COVID-19 Updates

To keep everyone informed and up-to-date on COVID-19, this page will be updated periodically. For further informaiton regarding COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

March 31, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.:

Effective, March 31, 2020 all basketball courts, pavilions, playgrounds, restrooms, batting cages, the skatepark, Sports Park baseball fields, and Blazier field (Community Park field #1) will be closed. O’Fallon parks will remain open, but proper social distancing must be maintained at all times.

March 20, 2020 - 04:00 p.m.:

On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order prohibits things like visiting the homes of friends and holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. The list of essential and non-essential businesses and workers are listed in the Executive Order. For more information on what this order means for you, please read through this FAQ. 

March 19, 2020 - 04:00 p.m.:

Mayor Herb Roach has signed a declaration of a local emergency related to COVID-19. The declaration of emergency was under the recommendation of St. Clair County to help improve the City’s response to COVID-19 and ensure that O’Fallon is eligible to recover some costs associated with combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are working hard to combat the spread and impact of COVID-19 in our community. The steps that we are taking have a financial impact on the City’s budget,” said Mayor Roach. “With this emergency declaration, O’Fallon will now be eligible to recover some of those costs once we have defeated this virus.”

The declaration can be located at https://www.ofallon.org/home/files/declaration-of-emergency-regarding-covid-19 

March 16, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.:

In an effort to help prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, beginning on March 18, 2020, access to city facilities will be limited until further notice. This is being done to help mitigate the spread of the disease to protect our residents, City Staff, and to continue to provide essential City services to the community.

During this time, City facilities will still be in operation and the City will continue to provide services. However, in-person meetings and face-to-face transactions will be restricted. We encourage everyone to utilize the City’s website www.ofallon.org or mobile app “O’Fallon On Demand” during the period of limited access. Essential City services including inspections, water taps, and building permits can be scheduled by appointment only by calling O’Fallon City Hall at 618-624-4500 (Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). More info at https://www.ofallon.org/home/news/to-help-prevent-the-spread-of-covid-19-beginning-on-march-18-access-to-city-facilities

March 15, 2020 - 04:00 p.m.: 

The Governor took aggressive action today to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by announcing that all bars and restaurants in the state of Illinois will be closed to the public, beginning at close of business Monday, March 16th through Monday, March 30th.

March 14, 2020 - 03:00 p.m.: 

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced the first cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in central and southern Illinois. A Woodford County resident in his 70s and a Cumberland County resident in his 70s both tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, two St. Clair County residents have tested positive – a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 70s. Possible exposures and travel histories for the two individuals are still being investigated and public health officials are working to identify and contact all individuals who are close contacts for these two cases.

March 13, 2020 - 05:00 p.m.: 

Governor Pritzker announced a directive to close all public and private schools for students beginning on Tuesday, March 17th due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Students will return to school on Monday, March 30th.The Governor’s Office will continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 to determine if additional closures will be needed.

March 13, 2020 - 03:15 p.m.:

IDPH information regarding Social Distancing is available here

Per Governor Pritzker and IEMA meetings regarding gatherings and events:

  • Events over 1,000 should be canceled;
  • Elderly people gathering should be less than 10;
  • Schools, no more than 250;
  • Closings are being left up to local jurisdictions and districts

President Trump has officially declared a national emergency over the Coronavirus Pandemic.  This would allow up $50 billion of federal aid for state and local governments.

At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in O’Fallon or St. Clair County.

 

March 13, 2020 - 08:45 a.m.:

The City of O’Fallon hosted a meeting for local leaders from our schools, churches, hospitals, daycares, assisted living facilities and neighboring communities about COVID-19. We covered the facts about this virus and discussed what we can do to help combat the spread of COVID-19. O’Fallon is united and working together to keep this community safe and healthy. Please click here for the presentation. 

At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in O’Fallon or St. Clair County.