Thursday, April 30, 2020, the Governor signed Executive Order 2020-32 (available via this link) that modified and extended his original Stay at Home Order. The order goes into effect on May 1 and lasts through May 29. The following modifications have been made to Governor JB Pritzker’s original Stay at Home Order (Executive Order 2020-10):
- Face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals, when medically tolerable, who are in public places and unable to maintain adequate social distancing of six feet, except for children under age two and when with members of the same household. Face coverings will be required in indoor public places such as stores. Guidance on the Use of Masks by the General Public available at this link.
- All essential businesses may remain open consistent with the original executive order. Essential retail stores shall reduce their occupancy capacity to 50% or to the capacity set by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) based on store square footage, provide face coverings to all employees who cannot maintain social distancing of six feet at all times, set up store aisles to be one-way, communicate these requirements to customers through signage and public service announcements and discontinue use of reusable bags.
- Non-essential retail stores may reopen to take orders online or over the phone for either curbside pickup (outside the store) or delivery. Employees must maintain social distancing of six feet or wear a face covering when that is not possible.
- All businesses that have employees physically reporting to a work-site must post IDPH’s guidance regarding workplace safety during the COVID-19 emergency. The IDPH guidance is not yet available, but we will share it once it is released.
- Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two per watercraft will be permitted.
- Golf courses will be permitted to open only when following strict guidelines provided by DCEO (available via this link).
- Some state parks will be reopened. The list of state parks that will reopen is available via this link.
- Pet grooming services will be allowed to reopen.
- Educational institutions may allow and establish procedures for pick-up of necessary supplies or student belongings and dormitory move-out. These procedures must be in a manner consistent with public health guidelines and social distancing requirements.
We understand the inconvenience that the Stay at Home mandate brings with it, however the goal is to help save lives. Please help us keep you safe. The Village is taking a very proactive approach to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus to our constituents and employees. As such Village Hall and municipal buildings are closed to the public, however Village staff will remain working to provide services to residents and businesses.
Follow the link below for the latest information from the Village of Bensenville, related to COVID-19. As the situation continues to unfold, this information is extremely subject to change.