Face Coverings & Masks

As of May 1, Governor Pritzker’s Stay-At-Home Order requires face coverings for persons over the age of two who are able to medically tolerate a face covering or a mask. Face coverings are required in public indoor spaces, such as stores, and places where proper 6-foot social distancing cannot be maintaned. 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. While staying home, social distancing, and strict hand hygiene are still preferred methods for preventing further spread of COVID-19, face masks are one more tool that may be used by the general public and essential workers to protect each other from respiratory droplets produced when we cough, sneeze, or talk. 

Please note that surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. Instead, you can make your own face covering/mask or support a Northbrook business by purchasing one. 


Northbrook Businesses Selling Non-Surgical Masks

  1. John’s Tailor Shop - Men, women, and child-sized cloth face covers ($10 each and comes in assorted patterns) for curbside pickup (300 Skokie Boulevard) or shipping available. Call 847-272-2226, email JTSLLC19@yahoo.com, or visit the store’s Facebook page
  2. La De Da - Adult and child-sized cloth face covers ($10-15 each and comes in assorted patterns) for curbside pickup (1957 Cherry Lane). Free local delivery or shipping available. Call 847-562-1170 or visit the store’s Facebook page or Instagram at @ladedanorthbrook.
  3. Lisa’s Boutique - Orders can be placed for adult-sized cloth face covers ($8 and comes in assorted patterns) for curbside pickup (4173 Dundee Road at Sanders Crossing) or delivery ($6 shipping fee). Orders take 7-10 days to complete; to order, text 847-927-5472 or visit the store’s Facebook page.
  4. Payton Rose - Contact the store at 847-498-7673. Visit their website and Facebook page.
  5. SHIMS DESIGN - Organic cotton masks for children 3-5 years old and children 5-12 years old for $16 each. Organic cotton masks for adults & youth (large in white and medium in black) for $12 each. Visit www.shims.design for more details and product listings. Contact the business by email at nyshim@shims.design or by phone at 847-579-9040.
  6. Such a Deal & Duo Boutique - Adult and child-sized cloth face covers for sale ($12 each with free local delivery) located at 300 Skokie Boulevard. A portion of each sale will be used to send food to NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital medical staff. Call or text 847-917-0255 or visit the store on Facebook or Instagram at @suchadeal.

Are you a Northbrook business selling non-surgical masks? Let us know the details here.

Mask and Face Coverings FAQs

I got my masks from the Village's distribution event. What kind of masks are they and how do I care for them?

These masks are non-surgical, reusable, cloth masks. They are made of 3-ply cotton with cotton spandex ear loops and are machine washable (do not heat dry). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing masks after each use (or if soiled) in your washing machine with laundry detergent.  BI2728 Face Mask

How do I wear my mask? How do I take off my mask safely?

Masks should fully cover your nose and mouth. It should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face and be secured with ties or ear loops. Refrain from touching your face covering while out.

Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing face coverings, and wash your hands immediately after removing.

When should face coverings be worn?

On May 1, Governor Pritzker’s Stay-At-Home Order requires face coverings for persons over the age of two who are able to medically tolerate a face covering or a mask.

Are there alternative options for face coverings?

Mask alternatives include scarves and bandanas. You can also make your own face covering/mask or support a Northbrook business by purchasing one. Please note that surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders.