COVID-19 INFORMATION & RESOURCES
|STATE OF ILLINOIS
|CITY OF AURORA
The City of Aurora remains in consistent contact health experts regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus and continues to take proactive action to prepare for the well-being of our residents. This website will be updated daily with pertinent information for the local area. Follow @CityofAuroraIL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and @CityofAuroraILEspanol on Facebook in Spanish for additional information.
City of Aurora:
- 3/27/20: Mayor, Police Chief Test Positive for COVID-19
- 3/25/20: Aurora Puts Non-Essential Businesses on Notice
- 3/24/20: Aurora Confirms First COVID-19 Death, Three Positive Cases
- 3/23/20: Mayor Richard C. Irvin’s Message to the Community
- 3/21/20: Aurora Police Dept Announces Case of COVID-19
- 3/21/20: Aurora Closes Parks, Calls Off Parking Tickets and Allows for Packaged Liquor Sales
- 3/20/20: Aurora Media Briefing: # of COVID-19 Cases, Allowance of Packaged Beer and Wine Sales
- 3/18/20: Aurora Launches #CurbsideAurora Site to Promote Local Restaurants
- 3/16/20: Mayor Irvin Declares State of Emergency in Aurora
- See more in the archives
- 3/25/20: Emergency Loans and Grants for Small Businesses
- 3/20/20: Governor Issues Stay at Home Order Effective 5 p.m. March 21
- 3/18/20: Fox Valley Mall and Chicago Premium Outlet Mall Temporarily Close
- 3/17/20: First Death in Illinois from COVID-19 Announced by IDPH
- 3/15/20: Governor closes all IL bars and restaurants to dine-in customers through March 30
- See more in the archives
ASSISTANCE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
Our senior citizens and vulnerable populations are at a higher risk for severe illness because of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Aurora is collaborating with senior services providers in each county to distribute information on services available to our seniors at this time, including shopping and medication assistance. A number of grocery stores have also dedicated special shopping hours just for senior citizens and vulnerable populations. Click HERE for the senior citizens assistance page.
SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
As mandated by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker all Illinois K-12 schools – public and private – must close through April 7. Learn more about specific schools on their respective websites, including plans for providing meals to students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Click HERE for a comprehensive list of schools.
Connectivity: Many internet service providers are offering free and/or expanded internet services to families. Click HERE to learn more.
Virtual Field Trips: Indian Prairie School District 204 has compiled a list of exciting virtual field trips for children and parents. See them HERE.
SUPPORTING LOCAL RESTAURANTS
All Illinois bars and restaurants will be closed to dine-in customers through March 31 amid the COVID-19 Coronarivus crisis. Many Aurora restaurants are still open for delivery or takeout orders.
Check out the #CurbsideAurora list HERE and let’s support our Aurora restaurants! There’s options for all tastebuds and with multiple options for take-out, curbside and/or delivery! www.aurora-il.org/restaurants
GRANTS & LOANS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
To provide aid for small businesses in Illinois that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, the State of Illinois has announced two financial assistance programs for small businesses: the Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund and the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program. To learn more and apply, click HERE.
Who should you call and what should you do if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19? Click here.
Center for Disease Control
- @CDCgov on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
State of Illinois - Governor’s Office
Illinois Department of Public Health
- Twitter: @IDPH
- Facebook: @IDPH.Illinois
- 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-889-3931
DuPage County Health Department
- Twitter: @DuPageHD
- Facebook: @DuPageHealth
Kane County Health Department
- Twitter: @KaneCoHealth
- Facebook: @KaneHealth
Kendall County Health Department
- Twitter: @KendallHealth
- Facebook: @KendallHealth
Will County Health Department
- Twitter: @WillCoHealth
- Facebook: @WilCountyHealthDepartment (with one L)
PREVENTION IS KEY
The overall consensus from health officials is to be aware and prepare, practice healthy habits and stay informed. As preventative measures, health officials are reminding us to:
- Wash your hands often
- Exercise social distancing whenever and wherever possible
- Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid contact with sick people
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
In addition, if you feel sick with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing or if you have been in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19, please call your health care provider and notify them of your symptoms and any recent travel. Your health care provider will determine if you need to be seen in the office and if so, will provide special instructions to prevent exposing others.