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June 2020
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WHAT IS COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)?

COVID-19 causes a respiratory illness with fever and cough, which may lead to severe pneumonia and is similar to the SARS and MERS Coronaviruses.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Symptoms are similar to the flu and include runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever and a general feeling of being unwell. This is more common in people with cardiopulmonary disease and people with weakened immune systems. Symptoms may appear between two and 14 days of exposure. The virus is spread through respiratory droplets when someone with the virus coughs or sneezes. Follow these tips to help prevent COVID-19:

  • Please remember to frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Wear a facemask or cloth face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain a safe distance (6 feet) from others.

If you have further questions regarding COVID-19, please contact:

WHAT IS THE CITY DOING?

The City of Carlyle is working diligently to monitor the development of COVID-19.  City personnel will continue to monitor the local, regional, and national impact of the virus to ensure the health and safety of our community and our employees.  We want to ensure we are doing our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to encourage everyone in the community to follow the IDPH, the CDC and the Clinton County Health Department guidelines involving social distancing, practicing good hygiene, etc.

City Hall – The lobby is now OPEN to the public as of June 29th
  • The City Hall lobby will be open to the public starting Monday, June 29th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Due to our small lobby size, we are encouraging people to only come inside if necessary and still strongly recommending payments continue to be dropped in the dropbox, paid at the banks, or paid through PSN.
      • Limit one person in the front lobby at one time.
      • Hand sanitizer will be available, face coverings are strongly recommended.
  • Any general city or utility account questions can be directed to 594-2468 extension #1
  • Any zoning questions can be directed to 594-5204
  • Payments will be accepted:
  • All forms and applications are available online.
    • If you don’t have access to the internet to print off the forms call City Hall to arrange a pickup time.
  • Any paperwork that needs dropped off will be accepted:
    • Via mail to 850 Franklin Street
    • Via dropbox located on the front of City Hall
      • This is checked multiple times daily
  • City Council and Committee Meeting information will be posted online
  • Occupancy Inspections will still be handled as normal since the property must be vacant for the inspection.
Carlyle Police – The lobby is now OPEN to the public as of June 1st
  • Emergencies dial 9-1-1
  • For non-emergency situations dial (618) 594-2488 or go next door to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department
Parks and Recreation
  • All playground equipment is now OPEN with gathering limits of up to 50 people as of June 26th
  • City league t-ball, baseball and softball programs have been cancelled
    • Refunds will be issued and we are hopeful that we will be able to offer some smaller-scale, “pick up”-type sports programming in July that will fall within the state guidelines.
  • The City Pool is now OPEN with gathering limits of up to 50 people as of June 26th
    • Starting June 22nd, the City Pool will be open for morning lap swim, swim team practices and individual swimming lessons
  • We hope to offer some smaller-scale versions of our summer camps in Phase 4
  • Walking trails are open to individuals
  • Opened to groups of 50 or less as of June 26th:
    • Dog Park
    • Tennis Courts
    • Pavilions
    • Skate Park
    • Basketball Court
Case–Halstead Public Library – Lobby is now OPEN to the public as of July 13th 
  • Now Open Mondays & Fridays from 9am to 2pm |Wednesdays from 2 to 7 pm
    • Facemasks will be REQUIRED, as will signing into the building when you come in. Social distancing and mask wearing will be required, no exceptions.
    • You can reserve one of our two computers for use for a half-hour period by calling the library at 618-594-5210 during open hours.
    • You can also come in and browse the collection and check your materials out. The building will be open to walk through, but stays shall at first be limited to 30 minutes.
    • If a patron cannot wear a mask, we will ask that they call the library at 594-5210 and we will deliver your materials to you outside in your car, cursbide style. 
  • Curbside Delivery – Mondays & Fridays from 9am to 2pm |Wednesdays from 2 to 7 pm
    • Cardholders contact the library by phone at 594-5210, e-mail or via the online catalog to place his or her request. Requested items can include fiction, non-fiction, children’s and young adult books, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines but only what is available locally as system deliveries have not resumed at this time.
    • Library staff will then pull the requested items and contact the patron to schedule a time for pick-up. When the cardholder arrives in the parking lot, a staff member wearing gloves and a mask will place the material in their vehicle.  If the patron is on foot, items will be placed in a marked receptacle outside the library for the patron to retrieve.
  • Copy and Fax Service – Mondays & Fridays from 9am to 2pm |Wednesdays from 2 to 7 pm
    • For this service, a patron would drive to the library, call on arrival – outlining what is needed and describing the vehicle – and remain in their car. Library staff wearing gloves and a mask would then collect the items in a designated box, estimate the wait time and collect any fees.
    • Staff would then copy or fax the items and return the documents along with any change to the patron who remains in his or her vehicle.
  • Summer Reading Program – Monday, June 15th – Friday, July 10th
  • Overdue fines will not accrue while the library is closed. Patrons are able to leave their library materials in the drop box.
    • Indeed fines and late charges are waived until further notice and even after the library reopens you will have several days to return your materials.
  • E-Resources
    • E-books and Audiobooks are always available through the Cloud Library
    • Gale research databases are also available via the website but they can only be used with a valid CaseHalstead Public Library patron card.

WHAT ARE THE LOCAL BUSINESSES DOING?

The City of Carlyle has encouraged the local businesses to comply with the State guidelines.  A list of our local businesses information can be found on our Shop and Dine page.

Please check with each individual business on which day they will begin outdoor seating, which days of the week they are open, hours of operation, etc.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE AT CARLYLE LAKE?

For more information and the latest announcements regarding U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) facilities at Carlyle Lake please contact: