Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Updates

Contact Information

Cook County Department of Public Health

Report a Case: 708-633-4000, press 1
Coronavirus Hotline: 708-633-3319
Coronavirus Email:
Coronavirus Updates: Text “ALERTCOOK” to 888-777

Illinois Department of Public Health

Coronavirus Hotline: 800-889-3931 
Coronavirus Email:
Coronavirus Updates: Text “COVID” to 312-500-3836

For emergencies, call 9-1-1

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Open to Anyone Age 16 and Up on April 13

*Update: As of 10:18am, all appointments are full*

 Residents of Glencoe, Kenilworth, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette, and Winnetka ages 16* and over can register to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at New Trier High School’s Northfield Campus (7 Happ Road, Northfield) on Tuesday, April 13 (1st dose) and Tuesday, May 4 (2nd dose) by registering at the following link:

Vaccinations are by appointment only. Vaccination appointments will be made on a first come, first served basis. Your April 13 appointment will be the same time of day as your May 4 appointment time, and to register, you must be available on both days. Please bring a copy of a valid photo ID (driver’s license, State ID or student ID) and insurance card to the vaccination site. After registering, individuals will receive an email with authorization documents that should be filled out and brought to the vaccination site. You must provide your own transportation to and from the site. Masks and social distancing are required at the vaccination site.

This opportunity is provided by Cook County and Albertsons/Jewel-Osco, hosted by New Trier High School, and staffed by employees of participating municipalities.

*Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

On Monday, April 12, all Illinois residents age 16 and up will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Click here for a list of statewide vaccination locations or call the IDPH hotline at 833-621-1284. 

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for all Eligible Individuals in Illinois

Update: All appointments are full

If you have an appointment, please read the Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.

The clinic is taking place by appointment only on Thursday, April 1 (Pfizer first dose) and Thursday, April 22 (Pfizer second dose) at 1657 Shermer Road (formerly Grainger). Individuals must be available on both April 1 and April 22

Individuals must bring a valid state ID/driver's license, the consent form, and an insurance/Medicare card (if they have one). 16- and 17-year-olds with appointments must be accompanied by an adult.

This clinic is being provided by the Village of Northbrook and Jewel-Osco. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is eligible for this vaccine clinic?

  • Individuals in Illinois age 65+
  • Individuals in Illinois in Phase 1a, 1b, or 1b+
  • Individuals in Illinois who work in the following professions:  
    • Higher education staff, government workers, media, restaurant staff, construction trade workers, and religious leaders 

2. Does it cost anything? 
There is no cost. Jewel-Osco will ask for a copy of your state ID/driver's license and insurance/Medicare card to charge your insurance an administrative fee, as allowed by the Illinois Department of Public Health. 

3. What do I need for my appointment?
Bring an insurance/Medicare card (if you have one), the consent form you received via email, and a valid state ID/driver's license. You must be able to provide your own transportation to and from the clinic. 16- and 17-year-olds with appointments must be accompanied by an adult. 

It is unknown how long an individual appointment could take, but residents can expect a total time of 45-60 minutes from registration to exit. Do not show up more than 15 minutes early for your appointment.

4. Do you have someone available to help with transportation? 
Individuals must arrange their own transportation to and from the clinic. The Village Church of Northbrook is offering their services to the community and has volunteers available to provide transportation. Contact Ron at

5. Where do I go for my appointment?
The clinic is being hosted at 1657 Shermer Road (formerly Grainger). Vehicles should enter the parking lot from the south entrance. See a traffic flow map here. Masks and six-foot social distancing will be required inside the clinic. The clinic is handicap accessible. 

6. Which vaccine is being offered?
Pfizer. The first dose is on Thursday, April 1, and the second dose is on Thursday, April 22. Individuals must get both doses.

7. Is there medical staff on site in case I have a negative side effect? 
There will be medical staff on site in the observation area to monitor patients for any potential side effects.  

8. Where can I get more information?
More information on the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here

Village Church Helping Community Members Find Vaccine Appointments

If you need assistance finding or being transported to a vaccine appointment, the Village Church of Northbrook is offering their services to the Northbrook community. For more information about how the team can help you, fill out the Virus Application Form on the church's website. You may also call the church office at 847-272-0900. Are you an organization helping Northbrook community members with vaccine appointments? Email us here to be added to our list of resources. 

