Community Collaboration: May 22 Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Gatherings of 10 or fewer people for any reason, with distancing requirements
- Opening of some non-essential businesses, following safety guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health
- Limited return to work of employees of non-essential businesses
In Phase 3, face coverings and physical distancing will continue to be required.
Our organizations are preparing facilities, staff and operations for a safe transition to this phase, and we are looking ahead, discussing our plans and sharing resources and ideas with an eye to Phase 4 (Revitalization).
We are putting safety first. As we develop new systems and procedures to operate safely to meet distancing and other requirements, things will look and feel different, and it may take longer for us to serve you. Please be patient! We all are working to meet the needs of our community in the safest way possible.
The work we are doing now also will help us as we move into Phase 4, which will include school openings.
Update From NorthShore University HealthSystem
NorthShore University HealthSystem continues to see a drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions. The system’s rate of positive COVID-19 tests remains steady at about 27%.
As a reminder, if you or a family member show COVID-19 symptoms (listed on our website) you should:
- Call 847-HEALTH9 (847-432-5849) and talk to a NorthShore clinical expert; or
- Log onto NorthShoreConnect through the app on your mobile device or on the website (www.northshoreconnect.org/immediatecare).
The Northfield Township Food Pantry has seen an increase in need from families with members of their household who have tested positive for COVID-19. The Food Pantry website includes information on how to apply for assistance and how to make donations to support their work.
Good News Stories
If you follow any of us on our social media channels, you’ll get a healthy dose of stories that highlight the strength of our community and the boundless goodness of those who live and work here. We will share some of those stories here each week.