COVID-19 & Municipal Services Updates

Village's COVID-19 Informational Update
Posted on 07/08/2020
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This page will be updated with the latest COVID-19 information provided by the Village of Arlington Heights. Last update was June 25, 2020.

Recent Updates Include:

Phase 4 of restore Illinois Allows Indoor Dining, Other Activities with Restrictions in Place

With certain capacity restrictions in place, residents can once again enjoy dining indoors and other activities that have been off limits for months as Restore Illinois Phase 4 begins on Friday, June 26. The Phase 4 changes will affect many facets of public life. Please refer to this overview of what changes will occur during the state’s Phase 4.

We are pleased to convey that Arlington Alfresco will continue through Labor Day in the Downtown area of Vail Avenue and Campbell Street. With Phase 4, all restaurants can return to providing indoor dining starting June 26th, with limited capacity for parties of up to 10 people. Local restaurants may resume their regular hours of business for indoor seating. Arlington Alfresco, which includes outdoor dining zones, will remain open every day and close at 11 p.m. Learn more about Phase 4 changes.

Financial Assistance for Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic
As part of the a recent Covid Relief Package approved by the Village Board, much of a $165,000 supplemental federal grant received by the Village will be allocated to the emergency assistance fund for residents who qualify for the program. If you are in need of emergency assistance, please review the Financial Assistance Application.

Extension of Evictions, Grants for Renters and Homeowners

In mid-June, Governor Pritzker announced an extension of a moratorium on evictions in the state until July 31, and a new state grant program that will begin in August to give assistance to those who are behind on rent.

The rental program  will be run by the Illinois Housing Development Authority and applies to those who have been unable to pay rent due to COVID-19. Also, an emergency mortgage program for homeowners who need support is set to launch in August.

Arlington Alfresco Opens  June 3
The Village is excited to bring back some vibrancy to our Downtown hub of Vail Avenue and Campbell Street now that the State has loosened some restrictions as part of the Restore Illinois plan. Click here to review details of the plan and layout maps

Arlington Alfresco, is an open-air dining and shopping zone in the Downtown to enables restaurants, stores and businesses to expand their capacity into designated zones within the Arlington Alfresco footprint. 

Restaurants outside of the Downtown who want to use part of their private property for outdoor dining can fill out the Outdoor Dining on Private Property application.