Community Collaboration: May 1 Update 
 

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. Watch for an email tomorrow morning with new programs scheduled to begin the week of May 4. 


   
The Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response team met earlier this week to discuss the impact on our community of the Governor's extension of the stay-at-home order through May. The official order was released on April 30.
 
 
Update From NorthShore University HealthSystem
NorthShore University HealthSystem reports that e-visits, health hotline calls, and percentage of positive COVID-19 test results continues to grow. The hospitals continue to reach out to schools, civic groups, faith organizations and other groups to ensure that citizens know what the symptoms of COVID-19 are, and what to do if people experience any of the symptoms. 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) .
 
NorthShore is grateful for the outpouring of support for their staff. The NorthShore website has information on how to make financial, critical supply and other donations . They recently updated the website to include a request for donations of cloth masks for patients and family members who are being discharged. You can drop off those donations at Skokie Hospital - Medical Office Building Entrance, ATTN:  Carsten Gudella, 9669 Kenton Ave. in Skokie, M-F, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Community Needs
A testament to the strength and heart of our community is that the Northfield Township Food Pantry's volunteer slots are filled through May. However, the financial need in our community is growing, and the Food Pantry welcomes donations to stock its shelves.   Click here to make a financial donation or see what items are needed
 
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. 

The Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook Park District, and Village of Northbrook are encouraging residents and businesses to place a bear in their window from May 1 - June 30 as part of a fun "Bear Hunt Around Northbrook" activity for kids. Learn more at https://www.northbrook.info/bearhunt.

Northbrook Park District staff members found a lot of bears this week! Watch the Northbrook Park District's Bear Hunt video here





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