Boone County Organizations Collaborate on COVID-19 Resources
2 Apr 2020
As residents and businesses continue to be inundated with information surrounding COVID-19, Boone County organizations are working together to ensure local information is relevant and reliable.
“As community-minded organizations, we knew it was important to come together and provide our family, friends, neighbors and businesses a list of available resources right here at home,” stated Pamela Lopez-Fettes, Executive Director of Growth Dimensions – Economic Development.
City of Belvidere Mayor, Mike Chamberlain, agreed. “We get a lot of information coming out of Washington, Springfield and Chicago. But, folks need to know what the local impact is to their community and how it is effecting them personally and financially. More important is how we as a community can come together to support each other now and into the future.”
While this list does not encompass all Boone County organizations releasing important information, the following organizations are in contact with countless other local and regional sources, which can be utilized as needed.
Phone: 815-544-0301| Email: info@BelvidereChamber.com | Website: www.BelvidereChamber.com
The Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to being your one stop shop for business information during this pandemic. They are working tirelessly to ensure that their members and business leaders in the area have the most up-to-date information on requirements and resources through this pandemic.
The Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce staff is available via phone or email. Please call 815-544-4357 to discuss your concerns or visit their website at www.BelvidereChamber.com to sign up for regular email communication.
Education & Student Services
Phone: 815-544-4357 | Website: www.district100.com
Belvidere Community Unit School District 100 remains dedicated to meeting the needs of all students. Their dedicated administration and faculty continue to provide educational resources, tools and distant learning plans to students and parents.
In addition, they continue to provide food pick-up for any child under the age of 18. This food pick-up is available Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 11:00am at Belvidere High School, Belvidere North High School, Caledonia Elementary School, Perry Elementary School and Washington Academy.
Up-to-date information can be found on their COVID-19 Response Site at http://d100.rocks/covid.
The Belvidere Family YMCA is committed to providing emergency school aged childcare for families of first responders, medical personnel and essential staff in the community. Details and the registration packet can be found on their website. Staff is available to discuss childcare services Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm via phone at 815.547.5307. They can also be readily reached via email at email@example.com.
Additionally, the Y is continuing to offer healthy living and youth development opportunities to the community through social media platforms. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram at belviderey.
Boone County Health Department
COVID-19 Information Line: 815-547-8561 | COVID-19 Email: mailto:COVID19@boonehealth.org
At the center of health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Boone County Health Department actively engages with local officials to bring the most vital information to the public. They are the official, local source for the distribution of up-to-date, reliable information pertaining to COVID-19.
For questions or concerns, the Health Department has two dedicated means of communication, specific to COVID-19. They have a COVID-19 Information Line at 815-547-8561 and email address at COVID19@boonehealth.org.
Phone: 815-544-2612 | Website: https://www.ci.belvidere.il.us/home
The City of Belvidere is committed to providing residents with current information pertaining to COVID-19 within the City and Boone County, by participating in local, state and federal discussions to ensure the safety and well-being of their citizens. They have added a COVID-19 informational page to their website, which can be found at https://www.ci.belvidere.il.us/news-and-events/covid-19.html.
City Hall has also taken measures to protect their staff and the community, by limiting access into their building located at 401 Whitney Blvd., Belvidere. Entrance into the building, until further notice, is by appointment, only.
For more information on departments and personnel within City Hall, visit https://www.ci.belvidere.il.us/home#.
Growth Dimensions is dedicated to providing valuable resources to the Boone County business community. They continue to provide needed resources, in response to COVID-19 impacts felt by businesses and their workers. They are proactively working with local, state, and federal agencies and organizations to identify needs and provide the best possible resources and tools to help affected businesses during this global crisis. These resources can be found on the Growth Dimensions website at www.growthdimensions.org/covid-19-business-resources.
Growth Dimensions staff are available to meet via phone call, video conferencing or in-person by appointment. They encourage businesses to reach out to them directly at 815.547.4252 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Boone Community Unit School District 200
Phone: 815-765-3322 | Website: https://www.nbcusd.org/
North Boone Community Unit School District 200 faculty and staff continue to provide students and parents with distant learning plans and access to resources, in order to continue successfully advancing through the school year.
They continue to provide Pick-Up Lunch locations for student every Monday through Friday from Noon until 1:00 p.m. at Capron Elementary School and Poplar Grove Elementary School. They will also deliver bagged lunches on weekdays to Capron Mobile Home Park (11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.), Oak Lawn Estates (Noon – 12:30 p.m.), and Candlewick (12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., at the front gate). Questions about food service should be emailed to email@example.com.
Government, Building Development & Utilities
Phone: 815-569-2351 | Website: https://villageofcapron.org/
A resource for Capron residents, the Village of Capron keeps the community updated with COVID-19 information, which can be found on their website at https://villageofcapron.org/about/.
For the safety of the Village staff and their residents, their office remains closed, until deemed safe to reopen. They are committed to being available for questions about building permits, water bills and other Village services by phone at 815-569-2351.
Government, Building Development & Utilities
Phone: 815-765-3201 | Website: https://villageofpoplargrove.com/
While Village Hall in the Village of Poplar Grove remains closed until further notice, they are vigilant in providing necessary services to their constituents. If there is urgent business, an appointment can be requested to meet with relevant Village officials by calling 815-765-3201.
Water Bills may continue to be paid online, via phone, by mail or the bill drop located in from of Village Hall. For specific details about payment options, please visit https://villageofpoplargrove.com/pay.