April 7 Update
Dog Walking Reminder
As spring temperatures begin to rise, you will likely see more residents walking their dogs on public streets, which is permitted under the State of Illinois' Stay at Home order. As a friendly reminder, dog owners in the Village of Schaumburg are required to keep their dogs on a leash that is securely fastened to a collar or harness. The overall length of the leash including the handle is not to exceed six feet and owners are required to control their animals at all times.
Please be respectful of our neighborhoods and public areas by picking up and appropriately disposing of any dog waste. And as always during these times, please observe the Centers For Disease Control (CDC)'s minimum recommended physical distancing of 6 feet from others and avoid congregating in groups in open areas.
For more information on the village's animal control services, please dial 311 in the village or visit the webpage.
Stay Schaumburg Strong: Fire Department
Today's Stay Schaumburg Strong story comes from Firefighter Paramedic Lance Lovato on how no matter what challenges lie ahead, the Schaumburg Fire Department is always thinking of ways to serve others and help the community:
"Many people don’t know that firefighters spend their own money to make/eat their meals each day. Each firefighter contributes $15-$20 a day for food and one person from the crew will go shopping and cook lunch and dinner for everyone. We generally don’t order out from restaurants as it is near impossible to work within our budget. In the past few weeks though, most of the Schaumburg Fire crews have ordered take out or delivery for lunch and dinner to help support the local restaurants in our community.
On one occasion, the driver who delivered the food stayed and spoke with me for a few minutes. He stated he is usually a bartender, this delivery thing is different for him and he didn’t realize how far we were from the restaurant location. I apologized knowing it is a long drive and he immediately stated that was not necessary and they were just thankful for the business. He expressed the concerns he and his coworkers are having during this time and shared that these orders from the firehouses have truly served to help them all.
In these times, we need to look out for each other and while our job is to protect and care for the general public, the Schaumburg Fire Department will continue to do everything we can to help those in need; whether it’s in our job description or not."
Be like our Schaumburg Fire Department crews and order takeout for lunch or dinner from one of our local Schaumburg restaurants during today's Great American Takeout 3. For a list of local restaurants offering takeout or delivery service, visit Meet Chicago Northwest's website.
April 6 Update
CDC Recommends Wearing Cloth Face Coverings
The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. The CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. View the CDC guide that includes step-by-step options for sew and no sew methods.