Macomb urges residents to heed COVID-19 safety measures

MACOMB Ill., (NEWS3)- Macomb city officials are urging the community to stay safe and take necessary precautions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor Mike Inman said the city is keeping up-to-date with the latest information and guidelines to do its part in the fight against COVID-19.

“We would ask all citizens to stay home and reduce unnecessary travel and follow the guidelines,” Inman said. “We will be providing updates on a regular basis.” 

Safety guidelines Macomb officials have put in place include, restricted access to city hall, closing the community room in city hall until April 6 and accepting city payments via mail, online and dropbox. 

Inman said water disconnections and late fees are suspended for 30 days as requested by Gov. JB Pritzker. 

“The city water service department is restricting visits into customer properties except for emergencies.” Inman said. “Go-West is continuing public transportation operations to provide services to citizens that do not have other means of transportation.” 

The City of Macomb also wants the community to follow Gov. Pritzker’s orders of prohibiting gatherings of 50 people or more, banning dine-in service for restaurants even though curbside and carry-out options are allowed.

Inman also said vehicle impoundments are delayed 30 days.