Community Collaboration: April 24 Update 
 
As part of the Northbrook Park District's efforts to follow the guidelines of the CDC, the State of Illinois and the Village of Northbrook, the District has decided to initiate several new procedures in the parks.
 
Looping Paths Now One Way Only
The basin looping path at Techny Prairie Park and Fields and the looping path at Wood Oaks Green Park are now one way only. The District asks members of the community to follow the directional signs on these loops for the safety of all. 
 
Sled Hill Staircases Now One Way Only
The staircases at the sled hills at Techny Prairie Park and Fields and Wood Oaks Green Park are also one way only. One set of stairs should be used to go up the hill and one set of stairs should be used to go down the hill. Follow the directional signs in these locations.
 
Turf Fields Closed
The Turf Fields continue to attract large groups of individuals who are not from the same household. Therefore, the Turf Fields at Techny Prairie Park and Fields are now closed and all activities are prohibited on the turf area.
 
Sportsman's Country Club is a Construction Site
The entire property at Sportsman's Country Club is closed to the public. No one is allowed on any area of the golf course property.

The following signs have been installed at the above locations:


Members of the public should also continue to maintain six feet of physical distancing from others. To assist the community, Northbrook Park District staff members have taken the time to illustrate "What is Six Feet?" in this brief video .


During this closure, community members are encouraged to Connect-2-Play! Visit the Northbrook Park District website and Facebook page for a variety of programs and activities that will help make time for play every day. 


   
This week's updates from the Glenview/Northbrook COVID-19 Task Force are brief but important. Please share this information and our website ( glenviewnorthbrookcoronavirus.info ) with your family, friends and neighbors. 
 
Governor Extends Stay-at-Home Order
On Thursday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he will sign a modified version of the state's stay-at-home order that will go into effect on May 1 and extend  through the end of May.  You can read the details of the order here . In summary, modifications in the new extended order will allow:
  • Hospitals and surgi-centers to resume certain elective procedures
  • Retail stores not considered essential to take orders online for pickup or delivery
  • Greenhouses, nurseries and garden centers to open
  • Some state parks to be reopened in phases for hiking, fishing and boating with no more than two people
  • Schools to establish procedures and allow pick-up of necessary supplies and student belongings
All of our organizations will share the details of the impact of this order on our operations with our constituents in separate communications. 
 
Statewide Face Covering Requirement 
The Governor's orders also will require individuals to wear a face covering when in a public place where they can't maintain a six-foot physical distance.  The Illinois Department of Public Health recently shared this information on wearing masks and other face coverings
 
Update From NorthShore University HealthSystem
NorthShore University HealthSystem reports that the percentage of positive COVID-19 test results is creeping up, in part because of the outreach that they are doing to encourage people who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to be screened. The hospital system is increasing its direct engagement with senior care facilities, and is continuing its outreach to other organizations. 

Those who show symptoms ( listed on our website ) should: 
  • 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 ( www.northshoreconnect.org/immediatecare) .
Community Needs
The Northfield Township Food Pantry continues to support those in need in our community, and the needs continue to grow. The Food Pantry is accepting donations and volunteers age 16 and up
 
Resources for Support
We recognize that this pandemic is having an impact on the emotional and mental health of many of us. The Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response website  includes links to many resources to support your mental health.
 
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. 




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