can find detailed information on that and more on the resource page listed above.
We need and appreciate the cooperation of everyone who lives and works in the City of Yorkville to act immediately by staying at home, remaining calm, and staying in touch with one another remotely.
John Purcell, Mayor