Supporting Local Businesses During COVID19
Residents are reminded and encouraged to support a local business when making a purchase. Help support your community by shopping local!
Increased Mitigation Measures to Begin for Region 8
On October 20th, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that Region 8, including Lombard, surpassed the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19’s threshold of 8% test positivity 7-day rolling average or for three or more consecutive days. As a result of increased COVID-19 spread and increased positivity rates, heightened mitigation measures were put into place for Region 8, which encompasses all of Kane and DuPage County, including Lombard, beginning12:01 a.m. on Friday, Oct.23.
The main impact of these mitigation efforts include the restriction of indoor service for bars and restaurants.
Returning to Phase 4 Requires Decrease in Positivity Rates
In order to return to Phase 4, COVID-19 positivity rate averages must be less than or equal to 6.5% over a 3-day period. 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 are greater than or equal to 8% after 14 days, more stringent mitigations may be applied to further reduce the spread of the virus.
For updates on Region 8's positivity rates, visit the IDPH Regional online map.
How You Can Help: Take Action Against COVID-19
Mitigation measures are based on COVID-19 positivity rates. To help reduce mitigation measures, the spread of COVID-19 must decrease. You can help support your local businesses by acting responsibly to slow the spread of illness, by following the below guidance from the CDC:
- Maintain a 6 feet social distance minimum.
- Wear a face mask when in public.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Clean and sanitize commonly used surfaces.
- Quarantine for 14 days if returning from a COVID-19 hotspot.
- Avoid group gatherings.
- Stay home when you are sick or experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
- Get tested: DuPage County Testing Site - https://www.dupagehealth.org/601/COVID-19-Testing
- Avoid contact with others that are sick or experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Local COVID-19 Updates from IDPH and DuPage County Health Department
The DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard, shows the number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in each municipality. As of Tuesday, October 20, 2020, there have been a total of 1,021 confirmed cases in Lombard. https://www.dupagehealth.org/610/DuPage-County-COVID-19-Dashboard
Shop At Yorktown Shopping Center!
Yorktown Shopping Center is open!
The safety and health of guests, employees, and the community is always Yorktown's top priority. In compliance with orders and recommendations from the Governor of Illinois and local health organizations, out of an abundance of caution to keep everyone as safe as possible, Yorktown Center will be taking additional safety and sanitization precautions for the well-being of our community.
Mondays & Wednesdays from 11 am-12pm
Curbside Pick Up
Find out how you can shop online and pick-up curbside at www.yorktowncenter.com/clicks-to-curbside.
Help Prevent the Spread of Illness
In order to help slow and prevent the spread of illness, the CDC recommends the following:
Any individual over age 2 and able to medical tolerate a face-covering shall cover their nose and mouth “when in in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance.” Face coverings are required in public indoor spaces such as stores.
Learn how to make a face covering.