Coronavirus (COVID-19) Local Information
Posted on Monday March 30, 2020
March 30 Update: Mayor Baldermann gives an update on COVID-19 March 23 Update: Added information from the Sewer Dept., Silver Cross, Will County, & Homewood Disposal.

March 30, 2020 Update

Mayor Tim Baldermann gives an update on the COVID-19 and it's impact on the Village of New Lenox.

March 23, 2020 Update

From the New Lenox Sewer Department

Trash It

Silver Cross Update from Friday, March 20, 2020

Will County Coronavirus Response

Will County has has a webpage with up-to-date information on the COVID-19 in Will County.
Will County Coronoavirus Response Webpage

Homewood Disposal / NuWay Trash Pickup Update.

Homewood Disposal Mar 23, 2020 info

March 20, 2020 Update

Mayor Baldermann Video Address - March 20, 2020

Mayor Tim Baldermann follows up with the New Lenox impact to the Stay-at-Home order from Governor Pritzker. 

Metra update

Metra has switching to alternative schedules on Monday, March 23 due to Coronavirus.

You can find the alternative schedules on their webpage at:

March 19, 2020 Update

Blood Donations

If you are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets, please make an appointment to donate as soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Village of New Lenox Update

The Village has posted a news item detailing changes to its operation which can be found in full by following this link.
Changes to Village of New Lenox Services

New Lenox Fire Protection Update

We want to reassure you that the New Lenox Fire Protection District has planned and are prepared to deal with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are taking the following measures to help protect the public and our staff while continuing to provide service:

*All District facilities are closed to the Public and office staff that is able to have been told to work remotely from home.

*We are asking all builders to consider our collective health and safety and only conduct essential business until further notice and contact the Life Safety Division to scheduled any necessary inspections, by calling 815-463-4500 or email

*The Village of New Lenox will be collecting any impact fees during this time for us and should still be made out in a separate check to New Lenox Fire Protection District.

*Laraway Communications Center (LCC) our dispatch center will be asking everyone who calls 9-1-1 screening questions to help protect the responding members. These questions will allow our members and the police to protect themselves if needed. When we arrive the members of our department may be wearing masks, glasses or goggles and a gown or coveralls to protect themselves and could ask you to step outside of the house if you are able.

We are being proactive in the protection of our members to allow them to still be able to protect the community and not become sick themselves. Please remember the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home if you are able, practice social distancing and practice good hygiene.

New Lenox Community Park District Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Effective Thursday, March 19, in order to protect our residents and the Park District’s employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the New Lenox Community Park District has decided our facilities, Lions Community Center, 1 Manor Drive, and Administration Building, 701 W. Haven Avenue, will be closed to the public until further notice. Park District employees will be available to answer questions via phone or email. Drop boxes at both locations will be available if needed and will be checked by staff on a daily basis.

Thank you for your understanding!

March 18, 2020 Update

Several of the grocery stores and pharmacies in New Lenox have changed their policies, here is the latest information. 

Grocery and Pharmacy Information

March 17, 2020 Update

Chamber Logo The New Lenox Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of updated restaurant information which can be found on their website.
New Lenox Chamber Restaurant Information

March 16, 2020 Update

COVID- IL Dept Public Health

A message from Mayor Tim Baldermann:

Today, community leaders came together to share information on service changes and other policy implementations regarding their individual entities as it pertains to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. This community is represented by leaders that truly care about those they serve. I am grateful for their attendance and participation.

As is the case with every aspect of this current crisis, the situation is fluid and information is changing often. Attached to this report is the website link for each agency. I recommend that you access the organization’s individual link for updated information for that entity. Additionally, any general COVID-19 related service issue questions can be directed to or

Silver Cross Hospital

Most importantly, if you feel you may be experiencing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, contact your primary health doctor. DO NOT come to the emergency room because you may have flu-like symptoms. Your doctor will ask you specific questions to determine if a test is needed. Please see the COVID-19 Testing Decision Matrix.

