City of Geneva Closes Offices to Public During Tier 3 Pandemic Mitigations

City of Geneva Closes Offices to Public During Tier 3 Pandemic Mitigations

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Effective Nov. 20, Kane County moved to the “Restore Illinois” Tier 3 mitigation plan due to rising COVID-19 cases in the region.

Gatherings should be limited to household members. The Tier 3 mitigation plan calls for capacity/operating restrictions for retail stores, personal care service, health and fitness centers, hotels, manufacturing, restaurants and bars, social events, offices, and recreational activities.

The CDC recommends against traveling to see family for Thanksgiving and advises people celebrate the holiday with their household members. For more information on Thanksgiving, view the CDC’s holiday guidelines.

Health officials also are urging people to change their behavior to stop the surge of COVID-19, including wearing your mask, watching your distance and washing your hands. People also should be avoiding large gatherings and staying home when they are ill.

Geneva Business Information

Merchants should check out the city’s COVID-19 resources for Geneva businesses web page for the latest info, grant information and assistance programs to help during the pandemic.

Reporting Violations

The Kane County Health Department is encouraging the community to report concerns about businesses that may not be taking steps to protect customers and employees by calling 630-208-3801 or sending an email.

The Health Department is working with the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office to investigate and enforce violations.

Geneva City Offices Closed To The Public

Geneva’s City facilities will be closed to the public starting Friday, Nov. 20 as the state moves to the “Restore Illinois” Tier 3 COVID-19 mitigation plan. The city continues to provide public safety and essential services to the community.

The city recommends calling in advance of visiting any city building to determine if their business may be accomplished over the phone, email, online, U.S. Mail, or through the city’s utility bill payment drop boxes.

People can report non-emergency concerns and find a city staff directory online. More information is available on the City’s Nov. 19 news release.

For power outages taking place after-hours or on weekends, call the Geneva Police Department non-emergency number at 630-232-4736. The Records Division will then dispatch the appropriate Public Works Department personnel.

Building Permits/Development Applications

The city’s Community Development Department continues to expand services to review permits and development applications. The city’s Building Division, 109 James St. (south side of City Hall), will remain open during Tier 3 mitigation.

The city also introduced remote virtual inspections for some projects. Please review the department’s submission requirements.

Questions can be directed to the city’s Building Division at 630-262-0280.

Free Commuter Parking

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

The city announced daily fee parking in the City’s Third Street Commuter Parking Deck and downtown commuter parking lots will be free until further notice. Read the City Council’s August resolution for more information, including details on quarterly permit parking.

SOURCE: city of Geneva news release