Friday, March 27, 2020 - 5:00pm

Today, a Northbrook Public Library staff member is in quarantine and may possibly have coronavirus.  The physician has informed them that testing is not available for the staff member at this time, but to assume that they have tested positive.  The physician has said if testing becomes available, they will reach back out to the staff member.  Although we do not have a definitive answer, we are going on the presumption that this staff member has contracted COVID-19. 

Federal privacy laws prevent the library from sharing the name of the staff member or providing any information that would otherwise lead to the identification of this staff member.  The staff member has not been in the building since Friday, March 13, 2020. 

According to the World Health Organization, the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some people with COVID-19 have reported additional symptoms, such as aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea. In some situations, the virus can develop into pneumonia.

If you or anyone in your family is experiencing symptoms, please contact your health care provider for further guidance. For guidelines on when you should get tested, please visit the CDC Coronavirus Website for advice. Updates and resources are provided on the Glenview Northbrook COVID-19 Task Force website and at

This is a further indication of why we have closed public buildings and are practicing social distancing.  We wish you and your family health and safety and look forward to seeing you in the library again in the future. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at