For the most current information from the Northbrook Park District, visit nbparks.org.
During this closure, community members are encouraged to Connect 2 Play! Visit the Northbrook Park District website and Facebook page for a variety of activities that will help make time for play every day.
The Glenview/Northbrook COVID-19 Task Force aims to provide resources for you to:
Stay informed about the impact of coronavirus in our community;
Understand the steps our organizations are taking to address that impact; and
Protect the health, safety and well-being of yourself and your family.
Schools Remain Closed for Onsite Learning
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered all Illinois school buildings remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. School districts will communicate with their staff and families about their remote learning plans, meal distribution, and other important details as information becomes available.
Using Personal Protective Equipment
The Villages of Glenview and Northbrook have both issued executive orders requiring that individuals wear a covering over their nose and mouth while working at or patronizing an essential business open to the public and when using public transportation.
All of our organizations strongly encourage community members to wear masks or face coverings and gloves when they must be out in public. It's important to use these personal protective items properly. Here are some resources to help you:
Update From NorthShore University HealthSystem
NorthShore University HealthSystem reports that COVID-19 testing done in their system, and confirmed cases, continue to rise. However, Glenbrook Hospital President Jesse Peterson Hall says that they see evidence that the stay-at-home orders are having a positive impact on "bending the curve" of the rate of growth of cases. Glenbrook remains the primary location for patients with COVID-19; the hospital has sufficient capacity to handle patients at this time.
As a reminder, if you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (
which we shared in our last message
), you are urged to be screened immediately to determine if you need testing. You can:
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.
Resources for Support
One resource is the
Illinois Call4Calm Text Line,
introduced this week by the Illinois Department of Public Health. If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area.
Good News Stories
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.
You can see several "Snapshots Of Social Distancing" on
the Village of Glenview's Facebook (Village of Glenview), Twitter (@GlenviewVillage) or Instagram (GlenviewVillage) pages. Use the hashtags #HealthySixFeet #BikeGlenview and post your own. Starting Monday, you can vote for your favorite!
Use the hashtag #NorthbrookStrong on Facebook (@NorthbrookIllinois) and Twitter (@NorthbrookGOV) to show the community how we support one another and are in this together while we do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
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
Michael McCarty, Executive Director, Glenview Park District
Molly Hamer, Executive Director, Northbrook Park District
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