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
Cook County Indoor Mask Mandate Effective Monday, August 23The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) has issued COVID-19 Mitigation Order 2021-10 that requires individuals to wear a face mask in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status, effective Monday, August 23, 2021. Key items from the order are outlined below. The full order can be read here.
- Any individual aged two or older and able to medically tolerate a mask is required to wear a mask when indoors in a public place, regardless of vaccination status.
- All businesses open to the public must post signage advising patrons and staff that masks are required to be worn on the premises. Businesses can download printable signage here.
- Masks may be removed at restaurants, bars, and other eating/drinking establishments when patrons are actively eating/drinking.
- Certain exemptions exist for free exercise of religion and government functions.
Masks Required in Village FacilitiesAs defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Northbrook is within an area of “substantial community transmission” for COVID-19. In accordance with recent CDC guidelines, all visitors are required to wear a mask in Village of Northbrook facilities regardless of their vaccination status. This includes Village Hall (1225 Cedar Lane), the Police Station (1401 Landwehr Road), the Public Works Center (655 Huehl Road), Fire Station 10 (650 Huehl Road), Fire Station 11 (740 Dundee Road), and Fire Station 12 (1840 Shermer Road).
The safety of the community and Village employees remains our highest priority. We appreciate your understanding and help in keeping those around you safe.
Illinois is now in Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois reopening plan. Effective June 11, the state has eliminated all capacity limits on businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and all other venues. Mask requirements for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals continue to align with CDC guidelines. Read the recommended public health guidelines from IDPH here.
Illinois Enters Phase 5 of Restore Illinois
COVID-19 Vaccinations Open to Ages 12 to 15
Suburban Cook County In-Home COVID-19 Vaccination
The Cook County Department of Health (CCDPH) is working to integrate mobile home health care vaccination services to reach home-bound individuals who are unable to go to the CCDPH's COVID-19 vaccination sites to get the vaccine.
Please note that CCDPH vaccination sites are ADA accessible, and this program is specifically for suburban Cook County residents who are unable to leave home for medical reasons. Individuals living outside suburban Cook County are not eligible for this program.
Sign up by calling CCDPH's hotline at 833-308-1988 (weekdays from 7am-10pm and Saturdays from 8am-10pm) or sign up online here.
To qualify for this program, individuals in suburban Cook County must be a seniora person with a disability who requires in-home assistance have to use adaptive equipment (like a ventilator, crutches, a walker, a wheelchair, etc.) and/or accessible transportation to leave home leaving home is not an option because doing so requires considerable and taxing effort.
Village Church Helping Community Members Find Vaccine Appointments
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