COVID-19 Response and Preparedness
Residents can help prevent the spread of diseases like seasonal influenza and COVID-19 by:
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
- Covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throwing the tissue in the trash
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently-touched objects and surfaces
- Staying home when you are sick, except to get medical care
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
For more information about COVID-19, refer to these expert resources:
Village COVID-19 Updates
Lake County Launches COVID-19 Dashboard
On March 25, the Lake County Health Department released a dashboard that shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases per 10,000 residents by municipality. Deerfield has 15-19 cases per 10,000 residents.
Mayor Harriet Rosenthal responded to the publication of the number of cases in Lake County communities, “Before COVID-19 awareness, many of us had the opportunity to travel for pleasure, business and study, therefore the numbers are not surprising. The cases reported confirm that we all need to continue to take the warnings seriously, practice proper social distancing, and sanitizing. If we all do our part, we will flatten the curve.”
Gov. Pritzker Issues Stay at Home Order
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.
Workout and Dance Facilities to Close March 20 at 5 p.m.
Mayor Rosenthal has used her emergency powers to close health and fitness club facilities starting at 5 p.m. March 20 to reduce spread of COVID-19. Click here to read the executed order.
COVID-19 Update March 18
Topics include new COVID-19 cases, West Deerfield Township Food Pantry assistance, tips to protect first responders when calling 9-1-1, and more.
COVID-19 Updates March 16
Information about supporting local restaurants, a state of emergency declaration, Village building closures and election information.
COVID-19 Update March 14
The Lake County Health Department reported that a family member of a Deerfield High School student has tested positive for COVID-19.
Deerfield Village Hall Closing to the Public
Mayor Rosenthal Emergency Declaration March 16, 2020
Staff Report to Village Board Regarding Corona Virus March 16, 2020
Support Local Businesses
The Village of Deerfield encourages residents to support local restaurants. The DBR Chamber has compiled a list of Deerfield restaurants that offer drive-thru, delivery and curbside pickup options. It is available here. Please consider ordering out or buying a gift card online for later use to support our restaurants in this uncertain time. Check back often for the updated list.
Information for Business Owners
ATTENTION SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS: Illinois is seeking an economic injury disaster declaration from the Small Business Administration but the application requires data from every county. If your business has been affected by COVID-19, please complete the survey below: https://form.jotform.com/200717156003039