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Posted on: March 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] March 20 Update: Village of Lombard COVID-19 Update

covid statement 3.20.2020

Stay at Home Order in Effect for Illinois beginning Saturday, March 21, 2020

  • Please review the FAQ published by the State of Illinois regarding the Stay at Home Order
    • On Friday, March 20, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a mandatory Stay at Home Order throughout the entire State of Illinois that will take effect at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 20th.
      • The Stay at Home order requires ALL residents to stay in their homes except for “essential” travel
      • Reasons you may leave your home and “essential businesses” that may remain open include:
        • Doctor’s visits
        • Checking on a family member
        • Grocery store visits
        • Going to work if your place of work is an essential business that is allowed to remain open
        • Gas stations
        • Restaurants for off-premise consumption (to-go or deliveries)
        • For more information the FAQ from the State of Illinois
  • Essential services such as banks and laundromats can remain open, however please contact these establishments for confirmation on a case by case basis.
  • Interstates, highways, gas stations, grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open.
  • Residents are allowed to go for walks, but must adhere to social distancing standards of a minimum of 6 feet. 

A Message from Village President Keith Giagnorio: March 20, 2020

"These are very unchartered waters, but I’m very proud that we are all sticking together. We will get through this.

Please, I beg you, when you go out and purchase supplies, please just take what you need. That’s just being a good neighbor. Being a good Lombardian. We don’t need to hoard. The supply lines are there. But if we all pitch in, if we all pay attention and maintain social distancing and do our part, we will get through this.

On a Village level, I want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to stay on top of this. You have my word on that.  We are communicating with residents and businesses on a regular basis, and we are prepared – not panicked. This situation changes by the minute, but we listened to experts, we acted early, and we continue to provide our core services during this time, when residents need us the most.  We will continue to support our residents and businesses, and we appreciate the public’s positive support as well. We will get through this together.  Take care of each other and we will continue to take care of you. Please stay Lombard strong."

Update from the Village of Lombard: March 20, 2020

  • At last night’s Village Board Meeting, the Lombard Board of Trustees approved a code amendment to approve Village Manager Keith Giagnorio to issue an emergency declaration.
  • On Friday, March 20, Village President Keith Giagnorio declared a State of Emergency in the Village of Lombard. A State of Emergency will:
    • help the Village access Federal funding.
    • allow the Village to maintain certain administrative functions including the payments of bills and other routine requirements.
    • Village President Keith Giagnorio also signed into effect the following Executive Orders as of March 20, 2020:
      • Executive Order 1: Active peddlers and solicitor licenses have been revoked and future licenses will not be issued as of this time.
      • Executive Order 2: The Village suspended a code provision that automatically terminated liquor licenses for those businesses that closed for more than 45 days.
      • Executive Order 3: Payment shall not be required for commuter parking in the Village of Lombard’s daily fee commuter parking lots. The expiration of commuter parking permits currently set to expire on April 30, 2020 shall hereby be extended until 30 days following the expiration of the Executive Order.
      • Executive Order 4: Following recent approval by the State, the Village will permit certain liquor license holders to temporarily sell packaged and sealed alcoholic beverages through delivery and pickup.
  • In conjunction with other utilities in Illinois, the Village will not be terminating water service or penalizing customers who fall behind on water bill payments.  The Village will work with residents and businesses during this difficult time.

Additional Updates

  • Metra has announced alternative schedules beginning Monday, March 23. The schedules may be viewed on
  • The Lombard Chamber has announced a “Virtual Dinner Night Out” Facebook event taking place on Saturday, March 21. Information may be found at  


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