Illinois Governor J.P. Pritzker issued a “Stay at Home” order Friday afternoon - reinforcing existing policies that asked residents to stay at home when possible. Governor Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” order goes into effect on Saturday March 21st at 5:00 pm and runs through the end of April 7th. The Governor has enacted this Order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. The “Stay at Home” order directs residents to remain in their homes as much as possible, with exceptions for necessary errands. Essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants (no dine-in) and gas stations will stay open throughout the “Stay at Home” order. There is no need to change your normal purchasing habits. Do not rush out and buy supplies before the “Stay at Home” order takes effect Saturday evening. Barriers are being removed and steps are being taken at the local, state and national levels to keep the supply chain open and deliveries made to our grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurants. There will be enough food, water, and gas available to the public to make it through the 18 day period set forth in the “Stay at Home” order.The Village of Carpentersville has been working tirelessly with our local businesses and neighboring municipal partners during the last couple of weeks making the necessary preparations to safely guide and support the Carpentersville community during the unprecedented pandemic we face today, tomorrow, and for the foreseeable future. This will not last forever. All Village operations: including Fire, Police, Water and Wastewater will be operational throughout the time period the “Shelter in Place” order is in effect.