Note the following COVID-19 Community Update from the City of Naperville was published today, Thurs., Aug. 26, 2021.
State-wide mask mandate issued to begin Aug. 30, 2021
A state-wide mandate requiring masks in all indoor spaces will go into effect Monday, Aug. 30, to reduce the spread of COVID-19, state officials announced today. The mandate applies to anyone over the age of 2 who can medically tolerate a face covering, regardless of vaccination status, and comes in response to the rapidly spreading Delta variant, which is increasing hospitalizations among younger people and the unvaccinated throughout the state.
News of the mask mandate was accompanied by the announcement of a vaccination requirement for all healthcare workers, pre-k-12 teachers and staff, and higher education personnel and students. More information about these new directives can be found on the State’s website.
City of Naperville reinstated use of masks Aug. 3
The City of Naperville reinstated the use of masks inside City buildings on Aug. 3 in response to an increase in the number of local cases being reported by the DuPage and Will County Health Departments and Edward Hospital. Local infection rates are updated daily on the City’s COVID-19 dashboard to help residents understand the pandemic’s current impact on our community.
City officials are now urging residents to abide by the state-wide mask mandate and continue to practice social distancing, regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces, frequently wash your hands, and consider getting vaccinated to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Continue to conduct City business
Members of the public are also reminded that they can conduct business with the City in person, online, by email or by phone. A City Services Guide is available on the City’s website, outlining how to remotely submit payments, plans, permit applications, job applications or utility issues; as well as how to request meetings, licenses, inspections, meeting space and other services.
The public can also use the City’s online Help Center at https://napervilleil.mycusthelp.com/webapp/ or call (630) 420-6111 to be forwarded to the appropriate department. A complete list of contact information for City departments is available at www.naperville.il.us/contact-us/.
Report submitted by Kelley Munch, Communications Specialist, for the City of Naperville.
PN Editor’s Reminder / Follow local protocols. Wash hands often, but don’t wash away common sense.