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!

Region 8 Moves to Tier 1 COVID-19 Mitigations: February 3, 2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced that due to decreased COVID-19 positivity rates, Region 8, including Lombard, has left the tiered resurgence mitigations and has moved to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

Phase 4 permits indoor service at restaurants using social distance. Standing areas in bars or restaurants should be limited to 25% capacity. Personal care, health and fitness, and retail store businesses can operate at 50% capacity, and groups of 50 or 50% capacity may convene. 

Residents are strongly encouraged to choose to dine and shop locally whenever possible. Supporting local businesses during this time is vital to our community. 

Shop and dine Local Lombard! 

Shop Local Map Winter 2021 (JPG) Opens in new windowAs we continue to move forward as a community, we are excited about new opportunities to visit and shop at Lombard restaurants and businesses, and to get back to some of our favorite pastimes. Residents are strongly encouraged to choose to dine and shop locally whenever possible. It is our hope that residents will recognize the importance of supporting local businesses at this important time.

Find local businesses to support with the Village's Shop Local Map

While we are headed in the right direction, COVID-19 positivity and hospitalization rates must continue to decrease in order to return to Phase 4. Let’s keep moving forward by practicing the 3 Ws: wear a mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands.

Restricted Indoor Dining Permitted in Tier 1

The State of Illinois recently revised Tier 1 Mitigations of the State’s Restore Illinois Plan, to allow restaurants and bars to reopen for indoor service limited to the lesser of 25% or 25 persons per room, with no tables exceeding 4 people indoors.

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 - 
  • 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. 

Shop At Yorktown Shopping Center!

Yorktown Shopping Center is open! 

  • Yorktown Welcome Back COVID (JPG)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

Yorktown Center is excited to offer Golden Hour, which are recommended hours for vulnerable guests, including senior citizens, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns.

Curbside Pick Up

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Help Prevent the Spread of Illness

In order to help slow and prevent the spread of illness, the CDC recommends the following: 

Face Coverings 

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

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