Bourbonnais, IL – Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Kankakee County Health Department and ongoing communications with Governor JB Pritzker, the Village of Bourbonnais will be taking the following actions effective immediately to mitigate potential community impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus):
- Village of Bourbonnais Administration & Public Works Facilities will be closed to the public. Operations will continue and public requests or services may be electronically handled at www.villageofbourbonnais.com or by calling the Administration Office at 815-937-3570 or Public Works at 815-937-0817.
- The Bourbonnais Police Department Records, Investigations and Administration Department will remain open at 700 Main Street NW. Emergencies may always dial 911. For non-emergencies, please call 815-937-3579
- Village of Bourbonnais Rental Facilities will be closed effective immediately through May 1, 2020. All reservations made within the Community Room and at Children’s Safety Center will be issued a full refund. No reservations will be taken until further notice
- The Community Prayer Breakfast event has been postponed and will no longer take place on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Those who have purchased tickets or made donations will be issued a full refund and further information will be sent in the mail. A new date will be announced at a later time.
- The annual Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled and will no longer take place on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Due to its holiday correlation, it will not be rescheduled.
- As a result of gathering size restrictions, the Event & Skate Plaza will be closed until further notice.
- The Village of Bourbonnais Board of Trustees meeting will go on as scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. with minimal attendance. Meeting presentations and student pledgers have been rescheduled for a later date.
“These village actions are an informed approach to what we feel is in the best interest of our community’s health and safety,” expressed Mayor Paul Schore. “We’ve been regularly monitoring the rapidly-changing situation involving the coronavirus through credible sources and have made these decisions accordingly.”