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Impact Of Coronavirus On North Shore

Stats and Information

Confirmed cases in Lake County: 300 | Suburban Cook County: 1,419 | Illinois: 4,596 | Nation: 122,653 | World: 634,835

Cases by age (nationally)**:  85+: 6% | 65-84: 25% | 55-64: 18% | 45-64: 18% | 20-44: 29% | 0-19: 5%

Of 508 Americans hospitalized as of March 16: 85+: 9% | 65-84: 36% | 55-64: 18% | 20-44: 20% | <20: <1%

Deaths from disease in Lake County: 1 |Suburban Cook County: 24 | Illinois: 65 | Nation: 2,112 | World: 29,957

Mortality rate by age (nationally)**: 85+: 10-27% | 65-84: 3-11%; |55-64: 1-3% | 20-54: <1% | <20: no fatalities reported

(Information last updated 8:15 p.m. Sunday, March 29, and provided by local, national and global health departments)

**Through March 16 via CDC

Local News

MESSAGE FROM 22ND CENTURY MEDIA LEADERSHIP

• March 27: Dozens sick, 10 test positive for COVID-19 after church service March 15

• March 27: First two coronavirus deaths reported in Lake County

• March 27: Distillery makes hand sanitizer for local first responders

• March 27: Dozens decorate windows in honor Northbrook birthday boy

• March 27: Violinist entertains social distancers with impromptu lawn concerts

• March 27: Generosity contagious as New Trier Food Pantry meets elevated needs

• March 27: Local police and park district working to enforce shelter in place

• March 27: Star student-athletes face uncertain recruiting process

• March 27: HP businesses, residents settle in to social distancing

• March 25: Understanding Lake County's COVID-19 tracking map

• March 25: The Stream: What's new on your favorite streaming platform

• March 25: Books offer escape during stressful times

• March 25: 20th annual Lew Blond run postponed until Sept. 12

• March 25: Wilmette chamber updates 'open business' listings

• March 25: Friends wish Wilmette girl happy birthday with drive-by celebration

• March 25: Local hospitals join area task force to coordinate efforts

• March 25: More of the same: Loyola e-Learning still includes spirit days, daily newsletter, more

• March 23: Loyola Academy teacher tests positive for coronavirus

• March 23: Sunset Foods offering early hours for elderly, other at-risk groups

• March 23: Family Service Glencoe makes seniors a priority

• March 23: Quick Bites: Selection of takeout items from your local favorites

• March 23: Restaurants adjust in Highland Park, Highwood; Lake Forest, Lake BluffWinnetka and Northbrook

• March 23: GBS alumni react to cancellations of college seasonsGBN alumni too

• March 23: PHOTO: Local library packed before shutdown

• March 21: Community caretaker program launched in Wilmette

• March 20: Shop local, win shoes: New Balance is giving residents that chance 

• March 20: Behind the Screens: Wilmette familes talk adapting to learning at home

• March 20: Parent of Kenilworth preschooler tests positive for COVID-19

• March 20: 'An opportunity to deepen our spirtual journey': Glenview churches suspend services

• March 20: New Trier HS extends athletics postponement until April

• March 20: New Trier Township closes, but food pantry sets up pickup options

• March 19: Door-to-door free produce lifts spirits in Winnetka

• March 19: Lake Bluff announces first case of coronavirus

• March 19: Glencoe restaurants, businesses adjust services for residents, employees

• March 19: Wilmette D39 extends closure until at least April 19

• March 19: New Trier Township closes office, but food pantry offers pick-up options

• March 19: Band students ask officials for help with refunds after canceled trip

• March 18: LFHS grad with virus talks recovery, support during worst of it 

• March 18: Winnetka 7th-grader, family quartanined after suspected case of COVID-19

• March 18: D113 agrees to make food workers "whole," providing relief during building shutdown 

• March 18: Northfield declares state of emergency to increase response flexibility

• March 18: HP D112 ironing out kinks with mobile learning

• March 17: Three local first-responders self-quarantine after treating potential COVID-19 patient in Highland Park 

• March 17: Lake Forest coworking space offers important service during shutdowns

• March 17: Wilmette village president signs disaster declaration to improve versatility amid crisis 

