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Posted on: February 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Northbrook News

Helpful Links: CDC Website; State of Illinois Website; Glenview-Northbrook Coronavirus Task Force Website

Updated on March 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am: To help healthcare workers and area hospitals get the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that they need, we will be temporarily collecting equipment donations at Northbrook Fire Station 11 (740 Dundee Road), Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm. The drop-off box is located in the Administrative Entrance vestibule at the back of the building - you can simply drop off your donation during business hours. Please note the following:

  • Masks are for hospitals in critical need of masks
  • Masks should be new and unused
  • Only donate FDA approved masks for hospitals: N95 masks (pictured in blue) and surgical masks (pictured in white)
  • Other items being collected are hand sanitizer, gowns or disposable aprons, and cleaning supplies (bleach wipes or alcohol wipes)

Updated on March 20, 2020 @ 5 pm: Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, taking effect tomorrow (March 21) at 5 pm and continuing through Tuesday, April 7.

The order does not prohibit essential errands like going to gas stations, pharmacies, and grocery stores. All local roads, including the interstate highways and tollways, will remain open to traffic. All non-essential businesses must stop operating. Individuals may continue going to work if their workplace remains open.  

Please read the Executive Order and corresponding FAQs for more information. 

Updated on March 17, 2020 @ 3:30pmBeginning tomorrow, March 18, Northbrook’s Village Hall and Public Works Center will be closed to the public until further notice. This decision has been made to protect the health and safety of our staff and the community amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The Village of Northbrook will continue providing services, many of which can be conducted online, by phone, or with slight adjustment. Read the full list here.

Watch a message from Village President Sandy Frum.

Updated on March 13, 2020 @ 4pm: Village Hall is open for regular hours and Village services are continuing. Village departments offer many services that can be conducted online or by phone from the comfort of home. Read the full list here.

Updated on March 12, 2020 @ 8:15pm: Northfield Township public school districts, as well as Northbrook and Glenview Park Districts and Public Libraries, will close at the end of the day, Friday, March 13, and remain closed until at least March 30.

All Village services are continuing. The Villages of Glenview and Northbrook have canceled all Village Board and Commission meetings, effective immediately, through April 5. Early Voting and Election Day Voting are continuing as scheduled with increased cleaning protocols for voting equipment.

Read the Glenview-Northbrook Coronavirus Task Force’s full statement on community closures here

Updated on March 12, 2020 @ 2:30pm: The safety of the community is the top priority for the Village of Northbrook and remains so during the rapidly changing situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Out of an abundance of caution, the Village of Northbrook is canceling all Village Board and Commission meetings, effective immediately, through April 5. Based on recommendations of social distancing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health, Village events are also canceled or postponed until further notice.

Village officials will reassess the cancellation of public meetings and rescheduling of events by April 5. Please note that Village Hall is open for regular hours and Village services are continuing.

As of right now, Early Voting and Election Day Voting are continuing at Village Hall as scheduled with increased cleaning protocols for voting equipment.

As of today, the following meetings and activities are canceled:

  • Village Board and Commission meetings
  • March 19 Coffee with a Cop
  • Electronics Recycling

The following events are postponed to a later date (to be determined):

  • Bike Boulevard Open House
  • Earth and Arbor Day Celebration

Updated on March 11, 2020 @ 6:30pm: The Village of Glenview has issued a new press release.

In relation to the case at CVS, the Cook County Department of Public Health conducted an investigation and did not recommend community mitigation actions beyond the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s current precautions for protecting yourself.

Updated on March 6, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a topic of concern worldwide, and public safety is a top priority for the Village of Northbrook. The Village is fortunate to have highly skilled and dedicated first responders in our Police and Fire Departments who are trained and prepared for a wide array of emergencies. We also enjoy strong collaborative working relationships among all the area local governmental organizations.

In our continuing efforts to ensure that our community is protected and informed, the Village of Northbrook has joined together with many of our fellow governmental organizations to form the Glenview-Northbrook Coronavirus Task Force. The Task Force will provide weekly updates as long as is necessary and has developed a dedicated website for additional information and resources

Read the Task Force’s March 6 Update here.

Posted on February 27, 2020: This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a potential spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. With agencies across the country reporting on the virus, the Village wants to provide some helpful information and everyday preventative measures.

The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to those of flu and may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases do not appear to be spreading to communities throughout Illinois, 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

In order to provide up-to-date information and answer questions from residents, the IDPH launched the Illinois Novel Coronavirus Hotline and email account at 1-800-889-3931 or

The Village of Northbrook is closely monitoring the recommendations of the CDC, IDPH, and the Cook County Department of Public Health, and we will provide updates as they become available.

Find more facts, updates, and information on COVID-19, including symptoms and transmission of the virus, at the following links:

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