- Manufacturing: All manufacturing open with IDPH approved safety guidance
- “Non-essential” businesses: All employees return to work with IDPH approved safety guidance; Employers are encouraged to provide accommodations for COVID-19-vulnerable employees
- Bars and restaurants: Open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
- Personal Care Services and Health Clubs: All barbershops, salons, spas and health and fitness clubs open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
- Entertainment: Cinema and theaters open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
- Retail: Open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
Patrons are required to wear a mask during any interaction with wait staff, food service workers and other employees at bars and restaurants. Face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth when patrons are approached and served by staff, including but not limited to when employees take patrons orders, deliver food and beverages, and service tables. This guidance will also apply to other facilities with food services areas that are currently subject to the Restore Illinois guidance, such as indoor recreational facilities, museums and entertainment venues.
The updated guidance sheet can be found here: https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/businessguidelines4/restaurantbars.pdf
The updated industry for restaurants/bars can be found here: https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/indoor-and-outdoor-dining/
- Online Through the Village’s Website: brookfieldil.gov
- Placed in One of the Drop Boxes Located in the Village Hall Parking Lot and by the Front Door of Fire Station 1 on Shields Ave
- Pay by phone using a credit card at 708-485-7344 and selecting option # 1
- Village Hall (Community Development & Finance Departments): (708) 485-7344
- Village Manager’s Office: (708)485-1444
- Non-Emergency Police: (708)485-8131
- Public Works Department (7:00 am – 3:30 pm): (708)485-2540
Due to Covid-19 precautions and the limitations in social gatherings, we have canceled the remainder of all Village Parks and Recreation special events through September. The remainder of the year is to be determined. We will continue to offer a variety of virtual special event engagements and safe programming, please check our page and website for new updates. (due to Covid-19 precautions and the limitations in social gatherings, we have canceled the remainder of all Village Parks and Recreation special events through September. The remainder of the year is to be determined. We will continue to offer a variety of virtual special event engagements and safe programming, please check our page and website for new updates. (https://brookfieldil.gov/cancellation-of-parks-and-recreation-special-events/)
The Governor’s Office is collecting and responding to questions regarding the State’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. They have created an email address, Gov.COVID19stakeholder@illinois.gov, where Illinois residents may send questions, comments and recommendations. The Governor’s staff will compile all inquiries and respond with answers.
More information can also be found at the following links:
Illinois COVID-19 Hotline and Email Address
If you have questions about Coronavirus-
Call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline 1(800) 889-3931 or,
Send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV
Anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Business Interruption Grants (BIG) Program:
Business covered are:
- Bars and Restaurants – $20 million for bars and restaurants unable to offer outside service, providing 1,000 grants of up to $20,000
- Barbershops and Salons – $10 million for barbershops and salons, providing 1,000 grants of $10,000 each
- Gyms and Fitness Centers – $10 million for gyms and fitness centers that have lost significant revenue due to COVID-19, providing 500 grants of $20,000 each
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people, and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats, and bats. Rarely animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people. Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world and commonly cause mild to moderate illness in people worldwide. However, the emergence of novel (new) coronaviruses, such as SARS and MERS, have been associated with more severe respiratory illness.
Common human coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. These illnesses usually only last for a short amount of time. Symptoms may include
- Shortness of breath
Human coronaviruses can sometimes cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis.
Testing Sites Information: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites
Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through
- the air by coughing and sneezing
- close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
- rarely, fecal contamination
The following can help prevent the spread of coronaviruses and protect yourself from becoming infected.
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid close contact with people who are sick