- Corona Virus
Announcements Affecting East Moline Residents and Visitors
To pay your water bill via phone call: 1-800-785-5195
NEW SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR PATRONS
1. NEW: Patron should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when approached and serviced by establishment employees, including but not limited to when employees take patron orders, deliver food and beverages, and service tables, whether dining indoor or outdoor.
2. NEW: Patrons should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when picking up carry out orders.
Encouraged Best Practices
1. NEW: Patrons should be encouraged to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when picking up food ata drive-thru window.
✔If you believe that a business is violating Executive Order 20-38, you may submit a complaint. Please review this document that describes the executive order before submitting the complaint.
✔If you observe a flagrant violation of the Stay at Home order, such as a bar or restaurant having a room full of customers eating in, or a movie theater continuing to operate, please contact your local law enforcement.
✔If you have questions about whether a business is violating the Stay at Home Order by not allowing for safe social distancing or that it is not maintaining a safe and sanitary work environment to minimize the risk of spread of COVID-19, please contact the Workplace Rights Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office at 844-740-5076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
✔If you have questions about employee benefits, including paid leave, please contact the Illinois Department of Labor at 312-783-2800 (Chicago office), 217-782-6206 (Springfield office), or email@example.com.
Yard sales are allowed - social distancing and masks are required.
Following state guidelines, the East Moline Municipal Pool is working to re-open for EMSC swim practice, swim lessons, lap swim, and water exercise. The pool will not re-open for open swim or pool rental yet. Please continue to check back for more updates concerning times and registrations.
The burn ban is still in effect. This applies to the burning of yard waste - leaves and branches. Recreational campfires are allowed.
From a memo from Illinois Municipal League -
We were also advised today by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) that spring garage sale time is upon us and they have been getting multiple questions about those activities. DCEO advised that, much like sidewalk sales, garage sales are not allowed.
4th of July in East Moline - Mayor’s Message
Serv Safe is offering free Food Handler training through May 31, 2020.
5-5-2020 - Burn Ban Update
To assist citizens who may, develop respiratory symptoms related to Covid-19, the burn ban in effect for the City of East Moline will continue thru May of 2020 prohibiting the burning of leaves, yard waste, refuse and construction materials.
Small recreational fires or cooking fires (campfires) are allowed. Recreational fires are limited by the fire code to a maximum fuel load size of 3 feet in diameter by 2 foot high and should consist of dry natural sticks and logs.
Liquor License Renewal due dates have been extended. As per the renewal letter dated April 3rd, 2020, due to the current COVID-19 situation, the City has extended the due date of liquor licenses from April 30th to July 1, 2020. In the event that the Governor’s Executive Order for Stay in Place is extended, the due date will be 30 days from the date the order is lifted. If you have any questions, please contact the Finance Office at (309) 752-1538.
In addition, Food And Beverage Permits will follow the same schedule - applications will be sent out this week but will not be due to the City until July 1st. If you have any questions, please contact the Health Department at (309) 752-1510.
Yard Waste Pickup is free April 27 - May 29th
Bulky item pick up is rescheduled for Mon/Tues garbage routes the week of June 8th - 12th and for Thurs/Fri routes the week of June 15th - 19th. Both weeks have things to the curb by Monday at 6:00 am. Your items will be collected some time during the week.
Covid 19 - Farmers Market Info
Farmers Market Manager Guidelines
Farmers Market Customer Guidelines
IL Farmers Market Association Website
Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants,and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Infographic - Summary of Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants,and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Helpful CDC Links:
Reminder: Republic Services has suspended yard waste and bulky item pick up at this time. We will post on Facebook and here when it resumes. We understand that this is an inconvenience to everyone during these difficult times.
Guidance on Grocery Shopping - Illinois Department of Public Health
To pay your water bill via phone call: 1-800-785-5195
City parks remain open for walking but all facilities and equipment will be closed until further notice.
Due April 1st, 5:00 PM -
Urgent! Grant Deadline Alert!
The State of Illinois and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is accepting applications for grants to assist the hospitality industry (bars, restaurants, and hotels) to make ends meet during the public health emergency. Grant proceeds are to be used for working capital such as payroll.
- Hotels with revenues of less than $8 million in 2019 are eligible for up to $50,000.
- Bars and restaurants with revenues of less than $500,000 in 2019 are eligible for up to $10,000
- Bars and restaurants with revenues of between $500,000 and $1 million are eligible for up to $25,000.
Grant award winners will be chosen via lottery. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020.
For more information or to apply, follow this link.
Republic Services has announced that they are postponing both yard waste collection and the special pick up that was scheduled for April 20 - May 1st. Stay tuned here or our Facebook page for updates and when the events will be rescheduled.
The spring clean up scheduled for April 20 - May 1st has not been canceled yet - stay tuned here or our Facebook page for updates.
