After the heavy rainfalls of the last few weeks, the Southlake Mosquito Abatement District has asked us to remind Village residents about the District, standing water, and mosquitoes.
Riverwoods residents can notify the Southlake Mosquito Abatement District of potential mosquito breeding sites (water standing/stagnant for more than 3-5 days) at www.clarkeportal.com/hotline . Water sites not on our current site maps or that have not looked at recently will have a technician come inspect the water and treat the water site, if found breeding mosquitoes.
Residents can also use this same portal address to be added to our prior notification list and receive an email or text prior to adult mosquito control applications in the Village.
Southlake Mosquito Abatement District
On May 5th, 2020, Governor Pritzker announced a five-phased plan that will reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. This is an initial framework that will likely be updated as research and science develop and as the potential for treatments or vaccines is realized. The plan is based upon regional healthcare availability, and it recognizes the distinct impact COVID-19 has had on different regions of our state as well as regional variations in hospital capacity. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has 11 Emergency Medical Services Regions that have traditionally guided its statewide public health work and will continue to inform this reopening plan. For the purposes of this plan, from those 11, four health regions are established, each with the ability to independently move through a phased approach: Northeast Illinois; North-Central Illinois; Central Illinois; and Southern Illinois.
Our region is currently in Phase 2 “Flattening”, which we entered on May 1. A region can move to the next phase once all criteria are met. One of the criteria is “No overall increase (i.e. stability or decrease) in hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illness for 28 days,” In other words, we cannot move into Phase 3 until May 28 at the earliest (i.e. 28 days after his last declaration) even if all other criteria are achieved.
The full Restore Illinois Plan can be found here:
Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that he will sign a modified version of the stay at home order that will go into effect on May 1 and continue through May 30. One provision that will begin Friday is that every person over the age of 2 who is medically able must wear a face covering in public places where social distancing is difficult to maintain.
For information on the use of cloth face coverings, click here.
Other changes include:
Health Care Centers can conduct elective surgeries and procedures in compliance with the guidance provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Greenhouses, garden centers, nurseries, and animal groomers may re-open as essential businesses, provided they maintain social distancing requirements and require employees and customers to wear face coverings.
Retail stores designated as non-essential businesses and operations may re-open to fulfill phone and online orders for curbside pick-up and delivery.
State parks will begin a phased re-opening.
Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be allowed.
Golf will be permitted under strict safety guidelines.
If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. If you have something requiring an immediate attention, please call 847-945-1820.
Update from the Lincolnshire Riverwoods Fire Protection District click here
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