The hospital can collect samples and submit for testing only with the approval of the Department of Public Health.

This is not an airborne virus. The virus spreads through droplets from an infected person.

Maintain a 6ft distance when possible. Continually wash your hands, cough/sneeze into your elbow, don’t touch your face and STAY HOME IF YOU FEEL SICK.

Restrictions are in place for patient hospital visits. Refer to the Silver Cross Hospital website for restrictions.

Use approved bleach substances to clean all surfaces.

Village of New Lenox

Mayor Baldermann is presenting to the Board of Trustees an ordinance that would create a Small Business Bridge Loan for those Village of New Lenox businesses that are directly affected by the forced closures implemented by the Governor or by this crisis itself. This potential loan is not meant to prop up existing businesses that are struggling due to free market conditions. This is intended to help otherwise successful businesses that are being impacted by this crisis directly. The village will reach out to those eligible businesses. Any small business owner that has questions can direct them to our Economic Development Coordinator Nancy Dye at

The village encourages you to use online services when appropriate. Please utilize our dropbox for water bill payments.

Non-essential services will be conducted remotely when possible. Water meter installations will be temporarily suspended.

New Lenox Police

The safety and protection of our residents will never be compromised. That being said, keeping our first responders healthy is especially critical at this time. Any non-essential calls for service that can be handled by telephone, will take place. If you need to see a police officer in person, please advise the dispatcher if you or anyone in your household is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. All non-essential programs will be cancelled until further notice. This also applies to any of our Safe Community Programs. Additionally, Senator Mike Hastings is working with our first responders to make sure they have enough protective gear.

New Lenox Fire Protection District

The safety and protection of our residents will never be compromised. That being said, keeping our first responders healthy is especially critical at this time. If you need an ambulance or fire service, please advise the dispatcher if you or anyone in your household is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. All non-essential programs will be cancelled until further notice. Additionally, Senator Mike Hastings is working with our first responders to make sure they have enough protective gear.

Lincoln-Way High School District 210

The districts central offices will be open from 7:00am until 1:00pm until further notice. The District is following the Governor’s ban on gatherings (sports/clubs/activities held at High Schools) for this time. Please see the district website for the most current information.

New Lenox School District 122

To contact the District, please use the following main office line at (815)-485-2169 during the hours of 8:00am until 3:00pm Monday thru Friday. As of this date, all school activities and other activities held at school buildings are cancelled until April 6th. Please see the district website for the most current information.  http//

New Lenox Township

All meetings being held at the Township Senior Building are cancelled until further notice. The township food pantry may be in need of volunteers as well as additional food items. Please contact them directly if you feel you can be of assistance. This could include high school students that are off during this extended break.

New Lenox Public Library

The lobby will be open as a polling place tomorrow. Beyond that, the building will be closed to the public until at least April 6th.

Due dates for ALL items will be extended until April 13th, and no fines/fees will be assessed during that time. People are encouraged to keep their items until April 13th. Donations will not be accepted. For information regarding online library services, signing up for a digital library card and other library updates can be found at

New Lenox Community Park District

The park district will be closed for all activities until April 6th. This is for all programs, including childcare. The Park District will continue to follow School District 122 and 210 protocols in emergency closing.

Providence Catholic High School

The High School will be closed through March 30th. This includes all activities.

St. Jude School

The school will be closed through March 30th. This includes Religious Education classes and the Fish Fry. Information regarding church services can be found on the website as well.

New Lenox Chamber of Commerce

Many local daycare providers are following the Governor’s shut down of March 30th. The Chamber is looking to add restaurant information for those that will be open for takeout and/or curbside service. Please contact the Chamber to have your business listed.

Ivy League Kids - Mokena

This daycare provider has said they have room for additional children. Please contact them for information.

The Will County Health Department has provided a hotline for questions: (815) 740-8977


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Village of New Lenox
1 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
Phone: (815) 462-6400
Village Hall Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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