Community Collaboration: April 10 Update 
The District would like to thank all who are following the guidelines of the CDC as well as the orders of state and local government. Please continue to be safe and practice responsible physical distancing in open spaces and on the trails. For the most updated District information, visit

Members of the Glenview/Northbrook COVID-19 Task Force continue to work together to protect the safety, health and well-being of the citizens we serve. We have regular conversations to understand our immediate situation, constantly monitor the state and federal mandates that impact us, and look ahead to consider the decisions we will face as individual organizations and a collective community as we move past the current restrictive environment. 
In several past messages, we have shared prevention tips. In this message, we ask that you go right to the source: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers very clear advice on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus . Note that the CDC recently updated its recommendations to include wearing masks or other face protection whenever you are out in public. Here is CDC guidance on face coverings
Update From NorthShore University HealthSystem
NorthShore University HealthSystem reports that, as expected, the hospitals in the system are seeing a steady rise in COVID-19 testing and in confirmed cases. They are working with faith-based, service and civic organizations to reach out to community members to check in on their health and provide information on when and how to seek testing and care. Those who have symptoms should be screened for testing. The following are symptoms of COVID-19:
  • Loss or decrease in the sense of smell
  • Loss or decrease of the sense of taste
  • Fever (temperature of 100 or higher)
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Flu-like body aches
If you or anyone in your household is experiencing even one of those symptoms, you are urged to be screened immediately to determine if you need testing. You can: 
  • Call 847-HEALTH9 (847-432-5849) and talk to a NorthShore clinical expert; or
  • Log onto NorthShoreConnect through the app on your mobile device or on the website ( .
NorthShore reports that their supply of PPE is currently sufficient and staff members, who are trained in proper PPE use, feel protected. The hospitals continue to accept financial, critical supply and other donations. Visit their website for information .
Community Needs
The Northfield Township Food Pantry is seeing a rise in residents needing support. If you live in Northfield Township and need assistance with rent, food or other financial strains, contact the township office at 847-724-8300. Remember, the Food Pantry is accepting donations and volunteers age 16 and up   to help them keep up with this increasing demand. 
Stay Home, But Stay Connected
We strongly urge you to comply with Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home orders, but we hope that you'll find ways to stay connected in the community. The Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response website includes links to resources to support your mental health, and it also links to all of our organizations. We all are here, virtually, to answer your questions, provide information and support, or to just say hello. 
Good News Story
If you follow any of us on our social media channels, you'll get a healthy dose of stories that highlight the strength of our community and the boundless goodness of those who live and work here. We will share some of those stories here each week. 

Municipal Leaders
Richard Nahrstadt, Village Manager, Northbrook
Matt Formica, Village Manager, Glenview
Jill Brickman, Northfield Township Supervisor
School District Superintendents
Dr. Charles Johns, Superintendent, Glenbrook High Schools District 225
Dr. David Kroeze, Superintendent, Northbrook School District 27
Dr. Larry Hewitt, Superintendent, Northbrook School District 28
Dr. Brian Wegley, Superintendent, Northbrook/Glenview School District 30
Dr. Erin Murphy, Superintendent, West Northfield School District 31
Dr. Dane Delli, Superintendent, Glenview School District 34
Community Leaders
Michael McCarty, Executive Director, Glenview Park District
Molly Hamer, Executive Director, Northbrook Park District
Kate H all, Executive Director, Northbrook Public Library
Vickie Novak, Director, Glenview Public Library
Betsy Baer, Executive Director, Glenview Chamber of Commerce
Tensley Garris, President, Northbrook Chamber of Commerce