I would like to start by saying “Despite the circumstances you are doing a great job”. As most of you are aware the governor has extended the Stay at Home Order through May 29, 2020 with modifications. During this time when we are concerned for the health and safety of ourselves, families, and neighbors I respectfully ask that all continue to abide by the governor’s executive order.
The leadership and staff at the Village of Bradley are constantly getting updated information and have been working hard to pass pertinent information along to the public through our website www.Bradley.org, Village of Bradley Facebook page and newsletter.
The Village will continue to be fully staffed, but with no access from the public at this time, again, please call (815} 936-5100 should you have any questions or need assistance. Both Bradley Police & Fire departments are fully staffed should anyone require assistance. We will continue to have Village Board meetings within the guidelines of the executive order and the OMA regulations. We have posted instructions on our website www.bradleyil.org on what to do if you have public comment(s) and/or would like to attend in person.
For your convenience below is the IML summarization of the modifications.
- Face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals, when medically tolerable, who are in public places and unable to maintain adequate social distancing of six feet, except for children under age two and when with members of the same household. Face coverings will be required in indoor public places such as stores.
- All essential businesses may remain open consistent with the original executive order. Essential retail stores shall reduce their occupancy capacity to 50% or to the capacity set by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) based on store square footage, provide face coverings to all employees who cannot maintain social distancing of six feet at all times, set up store aisles to be one-way, communicate these requirements to customers through signage and public service announcements and discontinue use of reusable bags.
- Non-essential retail stores may reopen to take orders on line or over the phone for either curbside pickup (outside the store) or delivery. Employees must maintain social distancing of six feet or wear a face covering when that is not possible.
- All businesses that have employees physically reporting to a work-site must post IDPH’s guidance regarding workplace safety during the COVID-19 emergency. The IDPH guidance is not yet available, but we will share it once it is released.
- Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two per watercraft will be permitted.
- Golf courses will be permitted to open only when following strict guidelines provided by DCEO
- Some state parks will be reopened.
- Pet grooming services will be allowed to reopen.
- Educational institutions may allow and establish procedures for pick-up of necessary supplies or student belongings and dormitory move-out. These procedures must be in a manner consistent with public health guidelines and social distancing requirements.
On a different note, I declared through proclamations on Monday, April 27, 2020 at the Village Board meeting three different graduation weeks for the Class of 2020. Please join me in celebrating our Class of 2020 Graduates.
- Eighth Grade Graduation Week is May 3 to May 9
- High School Graduation Week is May 10 to May 16
- Higher Education Graduation Week is May 17 -23
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out, Stay Well and Be Safe