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 visitihda.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 hereto 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.