New Vaccine Site Open for Appointments

State and local officials announced that appointments have been released for a new Des Plaines Community Vaccination SiteUpdate: Vaccine appointments at the United Center are now only available to City of Chicago residents. Appointments that were already made by suburban Cook County residents will still be honored. 

Those in Phase 1a and 1b can schedule an appointment at the Des Plaines site online at or by calling 833-308-1988 (weekdays, 7am-7pm). Proof of being in Phase 1a or 1b will be required. Cook County is still in Phase 1b of its vaccination plan, which includes members of the general public age 65 and over and frontline essential workers. Vaccine supply is limited but expected to increase in the coming weeks. 

See a list of statewide vaccination locations here.

Region 10 Advances to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that Region 10 (suburban Cook County) has advanced from Tier 1 COVID-19 resurgence mitigations to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, effective immediately. See the announcement here.

An overview of Phase 4 guidelines can be found on the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity website 

Phase 4 Guidelines include the following:

Restaurants and Bars

  • Indoor dining and drinking now permitted for parties of up to 10 people
  • Seated areas should be arranged so that tables allow for 6 feet between parties; impermeable barriers may be installed between booths that are less than 6 feet apart

Retail and Service Counter

  • Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy

Personal Care

  • Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy

Indoor/Outdoor Recreation

  • Reopening select indoor recreation facilities (e.g., bowling alleys, skating rinks); indoor playgrounds and trampoline parks should remain closed
  • Indoor recreation to operate at lesser of 50 customers or 50% of facility capacity

Meetings and Social Events

  • Limit to the lesser of 50 people or 50% of room capacity
  • Multiple groups may meet in the same facility if they are socially distanced and in separate rooms

To prepare businesses and employers to implement new and updated safety guidelines in Phase 4, the State of Illinois developed this business toolkit with signage, posters, and other resources to ensure business and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest public health recommendations. 

Restore Illinois Phases

Metrics for Moving from Tier 1 to Phase 4

  • Test positivity rate ≤ 6.5% for three consecutive days (7-day average); and
  • Staffed ICU bed availability ≥ 20% for three consecutive days (7-day average); and
  • No sustained increase in COVID patients in hospital (7-day average for 7 of 10 days)

IDPH will continue to track the positivity rate in Region 10 to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigations should remain in place.

Cook County Opens New Website for Community Vaccination Program

Cook County opened a new website where those living and working in Cook County can sign up for updates and submit information to schedule a vaccination appointment when administration expands to their phase. View the website hereAppointments are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and Cook County Health plans to release new appointments every Friday at noon.

Providing all the information requested will ensure that you are notified properly as the program expands. Vaccine supply is still limited, so please be patient. 

By signing up, you will receive the following:

  • Updates on the vaccine and the Community Vaccination Program
  • Notification for when vaccine administration is open to your phase
  • Information on scheduling a vaccine appointment through Cook County Health
  • Information on vaccine distribution locations throughout Cook County

CCDPH expanded to Phase 1b of their vaccination plan on January 25. Phase 1b includes members of the general public aged 65 and over, police, firefighters, and other essential workers, such as manufacturing employees and grocery store workers. They will continue to prioritize any remaining Phase 1a individuals.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) launched a website page to provide up-to-date progress reports and data on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. View it here. Also available through IDPH's website are vaccine FAQs and more details on eligibility. 

Additional vaccine information is available on CCDPH's website

Free COVID-19 Testing Available at State Mobile Testing Sites

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing. Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms or immigration status. There is no cost to the individual for testing, but they should bring their insurance card if they have one (insurance is not required). Specimens will be collected using a simple nasal swab.

Check IDPH's website for the most current mobile testing site location information. Site locations are subject to change.

Become a COVID-19 Safety Ambassador

NorthShore University HealthSystem is asking for help spreading the word to the community about key COVID-19 safety measures. By becoming a COVID-19 Safety Ambassador, you can help protect your neighbors, family, and friends. Ambassadors have access to toolkit resources and can take a pledge to keep themselves and loved ones safe by signing the COVID Safety Promise. Get all the details.

A Message from the Northbrook Board of Trustees

COVID-19 Tips
The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to those of flu and may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) encourage everyone to practice the following to prevent the spread of known viruses:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth) with unwashed hands
  • Stay home if you feel ill and contact your doctor
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects regularly
  • Distance yourself 6 feet or more from others, except members in your household
  • Do not congregate in groups