GLENDALE COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE
Greetings Glendale Residents:
My goal, as the Mayor of Glendale, has always been to keep our residents informed and safe. We’re fortunate our city offers ample and accessible resources close-to-home. During this unprecedented time, the City is working hard to keep our local assets strong and viable, which also includes our small businesses. Minimizing the economic impact of this virus on Glendale is essential and therefore, I’m reaching out for everyone’s support. Below, you’ll find a helpful resource guide intended to keep you informed, while supporting Glendale businesses. Now, more than ever, it’s important to shop our local restaurants, retailers, and services. We’ll be updating this WELCOME TO GLENDALE guide on a daily basis to keep information current. If you have information to share or update, please email: WelcometoGlendale@gmail.com.
For a listing of local businesses posting their COVID-19 cancellations and/or modification status click here.
Mayor of Glendale
For a list of hour changes/cancellations/closures click here.
Vote via absentee ballot. At this time, we are encouraging ALL of our residents to request an absentee ballot for the April 7th election. It’s our goal to conduct this election by mail where possible. Voting through the mail reduces public contact with our poll workers, many of whom are elderly retirees. You can request a ballot here. Please do so as soon as possible. It takes time for ballots to be mailed to you and for you to mail it back.
The North Shore Library is now closed however, it offers FREE e-services which allow you to download books, magazines, comic books, audiobooks, and television series. Love crafting? Then check out Creative Bug and gain access to over a 1,000 online craft tutorials. Discover online resources to fix your car, learn a new hobby, or hone your business acumen.
The Board Game Barrister, Glendale’s privately-owned game store, now offers roadside service. With over a hundred games and puzzles…for all ages… their experts will make recommendations based on your budget. The store will remain open. However, order ahead and pick-up your new activity without leaving your vehicle.
(Board Game Barrister’s Glendale Store…414.963.2100)
Brass Bell Music Store is now renting instruments month-to-month…and they’ll deliver it to your door with personalized instruction.
Maintain “social distancing” at any of Glendale’s Parks and Outdoor Recreation spots. Kletzsch Park offers walk paths and fields for running, hiking, yoga, fishing, archery, sledding, and more! You can hop on The Oak Leaf Trail at Glendale’s new trailhead located at the very West End of Bender Road at the
Richard E. Maslowski Community Park.
The WelcometoGlendale.com website offers an up-to-date list of Glendale Restaurants. Search local eateries by categories such as “Delivery” or “Drive-Thru”. Recently, “Road-Side Service” has been added to the searchbase. Order from California Pizza Kitchen and they’ll deliver right to your car door…roadside at BAYSHORE. Feeling under the weather? Order Chili online from Dr. Dawg, and enjoy homemade comfort food. The Bavarian Bierhaus is a large restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating…the perfect place to have a German meal while practicing “social distancing”. Plus, they are now offering call-ahead curbside service. Many of Glendale’s restaurants will remain open and ready to accommodate special requests.
Both of Glendale’s Pick n’ Save Grocery Stores offer a pick-up service: (Port Washington Road) Pick n’ Save and (Silver Spring Road) Pick n’ Save. Order online, and for a small fee, you can pick-up your groceries roadside.
Did you know? Sprecher Brewery offers an online store. Although they will remain closed for tours starting March 16, their gift shop and online store will remain open. So yes, you can still get Sprecher’s famous, award-winning root beer.
Food Delivery Services (Written by THE PATCH on 3/21/2020):
Amazon Fresh: The Amazon food delivery service allows you to find deals on produce, meat, seafood, frozen foods and packaged foods. However, to shop and get free delivery, you must be a Prime member. Amazon has also announced certain inventory items and delivery may be temporarily unavailable due to high demand.
BlueApron: The food delivery service allows you to ship all the ingredients needed to make a specific recipe, and it is still delivering. If you need inspiration, you can find weekly menu options on the BlueApron website.
