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COVID-19 Information

Respiratory Illness Information and Helpful Links

Respiratory illnesses caused by viruses such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), enteroviruses and rhinoviruses, influenza, and COVID-19 are frequently the reason our students are absent from school, especially during the fall and winter months. The relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions, being indoors with limited ventilation and close proximity to other people, and increased respiratory activity during the winter are all reasons for the increase in these respiratory viruses. Many of these viruses are spread to people by coughing and sneezing or by people touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and then touching their face with unwashed hands. These viruses may cause symptoms similar to a common cold, bronchitis and bronchiolitis, ear infections, and pneumonia. However, for people with underlying medical conditions, these viruses can be very serious. 

It is important to remember the following strategies to keep children, staff, and volunteers healthy:

  • Vaccinate. Stay up to date on all vaccines including influenza and COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Stay home when sick until the fever is gone for 24 hours (without use of fever reducing medications) and until symptoms have improved.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper shirt sleeve and dispose of tissues properly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact, including kissing or shaking hands, or sharing items such as utensils or cups.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces using appropriate EPA-approved products. Follow manufacturer’s instructions on the correct contact time.
  • Avoid contact with sick people, especially if an infant (6 months old or less) or an adult with medical conditions.

For questions or further information, please call the Lake County Health Department’s Communicable Disease program at (847) 377-8130, option 1. Check out the Health Department’s influenza weekly reports.

Current COVID Numbers Snapshot for 2022-2023


COVID-19 Weekly Cases






Cook County Transmission Level

Aug 17-19

0 4 0 4 Low

Aug 22-26

1 6 0 7 Low

Aug 29 - Sept 2

5 2 0 7 Low

Sept 5-9

2 0 0 2 Low

Sept 12-16

5 1 0 6 Low

Sept 19-23

3 0 0 3 Low

Sept 26-30

1 1 0 2 Low

Oct 3-7

0 1 0 1 Low

Oct 10-14

1 1 0 2 Low

Oct 17-21

1 1 0 2 Low

Oct 24-28

0 2 0 2 Low

Oct 31-Nov 4

0 6 0 6 Low

Nov 7-11

0 0 0 0 Low

Nov 14-18

3 2 0 5 Low

Nov 21-25

2 1 1 4 Low

Nov 28-Dec 2

3 1 2 6 Medium 

Dec 5-9


Dec 12-16



COVID-19 Weekly Cases are updated no later than Monday to reflect the prior week. 

Current Suburban Cook County Transmission Level can be found here

Respiratory Illness Resources  

Vaccine Information

Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community healthy. Learn about the flu and COVID vaccine and find vaccination locations.

Glenview/ Northbrook Coronavirus Response Task Force 

View important information and updates specific to the Glenview/ Northbrook Community. 

State of Illinois Coronavirus Response 

Provides the most up-to-date information regarding Illinois' response to the virus. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Provides public health information specific to Illinois.

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH)

Provides public health information specific to Cook County. 

The World Health Organization (WHO)

Latest global news and updates on public health. 

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

The most up-to-date information including data and stats, current outbreaks, prevention strategies, testing, and travel advisories. 

Community Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Learn where you can go for support during the pandemic. 

Domestic Violence/ Assault Resources

Local resources for individuals or families experiencing domestic violence or assault. 

Assistance Programs

Community organizations that provide a variety of assistance from legal help to food. 

Help the Community

Northfield Township Food Pantry

Find out how you can help feed local families.