The Village Voice
News from the Village of Vernon Hills
March 20, 2020
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  • Stay at Home Order
  • COVID Info
  • Resources
  • Be Well

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Governor Issues Stay-At-Home Order

  • Begin staying home starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21
  • Order in place until end of day on April 7
  • Non-essential businesses and organizations will be closed
  • Groceries, pharmacies, restaurant take-out, delivery services will be available throughout the order
  • This is the time to work from home!
  • You can go for a run or walk your dog – but keep social distance
  • Help protect our hospital staff and first responders!
  • More information posted at and directly from the State of Illinois Coronavirus Response webpage

Vernon Hills residents, businesses and visitors are directed to Governor Pritzker’s state-wide emergency Stay-at-Home Order, which begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. The goal of this difficult decision is to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential organizations and businesses are ordered to be closed until end of day April 7. Schools will remain closed as well, with the state-wide decision on school status to be announced prior to April 8.

What can you do? You can still go to the grocery store, pick up your prescription at the pharmacy, order take out meals from our local restaurants, put gas in your car, go for walks, and much more. That said, please continue to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing. If you can work from home, now is the time. 

What shouldn’t you do? Please do not hoard food and supplies. Organizations affiliated with transporting food and supplies and keeping our grocery stores open are considered essential to our communities. They will stay open and available. 

Please note that Village essential services remain operational, though buildings such as Village Hall, Public Works and the Police Station are closed to visitors. If you need support, consider calling the VHPD non-emergency number at 847-362-4449 or sending an email to In the case of an emergency, call 911. For more information, including updated directives and explanations, view the State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response webpage, which includes a link at the top of the page for viewing the State’s daily update conference. Resources are also posted at

Let's work together as a community – for the greater good – as we change our behaviors in an effort to keep us all safer. Be healthy.


The Lake County 211 Resource Center has support and information on a variety of topics. Access it by visiting, or by calling or texting to 211.


Be Ready for Census 2020!

  • Census opens mid-March
  • Respond online, by phone, by mail
  • Check out the Census 2020 Timeline
  • Complete for everyone living in your household
  • Available in dozens of languages
  • Data is safeguarded – your answers are anonymous
  • An easy way to support your community!

Please support your community by completing the Census, and encouraging others to do the same. To learn more, visit as well as the Vernon Hills Complete Count Census Committee webpage, which includes a sample Census form

BE ALERT!  The U.S. Census will never ask for money. The actual Census does not require your social security number or credit card numbers. The Census will not send you unsolicited emails. If you receive one of these scams, please do not respond. If you have concerns, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative. You may also call 911 and talk with a VHPD officer. 

If you need support of any kind, please reach out. Village Hall is closed to visitors, but you may call 847-367-3700 to request assistance. If you are calling after hours or during high call volumes, please leave a message and someone will return your call in an effort to connect you with appropriate resources. 

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