Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Bridge to Phase 5
On March 18, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a plan and guidelines to bridge from Phase 4 (current phase) to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan. According to the announcement, once 70% of residents 65 and older have been vaccinated and barring any reversals in our COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths for a 28-day monitoring period, the Bridge to Phase 5 will begin with increased capacity limits in both indoor and outdoor settings. Once 50% of residents 16 and older have been vaccinated and stable or declining COVID-19 metrics are recorded during a 28-day monitoring period, Phase 5 will be implemented, removing capacity limits altogether.
Bridge to Phase 5 will allow for higher capacity limits and increased business operations, including:
- Dining: maintains at least 6 feet between tables and parties of 10 or less, but increases standing area capacity to 30% indoors and 50% outdoors
- Health and fitness, offices, personal care, retail/service counter: increase from 50% capacity to 60% capacity
- Amusement parks: increase from 25% to 60% capacity
- Festivals and general admission outdoor spectator events: increase from 15 to 30 people per 1,000 square feet
- Meetings/conferences/conventions: increases to lesser of 1,000 people or 60% capacity (previously dependent on venue capacity)
- Museums: increase from 25% capacity to 60% capacity
- Recreation: indoor, increase to lesser of 100 people or 50% capacity; Outdoor, maximum groups of 100, multiple groups permissible
- Social events: indoor up to 250 people; Outdoor up to 500 people
- Theaters/performing arts: increase to 60% capacity
- Zoos: increase to 60% capacity
To view the full Bridge to Phase 5 details, visit here.
Region 8 Under New Mitigation Requirements
February 3, 2021: Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced that Region 8, which includes Glen Ellyn, has moved to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan effective today, February 3. The move to Phase 4 is due to Region 8 showing positive improvement in all metrics the state tracks per region. The below graphic provides an overview of the changes in Phase 4:
- For full details on Phase 4 guidelines, visit here.
- Follow the latest regional metrics here.
- For more information on guidance for businesses, please visit the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) website.
January 18, 2021: Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigations
Effective January 18, region 8, which includes Glen Ellyn, moved from the most restrictive Tier 3 to Tier 2 of resurgence mitigations. Review a full listing of Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigation Requirements here.
In order to move to Tier 1 mitigations, a region must meet the following metrics:
- A test positivity rate between 6.5 and 8% for three consecutive days, as measured by the 7-day rolling average; AND
- ≥20% available staffed ICU hospital beds for three consecutive days, on a 7-day rolling average; AND
- No sustained increase in the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 for seven out of 10 days, on a 7-day average.
View Regional COVID-19 Metrics: IDPH continues to track the positivity rates and hospital capacity metrics in regions over 14-day monitoring periods to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigations should remain in place.
- Press Release: IDPH Adjusts Metrics to Allow More Regions to Lift Strictest Mitigations Following Conversations with Hospital Leaders
November 20, 2020: Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations
The State of Illinois has announced that new, statewide mitigations will be implemented beginning Friday, November 20, in vital efforts to help reduce the spread and positivity rate of COVID-19.
The new Tier 3 mitigation efforts include pausing indoor group sporting activities; closing casinos, museums, and theaters; and having personal care services, fitness centers and retail stores operating at 25% capacity. Grocery stores and pharmacies may operate at up to 50% capacity.
November 11, 2020: Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigations
As COVID-19 positivity rates continue to rise in the region, the State has issued Tier 2 resurgence mitigations for Region 8, effective Wednesday, November 11.
Positivity rates continue to increase for Region 8, which includes Glen Ellyn. Tier 2 of the Restore Illinois Resurgence Mitigation plan includes restrictions that effect bar/restaurant party sizes, decreased gathering sizes for meeting/event spaces and organized sports. These restrictions are in addition to those issued with Tier 1 on October 23. For full details regarding Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigations, visit HERE.
October 23, 2020: Region 8 Mitigation Requirements
Governor Pritzker announced that beginning Friday, October 23, 2020, Region 8 which encompasses DuPage and Kane Counties, and includes Glen Ellyn, will be under new mitigation requirements due to worsening COVID-19 metrics in the region. These restrictions include no indoor dining or bar service and restrictions on group sizes with a limit of no more than 25 people or no more than 25% of room capacity. For full listing of the mitigation measures to be in place, visit HERE.
According to data available through the Illinois Department of Public Health , Region 8 has exceeded the 8% threshold for its seven-day positivity rate for three consecutive days, with the positivity rate currently at 9%.
Moving forward, if the positivity rate averages less than or equal to 6.5% over a 3-day period, the region will return to Phase 4 mitigations under the Restore Illinois Plan. If the positivity rate averages between 6.5% - 8% the IDPH will continue to monitor the region to determine if additional mitigations are needed. If the positivity rate averages greater than or equal to 8% after 4 days, more stringent mitigations may be applied to further reduce the spread of the virus.
State of Illinois: Phase 4 Industry-Specific Guidelines
On Monday, June 22, Governor Pritzker released plans to safely continue reopening businesses and industries as Illinois moves into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. All four regions of the state are currently on track to move into Phase 4 this Friday, June 26 as the state continues to make significant progress in reducing new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Industry specific guidelines, toolkits and resources are available on the State’s Restore Illinois Phase 4 website.
