COVID-19 Response and Preparedness

Stay Home Save Lives

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

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.

April 6 Teleconference Village Board Meeting

COVID-19 Update - March 31, 2020

A Message from Mayor Harriet Rosenthal: STAY HOME - SAVE LIVES

Waste Management Update

Volunteering and Ways to Give

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.”

You can see the dashboard here.

A Message from Mayor Rosenthal - March 23

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.

A Message from Mayor Harriet Rosenthal

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.