COVID-19: Information & Resources

COVID19_Information and Resources

COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Children 5-11

The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the recommendation that children ages 5 through 11 years to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s expansion of the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children on Oct. 29, 2021.

DuPage County Health Department recommends residents interested in pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 through 11 years contact their pediatrician or healthcare provider, local pharmacy, check with their child’s school to see if they are hosting a clinic, or visit www.vaccines.gov to find the soonest available appointment nearest to your home.

State of Illinois Mask Requirement

All people over the age of 2 are required to wear masks in public indoor settings - regardless of vaccination status - due to increased COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates in Illinois. This was issued as an executive order by Governor Pritzker on Aug. 30, 2021. This state mandate applies to indoor spaces such as stores, restaurants, businesses, and government buildings, in addition to facilities with mask mandates already in place, such as schools and healthcare facilities.

To comply with this mandate:

  • All visitors to any City facility older than age 2 will be required to wear a mask inside City facilities. City facilities include City Hall, Wheaton Police Department, Wheaton Fire Stations, the Public Works building, Water Division, City Hall Annex, and Wheaton Public Library.
  • City employees will be required to wear a mask within City facilities, except when they can consistently maintain 6 feet of distance (such as when they are in their office or cubicle space) and/or are separated by a physical barrier (such as the plexiglass windows visitors see at the Finance, Building and Police Department counters).
  • In the event that a visitor does not have a face mask with them when entering a City facility, we will make a disposable mask available to them.

Current State Restrictions

The City of Wheaton is part of Region 8 under the state's Restore Illinois Plan, which includes DuPage and Kane counties. Wheaton is currently in - Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan. (June 11, 2021)

See all Phase 5 Guidelines on the Illinois Department of Health's Website.

Governor JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan calls for reopening the state in five phases after meeting key benchmarks. Details regarding the plan and current statistics can be viewed at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Vaccines

The DuPage County Health Department is the local resource for information on the planning and distribution of vaccines in DuPage County. 

City Services

Residents are reminded that you can make utility bill payments, pay parking tickets and submit general City bill payments and much more on the City’s website at www.wheaton.il.us/billpay. Or, use the drive-through drop box just west of City Hall (the entrance is off of Wesley Street) for submitting City bills (no other U.S. mail, please).

Police Department Ride-Alongs

Please note that due to COVID-19, the Wheaton Police Department is currently not offering opportunities for ride-alongs with the Police Department. Please check back once state restrictions have changed for more information. 

Updates for the Community

In addition to the City's website, the City provides timely updates regarding COVID-19 through Facebook, Twitter and Email Updates

COVID-19 Cases in Wheaton

Data provided by DuPage County Health Department *DuPage County started reporting probable cases effective 3/14/21.
Week of New Cases Total Cases Total Deaths (cumulative)
March 8 - 14, 2020 1 1 0
March 15 - 21 5 6 0
March 22 - 28 9 15 0
March 29 - April 4 12 27 0
April 5 - 11 12 39 2
April 12 - 18 16 55 5
April 19 - 25 26 81 7
April 26 - May 2 24 105 11
May 3 - 9 19 124 15
May 10 - 16 28 152 17
May 17 - 23 34 186 17
May 24 - 30 34 220 18
May 31 - June 6 16 236 19
June 7 - 13 13 254 20
June 14 - 20 13 267 20
June 21 - 27 17 284 21
June 28 - July 4 16 301 21
July 5 - 11 15 316 22
July 12 - 18 35 351 22
July 19 - 25 58 409 22
July 26 - Aug. 1 29 438 22
Aug. 2 - 8 52 490 22
Aug. 9 - 15 32 522 22
Aug. 16 - 22 40 562 23
Aug. 23 - 29 34 596 23
Aug. 30 - Sept. 5 46 642 23
Sept. 6 - 12 40 682 23
Sept. 13 - 19 41 723 25
Sept. 20 - 26 29 752 25
Sept. 27 - Oct. 3 38 790 25
Oct. 4 - 10 34 824 26
Oct. 11 - 17 69 893 26
Oct. 18 - 24 124 1017 27
Oct. 25 - 31 157 1174 28
Nov. 1 - 7 286 1460 28
Nov. 8 - 14 391 1851 30
Nov. 15 - 21 257 2108 31
Nov. 22 - 28 262 2370 34
Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 282 2652 35
Dec. 6 - 12 225 2877 38
Dec. 13 - 19 177 3054 42
Dec. 20 - 26 129 3183 45
Dec. 27 - Jan. 2, 2021 141 3324 46
Jan. 3 - 9 154 3478 48
Jan. 10 - 16 150 3628 49
Jan. 17 - 23 122 3750 51
Jan. 24 - 30 88 3838 51
Jan. 31 - Feb. 6, 2021 61 3899 54
Feb. 7 - 13 76 3975 56
Feb. 14 - 20 64 4039 58
Feb. 21 - 27 42 4081 58
Feb. 28 - March 6, 2021 69 4150 59
March 7-13* 48 4198 59
March 14-20 51 4249 60
March 21-27 83 4332 60
March 28-April 3, 2021 96 4428 60
April 4-10 133 4561 60
April 11 - 17 89 4649 60
April 18 - 24 93 4732 60
April 25 - May 1, 2021 97 4789 60
May 2 - 8 73 4866 60
May 9 - 15 50 4915 60
May 16 - 22 32 4947 60
May 23 - 29 20 4977 60
May 30 - June 5, 2021 11 4988 60
June 6 - 12 16 5004 60
June 13 - 19 3 5007 60
June 20 - 26 3 5014 60
June 27 - July 3, 2021 2 5018 60
July 4 - 10 6 5024 60
July 11 - 17 8 5035 60
July 18 - 24 43 5081 60
July 25 - 31 32 5113 60
Aug. 1 - Aug. 7, 2021 70 5183 61
Aug. 8 - 14 87 5269 61
Aug. 15 - 21 72 5341 61
Aug. 22 - 28 93 5434 62
Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, 2021 138 5573 62
Sept. 5 - 11 108 5678 63
Sept. 12 - 18 100 5778 64
Sept. 19 - 25 76 5853 64
Sept. 26 - Oct. 2, 2021 99 5952 64
Oct. 3 - 9 89 6037 64
Oct. 10 - 16 77 6114 67
Oct. 17 - 23 93 6205 68
Oct. 24 - 30 80 6285 68
Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2021 98 6383 68
Nov. 7 - 13 103 6486 69
Nov. 14 - 20 108 6594 71
Nov. 21 - 27 115 6709 73
Nov. 28 - Dec. 4, 2021 209 6918 73
Dec. 5 - 11 225 7143 74
Dec. 12 - 18 265 7408 74
Dec. 19 - 25 528 7936 74
Dec. 26 - Jan. 1, 2022 838 8774 79
Jan. 2 - Jan. 8 986 9760 82

Board & Commission Meetings

Based on guidelines released by Governor Pritzker for Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan, the public can attend meetings in person with meeting rooms at full capacity. Attendees are required to wear a mask in public indoor settings. 

Please see the agendas page or City Calendar for specific information on upcoming meetings.