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.
Tonight's City Council Meeting will be held virtually.
To comply with social distancing requirements, the Lake Forest City Council meeting on Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. will be held via remote access.

For public viewing, it will be live-streamed on the City's website and on cable television (Comcast channel 17 and A, T & T U-Verse Channel 99 - scroll to "Lake Forest"). Alternately, you may follow this link: .

View the meeting agenda here .

Please note that you may provide public comment by calling 847.810.3643 during the meeting.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during these extraordinary times.
A Note from the 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 information about COVID-19 and our response.

  • While most people with COVID-19 will have mild symptoms, some patients may become seriously ill. Patients with underlying health conditions may be at higher risk. We have posted helpful information about these conditions at If you do not see your condition listed on the site, please reach out directly to your physician’s office for further guidance.

  • To avoid a potential unnecessary exposure, we are asking patients with mild symptoms to please contact our NM physicians for telephonic and e-visits. For more information about seeking care for suspected COVID-19 at Lake Forest Hospital, please call our hotline at 312.47.COVID (312.472.6843). If you are experiencing severe health problems, please proceed to the Emergency Department.

At Northwestern Medicine, the patient has always come first. Our dedication to that mission is unwavering, and will extend during and beyond this unprecedented time." 
Recommendations from the CDC
Last Friday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new recommendations to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. CDC now recommends the use of cloth face coverings in public settings, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, where it is difficult to maintain social distancing.

Recent studies  show that a significant portion of people who are infected with the novel coronavirus do not have symptoms (“asymptomatic”). Some people who are infected will develop symptoms later (“pre-symptomatic”). Both asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people can transmit the virus to others in close proximity when they talk, sneeze, or cough. 

Wearing a cloth face covering can help keep you from spreading COVID-19 to others. If you choose to wear a cloth face covering when going out, please remember to continue to maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself and others and wash your hands regularly.
The Census is Waiting for Your Response
Visit the City's website page for all the information. Your participation is critical to ensuring that you are fairly represented at all levels of government and that the local and state government bodies receive a fair share of federal funding to support a wide variety of projects and services. Census data is also used in the public and private sectors for research and decision making. Thank you!
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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