Government Regulations/Restore Illinois
A Note Regarding Resurgence Mitigations
1/23/2021 - Illinois Region 10, which includes Niles and the rest of suburban Cook County, has now been moved from "tier 2" mitigation to the less restrictive tier 1. Follow the resurgence mitigation plan and metrics from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Related updates to Village operations can be found on the pandemic "Village Services" page.
Restaurant and Bar Restrictions
As of January 23, 2021, the State of Illinois' "region 10" for COVID-19 mitigation (which includes Niles) has been moved into "Tier 1," a less restrictive set of pandemic mitigation measures. Under Tier 1, restaurants and bars are allowed to provide indoor service, with other restrictions still in place. Indoor service had been suspended since previous restrictions went into place on October 28, 2020. Learn more on the "Supporting Local Restaurants and Businesses" page at left.
Executive Directive: Face Coverings
Mayor Andrew Przybylo has issued an Executive Directive instructing the public to wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth while out in public. Businesses are expected to refuse admission or service to individuals who are not wearing a face covering and ensure all employees are complying. The direction does not apply when running or walking outdoors (provided 6-foot social distancing is maintained), when riding in your own personal car, or when wearing a mask would lead to greater harm.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a webpage with instructions for making your own face covering, or download a PDF with the instructions for making a face covering.
Businesses can download, print and post an official notice regarding their ability to deny service.
Protective Supplies - Subject to Change
FACE COVERING AND/OR FABRIC AVAILABILITY WITHIN NILES (Updated 4/17/20)
Note: Prices, hours and supply will vary. Call to ensure availability.
Hello Tokyo - Niles - 9038 W. Golf Road - Hours are Mon-Sun 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (847) 859-5777
Home Depot - Niles - Civic Center Drive - Hours are Mon-Sun 6:00 am to 6:00 pm (847) 967-3200
Home Depot - Niles - 8650 W. Dempster Street - Hours are Mon-Sun 6:00 am to 6:00 pm (847) 298-7547
Lake Effect Med - Chicago - (312) 374-4376 - Order online at www.lakeeffectmed.com
Walgreens - Niles - 5600 W. Touhy Avenue - Hours are Mon-Sun 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (847) 588-1704
Walgreens - Niles - 8001 N. Milwaukee Avenue - Hours are Mon-Sun 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (847) 583-0409
Walmart - Niles - 5630 W. Touhy Avenue - Hours are Mon-Sun 7:00 am to 8:30 pm (847) 647-8641
Walmart - Niles - 8500 W. Golf Road - Hours are Mon-Sum 7:00 am to 8:30 pm (847) 966-7904
PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
Aramark – Arlington Heights – firstname.lastname@example.org
Washable cloth masks
Chicago Protective Apparel – Skokie – email@example.com
Design Dimension – Glenview – firstname.lastname@example.org
Washable cloth masks, protective gowns, partitions, tents
Eddie Boutique – Libertyville – www.shopeddie.com
Decorative cloth masks
Ha-Lo – Niles
Shields, masks, gowns, bandanas, sanitizer, gloves and more
Garvey’s Office Supply – Niles – www.getgarveys.com
Disposable gloves, workplace cleaning supplies
Online orders only
Ion Exhibits - Itasca – email@example.com
Face shields, gowns, 3-ply cloth masks, protective barriers, temporary dividing walls
Sports 11 – Libertyville – 838 S. Milwaukee Avenue www.facebook.com/sports11libertyville.com
Decorative cloth masks
28 Mile Vodka – Highwood – www.28milevodka.com
Warehouse Direct – Des Plaines – www.warehousedirect.com
Disposable gloves, masks, workplace cleaning supplies
American Hotel Registry – Vernon Hills
Soaps, linens, towels, shampoo, items normally supplied to hotels; custom signs.
