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The Village of Streamwood is committed to the health, safety and well-being of everyone within our Village, as we continue to manage and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

All regions of the state moved to Phase 4 Revitalization under the Restore Illinois Plan at the end of June. Under this phase, most businesses were able to open. Residents could participate in more outdoor activities, and were not limited to essential travel. Strict capacity limits on businesses, limits of social gatherings to fewer than 50 people, social distancing and face coverings were still required.

On July 15, the Governor announced a new mitigation plan, in the event Illinois experiences spikes in key metrics that would threaten residents' health and safety. These metrics include increased rolling averages for new cases and constraints faced by hospitals to handle increased patient loads, or three (3) consecutive days with a greater than 8% positivity rate. The mitigation plan creates three (3) tiers of increased restrictions aimed at reducing positivity rates based on public gatherings. The purpose is to slowly re-introduce restrictions. For example, in a Tier 1 scenario, restaurants may have to reduce their capacity for indoor dining and suspend indoor bar service, but in Tier 2 they may have to restrict all indoor dining, while under Tier 3, all restaurant service would revert to takeout or curbside. 

As part of this mitigation effort, the state amended its regional impact map. They have increased the reporting and affected regions from 4 to 11, coinciding with regional EMS reporting areas. Streamwood is in Region 10, which includes all suburban Cook County, but excludes the City of Chicago.  At this time, our state and region remain in Phase 4. There are no proposed changes at this time. For additional information on the plan, click here.


Indoor and outdoor activities: Most outdoor recreational opportunities are allowed except for amusement parks. Indoor recreational services such as bingo halls, bowling alleys, and recreational swimming are allowed with guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

Bars and Restaurants: With Phase 4, bars and restaurants may offer indoor seating. Tables must be a minimum of 6 feet apart (or partioned). Standing areas must not exceed 25% of capacity. Dining rooms can handle groups of less than 10 per table. Masks and distancing measures for staff must continue to be followed, along with other precautions and guidance. The state has issue some specific guidelines that are available here.

Health Clubs, Retail and Personal Care: Additional changes and expansions were provided for:
  • Health clubs, gyms, and fitness studios can provide services with a maximum capacity of 50% occupancy.
  • Personal care services, like nail salons, tattoo shops, hair braiders, spas and barbershops, can open with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) safety precautions and 50% capacity limits. Masks are still required of customers and employees.
  • Retail stores can open to in-person shopping with IDPH safety precautions and 50% capacity limits in place.
For details on the Restore Illinois Plan, click here.

Offices may remain open with 50% office capacity limits, social distancing and wearing face coverings when unable to practice social distancing. Visitors to Village Hall must wear face coverings to enter the building. 

Face coverings must still be worn at indoor public places, and when outdoors, if 6 feet social distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings are not N95 or surgical masks. Scarves, bandanas, and homemade cloth masks are sufficient. Click here on how to make your own.

All Village events remain canceled at this time.  This includes the Village's June Blood Drive at the Police Department and July 4th Fireworks. The Summer Celebration Committee announced the cancellation of Summer Celebration 2020 due to the Governor's limit on community festivals and the loss of busing, parking and park facilities.
 
Village buildings are opened. Outside meetings or use of Village buildings will be permitted, by reservation, after July 1.

Many of our services are still available online or by phone. To
help you get the services and assistance you need, please select below:

Building Permits and Inspections
Emergency Services
Refuse and Recycling
Rental Licensing and Inspections
Transfer Stamps
Village Board Meetings
Water Billing
Yardwaste and Branch Pickup
 
Any specific questions, please call (630) 736-3844. For any police related concern or emergency, call 911.
 
Don’t forget to take care of yourselves. Stop a moment and take a deep breath. Focus on what’s important. Don’t dwell on the 24-hour news cycle. Practice social distancing at work, home, and when you are outside. Wash your hands and stay away from others when you're sick. Make taking your temperature part of your daily routine. Self-monitoring your own health is a great way to provide yourself with a little peace of mind.  We’re here to help you through these unprecedented times.

The State of Illinois has its Call4Calm program open. This program allows residents to text TALK to 55220 (for Spanish text HABLAR) to speak to a mental health professional. The service is free and anonymous.

 
Resources for Residents
Many of our government and other partners have additional information and resources to help our residents, including:
Many people have also asked us, how can they help?
  • Practice social distancing and wear a face mask!
  • Donate blood.  Our Blood Commission is once again holding a drive with Vitalant at their Schaumburg Donation Center (211 W Golf Road). The Drive will run from June 22-July 1. Mention Streamwood at the time of  your donation to receive a reusable stainless steel straw and cleaner brush. Vitalant is also testing all donations for COVID-19 antibodies. Face coverings are required. Please visit them online, or call (877) 258-4825,  for an appointment.
  • Donate to the Food Pantry We have a collection bin in front of Village Hall (close to the Veterans Memorial). You can also donate here.
  • Donate Personal Protective Equipment. To donate personal protective equipment, the State of Illinois asks you email ppe.donations@illinois.gov
  • Consider Take Out for Dinner!  Restaurants have been hit hard by pandemic. Though some restrictions are being lifted, they still need patrons to survive. Businesses are adapting and providing delivery and curbside pickup as well. In cooperation with #ChicagoNWStrong, consider participating in Take Out Tuesdays (or any day)! Simply click here for participating Streamwood businesses.
  • Shop Local! Phase 4 will allow more businesses to open, but restrictions and regulations remain. Small businesses have been greatly impacted by the virus and closure requirements over the past few months. Help support your local business community: get flowers from a local florist; get a book from a local bookshop; schedule that hair appointment! Is your favorite store or business still closed? Consider a gift card! Shopping local will help our business community rebound from the pandemic, too.
Business Information
Some restaurants may be allowed to have outdoor seating under specific guidelines. Restaurants with the service of alcohol have additional restrictions. Please contact the Community Development Department to see if your business can accommodate the state's restrictions. As more businesses open to the public it is vitally important to ensure social distancing and face coverings are used when conducting business. For details on the state's Phase 4: Revitalization plan, click here.

