COVID 19 INFORMATION.
With the reopening of some places, We are pleased to announce that the walking trail in the park will be open Friday, May 1st. The playground at both The Community Center and the Park as well as the pavilion will continue to be closed unfortunately.You will be seeing people work at the parks getting them ready for a full re-opening in the upcoming month (when things are able to open back up).
The Memorial that the Friends of Veterans of Wapella is placing at the park will start back up as well. Please do not gather around while they are working. We need to remember social distancing and that the actual park is still closed.
Village Hall will continue to be closed to the public as well but remember there is a drop box you can place a check or money order in for your water bills. Please do not place cash in the drop box. If you have an issue please refer to the contact list for the numbers.
May 8th at 1pm til May 18th we will have dumpsters for WAPELLA RESIDENTS ONLY too rid of their unwanted items in the parking lot of the park. NO TVS, PAINT CANS, ELECTRONICS, OR TIRES can be dumped at this time. There will be a sign down at the Park parking lot listing all the items you are unable to dump. We are working with Area Disposal to set a date to collect electronics in June or July.
Please stay safe and stay home!!
There has been some misinformation in the community recently but the DeWitt county Dove IS still operating on an as needed basis. There is someone available through the hotline 24/7 at 217-935-6072 if you have a domestic violence emergency or need an order of protection. If you call the office number, you will not get an answer as staff are only operating on call at this time. You must call the 24 hour hotline number.
Also the food pantry is available on Thursdays from 10am - 2pm. Please bring ID. It will be available to residents every week during the Covid-19 crisis.
Thank you. Everyone please stay safe!
PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH THE MAINTENANCE MEN OF WAPELLA! OR GO TO THE SHED, PARK OR VILLAGE HALL! WE ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AND THE GATES ARE LOCKED FOR OUR EMPLOYEES SAFETY! IF YOU SEE THEM OUT WORKING PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH THEM! WE ARE ALL STILL IN QUARANTINE! THEY ARE ONLY WORKING ON WATER MAIN BREAKS AND ESSENTIAL BUSINESS. AT THIS TIME, GRAVEL, ROCK OR DIRT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL AFTER APRIL 30TH OR UNTIL THE "STAY AT HOME" ORDER IS LIFTED! IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN PLEASE CONTACT SHERRY AT 217-737-2808!
CLINTON, Ill. (WCIA) — Piatt and DeWitt counties have both marked their first officially confirmed cases of COVID-19, public health officials said Thursday.
After attending a conference in Chicago, a 52-year-old DeWitt County woman began experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 on March 23, according to a press release Thursday from the DeWitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department.
She was tested on March 30.
A 22-year-old female healthcare worker in Piatt County was also tested on March 30 after developing a fever two days before; officials said she didn’t return to work after showing any symptoms.
Both confirmed cases have been in isolation at home.
“We continue to gather details from these individuals to understand their exposure better
and who they may have been in contact with,” David Remmert, DeWitt/Piatt BiCounty Health Department administrator said in the release.
Remmert also clarified that while health officials did announce a week ago that a man with DeWitt County address had tested positive for COVID-19, “it was discovered later that he would be counted in Missouri, where he goes to school.”
The student hadn’t been back since Christmas, Remmert said, making Thursday’s announcement the first official case of the virus in DeWitt County.
As of Wednesday, Remmert said 52 tests had been conducted between both counties, with seven still awaiting results and 45 coming back as negative.
NEW LINK TO READ! PLEASE SHARE!
COVID-19 RELATED EMERGECY ORDER 20-01
Effective Date: 3/21/2020
Effective Time: 5:00pm
The Mayor, pursuant to Ordinance No. 3-18-2020 and Declaration of COVID-19 Emergency, hereby orders as follows:
1. The village will not implement any water customer shut-offs due to non-payment of delinquent water bills.
2. Village Hall is closed to the public.
3. Any and all meetings of the Board of Trustees and any other village boards, commissions and committees may be cancelled or postponed as determined by the Chair or held by remote participation, pursuant to guidelines issued by the Governor and the Illinois Attorney General.
4. Liquor licensees are authorized to deliver alcohol, pursuant to emergency guidelines issued by the State of Illinois Liquor Control Commission.
5. The Mayor may authorize payment of village bills.
6. This Order shall cease and become void upon termination of this Order or the cessation of the declared COVID-19 Emergency.
Sherry R. Mears
Date: March 20, 2020
Please take the time to open and read the links below. These are great tools to help you keep you and your family safe from COVID 19. If you or someone you know is having a hard time getting food or necessitates, please reach out and we will do what we can to help. listed below is also some contact numbers for food banks and/or churches and some are for animals that may need food or medical help, I have also included some organizations for Veterans as well. Thank you and please remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and several times a day. If you are feeling ill please stay home or seek medical attention and help prevent the spread of this virus. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me personally (Sherry Mears) @ 217-737-2808. DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTING AT THE WAPELLA FIRE HOUSE TO CONTINUE TO HELP WITH PREPARING MEALS FOR KIDS, ELDERLY AND DISABLED! CONTACT KATHY @ 217-520-5774 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TIME OR MONEY TO HELP WITH THIS WONDERFUL GESTURE! ALSO A BIG THANK YOU TO KATHY AT UNDERDOG RESTAURANT FOR PREPARING MEALS FOR THOSE IN NEED AND DELIVERING THEM!!
US Community Action
Social services organization
415 E Van Buren St
First Church of the Nazarene
Church of the Nazarene
1220 Kleemann Dr
First Christian Church of Clinton, IL
100 N Jackson St
Closes 4:30PM · (217) 935-3139
Dove Inc-Domestic Violence
Social services organization
803 W Leander St
St Patrick Catholic Church
Church of God
720 E Woodlawn St
United Methodist Church
308 E Main St
Closes 4PM · (217) 935-5869
Clinton Assembly of God Church
Assemblies of God church
801 S Mulberry St
Opens 9:30AM Sun · (217) 935-8316
Clinton Church of Christ
Church of Christ
5450 Evans Dr
Opens 9AM Sun · (217) 935-5058
Habitat For Humanity
401 E Washington St
Neighborhood Care Center
Clinton, Il 61727
Second Chance Pet Adoptions
Animal protection organization
Weldon Springs Rd
Closes 4:30PM · (217) 935-3488
Kingdom Hall-Jehovah Witnesses
Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall
1413 E Main St
55 Dodge St
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Wapella Christian Church
All photos credit: Janis Ellis