Coronavirus

Kane County at 'Low' Risk Level 

Illinois Department of Public Health

The State reported Jan. 27 that Kane County is now rated at a low level for COVID-19 transmission risk. The CDC recommends people stay up to date on vaccination, including recommended booster doses. The State provided additional health recommendations for the various transmission levels.

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.

Vaccine Information

Covid 19 Vaccine

The Kane County Health Department has the latest information regarding local vaccinations, including the bivalent boosters. The Kane County Vax Hub in Batavia closed in October, but appointments can be scheduled at the Health Department in Aurora.

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.

COVID-19 Testing

Coronavirus

The Illinois Department of Public Health has provided information and locations for the free SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 testing.

The test is a non-invasive saliva test (no nasal swab). Confidential results are available within 24 to 48 hours. People are asked to not eat or drink anything one hour before their test.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged. 

Masks Optional In City Buildings

Face Masks Optional

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.

Fire Department Food Donations

Fire News - New Water Tower

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.

Meetings

Council Chambers

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.

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.  

Illinois Department of Public Health

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Hotline: 800-889-3931

IDPH website

Centers For Disease Control

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Kane County Health Department

KCHD website - Find the latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations, including scheduling appointments.