State of Illinois: Phase 3 Industry-Specific Guidelines
On Sunday, May 24, Governor JB Pritzker released new industry-specific guidelines to allow for a safe re-opening of businesses as the state progresses into the next phase of the Restore Illinois plan. All four regions of the state are expected to advance to Phase 3 of the plan in the coming days. Phase 3 is expected to see many businesses reopen across the state, and hundreds of thousands of workers back to work. For more information visit HERE.
Restore Illinois 5-Phase Plan
On Tuesday, May 5, Governor Pritzker announced a 5-phase plan to safely reopen Illinois as we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic. Restore Illinois is designed to provide a framework for reopening businesses, education, and recreational activities. This initial plan can and will be updated as research and science develop and as the potential for effective treatments or vaccines is realized. View the complete Restore Illinois plan HERE.
Glen Ellyn United
For information and photos on ways that Glen Ellyn is staying united, visit the Glen Ellyn United webpage. Additionally, through the webpage, residents can keep up-to-date with the latest volunteer and donation opportunities, plus find ways to help local businesses.
- Wednesday, June 24 Update: Village Facilities Reopen to the Public
- Wednesday, May 20 Update: Special Event Update
- Monday, March 30 Update: Village and Park District Joint Statement
- Wednesday, March 25 Update: Letter from the Village President, continue to support local businesses.
- Tuesday, March 24 Update: Flushable wipes could lead to sewer problems.
- Monday, March 23 Update: Village Department service and operational updates.
- Sunday, March 22 Update: Village Board Meeting notice, refuse update, call for volunteers and blood donors.
- Saturday, March 21 Update: Stay at home order FAQs, refuse update, business information
- Friday, March 20 Update: Governor issues stay at home order.
- Thursday, March 19 Update: Village operations continue, overnight parking restrictions not enforced, Glen Ellyn Dine at Home, Metra alternate schedule.
- Wednesday, March 18 Update: Letter from Village President, Village Board declares State of Emergency.
- Tuesday, March 17 Update: Ways to do business with the Village, Glen Ellyn Dine at Home, parking meters covered, Village Board Meeting notice.
- Monday, March 16 Update: Village facility closures, Village Board Meeting notice, restaurant .limited to take-out or drive-through, social distancing reminders, stay connected to the Village.
- Friday, March 13 Update: Civic Center & Police Community room reservations suspended, cancellations of upcoming Advisory Board & Commission meetings, Senior Center updates.
Letter to Residents
Village President Diane McGinley offers letters to residents with an update on the Village’s response efforts to COVID-19:
DuPage County COVID-19 Dashboard
The DuPage County Health Department has launched an interactive COVID-19 case map. The dashboard links data from the DuPage County Health Department into Geographic Information System (GIS) Data Systems from DuPage County to provide a greater level of understanding into how the COVID-19 pandemic is unfolding across our communities.
DuPage County does not release exact locations or addresses of the confirmed cases, due to privacy and HIPAA laws. Information including age range, gender as well as municipality of residence of the cases identified through testing will be incorporated. Since testing resources are limited to the most severe cases and at-risk populations, this does not reflect total disease presence in our communities. As testing becomes more available, this information will become more reflective of the actual disease activity in the community.
Assistance for Senior Citizens
Our senior citizen population is at a higher risk for severe illness because of COVID-19. The Glen Ellyn Senior Center is providing information on services available to our seniors to help ensure their health and safety during this time.
Access a local resource guide for seniors by clicking HERE. The guide includes information on a grocery stores that have dedicated shopping hours just for senior citizens, information on which pharmacies and grocery stores offer delivery services and other social service resources.
If you or a senior you know feel as though further assistance is needed, please contact the Glen Ellyn Senior Center at 630-858-6343 or email the Senior Center.
Where to Seek Help if Experiencing Fear and Anxiety about Coronavirus
Anxiety, stress and fear are common mental health issues that many are facing at this time. If you or someone you know, adults or children, are experiencing fear and anxiety about coronavirus, please review the CDC’s information about Mental Health and Coping with COVID-19.
The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division has launched a free-of-charge emotional support text line, Call4Calm, for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Individuals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can text “TALK” to 5-5-2-0-2-0, or for Spanish, “HABLAR”.
Call4Calm is free to use, and individuals will remain anonymous. Once a resident sends a text to the hotline, within 24 hours they will receive a call from a counselor employed by a local community mental health center to provide support.
Individuals can also text 5-5-2-0-2-0, with key words such as “unemployment”, “food” or “shelter” and will receive information on how navigate and access supports and services.
DuPage County Resources
The DuPage County Health Department’s Behavioral Health Services provides a range of levels of care for DuPage County residents. Read more on the County’s website.
Stay Connected with the Village
Website: We will continue to share daily updates and information on our website.
Additional information may be sent through the Village’s e-newsletter mailing list. If you are not already signed up, please take a moment to sign up here.
Residents can sign-up for the Village’s emergency alerting system that could be used should circumstances warrant. To sign up to receive alerts via email or text, visit here.
For those without internet access, updates can be heard on the Village’s information radio station, AM 1620 KHz.
Hotline and Email
If you have questions about Coronavirus:
The Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline 1(800) 889-3931
Text "COVID" to 312-500-3836 to register to receive current information and updates about COVID-19
Anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Where Can I Get More Information?
For accurate information and the latest updates, please visit the following links:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website.
Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website.
DuPage County Health Department (DCHD): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information.
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)