March 20 Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Northbrook Park District is working with area organizations in Glenview and Northbrook as part of the Glenview-Northbrook Coronavirus Task Force to provide information and updates to the community.
At this time, Northbrook Park District facilities are closed and programs are canceled. Visit our
for the most current information.
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 the school districts in their efforts to continue to provide meals to qualified students.
Relaxed Opens Meetings Act Regulations
As public agencies, we continue to operate to serve our citizens and operate in a manner that is safe for all. To that end, the Governor relaxed the Open Meetings Act. As a result, you may see some of our boards, commissions, and committees meet remotely. Directions to join virtual meetings, if available, can be found on our respective websites.
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.
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.
Many of our caring citizens are seeking ways to provide support during this time. One organization that needs help, so it can serve others, is the Northfield Township Food Pantry. They need both:
Supporting Local Businesses
The Northbrook and Glenview Chambers of Commerce are developing promotions to encourage community members to shop at local businesses whenever possible.
Resources for You
Please continue to take care of yourself and your family, and don't hesitate to ask any of us for help. Here are a few articles to help you frame your discussions with small children and teens as well as coping strategies for families and those working from home:
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