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
New Village Supplemental Order Clarifies Re-opening Guidelines
Governor Pritzker issued new guidelines to re-open businesses and move Illinois into Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Mayor Rosenthal issued a new order to provide clarity to residents in areas where previous orders now conflict with the guidelines.
A Message from Mayor Harriet Rosenthal - Restore Illinois Phase 3
As the Stay at Home Order expires, we must learn to coexist with COVID-19. When start to open, let’s bring the same concerted effort to stay safe and healthy as our community has exhibited over the past few months.
New Supplemental Order Allows Racket Sports to Resume
On May 18, 2020, Mayor Rosenthal issued a Supplemental Order regarding racket sports pursuant to her March 16, 2020, Declaration of Emergency
A Message from Mayor Harriet Rosenthal - Special Events
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Village is closely examining all special events and observances to ensure the health and safety of residents. In light of social distancing and safety concerns, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule Family Days.
Village Supplemental Order to Declaration of Emergency May 1, 2020
COVID-19 Update - April 24, 2020
Read the latest Village of Deerfield e-News with information about Gov. Pritzker’s extended Stay at Home Order, Arbor Day, residents #DoItForDeerfield, and local volunteer and donation opportunities.
A Message from Mayor Harriet Rosenthal - Face Coverings
At our Monday teleconference Village Board meeting, I, with the support of the Village Board, issued a supplemental emergency order that requires employees and patrons to wear a face covering when they visit an essential business.
A Message from Mayor Harriet Rosenthal - April 15, 2020
Remember, social distancing does not mean social isolation. Please continue to communicate with friends, family and neighbors. And please continue to stay at home and only leave for essentials. Do it for you, do it for your family, do it for our essential workers. #DoItForDeerfield.
COVID-19 Update - April 6, 2020
Contains information about the April 6 teleconference Village Board meeting, Waste Management updates and #AllInIllinois.
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
A Message from Mayor Harriet Rosenthal - April 2, 2020
We need to take the COVID-19 emergency seriously. Children continue to play in groups with friends. Our Police Department has had to breakup large birthday parties for teenagers. People continue to socialize with friends from outside of their household. This cannot continue. Today I issued a Supplemental Order under the Village’s Declaration of Emergency prohibiting contact sports and group exercise on public property to further our goal of flattening the curve.
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 (This order is no longer in place following Phase 3 of Restore Illinois, May 29, 2020)
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.