Village of Oswego COVID-19 Response
This page is intended to be a central point for COVID-19 information related to the Village of Oswego's operations for its residents and businesses. This information does NOT replace information from the Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois Department of Public Health, or the Kendall County Health Department on measures to stop the spread of illness. Please refer to those websites for information on staying healthy and follow all public health rules and guidelines.
Illinois is under a Stay at Home order until April 30, and the Village of Oswego encourages all residents to abide by the state’s guidelines to help slow the spread of illness. Learn more about what’s allowed and what’s not from the State of Illinois’ Frequently Asked Questions and the full text of the governor's order.
- Facilities closed: Village Hall, Police Headquarters and the Public Works Facility are closed to the public. Read more about how to access services and the Village President’s order.
- Water shutoffs: Water shutoffs will be suspended through April 30, 2020. The Village will waive late fees incurred between Monday, March 16, and Wednesday, April 30, 2020.
- Water bills: Pay your water bill online, by calling 630-554-3618, or at the drop box in front of Village Hall. Learn more.
- Other utilities: ComEd, FoxMetro, NICOR, and most Internet service providers are offering some forms of assistance to residents during this time. For information on service shutoff delays, late fee waivers and more, visit their respective websites.
- Spring Clean-up Week: Spring Clean-up Week has been postponed to protect the safety of garbage haulers. A rescheduled date will be announced when it becomes available.
- Bag your trash. Until further notice, Groot will not collect trash unless it is bagged in a can or placed in a toter cart. Read more.
- Don’t flush wipes. Sanitary wipes, disinfecting wipes, paper towel and tissue all clog drains and can cause sewer backups in your home. Read more.
- Overnight parking: Overnight parking restrictions are suspended through April 30, and will not be enforced.
- Events canceled: Village-run events have been canceled through April 30, including Coffee with the Mayor, which was originally scheduled for March 28, and the TV Recycling event, which was originally scheduled for April 25. The TV Recycling event will be rescheduled when more information becomes available.
- Meetings canceled: Administrative Adjudication will be postponed until May 28. Cultural Art Commission, Economic Development Commission, Oswego Police Commission, and Historic Preservation Commission are canceled through April. Oswego Village Board and the Planning & Zoning Commission will meet with options for electronic participation for officials and the public. Check back for more information.
- Solicitors: Door-to-door solicitation is prohibited.
- Liquor sales: You can buy packaged liquor from bars and restaurants that normally serve alcohol and are offering carryout. Learn more.
- Wellness checks: If you are a senior or other at-risk person, you can request a daily wellness check phone call from our police department. Learn more.
- Real estate showings: Real estate showings are currently permitted, however, local executive order prohibits anyone who is ill or shows symptoms of being ill from attending a real estate showing.
- Fill out your Census form online. Face-to-face Census activities have been suspended, but you can still fill out your Census form online. Follow the instructions in the form mailed to your home.
Village employees across several departments are working remotely and are still responding to calls and emails. We’re here to help, but please allow additional time for staff to respond to requests and questions. Not sure who can help? Call Village Hall at 630-554-3618 and we’ll connect you.
The Village of Oswego’s Economic Development Department has compiled a list of resources for businesses, and more programs that may benefit Oswego businesses are expected to be announced in the coming days and weeks. Find it all on our COVID-19 Resource page for business on Oswegrow.com.
- Get information about relief programs: Businesses in the Village of Oswego are encouraged to submit their contact information to the Village using this form. We’ll email you information and resources from state and Federal agencies as it becomes available.
- Essential Business: Is your business essential? Read the text of the governor’s order and the Frequently Asked Questions. The State of Illinois has also issued a chart to help businesses decide. You can also call the State of Illinois’ Essential Business Determination Hotline at 1-800-252-2923 or submit questions to CEO.email@example.com.
- Temporary Signs: Most ordinances relating to temporary signs have been suspended for businesses still open. If you want to advertise your available services during the Stay at Home order, temporary and portable signs are now allowed in most places. If you have questions, contact Building & Zoning at BZinfo@oswegoil.org or 630-554-2310.
- Liquor Sales: If you’re offering takeout and have an on-site consumption liquor license, you can now sell packaged alcohol. Get the details and read our Frequently Asked Questions.
- Permits and Inspections: Our staff is still processing permits of all kinds and conducting essential inspections. Contact Building & Zoning at BZinfo@oswegoil.org or 630-554-2310.
- Bids & RFPs: All non-essential bids will be postponed until after April 15, and requests for proposals will be submitted virtually. For more information, visit the Village’s Bids & RFPs page.
- Liquor Licences: Liquor license renewal payments are now not due until Dec. 31, 2020.
- Food & Beverage Tax: The deadline for submitting Food & Beverage taxes owed to the Village has been extended to May 31, 2020.
- Hotel/Motel Tax: The deadline for submitting Hotel/Motel taxes owed to the Village has been extended to May 31, 2020.
- Business and Tobacco Licenses: Village of Oswego business registration, liquor licenses and tobacco licenses will be extended without late fees until Monday, June 1. Contact the Village Clerk’s office with questions at 630-554-3259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Shipping restrictions: Noise restrictions and delivery hours guided by local ordinance near business and logistics centers will not be enforced through April 30, to allow for the delivery and staging of necessary consumer goods.
- Storage containers: Restrictions on storage containers in all properties in business and manufacturing zoned districts guided by local ordinance will not be enforced through April 30. Religious institutions in residential districts will also receive waivers.
On March 16, the Oswego Village Board declared a state of local emergency, and Oswego Village President Troy Parlier has issued multiple Executive Orders related to Village operations. You can read the full text of each of the orders below:
Still have questions about Village services?
If you have questions about Village of Oswego services not answered above, call Oswego Village Hall at 630-554-3618 or email email@example.com, and we will assist you. Please allow additional time for a response as most of our staff are working remotely.
Questions about COVID-19?
The best source for information on questions directly related to COVID-19, including what to do if you suspect you or someone else may be ill, is the Kendall County Health Department. Visit their website, kendallhealth.org or call 630-553-9100.
This page was last updated at 12:25 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020.