Being a Good Neighbor

  1. Stay Home, Wear a Cloth Face Covering and Practice Social Distancing
  2. Stop the Spread of Germs CDC (JPG)
  3. Take Preventive Measures
    In addition to practicing good hygiene, if a person is exposed to someone who develops the virus, they should take proactive measures to quarantine (self-isolate) themselves from others for 14 days.
  4. Check on Your Neighbors
    Check in with your vulnerable neighbors who are older, alone or who otherwise might appreciate a friendly call. 
  5. Join the Medical Reserve Corps
    You can also help protect the health and well-being of our community by joining the Skokie Medical Reserve Corps. The Corps is a volunteer group of medical and non-medical professionals who assist the Health Department. If you’re interested in joining, email Claudia Braden, RN, at the Skokie Health Department.
  6. Donate Blood
    Organizations like Red Cross and Vitalant are in urgent need of blood donations.
  7. See the Skokie Spirit Shines Through! page with photos and messages of hope, encouragement and support that your Skokie neighbors shared during the spring 2020 stay-at-home order!
  8. Print an 8.5" by 11" Skokie Spirit Shines Through poster for your front window:
    Color Skokie Spirit Shines Through poster
    Black and White Skokie Spirit Shines Through poster 
  9. Reach Out, Be a Helper
    Governor Pritzker has stated, “All of us have a part to play. Be a helper.” A wonderful way to feel better is to help someone else feel better, or safer or calmer. Look for ways to help others, exchange phone numbers with your neighbors, and agree to check in with each other, help each other with shopping or food delivery. Consider safe ways to help through your neighborhood connections like Facebook and NextDoor. Technology and our fast society have isolated us from our neighbors, but technology also offers safe ways to stay connected. Now is the time to support each other in safe and healthy ways.

Are You a Sewist? Please Consider Making Masks for the Skokie Food Pantry!

The Village of Skokie is pleased to support an effort by the Skokie Public Library and Niles Township Government to enlist volunteer sewists to make for Niles Township Food Pantry clients. Following is information from the Niles Township webpage:

“Sewists” are invited to make and donate masks for our Niles Township Food Pantry clients.

The Niles Township Food Pantry serves more than 6,000 residents, and the number is growing in this time of critical need. In partnership with the Skokie Public Library, the Township is highlighting this important way to help some of our most vulnerable community members who are also the least likely to be able to obtain their own masks.

To Sign up, access the following link:

Access these links for more information on making masks.

Please mail masks to 5255 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077, or drop off the masks at the south side of the Niles Township Government building in the metal donation bins.

For more information on making and donating masks, contact

Skokie resident Joan Shermach went into full mask production in the spring! Way to be a good neighbor, Joan!

Skokie Spirit Shermach Family (JPG)