Letter to the Residents – Coronavirus (March 24, 2020)

Dear Residents,

On March 17, 2020, as authorized by state law and local ordinance, I made a declaration of State of Emergency for the Village through March 31, 2020. Today, I extended that declaration to April 27, 2020. This will facilitate potential reimbursement from the state or federal government for any Village expense incurred as a result of this pandemic and will allow continuity of operations in the Village during the period of the declaration.

The Bull Valley Police Department has launched its own Facebook page. Check for helpful information about a COVID 19-related scam. https://www.facebook.com/BullValleyPD/

I have received several emails lately from service providers with information on their response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Some of these links may be useful to you. 

The Illinois Retail Merchants Association has a list of merchants holding special shopping hours for senior citizens and other vulnerable populations at  https://irma.org/covid-19-senior-shopping/

Comcast is opening its Wi-Fi Network nationally for free, offering unlimited data for free and confirming its commitment to connection for low-income families to the Internet.  Find the press release with details at http://www.comcastcorporation.com/COVID-19/

ComEd is imposing a moratorium on service disconnections and waiving new late payment charges, in coordination with Illinois leadership to support Customers implementing guidance to control the spread of COVID-19. Please share this information with your community. Customers who may be experiencing financial hardship should visit ComEd.com/CARE or call 800-334-7661.

Governor Pritzker has filed for a statewide Economic Injury Declaration with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in order to qualify Illinois small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak for federal Economic Injury Disaster loans.  More information is available at the Illinois Department of Commerce.

Please take precautions and stay safe.

Emily Berendt

Village President
815-337-3101