Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Updates

Contact Information

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 23

The 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 Facilities

As 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 Enters Phase 5 of Restore Illinois

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.


COVID-19 Vaccinations Open to Ages 12 to 15


The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that vaccination locations across the state are prepared to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to individuals ages 12 through 15. COVID-19 vaccinations for those 12 years and older are available at state-supported mass vaccination and mobile clinics, local health departments, pharmacies, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and from other providers who offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Get more details here.
 

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 senior or a person with a disability who requires in-home assistance or have to use adaptive equipment (like a ventilator, crutches, a walker, a wheelchair, etc.) and/or accessible transportation to leave home and leaving home is not an option because doing so requires considerable and taxing effort.

Village Church Helping Community Members Find Vaccine Appointments

If you need assistance finding or being transported to a vaccine appointment, the Village Church of Northbrook is offering their services to the Northbrook community. For more information about how the team can help you, fill out the Virus Application Form on the church's website. You may also call the church office at 847-272-0900. Are you an organization helping Northbrook community members with vaccine appointments? Email us here to be added to our list of resources. 

Cook County Website for Community Vaccination Program

Cook County opened a new website where those living and working in Cook County can sign up for updates and submit information to schedule a vaccination appointment when administration expands to their phase. View the website hereAppointments are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and Cook County Health plans to release new appointments every Friday at noon.

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

CCDPH expanded to Phase 1b of their vaccination plan on January 25. Phase 1b includes members of the general public aged 65 and over, police, firefighters, and other essential workers, such as manufacturing employees and grocery store workers. They will continue to prioritize any remaining Phase 1a individuals.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) launched a website page to provide up-to-date progress reports and data on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. View it here. Also available through IDPH's website are vaccine FAQs and more details on eligibility. 

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

COVID-19 General Safety Guidelines
The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to those of flu and may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) encourage everyone to practice the following to prevent the spread of known viruses:

  • 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