Many of our government and other partners have additional information and resources to help our business community, including 
  • US Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources –- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs include Paycheck Protection Program; Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance; SBA Debt Relief: SBA Express Bridge Loans; a​nd Guidance for Businesses and Employers.  A Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act with frequently asked questions is included here for reference. 
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan as part of the Paycheck Protection Program initiative.
  • US SBA OVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application -- Federal disaster loans for businesses, private non-profits, homeowners and renters
  • The revised Shelter-in-Place order expanded the definition and permissions for certain businesses to open and operate. For a complete list and answers to frequently asked questions, click here to check out the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity website.
  • NEW!!  State of Illinois Business Interruption Grants: The Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program is a series of grants totaling over $540 million specifically targeted for small business owners. Grants will be made to shops, restaurants, salons, fitness centers and more to help them stay afloat through this time of crisis and ensure they have the resources to open safely in the coming months.  Application information is available here. DCEO will begin accepting applications on June 26. There will be a two week application window.
  • Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund -- Small businesses low interest loans of up to $50,000.  Businesses located outside of the City of Chicago with fewer than 50 workers and less than $3 million in revenue in 2019 will be eligible to apply.  Successful applicants will pay nothing for six months and will then begin making fixed payments at a below market interest rate for the remainder of a five-year loan term. Loan funds must be used for working capital, and at least 50% of loans proceeds must be applied toward payroll or other eligible compensation including salaries, wages, tips, paid leave, and group healthcare benefits. Eligible uses will exclude compensation in excess of $100,000.
  • Illinois Hospitality Emergency Grant Program -- Grant funds are available to support working capital like payroll and rent, as well as job training, retraining, and technology to support shifts in operations, like increased pick-up and delivery. Bars and restaurants that generated between $500K and $1M in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $25,000, and bars and restaurants that generated less than $500K in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $10,000.  Hotels that generated less than $8M in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $50,000.
  • The County still has funds available through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The County is offering assistance on the application process here
  • Elgin Community College has announced the re-opening of its Small Business Development Center to help businesses struggling to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Local restaurants can participate with #ChicagoNWStrong to promote their businesses during the Great Amercian Takeout. To get your business listed, click here and select "Let Us Help You!"
 
Village Services Information
Building Permits, Contractors’ Licenses and Inspections

Building permits and contractors’ licenses are encouraged to be submitted electronically at communitydevelopment@streamwood.org. Applications may also be submitted in person, by fax at (630) 837-5690, by mail, or by utilizing the white drop box located in the Village Hall parking lot. Any electronic submissions, will be returned electronically once approved, if an email is provided, or mailed. Regular inspections are being conducted at this time. Please call (630) 736-3839 if you have any questions or would like to schedule an inspection.
 
Emergency Services
For all emergency services, please dial 911.
 
Refuse and Recycling
Advanced Disposal will collect refuse and recycling as regularly scheduled, and they have resumed bulk item collections. Please leave bulk items out for collection on your regular pickup day.
 
Rental Licensing and Inspections

Residential rental license applications are encouraged to be submitted electronically at communitydevelopment@streamwood.org. Applications may also be submitted in person, by fax at (630) 837-5690, by mail, or by utilizing the white drop box located in the Village Hall parking lot. Once approved, a temporary certificate will be issued electronically, if an email is provided, or mailed. Required inspections are being conducted. Please call (630) 736-3839 if you have any questions or would like to schedule an inspection.
 
Transfer Stamps
If you need to purchase a Transfer Stamp, please call (630) 736-3844 for details. Transfer stamps can be obtained during normal business hours at Village Hall.  
 
Village Board Meetings
The Village Board has modified its meeting schedule for the summer moving to one meeting per month. The next Board meetings will be held on July 9 and August 6.
 
Water Billing
The Water Department will continue to issue bills based on usage. Starting in August, the department will follow normal billing procedures.
 
To pay your water bill and any other fees, you may do so online, by US mail, or the outside drop box.  Transactions are also being conducted during our normal business hours in Village Hall. To pay online, click here.
 
Yardwaste and Branch Pickup
Advanced Disposal continues its normal yardwaste collection. If you need to obtain a yardwaste sticker, please call (630) 736-3844.
 
Branch pickup started on April 1. Please leave branches at the curbside for pickup on the designated day for your neighborhood. Click here for details.