Messages from the Village President and COVID-19 Resources for Residents and Businesses

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Latest Messages from the Village President: 

April 24, 2020

Good Afternoon Matteson Resident,

Coronavirus has affected countless changes in our daily lives. It’s had an enormous impact on how we consume, learn, work, socialize, and communicate. As we continue to work towards flatting the curve please continue to stay home to save lives. I would like to recognize those who were lost to this dreadful disease and offer my sincere condolences.

On Thursday, April 23rd Governor Pritzker announced extending and modifying the Stay at Home Order. I stand with the Governor in support of this order to take effect on May 1 and continue through May 30.

Added to the order will be the requirement of Face coverings to be worn by all individuals in the Village of Matteson when in public places and when not able to maintain adequate social distancing.

All essential businesses may remain open, consistent with the original executive order. Grocery and other stores designated as essential shall reduce their occupancy capacity to 50%.

All retail stores, including those previously closed as non-essential, will be authorized to fulfill online orders through curbside pickup or delivery.

While you and your family are adhering to the stay at home orders, please take some time to complete the 2020 Census to help the state determine where resources should go.

These are challenging times, but we can get through this together. Continue to stay home to save lives. We are ALL IN ILLINOIS. We are MATTESON STRONG.

Continue to stay safe,

Sheila Chalmers-Currin
Village President

April 6, 2020

March 30, 2020

Residents of Matteson, this is a unique time for all. Never in our lifetime would we have expected to experience such a pandemic as this. My heart is warmed from the support of our Matteson business owners who have donated PPE supplies, and food for our first responders who put their lives on the line and display care, compassion, and dedication for our residents every day during this crisis.

As of today, the Village of Matteson has confirmed cases that are continuing to increase daily. The State Illinois has 5057 total cases and 73 total deaths. A recent case includes a fatality of an infant. No one is exempt from COVID-19. Even if you are not feeling ill, it is possible to be a carrier of the disease.  I urge all Matteson residents to unite and work together for the greater good of our community. I implore you to comply with Governors Pritzker's order to stay home to save lives.

Social distancing does not mean stop interacting; we need to use other methods of communicating. Consider calling, texting, FaceTiming, and using social media to stay in contact with family and friends.

Please limit the number of times you leave your home to essentials, and practice social distancing by staying 6 feet apart from others. It's our duty to protect our families, friends, and fellow residents.

Sheila Chalmers-Currin
Village President

March 21, 2020 Letter to Local Businesses

March 20, 2020

Matteson Residents,

Today (March 20, 2020), Governor JB Pritzker ordered Illinois residents to ‘stay at home.’ The order is effective at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2020, through the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, which currently extends through Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

The order requires all individuals currently living in the State of Illinois to stay at home or their place of residence. Individuals may only leave their residence to perform essential activities. The order provides that all non-essential business and operations must cease. Essential businesses and operations are mandated to take proactive measures in maintaining social distancing. These measures may include, where possible: designating six-foot distance; providing hand sanitizer and sanitizing products; separating operating hours for vulnerable populations; and, providing online and remote access for employees.

The Village of Matteson will continue to distribute timely, reliable and pertinent information as it becomes available.

Attached please find links to state and federal resources: – Small Business Loan Overview – Small Business Loan Application

Sheila Chalmers-Currin
Village President



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