The Village of Glenview

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

What you need to know

​What is COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization on March 11, 2020 declared that the global coronavirus crisis is a pandemic.​​

The Village of Glenview is working with our school districts​, other local governments and local hospitals to make sure the information regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is consistent and dependable. We are all monitoring developments and working in coordination to share resources and expertise.

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​Local​ and state executive orders

July 24, 2020 --  Governor JB Pritzker signed a new Disaster Decla​ration proclamation for all counties in Illinois, again renewing the 30-proclamation originally signed May 1 and extended May 29 and June 26 that will now run through August 22, and Executive Order 2020-48 to extend the Phase 4 orders.

June 26, 2020​ -- All of Illinois, including Glenview entered into Phase 4 of the five-phase "Restore Illinois" plan.  Governor Pritzker issued a number of documents:

  • a new Disaster Declaration ​over all counti​es in Illinois,  again renewing the 30-day proclamation originally signed May 1 and extended May 29  to ​now run through July 26
  • Executive Order​ 2020-44, that re-issues a  number of previous Executive Orders

Read the Phase 4 Guidelines for Reopening​​.

June 16, 2020 -- By taking no action at its meeting, the Village Board of Trustees let the local State of Emergency declared April 8 expire.​

May 29, 2020 -- All of Illinois, including Glenview, entered into Phase 3 of the five-phase "Restore Illinois" plan. ​ Governor Pritzker issued a number of documents:

  • a new Disaster Declaration​ over all counties in Illinois, renewing the 30-day proclamation originally signed May 29 that will now run through June 28, 2020​
  • Executive Order 2020-38, describing the new regulations for Phase 3
  • Executive Order 2020-39which renews and extends many previous Executive Orders, such as social distancing and face covering requirements. The previous stay-at-home directive was replaced with bans on gatherings of more than 10 people with a few exemptions, instructs elderly and at-risk populations to continue staying at home, directs activities to be conducted outdoors where possible, and encourages working and other activities take place remotely wherever possible. 

May 5, 2020 -- Governor Pritzker revealed "Restore Illinois," a five-phase, regional plan to reopen Illinois.

May 1, 2020 -- Governor Pritzker signed a new disaster proclamation that lasts through May 29 and Executive Orders 2020-32, which modified and extended his original stay-at-home order through May 29, and 2020-33, which extends previous executive orders through May 29. Click here for a complete summary.

Uner the executive order, all Illinoisans are required to wear a face covering in public places where they are not able to maintain a six-foot distance from others and essential businesses will be required to provide face coverings to all employees unable to maintain six feet of social distancing.

April 12, 2020 --All individuals in Glenview over age 5 are required to cover their nose and mouth with a covering while working at or patronizing an essential business open to the public and when using public transportation. Village President Jim Patterson signed the Executive Order to further increase the wearing of face coverings when in public to reduce the spread of COVID-19, protect essential workers and all community members.

Face coverings are not necessary in these instances:

  • during permissible outdoor activity while practicing social distancing
  • while riding in a vehicle​
  • when drinking or eating
  • when alone or with household members in a separate single space
  • when doing so poses a greater health, safety or security risk

This Executive Order is in addition to the need for strict social distancing practices and adherence to Illinois' stay-at-home order.

April 8, 2020 -- Glenview Village President Jim Patterson declared a state of emergency exists in the Village of Glenview. Like other communities that have done so recently, the decision to invoke this measure is now necessary to keep Village operations going in light of the public health crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The proclamation signed  by President Patterson provides temporary powers to Village officials to ensure necessary actions can be taken in order to effectively address life, health and safety issues and continually provide essential Village services. Among the powers granted:

  • Emergency purchases – allows the Village President and Village Manager to enter into contracts for goods and services deemed necessary.
  • Emergency staffing – allows the Village President and Village Manager to manage the assignment and allocation of personnel, equipment and materials to protect the health and safety of the public, first responders and all Village employees.

The emergency declaration remains in force until the adjournment of the first regular meeting of the Village Board of Trustees, but could be extended by a majority vote of the Village Board.

April 1, 2020 --Until at least through April 30, 2020, Glenview and the state of Illinois are under a "stay-at-home" Executive Order, reissued April 1, 2020 by Governor JB Pritzker. (Read more here.) The Executive Order mandates individuals may only leave their residence to perform essential activities, defined as for health and safety; for necessary supplies and services; for outdoor activity; for certain types of work; and to take are of others.

Please note that under the executive order, all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except for a few limited purposes. Pursuant to current guidance from the CDC, any gathering of more than 10 people is prohibited unless exempted by the order. The order does allow the gathering of members of a household or residence, but not parties.

The Glenview Police Department has developed these protocols for when residents should call f​or assistance.

School and Park District ​information

All school districts with Glenview students are closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year. Check with your individual district or school for instructions on distance learning.

​As of April 3, 2020, the Glenview Park District closed access to many ​park amenities and all facilities, effective through May 29. Based on state revisions, the Glenview Park Golf Club opened May 1 and the Glenview Prairie Club opened May 15.

Weekly updates​

The Glenview-Northbrook Coronavirus Task Force has convened electronically weekly to coordinate activities and make sure the public receives consistent messages.