Copper Fiddle – Lake Zurich – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand sanitizer for first responders
Crystal Clean – Elgin – 2175 Point Boulevard Suite 375 – www.crystal-clean.com
Workplace decontamination and disinfectant services
Request a quote online
Fastlane Lubemasters – Gurnee – email@example.com
Fast-Tizer Hand Sanitizer
North Shore Distillery – Green Oaks – www.northshoredistillery.com
Statement Regarding Executive Directive
On Friday, April 17, Mayor Przybylo issued an Executive Directive which directs the Niles community to follow CDC guidelines and wear a face covering in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately. This instruction applies to individuals engaging in any activity outside their place of residence when other people are present. It includes situations such as shopping for groceries and working in or patronizing businesses that are open to the public, as social distancing can be difficult to maintain in these enclosed public spaces. The directive does not apply during activities like walking or running outside of buildings, provided individuals are maintaining 6-foot social distancing from others. It also does not apply when driving alone in personal vehicles, while eating and drinking, or when doing so creates a greater risk.
The Mayor’s directive also allows businesses to refuse admission or service to individuals who are not wearing a face covering that covers the nose and mouth. A PDF document explaining the allowed procedure is available on the Village website and can be printed by businesses to affix to their entrances.
Homemade cloth masks are acceptable for this directive, provided they cover the nose and mouth. The Village website contains instructions on how residents can obtain or make cloth face coverings. The CDC states that medical-grade masks should be reserved for healthcare workers and first responders.
Police are not actively enforcing this directive, and the directive does not establish a fine for non-compliance, but if a store owner has a guest who will not comply or leave their store, Police may be called to handle the situation. All members of the public are expected to comply. The Village is depending on and will work with local businesses to promote the public’s cooperation, and appreciates the people of Niles uniting to follow this directive in order to protect the health of all.
The directive is issued pursuant to powers granted by the Village’s Declaration of Emergency (Ordinance 2020-09). The directive remains in effect until the expiration of the Declaration of Emergency.
Governor Pritzker has issued a state-wide “Stay-At-Home” order, which took effect Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 5 P.M., and has been extended through May 30, 2020. All residents shall remain in their home during this time, with exceptions for essential needs like obtaining food, exercising outdoors, and visiting doctors. Gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited. It is critical to maintain social distancing, even outdoors, and even as the weather turns nicer.
NOTE: Businesses interested in opening for outdoor dining when State guidelines allow should view the Village’s Temporary Outdoor Seating Application and Guidelines document.
- Click here to read Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order EO10.
- Click here for FAQ from the Governor’s Office about the Stay-At-Home Executive Order.
- Click here to read additional FAQ from the Illinois Municipal League about the Stay-At-Home Executive Order.
- Click here to visit the Village’s "Supporting Businesses" page for a list of essential/non-essential businesses.
What is still open during the stay-at-home order?
The following are currently allowed/open/operational:
- Essential services
- Police/fire/water/public works
- Grocery stores
- Restaurants (no dine-in)
- Doctors/health care
- Liquor stores
- Laundromats and dry cleaners
- Public parks and outdoor activity, as long as social distancing is practiced.
- Funerals (but 10-person gathering limit still applies)
- Legal Services
- Accounting services
- Insurance services
- Home improvement stores
- Real estate services
- Many custodial services and trades
- Public transportation (schedules may vary, Niles Free Bus is using its weekend schedule daily)
- Auto repair shops
- Gas stations
- Garbage collection (must be in bags/carts; NO loose items)
- Yard waste collection is beginning first week of April
- Parks (see exception below)
- Permits/Transfer Stamps
- Garden Stores
The following are prohibited/closed/canceled:
- Gatherings of more than 10 people
- Village meetings are canceled unless otherwise noted
- Religious services
- Car dealerships (except their service and rentals)
- Day cares (exceptions apply)
- Most retail stores
- Barber shops and salons
- Golf courses
- Textile recycling
- Water meter replacement
- Traveling to visit family or friends unless providing essential assistance
- Village facilities are closed (many services available online or by phone)
- Niles Park District basketball/tennis courts