COVID-19 & Municipal Services Updates

Village's COVID-19 Informational Update
Posted on 05/29/2020
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This page will be updated with the latest COVID-19 information provided by the Village of Arlington Heights. Last update was May 29, 2020 .

Recent Updates Include:

Opening plans for Arlington Alfresco
Online application for restaurants outside of Arlington Alfresco
Financial assistance application for residents
Village buildings serving walk-in traffic

Opening  Plans for Arlington Alfresco on Wednesday, June 3

The Village is excited to bring back some vibrancy to our Downtown hub of Vail Avenue and Campbell Street now that the State has loosened some restrictions as part of the Restore Illinois plan. Click here to review details of the plan and layout maps

Arlington Alfresco, is an open-air dining and shopping zone in the Downtown to enables restaurants, stores and businesses to expand their capacity into designated zones within the Arlington Alfresco footprint. 

Arlington Alfresco will be open daily until 11 p.m. Arlington Heights Police and Village staff will monitor the program and continue to make accommodations when necessary. Entrances to the Vail parking garage and to parking lots and garages of condominium or apartment buildings within the zone will remain accessible.

Restaurants outside of the Downtown who want to use part of their private property for outdoor dining can fill out the Outdoor Dining on Private Property application.

In addition to Arlington Al Fresco, the Village Board recently approved a Coronavirus Relief Package to assist businesses and residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For small businesses, the Village will modify an existing small business zero-interest loan program that companies can use to help fund operating costs, rent, mortgages and property taxes. The maximum individual loan will be $10,000, and will include terms of paying back the loan over three years, beginning in 2021. More details on the loan program will be released soon.

As part of the relief package, much of a $165,000 supplemental federal grant received by the Village will be allocated to the emergency assistance fund for residents who qualify for the program. Learn more information about our Financial Assistance Application process if you are in need of emergency assistance.

Village Buildings Provide Service for Walk-in Traffic Starting June 1

Starting Monday, June 1, all Village buildings will provide services to walk-in traffic from the public. The public is required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines when entering Village facilities. If you are feeling sick, please stay at home and we will be happy to serve you through our online services, emailing us or by calling 847.368.5000. 

Any service maintenance requests such as reporting a street light out, backyard flooding or other maintenance request can be doing through Arlington@Work.

Public meetings will be held virtually for the time being.