All individuals in Glenview over age 5 are required to wear a covering over their nose and mouth while working at or patronizing an essential business open to the public and when using public transportation. This Executive Order is in effect to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect essential workers. As important, it protects everyone else from you. Consider it a courtesy to your fellow community members.
Person-to-person spread of COVID-19 appears to be mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. Social distancing is recommended to slow the spread of COVID-19.
According to the CDC, symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Many common illnesses can cause these same symptoms. COVID-19 can only be diagnosed at a laboratory. Individuals who have these symptoms or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should contact their doctor or medical professional.
There are steps individuals can take to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread. Common-sense practices during the flu season are recommended:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth) with unwashed hands
- Stay at home if you feel ill and contact a doctor
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean frequently-touched surfaces and objects regularly
- Keep a physical distance of at least six feet from other people
- Currently, there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. See CDC's Food Safety site for more information.
If you believe you have developed symptoms consistent with COVID-19, first consult your clinician, who will determine whether a test is necessary.
NorthShore University HealthSystem (operator of Glenbrook Hospital) asks that you access NorthShore Connect, You'll be asked to fill out a form, and the medical team will determine from the symptoms listed whether a COVID-19 test is needed or not. This process ensures patients are evaluated and educated, while also maintaining physical distancing.
Pet care tips
The CDC advises that pets should be treated like human family members and should not interact with people or animals outside the household. If a person inside the household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including pets.
The CDC states that further studies are needed to understand if and how different animals could be affected by the COVID-19 virus. So, to be absolutely safe, keep dogs on a leash and maintain required social distancing when walking your dog. In other words, do not let them interact with other people or animals. More information on animals and COVID-19 can be found here.
Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, Groot suspended pick-ups of loose items, such as bulk construction debris and appliances. These measures are temporary and are being implemented industry-wide to reduce the potential for community spread of COVID-19 and for the safety of the drivers. There are no changes to trash, recycling and landscape waste collections , which started April 1, at this time.
Please, do not flush wipes or other items that don't belong in a toilet, to avoid clogged water and sewer service lines.
Do not put plastic gloves or medical equipment in recycling carts. As our world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are using wipes, gloves, and other medical devices to keep their living spaces free of germs. Recyclers report they are seeing these items in the recycling carts.
DO NOT put anything but
these items in your curbside recycling cart. Everything else is "garbage" so throw it away.
- NorthShore University HealthSystem, operator of Glenbrook Hospital and four other area hospitals, has explained how residents and businesses can help, both financially and with donations of critical personal protective equipment.
- Healthy Illinois residents are urged to donate blood to help stem a severe blood shortage due to the coronavirus outbreak.
- Make an appointment with the Red Cross here or call (800) RED-CROSS. Walk-ins are limited.
- Make an appointment with Vitalant (formerly LifeSource).
- To donate personal protective equipment, the state of Illinois asks you email
- The Northfield Township Food Pantry welcomes cash donations to keep helping its clients and has bins outside its office at 2550 Waukegan Road for dropped-off food items. Anyone over age 16 can also volunteer to help out in the pantry.