St. Charles lifts capacity restrictions, resumes non-essential services as part of Phase 5 of Restore Illinois plan

The city of St. Charles has lifted capacity restrictions and will resume non-essential services following Governor J.B Pritzker’s announcement that the state has entered Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan.

Phase 5 allows all sectors of the economy to reopen and resume normal operations with new safety guidance and procedures. Conventions, festivals and large events can take place.

“I am excited that we are finally at this point where we can start to get back to normal,” St. Charles Mayor Lora Vitek said in a news release from the city of St. Charles. “It’s encouraging to see summer activities resume. I want to thank our residents and businesses for coming together as a community to get us through the COVID crisis. I look forward to all we will accomplish in post-pandemic St. Charles.”

While the city of St. Charles continued to provide essential services to residents and businesses throughout the COVID-19 crisis, beginning Monday, non-essential services will resume as well.

Conducting business in city buildings

• City buildings are open to serve residents during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday,

• In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are not required for fully vaccinated visitors, and the CDC recommends unvaccinated individuals wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot social distance.

• Hand sanitizer will continue to be available.

Public Meetings

• Capacity limits are lifted for in-person attendance.

• When attending public meetings, refer to CDC mask guidance.

• The city will continue to make video teleconferencing via Zoom an option. Details at

• Council and Committee meetings also are posted on the city’s YouTube channel.

Non-essential services resume

• Municipal Building meeting room reservations.

• Municipal Building display window reservations.

• Police station meeting room reservations.

• Police station tours.

• Child safety seat checks at the police station.

• Citizen’s Police Academy (watch for details in Spring 2022).

• Prescription drug disposal at the police station.

• Solicitor permit applications.