Important COVID-19 Community Updates
We appreciate the chance to bring you up to speed on what we are learning from local and regional sources every day.
 Please dial 9-1-1 in case of emergencies only and call 847.234.2601 for non-emergencies.

Check the City's website for additional information and continue to send any inquiries to . As Mayor Pandaleon stressed, residents should stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary to leave the house.

Many staff members are working remotely and will respond to you at the earliest opportunity.
Important Updates from Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
"Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital continues to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, with the health and safety of our community as our highest priority. We wanted to share some important updates about COVID-19 and our response.

  • We will continue to update and post information about COVID symptoms, treatment guidelines and resources at If you have questions, please call our hotline at 312.47.COVID (312.472.6843). If you are experiencing severe health problems, please proceed to the Emergency Department.

  • Our healthcare workers wish to say a big “thank you” to our wonderful community for its many generous donations and expressions of kindness. The donations of personal protective equipment and food, as well as thoughtful words of encouragement have been greatly appreciated and have lifted the spirits of all of our healthcare workers - from front line caregivers to patient transporters, environmental services staff, laboratory technicians, respiratory therapists and supply chain employees – among many others. Thank You!!!! 

  • Lake Forest Hospital can now accept donations of cloth face masks that have been laundered and individually bagged. These will be distributed for use in the community only. In addition, our healthcare workers are grateful for donations of “ear savers” and headbands that relieve the pressure of surgical masks with ear loops during extended use. Information about donating can be found at

  • Lake Forest Hospital stands prepared to take care of our community during the COVID-19 crisis, and has always had plans in place to accommodate an increased patient load. We are in constant contact with our colleagues throughout our Northwestern Medicine health system, as well as other colleagues and experts around the country and the world, sharing critical information and learning from what is shared, including from our colleagues in New York City, so that we can continue to perform at peak performance for the benefit of our patients.

Thank you again for your kind support as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 crisis."
In case you missed Wednesday's Mayor's Video
The Census is Waiting for Your Response

The Census paper questionnaire was mailed on April 8 to anyone who has not yet responded. Please complete the questionnaire and return it or respond online at or by phone at 844.330.2020. Thank you for helping Lake Forest and Illinois achieve a Complete Count!
Lake County Interactive Map
The Lake County Health Department released an interactive map which shares the number of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 in each municipality. According to the LCHD website, it is best viewed on a computer. You can view the map here .
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