I hope this newsletter finds you and your family healthy and doing well.
Governor Pritzker modified and extended the Stay-at Home Order through May. The modifications to the order include the following:
• State parks will begin a phased re-opening under guidance from the Department of Natural Resources. Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be permitted.
• Greenhouses, garden centers, nurseries and animal groomers may re-open as essential businesses, and must adhere to distancing guidelines and mandatory face covering for employees and customers.
• Retail stores not designated as non-essential businesses and operations may re-open for curbside pick-up and delivery.
• Essential businesses and manufacturers will be required to provide face-coverings to all employees who are not able to maintain six-feet of social distancing.
• Beginning on May 1, face-coverings are required in public places where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Here are tips from the
I understand this is a time of uncertainty for many. However,
Cuba Township is here to reassure you that while our offices are closed to the public, our staff is working and available to assist you. When the Governor's Order is lifted, our doors will once again be open to the public. Until then, please email (or call) staff at one of the following:
Cuba Township Food Pantry
is still operating and transitioned to a drive-thru pantry. The food pantry maintains a list of qualified recipients. If you are not a current recipient but are in need of assistance, call us at 847-381-1924 or email your contact information to
. A staff member will reach out to you.
We are here to help,
and your community is joining us - providing their time, talent and treasures to our food pantry. Cuba Township is grateful for to be the hub of receiving and sharing. Thank you!
If you would like to participate in the Barrington Area Council on Aging's Meals on Wheels program, please call 847-381-5030.
If you are depressed or feeling isolated, help is available. Please reach out to one of the following:
- Lake County Health Department 24/7 Crisis Hotline - 847-377-8088
- National Suicide Prevention 24/7 Hotline - 800-273-8255
- Barrington Youth & Family Services - 847-381-0345 (accepting onsite appointments)
- Barrington Youth & Family Services Crisis Text Line - Text BYFS to 741741
- Nicasa Behavioral Health - 847-546-6450 (providing onsite appointments)
- United Way of Lake County - 211
If your handicap parking placard is due to expire, the Illinois Secretary of State's Office will promptly send you a replacement placard after receiving your doctor's note. Please fax or email your doctors letter to the following:
Utility companies are easing the burden on recently unemployed or underemployed by;
- Suspending service disconnections.
- Waiving late-payment penalties.
- Implementing temporary flexible credit and payment procedures to ensure all customers remain connected to essential utility service.
For utility assistance, see the links below:
The Lake County Health Department lists resources for the public, including:
On behalf of Cuba Township, we are humbled by your generosity and grateful to partner with you to serve the residents of our community.