Updated April 3, 2020
Updated April 1, 2020
On March 31, 2020 Governor Pritzker announced the extension of the Stay at Home order through the end of April. The City of Marengo will be extending our existing operational changes as well, including City Hall & Public Works remaining closed to the public during this time. Staff can be reached by email or by calling City Hall and leaving a message. Your call will be returned as soon as reasonably possible.
Included is a link to Governor Pritzker’s press release announcing the extension of the Stay at Home order. https://www.iml.org/file.cfm?key=18487 As always please visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/ and https://www.cdc.gov/ for additional details.
Updated March 26, 2020
Updated March 23, 2020
Updated March 20, 2020
The City of Marengo is aware of the reporting about a shelter in place order coming from Governor Pritzker. Governor Pritzker has a press conference scheduled for 3:00 PM this afternoon, and will be briefing mayors throughout Illinois at 4:00 PM. At this time we are waiting on an official order and further directive from the Governor’s Office. The City of Marengo has plans in place for the continuance of operations, which will be put into action if and when Governor Pritzker does issue a shelter in place order. Please stay tuned to the City’s website, and Facebook page for more information.
Updated March 18, 2020
PROCLAMATION OF LOCAL DISASTER EMERGENCY
On March 17, 2020, I signed a Proclamation of Local Disaster Emergency for the City of Marengo. City staff has been in contact twice a week with the Governor’s Office to receive up to date information on COVID-19 (coronavirus). Staff is also in communication with the McHenry County Health Department, McHenry County Emergency Management Agency, IDPH and CDC. We encourage all of our residents to follow federal and state guidelines on social distancing. I want to assure the City of Marengo residents that there are no known cases of COVID-19 in our City.
The proclamation was put in place so our municipality is in a better position to access State and Federal Funds, should they be needed in relation to this public health crisis; allows for greater flexibility to assign and schedule labor; demonstrates to residents and businesses the serious nature of the present health concerns; and, assures them of strong collaborative efforts by City departments.
I encourage you to visit the City’s website and Facebook page to receive up to date information as it becomes available.
Updated March 16, 2020
Officials with the City of Marengo are closely monitoring the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and social distancing. To ensure the health and welfare of fellow residents and City employees, we have put the following in place effective immediately:
Water payments should be paid online, put in the dropbox or mailed to 132 E. Prairie Street.
All vehicle sticker sales and garage sale permits have been suspended until further notice.
We ask you to contact us over the phone at 815-568-7112 and avoid visiting City Hall especially for those who feel ill.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Important information for Restaurant, Bar and Video Gaming Facilities is below:
Updated March 14, 2020
An important update regarding the COVID-19/ Coronavirus.
The City of Marengo, the Marengo Police Department and the Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts have plans in place to ensure the continuity of services. These plans are continually under review to ensure they’re applicable to the current situation.
We are in contact with the McHenry County Department of Health, who is the lead agency for infectious disease in McHenry County. We are also following guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
Always practice good personal hygiene and try and refrain from panic buying and hoarding. Updates will be published as they happen.