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Posted on: March 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Coronavirus GE Update

The Village of Glen Ellyn is planning and preparing for complications which may arise locally from the spread of COVID-19. This includes continued coordination with other local and state agencies including the Illinois Department of Public Health, DuPage County Health Department and the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DCOHSEM).

Health experts have advised municipal level preparation and requested assistance with mitigating the effects of the Coronavirus.

The Village strongly encourages anyone who suspects they may have the coronavirus or have been in exposed to the virus to contact a medical professional immediately.

Wednesday, March 18 Update:

Village President Diane McGinley offers a letter to residents regarding the Village’s response efforts to COVID-19. 

Village Board Declares Local State of Emergency

At the March 17, 2020 Emergency Village Board Meeting, the Village Board voted to declare a local state of emergency in the Village of Glen Ellyn as the community responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The declaration and an ordinance establishing temporary executive powers for Village Officials provides emergency spending authority, authority to amend staffing schedules and structures, and the ability to enforce directives from the President of the United States and Governor of Illinois. 

The ordinance gives Village leaders increased ability to deal with emerging issues, such as purchasing and contracting additional services, modifying Village services such as waiving electric and water cut offs or extending liquor license renewals. Taking these steps also allows the Village the ability to apply for federal and state reimbursement for certain expenditures related to the disaster, if money becomes available in the future. 

The emergency powers will expire after seven days or until the next regularly scheduled Village Board meeting, unless extended by resolution of the Glen Ellyn Village Board. 

Read the full declaration and ordinance within the March 17 Village Board agenda online here.

Tuesday, March 17 Update:

  • While Village facilities, including the Civic Center, Public Works and both Fire Stations are closed to the public, we want to remind residents and businesses that all Village departments remain available via email or phone. For a full listing of alternate ways of doing business with the Village, please visit HERE.
  • The Village is adhering to State restrictions prohibiting indoor dining at local restaurants. This is a crucial time for our small business owners, especially restaurants. Many of our local businesses are participating in the Glen Ellyn Dine at Home program, with options of curbside pick-up and delivery. For a list of local restaurants, including links to online menus, hours, and delivery and carry-out offerings, please visit the Chamber of  Commerce website
  • Beginning today, parking meters in the central business district are covered, offering free parking in the downtown area. Additionally, the Village continues to work collaboratively with the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn and individual businesses within Glen Ellyn to offer guidance, support and resources.
  • As a reminder, the Glen Ellyn Village Board will hold a Special Emergency Village Board meeting tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss emergency procedures in regards to COVID-19. Due to safety concerns, this meeting is not open to the public, but can be live-streamed on the Village’s website and will be televised on WideOpenWest Channel 6, AT&T Channel 99 and Comcast Cable Services Channel 10. All questions and comments emailed to the Village Clerk prior to the audience participation portion of the agenda will be read into the official record. Please email your questions and comments to the Village Clerk directly at

For additional information including an understanding of coronavirus, how to protect yourself, FAQs and ways to get more information, visit the Village’s website

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