Update: August 20, 2021
Cook County Department of Public Health Mandates Indoor Mask Wearing
Effective Monday, August 23rd all individuals regardless of vaccination status will be required to wear a mask indoors.
Cook County Department of Public Health order No. 2021-10 states that all people above age two who can medically tolerate a mask to wear
one in multi-unit residential buildings and public places, such as restaurants, movie theaters, retail establishments, fitness clubs, and on public transportation.
Additionally, the order requires businesses to post signage that states that
masks are required.
For more information, visit cookcountypublichealth.org.
Destination Vaccination: Free Rides to Get Your Vaccine
To schedule a ride, call 833-308-1988.
Kaizen Health can provide vehicles to accommodate most residents, including those in wheelchairs or who may need chair seats.
For more information about Destination Vaccination, please visit cookcountypublichealth.org/partner-vaccination-and-testing-sites/
Update: August 17, 2021
We’re Still Here!
The Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response team has been meeting regularly throughout the summer to monitor changes in COVID-19 cases and rates, as well as vaccination data. As we’ve done throughout the pandemic, we have shared ideas and resources, and collaborated with each other in so many ways to respond to the needs of our community.
In our schools, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Executive Order 2021-18 requires that all teachers, staff, students and visitors to PK-12 schools in Illinois wear a mask while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. The other organizations that are part of the Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Task Force also have mask protocols in place, though each may be a little different. Check the website of each organization before you visit (or follow instructions on the signs on the doors before you enter).
Take a Shot: Stop the Spread
The vaccination rate in our community is very high, a hopeful sign. But, despite the high rate of vaccination, COVID-19 cases and rates are increasing locally. You can find this information on the Cook County Department of Public Health website. Click “Data by Town” and select Glenview or Northbrook. You can view case numbers, rates for our combined towns, as well as in the dashboard that the elementary school districts track. In addition, Jesse Peterson Hall, president of Glenbrook Hospital, reports that hospitalizations are on the rise, especially for unvaccinated individuals, and the hospital is expanding the COVID-19 area of the intensive care unit. COVID-19 testing remains necessary, so the testing location at Flick Park in Glenview remains open.
For all community members age 12 or older, the best thing you can do for yourself, your family and the community is to get vaccinated. Your vaccination will protect those who can’t yet be vaccinated, which will help keep students in school, in person, every day, in the safest environment possible.
Walk-ins are welcome in many local pharmacies. Many of the school districts in our community will offer convenient vaccination clinics at their buildings. And you can use the CDC’s online vaccine search tool to find an appointment that works for you. Though we don’t have a prediction on a date when a vaccine for those under 12 might be available, the Task Force is discussing how we will provide opportunities for families to schedule convenient vaccine appointments for their children.
In addition, the “the three Ws” — wear masks, watch distance, wash hands — remain important for us all. And, we all are in this together. Together, we will get to the other side of this global pandemic.
Update: August 2, 2021
On July 29th the CDC identified Cook County as an area of substanial community transmission of COVID-19.
The CDC updated its guidance for areas of substanial and high transmission to include, strongly recommending indoor mask wearing for fully vaccinated individuals.
In alignment with the CDC, the Cook County Department of Public Health issued the following recommendations:
- Individuals over 2 years of age should wear a mask in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.
- Fully-vaccinated people who have been exposed to someone who has suspected or confirmed COVID should be tested 3-5 days following the exposure and wear a mask indoors as above · Fully-vaccinated people may wish to mask outdoor in crowded settings. CCDPH fully endorses this action.
- Guidance has not changed for unvaccinated individuals: masks should be worn indoors and in crowded outdoor settings, regardless of the community transmission level.
Cook County Department of Public Health also encourages fully-vaccinated people to:
- Mask indoors, or in crowded outdoor settings, regardless of the level of community transmission.
For more information and to read the complete guidance please visit:
Update: June 11, 2021
Illinois Enters Phase 5: Illinois Restored
As of June 11th, the state has entered Phase 5: Illinois Restored. The Cook County Department of Public Health has issued Mitigation Order 2021-9 which aligns guidance for suburban Cook County with the Phase 5 guidance issued by the state.
Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask except in certain settings where CDC guidance requires mask usage. These settings include riding on public transportation, in congregate facilities, in health care settings and other areas where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
Businesses and municipalities are permitted to continue requiring face coverings and social distancing as they deem appropriate.
Unvaccinated individuals should continue to wearing facing coverings in crowded settings, both indoors and outdoors.
Consolidation of COVID-19 Vaccine Sites
Cook County Department of Public Health has consoliated the COVID-19 vaccine sites in Tinely Park, South Holland and River Grove into mass vaccination sites in Forest Park, Des Plaines and Matteson.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine and where to get it, please visit vaccine.cookcountyil.gov/.
Governor Pritzker Extends Statewide Eviction Moratorium
On Friday, May 28th Governor Pritzker extended the statewide eviction moratorium. The eviction moratorium prohibits filing and enforcement of most residential evictions until June 26, 2021.
Landlords are prohibited from initiating eviction actions against covered persons unless they pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other tenants or an immediate and severe risk to property. A “covered person” is defined as a tenant who provides their landlord with a certification under penalty of perjury stating that:
- They expect to earn no more than $99,000 in annual income for Calendar Year 2020 (or $198,000 if filing jointly);
- They are unable to make a full rent or housing payment due to a COVID-19 related hardship including, but not limited to, substantial loss of income, loss of compensable hours of work or wages, or an increase in out-of-pocket expenses directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic;
- They are using best efforts to make timely partial payments that are as close to the full payment as the individual’s circumstances may permit, taking into account other non-discretionary expenses; and
- Eviction would likely render them homeless—or force them to move into and live in close quarters in a new congregate or shared living setting—because they have no other available housing options.
