GV-NB Coronavirus Response
December 18, 2020 Updates for the District 34 Community
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In our region and local area, COVID-19 cases and positivity rates are declining. This week, NorthShore University HealthSystem reports a decrease in COVID-19 admissions. While numbers now are much higher than in October, and we did see an uptick after Thanksgiving, the recent declines show that your efforts -- all of our efforts together -- to reduce the spread of the coronavirus do work.
As we move toward a hopeful and more healthful 2021, it is so important that we all continue those efforts to safely celebrate the season. Keep your masks up and your hands clean, and continue to maintain distancing. Avoid non-essential travel and gatherings with people outside of your household. And, to protect the financial health of our community, shop locally whenever you can.
What We Know About Vaccines
The Pfizer vaccine is arriving locally for healthcare workers, but it will be months before it is widely available. Here’s a tool that allows you to see a very rough estimate of where you might be in line to get a vaccine, based on proposals from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
As we learn more about vaccines, mitigation measures and any other COVID-19 related information, we will send updates and share resources on the Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response website.
Good News Stories
Foundation Provides Rental Assistance for D34 Families
The Debra Gelfand Children's Foundation provides assistance to District 34 families in need, and is seeing a significant increase in requests for rental assistance due to the pandemic. All donations to the Foundation through January 15 will directly support that need. Visit https://www.debragelfand.org to learn more, and take a look at the Foundation’s donation of Little Free Libraries and books to all D34 schools!
GBN - GBS: Clean Cars = Food Pantry Donations
Over the summer a Glenbrook North and a Glenbrook South student, Matthew Schmidt and Andrew Falk, collaborated to run a car detailing business. Their passion for supporting their community led them to present a portion of their revenue to the Northfield Township Food Pantry to help families get through the holiday season.
Glenview Public Library Cheer Gear
GPL is celebrating the season this week in our “ugly” holiday sweaters and winter cheer gear! Our building may be closed to the public, but we are still here providing Drive-Up Window, Phone & Virtual Services from 9 AM-9 PM, Monday through Friday and 9 AM-5 PM on Saturday. Wishing all a safe, healthy, and happy holidays!
Maple School Toy Drive
Maple School’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive collection will bring thousands of gifts to under-served children ages 2-18, who rely on Youth Services for support. Student Council Co-sponsors Lynn Reimer and Iris Zhang did not let this challenging year keep them from organizing this annual activity. They said they were grateful to everyone in our communities for their generosity. Youth Services representatives picked up the gifts at Maple School on December 11. Principal Samuel Kurtz thanked everyone for helping Northfield Township families this holiday season. For more information about Youth Services’ Holiday Gift Program, visit https://www.ysgn.org/holiday-gift/
Chalk it Up!
Spread Joy Not COVID
In a partnership between the Village of Northbrook, the Northbrook Public Library, and the Northbrook Park District, community members are encouraged to stay vigilant with safety precautions and to spread joy...not COVID! We are all in this together, and you can do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by washing your hands, wearing your mask, and watching your distance from those outside your household.
Throughout the community, people are spreading joy by donating to charitable organizations, doing something kind for healthcare workers and essential workers, creating window and sidewalk art with encouraging messages, or just checking in with someone who may be experiencing more isolation than normal. Are you doing anything to spread joy? Tell us about it!