Mayor Mark Vicary and Staff of the City of Genoa are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The City has been receiving updates via conference calls from the Governor’s Office who has been working closely with the Illinois Department of Health and CDC. The City encourages residents to use the DeKalb County Health Department as a resource or contact the Illinois Coronavirus Hotline at 1 (800) 889-3931 with any questions or concerns.
As of now, cases of COVID-19 have not been reported in DeKalb County; however, it is expected that this virus will impact every part of our nation at some point. The City is recommending that residents follow the advice of public health officials, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
To ensure the health and welfare of fellow residents and City employees, we ask that anyone who is ill avoid visiting public places and public events. If you have a concern that can be communicated via phone rather than in person at City Hall, please do so. Utility payments can also be made online via our website. As of right now, public meetings of the City Council, Boards, and Commissions will take place as scheduled.
Lastly, if you are ill and require emergency services from our Police Department and/or Fire District, we ask that you inform the 911 dispatcher of any potential illness in your location.
We will notify the community of any significant updates as they become available via social media and our website. For more information regarding COVID-19, please contact the DeKalb County Health Department Communicable Diseases Department at (815) 748-2467.