For more information visit ihda.org.
2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program Accepting Applications from Landlords
The Illinois Rental Payment Program is an emergency rental assistance program designed to support households in Illinois that are unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The application site is currently accepting applications.
Landlords and housing providers can apply through Monday, June 7th.
For more information or to start an application, please visit ihda.org.
Effective May 14th: Cook County Department of Public Health Issues Bridge to Phase 5 Guidance for Suburban Cook County
The Cook County Department of Public Health issued its COVID-19 Bridge to Phase 5 re-opening guidance on Friday, May 14th.
The Bridge to Phase 5 guidances aligns with the Chicago Department of Public Health and Stickney Township Public Health District.
The guidance includes increased capacity limits and new guidance for fully vaccinated individuals.
Click here for more information.
Illinois Enters Bridge Phase of the Reopening Plan
The Bridge Phase is the final step before the full reopening of Phase 5.
Click here to read the complete press release.
In-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations Available for Suburban Cook County Residents
Suburban Cook County residents who are 65 and older or have a disability or use adaptive medical equipment and are unable to leave their home can sign up for an in-home COVID-19 vaccine.
To sign up call 833-308-1988, Monday-Friday from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm or visit http://bit.ly/homevaccine.
Cook County Department of Public Health Announces Phase 4 Reopening Guidance for Suburban Cook County Effective April 30th
The Cook County Department of Public Health issued revised COVID-19 Phase 4 reopening guidance, which continues to ease some mitigation measures but takes a cautious approach to reopening suburban Cook County. The revised guidance goes into effect on Friday, April 30th.
Eased mitigations include:
- Increased indoor restaurant capacity to 50% capacity or 100 individuals, whichever is smaller.
- Outdoor social events, such as weddings, proms and potlucks increase to lesser of 50% capacity or 100 people.
- Fully vaccinated people will be exempt from the capacity count for private social events, such as weddings.
- Higher capacity for indoor and outdoor seated spectator events, theater and performing arts in large venues (ticketed and seated) with a capacity of 200 or more to 25%. Indoor events with capacity less than 200 stay at 50% capacity with no more than 50 people.
- Festivals and general admission outdoor spectator events increase to 15 people per 1,000 square feet.
Click the link below to read the complete press release.
CDC Revises Mask Guidelines
Click here to see review the updated guidelines.
In-Home Vaccinations for Suburban Cook County Residents
The Cook County Department of Health (CCDPH) is working to get vaccinations to home-bound individuals who are unable to go to CCDPH’s COVID-19 vaccination sites. This program is specifically for suburban Cook County residents who are unable to leave home due to medical reasons.
Eligible indviduals should complete the contact form by clicking below.
Suburban Cook County Moves to Phase 2 for Vaccine Eligibility
As of Monday, April 12th all Cook County residents age 16 and older are eligibile for the COVID-19 vaccine.
If you do not have internet access and need help making a COVID-19 vaccination appointment call 847-729-1525 to connect with a Glenview Vaccine Helpers volunteer.
Cook County Department of Public Health Officials Gradually Ease Mitigation Measures in Suburban Cook County
Effective immediately, Mitigation Order 2021-6 increases:
- Outdoor dining to groups of 10 people
- Amusement parks can open at 25% capacity and
- Outdoor fitness classes, meetings, social events and recreation activities increase to 50% capacity or 100 people
Additionally, seated spectator events at venues with a capacity less than 200 are limited to 50% and no more than 50 individuals, and venues with capacity more than 200 are limited to 25% capacity. Indoor fitness classes may increase to the lesser of 50% or 50 people per room, as long as face coverings are worn at all times, and a minimum of six feet of physical distancing can be maintained between class participants.
The order also reinforces the need for all individuals over age two, who can medically tolerate wearing masks to do so in public places.
Click the link below to read the complete mitigation order.
Cook County Community Vaccination Program Website
Individuals living and working in Cook County can visit vaccine.cookcountyil.gov to pre-register to be vaccinated, receive updates and schedule appointments when their phase opens up.
Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response Task Force
All members of the Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response task force are committed to doing whatever is necessary to protect the health and safety of all of our citizens. Please visit the Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response task force website to find the link to the websites of each of our organizations to see how we are changing our operations. You’ll also find information and resources for support.
Please continue to follow Illinois Department of Public Health requirements , which include:
- Keep 6 feet from others.
- Wear face coverings over your nose and mouth.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Thank you for your patience.
Additional COVID-19 Resources:
Flick Park Field House located at 3600 Glenview Road. Follow the signs and banners that will guide you to the field house on the north side of the park.
The site is open Monday-Friday from 11AM-7PM with a break from 2-3PM and Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-2PM.
Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment visit http://bit.ly/flickparkcovid
Additional testing site details:
- There is adequate, free parking in the lot for the ~25 people/cars per hour who have reservations.
- Safety precautions (mask-wearing, social distancing at check-in tables, and hand sanitizer) will be enforced.
- A single person can register several members of a family. An email address and phone number will need to be provided so the lab can contact you.
- Bring an insurance card if you have one; those who do not have insurance should bring a state ID.
- Expect to spend 10 to 15 minutes at the testing facility.
- Results will generally be communicated in 1-2 days.