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 COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES: BOONE COUNTY MOVING FORWARD, TOGETHER
May 20, 2020 (BOONE COUNTY, IL) – Moving forward, together. That’s the buzz phrase in Boone County these days. Boone County organizations, business partners and local officials teamed up with the Boone County Health Department to move forward, together.
Collaboratively, the community partners, known as Forward Boone County, have identified the most relevant resources and guidelines available to aide businesses as they look to re-open amid COVID-19 impacts.
Creating a one-stop shop for Boone County businesses, the Boone County Health Department and county partners launched a shared website which can be viewed at https://sites.google.com/view/forwardboonecounty. Each community partner’s website will display a shared image linking visitors to the same resources and information. This unified approach allows Boone County to display and support consistent messaging and materials.
As the state prepares to enter Phase III on May 29th, Forward Boone County remains actively engaged in daily conversations with the Boone County Health Department, local elected officials and Boone County organizations to determine safe opening guidelines. Boone County has taken a public health approach to reopening, using science-based and data-driven metrics to determine safe and effective ways for businesses to welcome customers back through their doors. Recognizing that there are economic and financial stresses associated with COVID-19 impacts, they continue to work diligently to accommodate the needs of the entire community.
“Boone County is committed to providing our businesses, residents and patrons a safe place to live, play, work and shop,” stated Amanda Mehl, Boone County Health Department Public Health Administrator. “We want to see customers back in our businesses as soon as possible, while understanding there may need to be some safety modifications.”
Some of those safety modifications will include continued social distancing and enhanced cleaning guidelines, among others. The types of safety protocols will differ from business to business and between industries. Resources identifying general practices and industry-specific guidelines will be available on the Forward Boone County website.
“The goal with our resources is not to have a blanket approach,” commented Pamela Lopez-Fettes, Growth Dimensions – Economic Development Executive Director. “Our business owners are the experts in their fields and we are not in a position to dictate to them what we ‘think’ is right. That is why we are providing them with vetted and trusted resources from local, state and national health and industry-based organizations.”
Currently, Boone County is developing a checklist to prepare businesses as they return to a more familiar business model. The checklist is meant to be a guide for businesses before, during and after reopening.
Expressing the importance of reassessment, Amy Grafton, Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director explained, “Once a business has reopened, we encourage them to continually reassess their procedures and safety protocols. What may work on day one, may not work on day 25.” She continued, “Our sharing of information doesn’t stop the day our businesses reopen. We’re here with them for the long haul.”

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The ComEd rate for June to next May has just been released. It will average 6.843 cents over the 12 months (down from 7.192 cents). This rate is slightly lower than the 6.982 cent rate that the Belvidere aggregation program. The ComEd rate would be $1.15/month lower. Residents choosing to move back to ComEd can do so without any fee, by calling 844-351-7691. (Have your account number when you call.)

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Keene Parkway will be closed Monday May 11, 2020 from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm for Water Maintenance Work

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Details on COVID-19 Executive Order No. 28 Click Here

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Rock River Valley Blood Center Click Here

Northern Illinois Food Bank Click Here

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PUBLIC COMMENT COVID-19:  WHILE THE GOVENOR'S STAY AT HOME ORDERS ARE IN PLACE, PUBLIC COMMENT AT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS IS NOT POSSIBLE.  IF YOU WISH TO MAKE PUBLIC COMMENT, YOU MAY DO SO IN WRITING BY CLICKING HERE.  IN THE SUBMISSION PLEASE STATE WHETHER THE SUBMISSION IS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.  THE PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE READ INTO THE RECORD AT THE PUBLIC MEETING.  ANY REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN 4:30 PM THE DAY OF THE MEETING.  COMMENTS CONTAINING OBSCENE OR DEROGATORY LANGUAGE OR WHICH CALL FOR VIOLENCE WILL NOT BE READ INTO THE RECORD.

Watch past City Council and Committee meetings here.

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As the Belvidere Fiscal year comes to an end, Belvidere Businesses are required to fill out and submit a new Business License Application. These can be mailed to City Hall Located at 401 Whitney Blvd., Belvidere, IL 61008 or also emailed. If you have any questions feel free to call at (815) 544-2612.

Click Here for Business Registration License Application.

Interview with Kelly Hillan of the Keen Age Center

Interview with Cecilia Hernandez of the Keen Age Center

Interview with Police Chief Woody

Interview with Jennifer Jacky, Belvidere Family YMCA

*Click Here To Watch Previously Recorded Interviews

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CITY OF BELVIDERE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES OPERATIONAL CHANGES AT CITY HALL IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 OUTBREAK

The City of Belvidere - City Hall is modifying operations in light of the concerns related to COVID-19. Effective immediately City Hall at 401 WHITNEY BLVD., BELVIDERE, IL 61008 IS CLOSED to the general public until further notice.

City Hall will remain open with all employees fulfilling their duties. Constituents with urgent business with the City may make an appointment to meet with relevant City officials. Water bills may be paid online, through the mail or utilization of our bill drop box located in front of City Hall. City Hall will be open during City Council and Committee of the Whole meetings in compliance with the Open Meetings Act.

Public Works will not shut off any water connection for non-payment during this COVID-19 outbreak.

City Hall

(815) 544-2612; ci.belvidere.il.us

Water Department:

(815) 544-9256; ci.belvidere.il.us

e-Pay Phone Number (844) 898-3664

Community Development:

(815) 547-7177; ci.belvidere.il.us

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