• March 17: Botanic garden shuts down all facilities

• March 17: IHSA sets tentative return date of March 30

• March 17: Glencoe Public Safety amends handling of nonemergency reports

• March 16: Glenbrook District 225 parent tests positive for coronavirus

• March 15: Wilmette, Kenilworth residents support each other during outbreak

• March 15: 'Everyone is disappointed': GBN boys hockey reacts to abrupt end of season

• March 15: Botanic Garden halts orchid show, all upcoming programming

• March 15: Regina, Loyola move to remote learning too

• March 14: Catholic churches suspend services

• March 14: HP mayor declares emergency, opens more options for local government

• March 13: Glencoe worker who self-quarantined is medically cleared

• March 13: NS University HealthSystem treating coronavirus patient 

• March 13: Before Pritzker's order, D113 parents push schools to close through April 14

• March 13: 'We were all pretty upset': Scouts student-athletes talk about athletics hiatus

• March 13: Glenview, Northbrook schools shut down until at least March 30

• March 13: Wilmette closes government buildings to public 

• March 13: NB Park District, library close until at least March 30

• March 13: Glenview Park DIstrict shuts down, but library open for now

• March 13: Lake Forest schools institute eLearning for time being

• March 13: Glencoe Village Hall, golf course closed to public indefinitely

• March 12: Deerfield HS case is prompts emergency HS closing, eLearning

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• March 12: NSSD112 suspends school, issues tentative April return date

• March 12: Wilmette library closed until further notice

• March 12: HP library closes for time being

• March 12: New Trier HS, Winnetka D36 close Friday and opt for remote learning starting Monday, March 16

• March 12: Wilmette D39 closed Friday, e-Learning begins Monday, March 16

• March 12: HPHS, D113 cancel all athletics, extracurriculars through at least March 29

• March 12: Village of Winnetka stops all public meetings, closes senior center

• March 12: Glenview, Northbrook schools cancel 'nonessential' activities through March

• March 12: Dickinson Hall -- venue for age 50+ -- suspends programming

• March 12: IHSA limits spectators for postseason basketball, including Loyola sectional final

• March 11: 'No concern' after out-of-state employee visits CVS in Glenview

• March 11: Highland Park closes senior center

• March 10: Loyola to reopen Wednesday, March 11

• March 9: LFHS employee self-quarantines after exposure to virus

• March 8: Wilmette leaders meet to discuss virus response

• March 7: Glencoe D35 shares coronavirus response 

• March 4: Public Works employee quarantines self after exposure to virus

• March 4: City of HP, District 113 issue statements on virus

• March 4: Glenview, Northbrook working together to monitor virus spread

Family Resources

GIVE OR RECEIVE HELP

• Food Pantries: Hunger Free Northbrook | New Trier Township (Winnetka) | Northfield Township (Glenview) | Shields Township (Lake Bluff) | Moraine Township (Highland Park) | Trinity United Methodist (Wilmette) | Church of the Holy Spirit (Lake Forest) | Saint James (Highwood)

• Foster/Donate Thru Animal Shelters: Orphans of the Storm (Deerfield/Highland Park) | Heartland Animal Shelter (Northbrook) | PAWS Adoption Center (Highland Park; temporarily closed)d

• Local COVID-19 information: Glencoe | Glenview | Highland Park | Highwood | Kenilworth | Lake Bluff Lake Forest | Northbrook | Northfield | Wilmette | Winnetka 

• Illinois unemployment form

LEARNING AT HOME

• Virtual Tutoring from Glencoe's The House

• Info to sign up for Mathnasium@Home (Video promotion)

• Educational relief packs by grade

• Video dance Instruction from Sarah Hall Theatre Company

• Imagineering In A Box: Disney 32-video learning program

FUN AT HOME

• Make Your Own: Playdough Bunny Slime | Tin Can Windsocks | Marble Run | Clothespin Catapult Lunch sack kites

• Disney-movie activities

• Listen to Olaf read a children's book every day

• Movement and Mindfulness videos

TALKING CORONAVIRUS AT HOME

• Comics to explain COVID-19 to children

• Talking to your kids abour the coronavirus

• Speaking out against racism related to the coronavirus

• Coronavirus lesson plan (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

MEDICAL RESOURCES 

• Sign up for Cook County mobile alert system

• Illinois COVID-19 hotline (open 24/7): (800) 889-3931

• Medical Authorities: World Health Organization | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | Illinois Department of Public Health | Cook County Department of Public Health | Lake County Health Department