Important COVID-19 Community Updates
Beginning today, this E-News will be issued only on Fridays or as needed.

Lake Forest entered into Phase 4 of the Governor's "Restore Illinois" Plan. View the Phase 4 Guidelines here .

 Please remember that face coverings, frequent hand sanitizing and 6-foot physical distancing are still required.

Most City buildings are open with limited staffing and safety protocols in place. Other City staff will continue to work remotely. Until further notice, the City encourages residents to continue using online City services as often as possible.

This E-Newsletter will continue to be issued every Friday or as necessary. Please dial 9-1-1 in case of emergencies only, and 847.234.2601 for non-emergencies. For all other City services, please call the City's general phone line, 847.234.2600. Check the City's website for additional information and continue to send any inquiries to .
Waukegan Testing Site Update
The Waukegan COVID-19 testing site at 102 W. Water Street is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

A private provider hired by the State has stepped in to run the facility. Thank you to the National Guard for all their service these last few months.

During the provider transition process, you may experience longer lines at the facility, but the facility will continue to service both drive-thru and walk-in testing.
Travelling in Illinois?
The State has launched county-level risk metrics to help individuals, families, and communities inform their choices about personal and family gatherings and other activities.

The metrics are updated weekly and indicate on a color-coded map of the state if the county is experiencing overall stable COVID-19 metrics (blue) or there are warning signs of increased risk (orange). Right now, all counties but one (Cass) are blue.
County-level risk metrics:
Lake Bluff Village President Kathy O'Hara and Lake Forest Mayor George Pandaleon, will provide overview of the latest information about our communities. All are welcome.
Though we can’t enjoy each other’s company at the Deer Path Inn this year, we can certainly pick up food in advance before jumping on the Zoom call (here’s a   link to DPI’s carry out menu )!
Complimentary. Advance registration required to receive Zoom Link. Register here! 

Luncheon Presented by:
Lake Forest Book Store
Melichar Architects
What's Open in Lake Forest? Updates highlighted in yellow.
Parks & Recreation Facilities
  • Deerpath Golf Course
  • Forest Park Beach (including concessions and restrooms)
  • Park Grounds & Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Playgrounds at All Facilities
  • Park Restrooms
  • Volleyball nets at the beach
  • Stirling Hall 
  • Wildlife Discovery Center (outdoor exhibits and trails open, indoor exhibits & restrooms are closed)
  • Recreation Center (to registered program participants)
  • Fitness Center
  • CROYA 
  • Lake Forest Library will open on Monday, July 20 (for express service and limited computer use)
  • Kinderhaven
  • Park and Beach Pavilions will remain closed through 2020 
*For a complete list of the status of recreation facilities visit the Lake Forest Parks & Recreation's website.
City Buildings 
  • Cemetery & Gatehouse
  • City Hall
  • Compost/Recycling Center
  • East Train Station - Restrooms, Silver Lining Barber Shop and Slick Shine (Metra ticket office closed)
  • Telegraph Road Train Station - Restrooms, AREA Coffee Shop
  • Municipal Services Building
  • Public Safety Building
  • Water Plant
*For a complete list of the status of City buildings visit the City's website .
Community Facilities

Visit their websites for the most up to date information:
Lake County Interactive Map
The Lake County Health Department's interactive map shares the number of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 in each municipality. According to the LCHD website, it is best viewed on a computer. You can view the map   here .
Local Resources
State/Federal Resources
The City of Lake Forest, Illinois | Website