Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Updates
Cook County Department of Public Health
Report a Case: 708-633-4000, press 1
Coronavirus Hotline: 708-633-3319
Coronavirus Email: CCDPH.COVID19@cookcountyhhs.org
Coronavirus Updates: Text “ALERTCOOK” to 888-777
Illinois Department of Public Health
Coronavirus Hotline: 800-889-3931
Coronavirus Email: DPH.SICK@illinois.gov
Coronavirus Updates: Text “COVID” to 312-500-3836
For emergencies, call 9-1-1
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Open to Anyone Age 16 and Up on April 13
*Update: As of 10:18am, all appointments are full*
Residents of Glencoe, Kenilworth, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette, and Winnetka ages 16* and over can register to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at New Trier High School’s Northfield Campus (7 Happ Road, Northfield) on Tuesday, April 13 (1st dose) and Tuesday, May 4 (2nd dose) by registering at the following link:
Vaccinations are by appointment only. Vaccination appointments will be made on a first come, first served basis. Your April 13 appointment will be the same time of day as your May 4 appointment time, and to register, you must be available on both days. Please bring a copy of a valid photo ID (driver’s license, State ID or student ID) and insurance card to the vaccination site. After registering, individuals will receive an email with authorization documents that should be filled out and brought to the vaccination site. You must provide your own transportation to and from the site. Masks and social distancing are required at the vaccination site.
This opportunity is provided by Cook County and Albertsons/Jewel-Osco, hosted by New Trier High School, and staffed by employees of participating municipalities.
*Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility
On Monday, April 12, all Illinois residents age 16 and up will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Click here for a list of statewide vaccination locations or call the IDPH hotline at 833-621-1284.
Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for all Eligible Individuals in Illinois
Update: All appointments are full
If you have an appointment, please read the Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.
The clinic is taking place by appointment only on Thursday, April 1 (Pfizer first dose) and Thursday, April 22 (Pfizer second dose) at 1657 Shermer Road (formerly Grainger). Individuals must be available on both April 1 and April 22.
. 16- and 17-year-olds with appointments must be accompanied by an adult.
This clinic is being provided by the Village of Northbrook and Jewel-Osco.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is eligible for this vaccine clinic?
- Individuals in Illinois age 65+
- Individuals in Illinois in Phase 1a, 1b, or 1b+
- Individuals in Illinois who work in the following professions:
- Higher education staff, government workers, media, restaurant staff, construction trade workers, and religious leaders
2. Does it cost anything?
There is no cost. Jewel-Osco will ask for a copy of your state ID/driver's license and insurance/Medicare card to charge your insurance an administrative fee, as allowed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
3. What do I need for my appointment?
Bring an insurance/Medicare card (if you have one), the consent form you received via email, and a valid state ID/driver's license. You must be able to provide your own transportation to and from the clinic.
It is unknown how long an individual appointment could take, but residents can expect a total time of 45-60 minutes from registration to exit.
4. Do you have someone available to help with transportation?
Individuals must arrange their own transportation to and from the clinic. The Village Church of Northbrook is offering their services to the community and has volunteers available to provide transportation. Contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Where do I go for my appointment?
The clinic is being hosted at 1657 Shermer Road (formerly Grainger). Vehicles should enter the parking lot from the south entrance. See a traffic flow map here. Masks and six-foot social distancing will be required inside the clinic. The clinic is handicap accessible.
6. Which vaccine is being offered?
Pfizer. The first dose is on Thursday, April 1, and the second dose is on Thursday, April 22. Individuals must get both doses.
7. Is there medical staff on site in case I have a negative side effect?
There will be medical staff on site in the observation area to monitor patients for any potential side effects.
8. Where can I get more information?
More information on the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.
Village Church Helping Community Members Find Vaccine Appointments
New Vaccine Site Open for Appointments
An overview of Phase 4 guidelines can be found on the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity website here.
Phase 4 Guidelines include the following:
Restaurants and Bars
- Indoor dining and drinking now permitted for parties of up to 10 people
- Seated areas should be arranged so that tables allow for 6 feet between parties; impermeable barriers may be installed between booths that are less than 6 feet apart
Retail and Service Counter
- Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy
- Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy
- Reopening select indoor recreation facilities (e.g., bowling alleys, skating rinks); indoor playgrounds and trampoline parks should remain closed
- Indoor recreation to operate at lesser of 50 customers or 50% of facility capacity
Meetings and Social Events
- Limit to the lesser of 50 people or 50% of room capacity
- Multiple groups may meet in the same facility if they are socially distanced and in separate rooms
To prepare businesses and employers to implement new and updated safety guidelines in Phase 4, the State of Illinois developed this business toolkit with signage, posters, and other resources to ensure business and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest public health recommendations.
Metrics for Moving from Tier 1 to Phase 4
- Test positivity rate ≤ 6.5% for three consecutive days (7-day average); and
- Staffed ICU bed availability ≥ 20% for three consecutive days (7-day average); and
- No sustained increase in COVID patients in hospital (7-day average for 7 of 10 days)
IDPH will continue to track the positivity rate in Region 10 to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigations should remain in place.
By signing up, you will receive the following:
- Updates on the vaccine and the Community Vaccination Program
- Notification for when vaccine administration is open to your phase
- Information on scheduling a vaccine appointment through Cook County Health
- Information on vaccine distribution locations throughout Cook County
Additional vaccine information is available on CCDPH's website.
Free COVID-19 Testing Available at State Mobile Testing Sites
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing. Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms or immigration status. There is no cost to the individual for testing, but they should bring their insurance card if they have one (insurance is not required). Specimens will be collected using a simple nasal swab.
Check IDPH's website for the most current mobile testing site location information. Site locations are subject to change.
Become a COVID-19 Safety Ambassador
NorthShore University HealthSystem is asking for help spreading the word to the community about key COVID-19 safety measures. By becoming a COVID-19 Safety Ambassador, you can help protect your neighbors, family, and friends. Ambassadors have access to toolkit resources and can take a pledge to keep themselves and loved ones safe by signing the COVID Safety Promise. Get all the details.
A Message from the Northbrook Board of Trustees
- Wash your hands frequently
- Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth) with unwashed hands
- Stay home if you feel ill and contact your doctor
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects regularly
- Distance yourself 6 feet or more from others, except members in your household
- Do not congregate in groups