and City Staff are closely monitoring the COVID-19 response by the State and
Federal agencies responding to the international crisis. At this time, no
extraordinary measures are necessary and City facilities will remain open for
business. Employees who are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms or
symptoms of any other contagious illness are asked to stay home. Citizens who
are ill or have symptoms of any contagious disease are asked to refrain from
visiting public places and facilities except to seek medical assistance.
County School District #404 will close as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and will
remain closed for at least two (2) weeks. A link to the District’s
website is available here, along with a copy of the message from School
homes and facilities for the elderly through the State are restricting
visitors. The coronavirus has the greatest impact on members of the
elderly population, particularly those who have other existing medical
The Governor has instituted emergency measures to protect the residents of nursing homes and elderly care facilities. Employees of State-run facilities will be checked prior to the start of shifts to assure they are not sick. Persons under 18 are asked not to visit nursing homes during the COVID crisis. Privately owned and operated facilities, including those in Aledo, are encouraged to follow the same guidelines.
public gatherings in Aledo have been canceled by the sponsoring businesses and
organizations. If you are planning to attend an upcoming event, monitor
the website of the sponsor closely for updates.
emergency measures become necessary, or if restrictions in City services will
be instituted, this website will be updated and notifications will be made
through local news outlets.
Department of Public Health:
County Health Department (Facebook page)
March 13, 2020: https://www.mercerschools.org/
from Mercer County School Superintendent Scott Petrie:
further safeguard our communities from the spread of the virus, Governor JB
Pritzker has declared mandatory school closures for all schools, both public
and private, serving Illinois pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students.
mandatory closure takes effect Tuesday, March 17. Currently, we anticipate the
closure to last through March 30.
County Schools will continue to provide continuous learning opportunities in
any way that we are able through our recently developed e-learning plan. In
addition, we will make every effort to provide meals for all children who need
them. Many questions are yet to be answered, and we will do our best under
these extraordinary circumstances. More updates will be forthcoming.
for Disease Control and Prevention