At this time regularly weekly bulky item pick-up requests are not being accepted due to the current health crisis. Please do not place your items on the curb until scheduled. Currently, we’re assigning operating staff to priority waste pick up such as garbage. We will alert residents once scheduling resumes.
As of now, the free Spring Yard Waste Pick Up scheduled for April 6-May 1 and the Spring Cleaning Free Bulky Item Pick Up set for April 20-May 1 is still set to take place. If anything changes, we will update this web page and our Facebook page. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this unprecedented time!
FAQ from Finance Office (Water Billing)
State of Illinois COVID 19 Response Site
“Stay at Home” Order Issued by Governor Pritzker to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus
The City of East Moline is working closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that are managing the response to COVID-19
In response to the threat of Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) to Illinois residents, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order #10 on Friday, March 20 directing all persons in Illinois, with exceptions provided, to stay at home starting at 5:00 PM on March 21 until April 7, 2020.
A link to Executive Order #10 is available here (English or Spanish) and a link to frequently asked questions provided by the Governor’s Office is provided here. The intent of the Executive Order is to ensure that the maximum number of people self-isolate in their homes to the extent possible to slow the spread of COVID-19 while allowing essential services to continue.
All municipal services on which our residents rely, such as police and fire protection and water, sewer, and waste collection, will continue uninterrupted. The City will continue to be fully operational but public access to City Hall and the City Hall Annex will be restricted as will access to the Maintenance Services Building.
Both the East Moline Library and the Pool facility at United Township High School are closed until further notice due to the public health emergency. The City is encouraging our customers to conduct as much of their business needs with the City via telephone or email. Staff Directory
As always, residents are urged to call 9-1-1 for public safety emergencies.
- Essential services such as grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and gas stations will remain open.
- There will be no changes to emergency services, public utilities or refuse collection schedules.
- Residents are still allowed to seek healthcare.
- Residents may enjoy walking, running or biking outdoors but are asked to honor social distancing staying a minimum of six feet from others.
- Restaurants may continue delivery and carryout service but call ahead to confirm they’re open.
- All local roads will remain open to traffic.
- The City will continue to conduct business via phone or online at www.eastmoline.com.
- The Governor extended the statewide school closure through April 8, 2020.
- The Executive Order provides that all non-essential businesses and operations close during the duration of the directive. Check the link to the Order or FAQs above for more info on essential businesses and services.
Residents are encouraged to learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect their families and the community from being exposed to the virus (CDC recommendation here), including the following guidelines:
- Stay home if you are sick
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Practice social distancing – stay away from gatherings of more than 10 people
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
COVID 19 and Your Drinking Water
We understand there is some concern regarding drinking water supply during the COVID 19 pandemic. We want our residents to feel confident that we are always striving to exceed drinking water regulations and deliver safe, quality water in ample supply. Here is what we want you to know about your drinking water during this COVID 19 pandemic:
Your drinking water supply is safe for consumption
At this time, COVID 19 has not been detected in drinking water supplies, therefore the risk to water supplies is low. The City of East Moline Water Filtration Plant has multiple treatment techniques in place to inactivate, remove or kill bacteria and viruses, including COVID 19. We have multiple online instruments monitoring water quality throughout the treatment process every second of every day. Further, we perform over 115 laboratory tests every day to ensure our water is meeting and exceeding EPA requirements.
Your drinking water supply will continue to flow to your tap
Water supply is critical infrastructure and will continue to be a priority throughout the pandemic. The City of East Moline Water Filtration Plant has contingency plans in place for emergency events, such as the COVID 19 pandemic, to ensure water will continue to reliably flow to your tap. Please understand that water main breaks are a normal occurrence under normal operations. Should a water main break occur during the pandemic, as usual, we will work diligently to restore water service to those impacted by the water main break asap.
It is not necessary to purchase bottled water or boil your tap water
There is no indication that COVID 19 is in the drinking water supply or will affect the reliable supply of water. The EPA recommends citizens continue to use and drink tap water as usual. Boiling water is not required as a precaution for COVID 19.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to browse our webpage to learn more about our treatment techniques and water supply or contact us directly at 309-752-1520.
- City of East Moline Health Department Memo
- Governor’s Executive Order
- CDC Website with information
- Finance office is encouraging utility bill payment through mail or drop box rather than face-to-face at payment window. Water bills can be paid online: https://www.xpressbillpay.com/#/
- Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker will order all restaurants, bars and gambling establishments across the state to be closed to dine-in customers in a further attempt to curb the coronavirus, effective end of business Monday (9:00 PM).
Restaurants will remain open to drive through and delivery. In his announcement, he said the closure will be in effect until March 30.
- East Moline Municipal Swimming Pool is closed until further notice. Please check back here for updates.
- East Moline Public Library
- Mediacom Announces Initiatives to Combat the Spread of Corona Virus
More details to come as they are available.