March is traditionally the beginning of the severe storm season in Illinois. This weekend is shaping up to have a strong potential for strong and severe storms throughout the state. Be sure to make sure that you have multiple ways to receive weather warnings from the National Weather Service. Remember that the sirens are intended to alert people who are outside and may not be audible during a storm indoors. Additional information about being prepared can be found at https://ready.illinois.gov
- Cellular Phone Weather Alerts – https://www.weather.gov/wrn/wea
- NOAA Weather Radio
- Local Media
The latest forecast and advisories for the area can always be found at https://www.weather.gov/ilx
Good Afternoon all. In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Village of Jerome, as well as other governmental bodies, are undertaking measures to ensure public health and safety! We ask our residents to follow best practices.
Please stay at home if it all possible and practice social distancing when out in public. As the Village President of Jerome, I will exercise everything in my power under consultation with the Village Board of Trustees to keep our 1600 residents safe.
Our village is called home by individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Many of our residents are elderly and are at high risk. Please check on your neighbors’ well-being. This village is built on being strong and caring.
I simply ask for you to follow the CDC Guidelines:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds!
- Stay home if sick!
- Work from home if available!
I ask all to stay educated!
I ask all to stay calm!
I ask all not to hoard food and other consumer goods!
Most importantly, take care of one another!
To address the current health crisis, the Jerome Village Office and Water Department will be closed to walk-in customers from Tuesday, March 17th through Monday March 30th. Water payments and surveys can be put in the deposit slot to the right of the front office doorway. Please call 546-2203 regarding any questions or business with the Village.
Please see the information at https://www.villageofjerome.com/wp/2020/03/10/covid-19-corona-virus-resources/ if you need additional information about Coronavirus.
We are striving to keep you informed on the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please read the following to help keep abreast of the situation.
Mike Lopez & Jerome Board of Trustees
Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) Resource links:
- Sangamon County Department of Public Health
- HSHS St. John’s
- Memorial Health System
- IDPH – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- IDPH – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
- CDC Homepage for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CDC Travel Guidance
The Sangamon County Office of Emergency Management has asked that we post this link to information about the COVID-19 virus.