County at 'Medium' Risk Level
The State reported May 6 that Kane County is now rated at the medium level for COVID-19 risk. At this level, the elderly and immunocompromised are advised to take extra precautions to protect themselves, including masking indoors.
Masks remain optional for the general public but may be required at hospitals, medical facilities, and other high-risk settings. Private businesses may choose to implement their own masking requirements.
The Kane County Health Department has the latest information regarding local vaccinations, including second boosters for ages 50 and older and immunocompromised.
Vaccinations remain the best defense to combat the pandemic.
The Illinois Department of Public Health also has put together a vaccine online dashboard and FAQs document.
Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Residential households can order an additional round of eight free at-home tests from the U.S. government online at covidtests.gov or by calling 800-232-0233.
After placing an order, at-home test kits will usually ship within a few weeks via U.S. Mail.
The third round brings to 16 the total number of free tests available to each U.S. household since the program started earlier this year.
As we have done since the beginning of the pandemic, the City of Geneva continues to follow the COVID-19 guidance established by the State of Illinois. Masks are now optional for City employees and visitors to Geneva's City facilities in concurrence with the state's move to lift the indoor mask mandate Feb. 28. City facilities include City Hall as well as the Finance, Police, Public Works, and Fire departments.
The City encourages everyone to continue following health and safety recommendations issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC, including staying home when sick, testing when recommended, and being vaccinated.
The public still is encouraged to conduct business virtually, over the phone, email, or U.S. Mail when possible. Residents can pay utility bills online, call the Finance Department at 630-232-0854, use the mail, or utilize one of the City’s dropboxes (please no cash). People also can report non-emergency concerns and find a City staff directory online.
After being suspended during the first 19 months of the pandemic, daily parking and commuter parking permit fees were reinstituted on Oct. 1, 2021.
Visit the City's commuter parking web page to learn more, including the City's new online permit payment portal.
The public is encouraged to stay tuned to the City's Upcoming Events web page for the latest details on 2022 events.
Fire Department Food Donations
To keep first-responders safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Geneva Fire Department is no longer able to accept homemade food donations from residents. Firefighters appreciate the community’s generosity but hate to see good food go to waste. The department would prefer people to support Geneva’s merchants and restaurants. The Fire Department’s temporary food policy restrictions are available to view online.
Geneva City Council and advisory board meetings are taking place in person, and masks are optional for guests entering City Hall.
City Council, Committee of the Whole, Historic Preservation Commission, and Planning & Zoning Commission meetings air live on Geneva Broadcast Network (Comcast Ch. 10, AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99 and MetroNet Ch. 93) and also are streamed live on the City’s YouTube channel. The City has posted guidelines online for virtual public participation at upcoming meetings.
Check the City’s meeting calendar and Agenda Center for upcoming meeting dates.
Parks & Recreational Facilities
Please visit the Geneva Park District’s website for the latest recreational updates and available facilities.
For residents needing emotional support related to the coronavirus pandemic, the State of Illinois has established a free Call4Calm mental health hotline.
The City’s Mental Health Board is highlighting the NAMI’s resource guide and Mental Health America to Geneva residents to support mental health while our community adjusts to life's changes with the pandemic. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has developed a list of resources for residents, consumers and Illinois licensees impacted by COVID-19.
Unemployed as a result of the pandemic? Check out the State's "Get Hired" opportunities.
Page Last Updated: May 17, 2022
Across The Region
The City continues to monitor the latest coronavirus updates from the Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois Department of Public Health and Kane County Health Department.
Health experts are asking the public to educate themselves about the facts. In that effort, the City has highlighted resources from the three health agencies.