The State of Illinois is operating under Phase 5 Guidelines.
City of Highland Park
Online and mail services continue to be encouraged. However, if visiting City buildings, please review these safety guidelines.
Senior Connector Bus: Operating Tuesdays & Fridays
After a year of suspended service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Senior Connector Bus will resume service beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The Connector Bus will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
* Facial Coverings and proper social distancing are required.
Riders are asked to follow the guidelines below:
- The Highland Park Connector service can make additional stops, upon request, within its fixed route as long as the location is safe.
- The Highland Park Connector service is a handicapped-accessible bus with complimentary assistance provided by City employee to assist seniors with their belongings.
- Seniors accompanied by aides for mobility assistance are also welcome to ride along.
Senior Center: Open at the Highland Park Country Club
The Senior Center is relocating to the Highland Park Country Club (1201 Park Ave. W., Highland Park) to better serve its members and allow for the safe reopening of in-person services and activities. Beginning on June 1, 2021, Senior Center members and guests will enjoy a variety of on-site activities in addition to an ongoing calendar of virtual programs. To ensure the safety of guests and employees, especially those who are unvaccinated or immunocompromised, COVID-19 safety protocols have been implemented.
The Senior Center has offered a wide variety of virtual programming for residents and members since the suspension of in-person service in March 2020. Programs that are well-suited to a virtual environment will continue to be offered online, such as the ongoing speaker series and book discussion group. Other programs, such as fitness classes, Mah Jongg, Bridge and Canasta open play and classes, and Bingo will be held in-person at the Country Club. The Senior Center also intends to resume day excursions.
Medical Equipment Loan Closet: Continuing to Operate From 54 Laurel Ave.
Click here for more information.
Highland Park Public Library: Library Building Open
Highland Park Public Library: Library building open; select services available
- Check out books, movies, music, and more.
- Browse available collections.
- Access Wi-Fi.
- Access computers, printing, and scanning on a limited basis.
- Receive reference and readers' advisory from Adult and Youth Services librarians.
- Receive film and music suggestions from our in-house experts.
- Face coverings are required for everyone over the age of two, even if you're fully vaccinated.
- Practice safe social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance between people.
- Enter and exit at the front entrance on Laurel Avenue.
- Capacity is limited to 40 visitors at a time.
- Visitors may need to wait for others to exit before entering.
- Please limit your visit to under 45 minutes.
- Return items at the drive-thru bins.
- If you would like materials delivered to your car, please use our curbit service and call (847) 432-0216 when arriving at the Library's lower level parking lot.
- Public areas will be cleaned regularly throughout the day.
- Please stay home if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.
Park District of Highland Park: Facilities Open Under State Guidelines
School District 112
School District 112
NSSD112 has released a plan for returning to school in the 2020-2021 school year.
Throughout the 2020-21 school year, District 112 will utilize the following communication methods to keep stakeholders up to date on changes regarding all protocols:
- NSSD112 Website (www.nssd112.org)
- Email, text, and voice alerts
- District 112 mobile app
- Lighthouse 112 the District 112 Podcast
- Social media
- COVID-19 related information can be found at www.nssd112.org/COVID-19
NSSD 112 is distributing free meals (breakfast and lunch) to all residents ages 18 years and younger, regardless of the school district they attend. Meals will be distributed via curbside pickup, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Monday-Friday, at Oak Terrace School, 240 Prairie Ave., Highwood. Children do not need to be present to receive a meal.
Those who cannot make it to the in-person pickup may request to have free breakfast and lunch meals delivered to their homes. Click here to learn more.
Township High School District 113 has created a section on its website dedicated to COVID-19 and planning for the 2020-2021 school year, with messages from the Superintendent, an overview of the return to school plan, and resources for parents and students.
School District 113 is coordinating free meals for all students 18 years of age and younger. Weekly meals (seven breakfasts and lunches) provided at one weekly pickup. Meals may be picked up on Mondays & Thursdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (no need to visit on both days.) Meals may be picked up at Highland Park High School, Athletic Entrance (433 Vine Ave.) or Deerfield High School, Back Parking Lot (1959 Waukegan Road, Deerfield.) More information is available here.
Metra Station Depot Buildings: All Buildings Closed
To follow best practices for social distancing and to prevent the spread of illness, the Braeside, Ravinia, and Highland Park Metra Station depot buildings are closed to public access until further notice. Commuters may wait for trains outside the station buildings and along train platforms while maintaining social distancing. Trains will continue to run according to schedule; information about Metra schedules is available at metrarail.com.
To support the community, Metra is also providing free rides to medical personnel presenting a work ID for the duration of the Stay at Home Order, as is Pace Bus . For more information about these and other steps Metra is taking to address the coronavirus situation, visit metrarail.com.
Pace Bus continues to operate under federal and state guidelines. Per CDC guidance, face coverings are required on public transportation, even for those who are fully vaccinated. For additional information, please visit Pace’s website at www.pacebus.com/health.
Moraine Township: Office Reopening June 1, 2021; Food Pantry Continues Drive-Through Distribution Through June
MORAINE TOWNSHIP OFFICE
Will re-open to the public June 1, 2021
For immediate phone assistance, please call 847-432-3240 for Resident Assistance and 847-432-2100 for Assessor.
MORAINE TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY
Will continue drive-through food distribution Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through the month of June, 2021