Please dial 9-1-1 in cases of emergency only and call 847.234.2601 for non-emergencies. Continue to send any inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org. Many staff members are working from home and will respond to you at the earliest opportunity.
Lake County COVID-19 Data Release
Today, the Lake County Health Department released a new interactive map which shares the number of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 in each municipality. You can view the maphere.
Now, more than ever, people should understand the virus is in our community. Residents should stay at home as often as possible and follow the guidelines offered by our heath care professionals and under the Governor's Order.
Spring Ward Meetings Postponed
The City's Spring Ward Meetings have been postponed. New dates TBD.
Ward 3 was scheduled for April 7
Ward 4 was scheduled for April 15
Ward 1 was scheduled for April 29
Ward 2 was scheduled for April 30
We will keep you informed.
Landscaping and Construction
Many landscape maintenance services are exempt from the Governor’s Order and allowed to continue.
The City of Lake Forest urges all contractors to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus to protect themselves, their clients and the larger community. We encourage you to avoid close contact with others, wash your hands frequently, avoid touching surfaces touched by others and track your contacts so in the event that you or someone you have come in contact with are diagnosed with the virus, proper steps can be taken.
Please Think before you Flush
The North Shore Water Reclamation District asks for your help and to not flush anything down the toilet except for toilet paper. Flushing facial tissues, disinfecting wipes, napkins, paper towels, diapers and other products can create backups and overflows in the sewer system. This could potentially cause additional public health problems during this pandemic. Please convey this message to your families and friends!
The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce has created an online platform so residents can easily purchase gift certificates from our beloved local businesses. For information, click on the hashtag above.
How to Help:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
"On behalf of Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many members of our community who have so generously stepped forward to provide donations to support our hospital staff during this crisis. We are uplifted and heartened by your kind actions.
Many individuals and organizations have offered to provide meals or non-perishable food to our staff. Since specific safety guidelines apply to these donations, we ask that you please contact Kelly Callen at Kelly.Callen@nm.org or 847.535.6851 to review the guidelines and schedule a drop-off location, date and time. Food can be accepted by scheduled drop-off only. We can generally accept restaurant-prepared, individually wrapped food and most non-perishable items.
If you have other specific items you would like to donate, please first contact Marleana Cross at email@example.com or 847.535.6933 to confirm the items can be used. We will stay in communication with the City of Lake Forest and provide further information if/when we have other needs. Thank you again for your overwhelming expressions of caring and generosity. We are so deeply grateful.
United Way of Lake County'sLifeline's 2-1-1 (simply call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211) help hotline is a free and confidential service that helps people in Lake County find the health and human service programs they need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Family Service Lake County offers the continuation of its vital client support services, including mental health counseling and education.
United Way of Lake County launches COVID-19 Response Fund - Lake County’s health and human service organizations are experiencing an unprecedented demand for services from neighbors and communities significantly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Please check with your local houses of worship to find out when and if televised or other electronic services are being offered.
Illinois' application for loan relief for businesses from the Federal Small Business Administration has been approved. Business owners must apply online athttps://disasterloan.sba.gov/.
The Illinois Department on Aging is ramping up their volunteers and services to help meet the needs of Illinois' older population. Seniors that are in need of food/meal help or other services should contact the department atwww.illinois.gov/aging, or by phone at senior help line 1-800-252-8966 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Business Association offers Disaster Assistance to Illinois small businesses economically impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)