Effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 PM through April 7, Governor Pritzker has ordered all Illinois residents to stay home except for essential errands to gas stations, pharmacies, and grocery stores. All local roads, including the interstate highways and tollways will remain open to traffic. All non-essential businesses must stop operating. Individuals may continue going to work if their workplace remains open, but must work remotely if possible. Residents are allowed to leave their homes to care for the elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons, and are encouraged to stay active by engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, running, or walking, as long as you maintain a social distance of 6 feet. Please be good members of the Northfield community and adhere to the shelter-in-place order.
A list of frequently asked questions regarding the Stay at Home Order is available here.
A list of essential businesses and operations are available in the Governor’s Executive Order, found here.
Do the Five!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a potential spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. With agencies across the country reporting on the virus, the Village wants to provide some helpful information and everyday preventative measures.
The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to those of flu and may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases do not appear to be spreading to communities throughout Illinois, 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
In order to provide up-to-date information and answer questions from residents, the IDPH launched the Illinois Novel Coronavirus Hotline and email account at 1-800-889-3931 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Village is closely monitoring the recommendations of the CDC, IDPH, and the Cook County Department of Public Health, and we will provide updates as they become available.
Find more facts, updates, and information on COVID-19, including symptoms and transmission of the virus, at the following links:
• Cook County Department of Public Health
• NorthShore University HealthSystem
Where can I learn more?
The State of Illinois has developed a new website detailing the State’s evolving response to COVID-19 and resources available to Illinois residents during this challenging time. Visit it at www.coronavirus.illinois.gov.