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Posted on: March 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Stay at Home Executive Order

Gov JB Pritzker

Governor JB Pritzker has issued a “Stay at Home” Executive Order, so what does that mean for you? “Stay at Home” means exactly that – take to heart staying at home to flatten the growing curve of COVID-19 cases. As the Governor said, “… be good members of our community and keep others safe.”

Essential city services such as police, fire/EMS, public works, water service and waste collection will continue without interruption. Here are the things you can do as needed:

  • Go to grocery stores
  • Pick up medications pharmacies
  • Go to medical appointments
  • Care for a relative or friend
  • Take a walk/Walk your pet
  • Practice social distancing at all times
  • Wash your hands regularly

The following will be open:

  • Food stores – grocery stores, convenience stores, food banks, stores selling alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages, carry-out and delivery from restaurants, delivery from grocery stores
  • Medical institutions
  • Banks
  • Pharmacies
  • Gas stations
  • Hardware stores
  • Laundromats/Laundry services
  • And other essential business.  See the full list at Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response FAQs 

Many City-related functions can be accessed through our website Additionally, City staff will be remotely picking up voicemail messages regularly and returning calls as possible.

The City administration knows this is a trying time, but it will be made better by all of us staying home as much as possible.

Stay #WaukeganStrong and healthy,

Mayor Sam Cunningham

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