Chewy: We didn’t forget about the pets. Chewy allows you to browse a wide variety of pet food for different animals and get it shipped to your door. Due to increased demand, delivery times are running longer than usual, but inventory is still available.
DoorDash: The prepared-food delivery service has waived all delivery fees and announced it has set the default delivery option to “no contact” in an effort to minimize contact between delivery workers and customers.
GrubHub: The online food delivery service is still offering delivery for restaurants across the country.
goPuff: goPuff stocks more than 3,000 products at the ready at all times, and its snack and pantry essentials delivery service is offering “Non-Contact Delivery,” in which you can provide added instructions for your delivery driver at checkout. Make sure goPuff is available in your area before ordering.
Instacart: Customers can use Instacart to shop for products from Acme, ALDI, BJ’s, Costo, CVS, Foodtown, H Mart, Petco, Sam’s Club, ShopRite, Target and Wegmans. The food delivery service has also created a “Leave at My Door Delivery” feature available to all customers. However, there have been some shortages in stock, so confirm the service is functional before delivery.
Seamless: Seamless allows you to order from a wide variety of restaurants in your area, and the food delivery service also announced recently that it’s waiving commission fees for independent restaurants.
Uber Eats: Uber Eats recently announced that it is waiving the delivery fee for customers on more than 100,000 independent restaurants in the United States and Canada. Additionally, the food delivery service is allowing restaurants to receive earnings daily, instead of weekly.
As we try to minimize the strain on local health care facilities, please consider the following services:
Prefer to stay at home for your medical questions? Thanks to modern technology, you can talk to a doctor online 24/7 from your own bed. Ascension is offering $20 video appointments through March. And, AdvocateAuroraHealth offers virtual “video visits”.
Need an Urgent Care Clinic? Call ahead and book a time. Glendale offers several walk-in clinics:
Aurora Urgent Care
Columbia St Mary’s Ascension at River Woods Urban Care
Find ways to minimize your contact with other people. Please respect those organizations who’ve established guidelines to keep their employees safe.
Be diligent. Pay your bills via mail or online. Wipe down the gas pump, ATM, exercise machine, or mailbox before you use it. Utilize your bank drive-thru service. Stay home for all non-essential errands and visits. Properly wash your hands on a regular basis. Disinfect your cell phone. If you’re sick, stay home, self-quarantine, and/or seek medical attention.
When paying your Glendale water bill, please pay online at:
Need something? Help us keep Glendale retailers strong. The new Glendale Area Business Association (GABA) is working hard to keep businesses thriving and informed. Many of Glendale’s retailers offer online stores such as: Stan’s Fit for your Feet, Apple, and Barnes & Noble. If you call a local retailer, they will find a way to accommodate your requests. Click here to see Glendale’s Online Business Directory which is searchable by category.
Glendale may be the North Shore’s only City, but the hearts and souls of our residents make us a “small town” community every day.
Make sure that you are checking on your neighbors—particularly your aging neighbors—to ensure they have adequate food and supplies. Offer to do their grocery shopping or run errands so, that they can limit contact in large public spaces. Collaborate as neighbors on childcare and other day-to-day errands and chores.
Can you donate food? Not everyone can afford to stock-up during this unprecedented time. Eastbrook Church is the nearest foodbank. If you have extra resources, please consider donating money or food to their outreach ministry.
Please consider signing up for the Next Door App. You’ll find real-time city updates.
Be sure to like the Welcome to Glendale Facebook Page. More than 3,000 local residents stay engaged with up-to-date announcements, events, news, and resources. While you’re at it, sign-up for emails at WelcometoGlendale.com. More than 1000 local businesses and 5000 residents receive a monthly, informative email.
Visit the City of Glendale’s Website for comprehensive information about voting, permits, meetings, and more.
Obtain accurate and timely information about local resources at these sites:
Again, we’re working hard to keep residents informed. While we implement measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, it’s also important we keep the vitality of our business community strong. Please shop and support local businesses. If you have an update to this blog, please contact us here.