RESTORE ILLINOISGov. Pritzker Announces New Mitigation Plan to Prevent Resurgence of COVID-19 in Illinois as State Surpasses Two Million Tests (7/15/20)- Actions to Combat Resurgence of COVID 19
Gov. Pritzker Releases Guidelines to Safely Reopen Additional Businesses and Industries as State Advances to Next Phase of Restore Illinois
Phase 4 Guidelines (beginning 6/26)Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity COVID-19 Assistance
State Announces Community-Based Testing Sites
Now Open to All: Expanded Criteria Will Allow Anyone to Get Tested, Regardless of Symptoms
Chicago Premium Outlet Mall | 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60502 - enter from Farnsworth Ave. only8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or earlier if testing capacity is reached) - 7 days/week Testing is free. This is a DRIVE-THRU ONLY testing facilityAnyone who will be tested MUST BE SEATED AT A FUNCTIONING WINDOW in a vehicle. NO WALK-UPS can be accepted for safety reasons.Tests are taken on a FIRST COME-FIRST SERVE BASIS. Facility will close by 4 p.m. or when testing capacity is reached for the day, whichever comes first. Individuals being tested at the Aurora site
will receive a call from 1-888-297-7208 within four and seven calendar days
regarding the results of their test.
Other Testing Sites:Greater Elgin Family Care CenterVNA Health Care - Aurora & Elginhttp://dph.illinois.gov/testing
Testing for COVID-19 should only be conducted by approved state or local laboratoriesThe Kane County Health Department DOES NOT provide test results.COVID-19 tests are NOT done at the Kane County Health Department
Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund
Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund
School District Meal Distribution for Qualified Families
NEW PROPOSED IDPH COVID-19 EMERGENCY RULES 08/07/20
In an effort to maintain the progress made in Illinois' COVID-19 pandemic response, the Governor is filing emergency rules for businesses, schools, and child care establishments regarding the use of face coverings and the size of gatherings.
These rules provide multiple opportunities for compliance before any penalty is issued, giving local health departments and local law enforcement more leeway to support community public health in a productive manner. While existing, pre-pandemic enforcement laws, like revoking a license, are stringent and severe, these rules provide flexibility for local communities and a measured process to help keep people safe.
That process is as follows:
These rules do not apply to individuals and penalties will not exceed a misdemeanor and a $75-$2,500 fine.
The emergency rules also reinforce the authority of IDPH and local health departments to investigate COVID-19 cases and reaffirm that businesses have a responsibility to cooperate with those investigations.https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=21906
IDPH Sports Safety GuidanceCDC School Guidance:
Outdoor Visitation Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities
IPDH/ISBE Summer School and Programs Guidance
Illinois Church Guidance 5/28/20
Help is available for people losing job-based health insurance
COVID-19 Related Resources for Food Establishments and Retail Food Stores
Food Pantry Resources
Changes to Isolation Period for COVID-19 Cases
Illinois Essential Businesses & Operations Frequently Asked Questions
Illinois Domestic Violence Helpline1-877-TO END DV or 1-877-863-6338 (Voice)1-877-863-6339 (TTY)The hotline is toll free, confidential, multilingual and open 24-hours
Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, and Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention/Support Resources
FACE COVERINGSBeginning on May 1, individuals will be
required to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they
can’t maintain a six-foot social distance. Face-coverings will be required in
public indoor spaces, such as stores. This new requirement applies to all
individuals over the age of two who are able to medically tolerate a
face-covering or a mask.FAQ for Businesses Concerning Use of Face-Coverings During COVID-19State of Illinois - Guidance on the Use of Masks by the General Public
Revised Interim Guidance: Provision of Routine Oral and Dental Care
Illinois Call4Calm Text Line
If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.
SAMHSAManaging stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak can be overwhelming. If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline:1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
Free Emotional and Social Support for those Impacted by Cancer from Gilda's Club ChicagoGilda's Club Chicago offers free, innovative online support to anyone impacted by cancer, with more than 150 virtual activities each month. Connect online at GildasClubChicago.org
Coronavirus Rumor ControlThe purpose of this page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communicites during a crisis. Do your part to stop the spread of disinformation by doing 3 easy things: don't believe the rumors, don't pass them along, and go to trusted sources of information to get the facts about the COVID-19 response.
For daily updates, see KaneCountyConnects.com
Kane County Health Department