The Barrington Area Library has created this list to help local residents get the assistance they need, or provide help to others, during these challenging times.

Medical Resources: In an emergency, dial 911. First responders are trained and equipped to deal with a wide variety of situations.

See our YouTube channel for Local COVID News, presented by Rafael Malpica, Adovcate Good Shepherd's Director of Community Relations.

See for a list of COVID test sites. 

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital offers the following resources:

• Their new online COVID-19 Symptom Checker is the best way for patients to find the care they need. By answering a few simple questions, people can quickly learn what they need to do next – from seeing a provider with a video visit, 24/7 – to contacting their doctor.
• The COVID-19 hotline at 1-866-4-HEALTH (866-443-2584) is staffed by clinicians who can answer questions about symptoms and determine the next steps in care, such as a virtual visit or a test from a temporary testing site.
• The most accurate and up-to-date information can be found on the online COVID-19 resource center.
• The Virtual Health platform, LiveWell app,  offers virtual appointments with physicians 24-hours a day. Those who have or suspect they may have COVID-19 symptoms can schedule a virtual visit.

• Please see message below regarding donations to Advocate Good Shepherd.

We encourage all community members to seek out reliable, factual information about coronavirus disease. The following websites are helpful resources for staying informed.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Share Facts About COVID-19”

Illinois Department of Public Health, “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”

Daily Updates from Governor Pritzker

Lake County, IL, Health Department, “COVID-19”

Cook County Department of Public Health, “Novel coronavirus”

Kane County Health Department

McHenry County Health Department, "COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus)"

Village of Barrington, “Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)”

World Health Organization, “Novel Coronavirus 2019” website

Message from Advocate Good Shepherd regarding donations 

• We have been touched by the outpouring of support from our community and the offers to help. We are accepting supplies of certain items. These items can be dropped off at the donation receptacles at the Good Shepherd Hospital receiving dock.

• N95 and procedural masks
• personal-sized un-opened hand sanitizer
• new or unused goggles or safety shields 
• disinfectant wipes 

• To make a large-quantity donation of any of the above items, please contact Advocate Good Shepherd’s Director of Community & Guest Relations Rafael Malpica.

• At this time, Advocate Good Shepherd is not accepting homemade masks.


• Please see Volunteer & Donation Opportunities for information about 3D-printed or laser-cut face shields. 

• Shepherd's Circle is working with local restaurants to provide meals for hospital employees. Donate to Meals for Heroes here.

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