Coronavirus Information and Updates - City of Galena

Coronavirus Information and Updates

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March 20, 2020 Shelter in Place Executive Order:

Effective Saturday, March 21, 2020 through April 30, 2020

Although the Jo Daviess County Health Department is responsible for ensuring quality environmental health for Galena and Jo Daviess County residents, the City of Galena has been closely monitoring reports and recommendations from local, state, and national health agencies regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and has developed this webpage to keep the community informed with the latest updates.

As health officials learn more about COVID-19, the overall consensus is to be aware, be prepared, stay informed and practice healthy habits and preventable actions:

- Wash your hands often
- Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid contact with sick people
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

In addition, if you feel sick with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing or if you have been in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider and notify them of your symptoms and any recent travel. Your healthcare provider will determine if you need to be seen in the office and if so, will provide special instructions to prevent exposing others.

The City of Galena will continue to update this COVID-19 webpage as additional information and guidance is obtained by health officials. Having said that, please refer to the Jo Daviess County Health Department website and Facebook page as the source for official public health related information to the Galena and Jo Daviess County public.  

Jo Daviess County Health Department Website:

Jo Daviess County Health Department Facebook Page:



April 7, 2020: Mayor Renner's Letter to Community

March 25, 2020: Financial Assistance to Small Businesses

March 23, 2020: Determining if your Business is Essential During Shelter in Place Order

March 20, 2020: Executive Order to Shelter in Place

March 16, 2020: City of Galena Buildings Closed to Public Beginning March 18, 2020

March 13, 2020: Suspension of Public Events press release from Jo Daviess Health Department 

Illinois Governor's Coronavirus Website: Comprehensive Information about Coronavirus in Illinois

Daily Press Releases from the IL Department of Public Health: IDPH Press Releases



Stay abreast of the latest information about COVID-19 via these online national, state and county resources:

Twitter & Facebook: @who

Twitter & Facebook: @CDCgov
YouTube Channel: 

Twitter: @IDPH
Facebook: @IDPH.Illinois
Illinois Novel Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-889-3931




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