COVID-19

Updated: August 18, 2021

Current Positivity Rate

Centers for Disease Control

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COVID Data Tracker Map - Source: CDC

Will County Health Department

Will County Map - Source: IDPH

Centers for Disease Control

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

On July 27, 2021, the CDC added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. 

  • Updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant currently circulating in the United States.
  • Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
  • Added information that fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
  • Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
  • CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.

For additional information, please see the CDC page on Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People.

State of Illinois

COVID-19 Community Transmission Data

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) provides a COVID-19 Community Transmission Data Map which includes an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the State of Illinois. 

Illinois Regional COVID-19 Resurgence Criteria 

IDPH continues to monitor key indicators to identify early increases of COVID-19 transmission in Illinois, potentially signifying resurgence. The Region 7 Map & Statistics is available on the IDPH website. 

Phase 5 - Full Reopening

Gov. Pritzker announced that the State of Illinois moved to Phase 5 (also known as a full opening) of the Restore Illinois Plan effective Friday, June 11, 2021. For more information, please see the News Release (June 10, 2021) and the Phase 5 Guidance for Businesses and Venues (PDF).

Vaccinations

Will County

All Will County locations are now open to all residents who are 16 years or older (18 years and older for Moderna). Visit the Will County Health Department (WCHD) site for a complete list of Vaccination Locations. You may also call the WCHD at (815) 774-7386 to schedule your appointment.

State of Illinois

The State of Illinois has a list and interactive map of the Vaccination Locations providing the COVID-19 vaccine (dependent on availability). All vaccinations are by appointment only. Residents who need assistance or lack online access can call the IDPH hotline at (833) 621-1284 to book an appointment.

Area Providers

The City is providing resources for providers in our area. Residents should follow the instructions provided by the State of Illinois and specifically the Will County Health Department, also listed below. Please contact your individual pharmacy for more information or visit their website in advance of your visit. 

CVS Pharmacy
16760 W. Division Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 834-4290
COVID-19 Website

DuPage Medical Group
1206 E. 9th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(888) 693-6437
COVID-19 Website

Jewel-Osco Pharmacy
16625 W. 159th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 834-9910
COVID-19 Website

Meijer Pharmacy
Regional Locations
Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, Plainfield
COVID-19 Website

Walgreens Pharmacy
16750 W. 159th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 834-1351
COVID-19 Website

Silver Cross Hospital
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
1900 Silver Cross Blvd.
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 300-1100
Schedule online

Testing Sites

Area Providers

There are several health care providers within the City of Lockport and Will County. However, to determine their current COVID-19 protocols including testing procedures, patients are asked to to please visit the provider’s website and/or call in advance. In the event of a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Drive-Thru Services

CVS and Walgreens Pharmacies are providing COVID-19 Testing Services. Please visit their websites and/or call in advance to determine current procedures. 

State of Illinois

The State of Illinois maintains a list of Testing Sites on their State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response site.

Will County

For a map of area testing sites throughout Will County, please visit the COVID-19 Testing page maintained by the Will County Health Department. 

Small Businesses & Restaurants 

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. Additional information is available through the SBA's Restaurant Revitalization Fund page. 

Small Business Association

The Small Business Association (SBA) had COVID-19 Relief Options available on their website. The SBA also provides COVID-19 Guidance & Resources.

Outdoor Dining

The City continues to advance opportunities that best serve our community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the health and safety of all individuals is our top priority, the City remains committed to supporting the economic vitality and success of our local businesses including bars and restaurants which provide valued services and dining experiences to our residents and guests. 

On Sunday, May 24, 2020 the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) as part of the Phase 3 Restore Illinois Plan, issued guidelines for restaurants and bars to operate outdoor dining starting Friday, May 29, 2020. Through the IDCEO website, their Business Toolkit now includes these Restaurants & Bars for Outdoor Dining Guidelines.

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Mayor Steven Streit who also serves as the Local Liquor Commissioner, entered Temporary Order No. 2020-03 allowing for the consumption of alcoholic beverages for outdoor dining. The Temporary Order also provides an opportunity for bars/restaurants to apply for expansion of existing dining/drinking areas or propose new outdoor dining/drinking areas. Bar/Restaurant Licensees are advised to read each document carefully as they include regulations that will govern the operation and establishment of the physical space.

The Temporary Outdoor Permit Application should be completed and returned if you are interested in: 1) expansion of the current outdoor dining/drinking area or 2) New proposed outdoor/drinking area.

Inspections by the Building Department are required prior to starting operations. The department is committed turning around the applications in one day to allow owners to be ready to welcome patrons as soon as possible. If you have any questions related to the permits, please contact Brian Pohlis, Building Inspector, at bpohlis@lockport.org.  

Contact Information:
Sonni Choi Williams
City Attorney
(815) 838-0549 x2142

Agency Updates

Illinois Rental Payment Program

The Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) is an emergency rental assistance program designed to support households in Illinois that are unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information is available on the Illinois Housing Development Authority's website on the 2021Illinois Rental Payment Program page.

Metra

The local Heritage Corridor line has been running on a Alternate Schedule during the week. There is no weekend service on the Heritage Corridor. Metra is planning service enhancements as ridership returns from the pandemic. New pilot schedules will begin on July 12 on the UP North, BNSF, and Metra Electric lines, on July 19 on the Rock Island Line, and in the coming weeks for all other lines which includes the Heritage Corridor line. Updated schedules will be posted on the Metra website

Pace Bus

Pace Suburban Bus has been posting announcements on the Pace website. Information has also been posted regarding Pace's Response to COVID-19.

Real ID

U.S. Department of Homeland Security pushes back REAL ID deadline to May 3, 2023. Current Illinois driver’s licenses or ID cards will continue to be accepted at airports, military bases and secure federal facilities. For additional information, please see the Homeland Security Real ID page or Illinois Secretary of State REAL ID page

U.S. Passports

To view updates on passport operations, please see the U.S. Department of State’s main U.S. Passport page. Passports may be able to be renewed by mail if your situation meets certain criteria established by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs. Please visit their website for more information.