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Officials from the Village of Glenview say there is no risk of transmission to residents after an out-of-state CVS employee tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) following a visit to the company’s Glenview facility, which is located near the Glenview-Northbrook border.
Mabel Frias, assistant director of the Cook County Department of Public Health, confirmed the out-of-state employee “was asymptomatic while in Glenview and therefore there is no concern of COVID-19 transmission to the community regarding this case,” according to a press release issued Wednesday, March 11, by the Village of Glenview.
CVS sterilized and disinfected the office where the out-of-state employee worked at the facility, located at and set up a precautionary 14-day quarantine period for workers who had direct contact with them, according to the release.
The company coordinated its initial efforts with the CCDPH and the Illinois Department Health. The public health agencies prescribed no additional steps in relation to the potential exposure. Additional actions would have been triggered if the out-of-state employee was symptomatic during their time in Glenview, the release states.
Local leaders announced March 4 that they have formed the Glenview-Northbrook Coronavirus Task Force, made up of representatives from the municipalities, schools, township, park districts and libraries in the two communities.
The committee will meet regularly to share information and resources about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the illness that it causes, according to information from the Village of Northbrook. Officials say in an emailed communication that the entities plan to take “consistent and coordinated action whenever possible.”
Those interested in additional resource information should visit glenviewnorthbrookcoronavirus.info.
Three people on the North Shore have reported exposures to the coronavirus, as of press time; however, no confirmed cases of COVID-19 or symptoms related to the virus have been reported by those individuals.
• The Village of Glencoe announced Wednesday, March 4, that an employee of its Public Works Department was in self-quarantine after being exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of the coronavirus.
• Loyola Academy in Wilmette closed March 9-10 after a student at the school was exposed to the virus off-campus.
• A faculty member of Lake Forest High School entered a 14-day quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus while attending a Chicago high school where someone with the virus had been present the same day.
There are 25 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Illinois, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 938 confirmed cases and 29 deaths from the virus in the United States, as of press time Wednesday, March 11.
According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 118,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and more than 4,200 deaths linked to the virus, as of press time. There are confirmed cases in at least 114 countries, according to WHO statistics.