COVID-19 Update - 4/3/2020
A Message From Mayor Tom Poynton
Hello, I am Lake Zurich Mayor Tom Poynton.
I want to thank everyone who has been considerate of their neighbors by taking social distancing to heart. Now that it is getting warmer, please resist the urge to gather in groups whether at a park or at the end of your driveway. Especially our younger residents who are going to find it difficult not to hang out with friends. Yes, you are young and statistically you may have to worry less, but I urge you all to think of your parents, your grandparents, guardians, aunts and uncles who are at greater risk than you are.
Remember to wash your hands for 20 seconds whenever you return from an essential trip to the grocery store, pharmacy, doctor’s visit or to perform an essential job.
My message to you is to do your part to flatten the curve, stay at home, save lives. We’ll get through this.
Video Message From Mayor Tom Poynton
COVID-19 Update - 3/25/2020
Parks and Playground Update
In compliance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-10, residents are reminded that playgrounds, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, and any other type of playing surface are closed.
Note the order specifically states that individuals may leave their residence to engage in outdoor activity such as walking, hiking, running, or biking and may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas if they comply with the Social Distancing Requirements defined in the order.
If playgrounds are too tempting for you or your kids, here are some parks that have beautiful open areas and/or walking paths to enjoy without the play amenities:
- Bird Observation Area, 40 Lions Drive
- Countryside East Soccer Field, 683 Old Mill Grove Road
- Countryside West Soccer Field, 1200 Deerpath Road
- Kuechmann Arboretum, 626 North Old Rand Road
- Oak Ridge Marsh Nature Park, 500 Lions Drive
- Promenade, 150 West Main Street
- Whispering Creek Trail, 935 Lorie Lane
Please practice social distancing while enjoying the paths.
COVID-19 Update - 3/24/2020
Contacting the Village during Stay-At-Home
Permits & Inspections - We are accepting new permit applications and are processing those previously submitted. Understandably, inspections are very limited at this time. However, let us help you with your project by calling 847-540-1696 to leave a message, or by emailing Building@LakeZurich.org.
Streets & Utilities (Public Works) - Please reach us by calling 847-540-1696 to leave a message or email PW@LakeZuriich.org.
Finance & Water Billing - We are available to answer your questions by leaving a message at 847-438-5141 touch 4, or by emailing WaterInfo@LakeZurich.org.
Fire - For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, please call 847-540-5070, or click: https://LakeZurich.org/Fire. Fire Stations are closed to the public there is an emergency call box (telephone) at each entrance. Stations are fully staffed to respond in case of emergency.
Police - For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, please call 847-719-1690 or click https://LakeZurich.org/Police. The lobby to the Police Department is open and offficers are on patrol throughout the Village 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
COVID-19 Update - 3/19/2020
Public Access To Village Facilities
As cases of coronavirus – COVID-19 – continue to increase, the Village of Lake Zurich is following the directions set forth by the State of Illinois and the Lake County Health Department to prevent further spread of the disease. The Village is taking the following proactive and precautionary steps to help prevent the spread of the virus in our community:
- Village Hall (70 E Main Street) will be closed to the public at noon Thursday, March 19, 2020.
- The Community Services Facility, Public Works and Community Development (505 Telser Road) and Buffalo Creek Facility (675 Old Mill Grove Road) will also be closed to the public. Closings will remain in effect until further notice.
- For those needing services, please use the drop box at Village Hall or drop off container at the front door of Community Services. Staff will be working and are able to answer phone calls and emails at our facilities, as well as process many transactions online.
- The Village will continue to accept and process building permit applications and licenses. Please contact us at 847-540-1696 or send email to email@example.com to discuss your options.
- The Lake Zurich Police Department lobby will remain open. We encourage residents to call 847-438-2349 to file reports or complaints of a non-emergency nature. Lake Zurich Police Officers continue to patrol the Village 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 9-1-1 in case of emergency or for immediate police response.
- As previously stated, Fire Stations remain closed to the public, but are staffed to respond to calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each station is equipped with an emergency phone at the front door should you arrive at a station and need immediate assistance. Call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency to connect to our dispatch center.
The Village continues to monitor updates from the CDC, Illinois and Lake County Department of Health.
Residents are encouraged to connect to the Village Website and social media sources for information updates.
COVID-19 Update - 3/16/2020
In an effort to reduce the exposure to and mitigate the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Lake Zurich police officers will not be providing the following services until further notice:
- Child car seat checks and installation
- Police department tours
- Police ride-alongs
- Public presentations
- Public fingerprinting (not associated with an arrest)
- Vehicle lockouts
Lake Zurich police officers will only be responding in person to high-priority/emergency calls. Examples include motor vehicle crashes, robberies, burglaries, domestic disputes, and any other violent crime or crime against persons.
To file a report or complaint that is of a non-emergency nature, citizens are requested to continue to call the non-emergency line at (847) 438-2349. The telecommunicator will take the required information and an officer will contact the complainant as soon as possible via telephone to handle the call for service. Examples of non-emergency calls include, but are not limited to, theft reports, damage to property, informational calls, and ordinance violations.
Lake Zurich police officers continue to patrol the Village 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Citizens are reminded to call 9-1-1 in an emergency or for immediate police response.
COVID-19 Update - 3/13/2020
Village Programs, Meetings and Facilities
The Village is following guidance regarding event cancellations and social distancing from the Illinois Department of Public Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Village is cancelling all Village meetings, park & recreation programs and community events for March 13th through April 12th. Program participants and vendors are being directly notified of this cancellation.
This includes public use of the Police Department’s Community room. Organizations that have reservations during this period will be notified.
We are limiting public access to our fire stations and the police station to minimize the risk of exposure to our first responders. Village Hall (70 E Main Street) and Community Services (Public Works & Community Development at 505 Telser) will be open to the public. Notices at the entrances encourage the use of online or phone contact. Buffalo Creek will be closed to the public (with parks programs cancelled), but will be staffed as a call center to answer questions about program cancellations, registrations, etc.
Please monitor the Village Website https://LakeZurich.org and our social media outlets for updates.
COVID-19 Update - 3/11/2020
The Village of Lake Zurich is committed to fostering a safe and healthy environment for all community members and staff. As COVID-19 runs its course regionally and nationally, we are closely monitoring and following all information related to the virus.
The Village of Lake Zurich will rely on the Lake County Health Department and the CDC for guidance on how to respond effectively to a local outbreak. Should District 95 or one of our other community partners close their facilities, we would likely make parallel program modifications. Participants and staff would be notified using our regular communication methods: site postings, handouts, emails, text messages and social media.
In the past weeks, the Village of Lake Zurich has begun to take extra precautionary measures with sick policy reminders to all, additional facility cleanings specifically addressing any touch points (door knobs, light switches, railings, etc.), wipe/spray down of equipment before/after/throughout classes, and hand sanitizer upon entry to classes. To assist us in our precautionary measures, please remember to:
- Wash your hands and remind youth to handwash with soap and water several times a day for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer often (70% alcohol), and encourage your kids to use the dispensers in every classroom.
- Always cough/sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue and avoid touching your face specifically your eyes, nose and mouth.
- If you or your child have flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, trouble breathing, muscle pain, etc.), please stay home. Try to avoid contact with anyone who is sick. Your child must be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to our programs.
As new information becomes available, we may make further changes to our programs and events to reduce exposure. We ask for your continued monitoring of all communication as well as your patience and understanding.
Again, the Village of Lake Zurich takes this health risk very seriously. We will continue to provide a safe environment for our kids and participants. We appreciate the continued support and cooperation.