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Really Stay Home

Last Updated May 8, 2020

There's a lot to keep up with. This is what you must know:

  • You are required to wear a cloth face covering or mask in public places.
  • Stay home. This is mandatory through at least May 29 with only limited exceptions described below.
  • COVID-19 is actively being transmitted in our community. Take every precaution. 
  • Social gatherings of any size place our community in danger, whether they are occurring in public parks or private homes. 

New and replacement vehicle stickers are not being issued due to the COVID-19 emergency. No household has been mailed a renewal application. You will not receive a ticket for failure to display a current vehicle sticker.

Updated April 30, 2020

New programs are being created daily to help local businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, including the below. Many programs have upcoming deadlines or limited funds available, so don't wait - apply as soon as possible.

Important: This material provides general descriptions that may not be applicable to each and every situation. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors. Finally, these programs are changing rapidly due to the evolving response to the COVID-19 emergency and these matters may change daily.

On March 18, 2020, the Village entered a state of civil emergency. You can read the emergency proclamation here.

The proclamation does four things. It...

  • Allows emergency purchases by the Village administration.
  • Allows emergency staffing.
  • Directs the Village administration to cooperate with other agencies in addressing COVID-19.
  • Closes all physical fitness facilities and membership sports clubs effective March 19, 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency:

  • (New on April 20) The May semi-annual collection has been cancelled.

  • All bulky item, construction debris, "white goods" (e.g. refrigerators), and e-waste collections are suspended.

  • Scheduled pickups of solid waste, recycling, and yard waste are not affected. However, materials will only be collected if they are within Groot carts, within cans with handles, or securely bagged. (This is already required by local law.)

  • Groot asks that any household with members showing COVID-19 symptoms not recycle. These households should bag their recyclables and place them in the trash.

  • The Village's Recycling Center remains open. However, textile recycling dropoffs are suspended.