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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Start here to learn how the City of Highland Park is responding proactively to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

All Illinoisans age 5 and older are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination! All American adults may also schedule a booster dose. In addition, the CDC has approved a booster dose of the Pfizer-BionNTech COVID-19 vaccine for teens age 16+. Find links to pharmacies and appointment aggregators at Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination and access the state vaccination locator map at

January 7, 2022: Today, Governor JB Pritzker signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation extending the statewide declaration through Sunday, February 6, 2022. Additionally, Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order (EO) 2022-01 to extend previous executive orders.

December 29, 2021: Mayor Rotering issued an Emergency Declaration to continue to  combat the COVID-19 pandemic, in consideration of ongoing health and economic impacts. In addition, in response to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the City of Highland Park (“City”) and the Chicago metropolitan area, the City of Highland Park has issued an emergency order requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for patrons of on-premises dining establishments. Beginning Friday, January 7, 2022, all individuals ages 5 and older will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access all on-premises food and drink establishments in the City, including:
  • indoor dining at restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and bars, including fast-food and fast-casual establishments;
  • indoor entertainment venues where food and drinks are served, such as movie theatres.
Learn more about this new requirement. More information is available here: Proof of Vaccination FAQ. Do you have a question that is not answered in the FAQ? Please contact the City Manager's Office at 847.926.1000 or 

November 3, 2021
: Both the CDC and FDA have approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 years and older. The CDC's vaccination guide provides additional information. The Illinois Department of Public Health has adopted the CDC's recommendations

September 7, 2021
: The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has released an FAQ regarding face covering and vaccination requirements.

August 26, 2021: The State of Illinois has issued a mask mandate for all individuals over the age of 2 in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status, effective August 30. Learn more.
Face Mask Required Sign For Businesses

August 13, 2021: The State of Illinois has launched a new, online vaccination verification system called Vax Verify. The online portal will allow Illinois residents age 18 and older to check their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Click here for a summary of the City's response during 2020.

Quick links:
Phase 5 Vaccine Information Curbside Pickup & Delivery
FAQ Face Coverings Local Businesses

Vaccine Information

Vaccinations for Homebound Residents

Current Status of COVID-19 Guidelines: Phase 5

Current Status of COVID-19 Community Transmission: High

COVID-19 Testing

Important News from the City of Highland Park

Avoiding COVID-19 Scams

Assistance for Highland Park Businesses

Business Promotion: Welcome Back Promise

Essential Information