This afternoon, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a statewide “Stay At Home” order that takes effect on Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m. until the end of April 7. (Frequently Asked Questions)
Governor Pritzker stated that throughout the duration of this order, citizens can leave their homes to visit the grocery store, pharmacy, or medical facilities, all of which will remain open. Citizens can also pick up food from carry-out restaurants, get gas, and go outside to exercise or to walk the dog as long as they continue to practice social distancing.
Extension of Closures
Districts 27, 28, 30, 31, 34 and 225, as well as Northbrook and Glenview Park Districts and Public Libraries will remain closed through at least April 7 as ordered by Governor Pritzker. The governor indicated that the State will support our districts in their efforts to continue to provide meals to qualified students.
Updates on COVID-19 Cases
Given that our facilities are restricted, if not closed, at this time, we will not send out information for every confirmed case of COVID-19. We will, however, do our best to inform the community when cases impact our ability to deliver core services. The county health department tracks contacts of those diagnosed with COVID-19. If the department determines that you had direct contact with someone who is diagnosed with COVID-19, they will contact you directly with instructions.
Additional information on the number of confirmed cases is available from official sources such as the Cook County Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Collaboration & Resources in Our Community
The Glenview/Northbrook COVID-19 Task Force continues to meet as we remain updated and coordinate our responses. We recognize the stress that this situation is placing on our community, and on each of you individually. One area of our collaboration is to find or develop resources to support individuals, families, businesses and other organizations within our community.
To that end, Glenbrook Hospital has joined our coalition to ensure we are closely connected to local health resources and to provide expert counsel on the most effective public health response in our community. The hospital’s frequently updated online resource about COVID-19 will be linked on the Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response website.
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