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Mayor Declares Additional Supplemental Order

The City of Des Plaines has implemented a supplemental order regarding social distancing and face coverings, directing the community and its visitors to follow CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Order goes into effect at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, July 29th, and addresses City requirements for both indoor and outdoor activities. An excerpt from the order states, "Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Supplemental Order, persons residing in, doing business in, traveling through, or visiting the City must take the following public health steps to protect their own and their fellow citizens' health and lives..." Read the complete Supplemental Order here.

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City Prepares to Receive CARE Act Funds for Qualifying Households

If you live in Des Plaines and are behind on your utilities, rent, and/or mortgage payments due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the 2020 CARES Act. The City of Des Plaines expects to receive $180,767 of CARE Act funds to assist its low to moderate income residents struggling with basic living expenses. (Please Note: Applicants must reside in incorporated Des Plaines)

If you are a Des Plaines resident who may meet the criteria, please contact one of the following organizations to see if you qualify:

Center of Concern: Call 847.823.0453
Provides rent, mortgage, or utility assistance for up to three months.

Northwest Compass: Call 847.392.2344, EXT. 402
Provides rent assistance for up to three months.

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ComEd Offers Residents Payment Assistance Options

During these challenging times, ComEd wants to make sure that Des Plaines residents continue to enjoy reliable, safe and affordable electricity. Understanding that many people are experiencing financial hardship, the company is offering payment assistance options for eligible residents. For more information, please contact ComEd directly at ComEd.com/Support, or call 1.800.334.7661. An announcement in both English and Spanish has been provided by ComEd for your convenience.

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City Hall Opens to Public in Limited Capaciity

With the transition to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, the 1st floor of City Hall is open to visitors in a limited capacity. Residents are still strongly encouraged to conduct city-related business online, by email, or by phone, when possible. As a precaution, all visitors are required to wear face coverings and social distance upon entering City Hall. If you feel sick, we kindly ask that you stay home and utilize the City's DP311 Service Request System at desplaines.org/DP311 for questions or concerns .

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