ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT of PUBLIC HEALTH-COVID

For information and updates on the COVID-19 situation from the Illinois Department of Public Health, click HERE.

The mission of the Illinois Department of Public Health is to protect the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation, and the control of disease and injury.


CITY of CHICAGO CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE CENTER

For information and updates on the COVID-19 situation from the City of Chicago, click HERE.

HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOU NEED TESTING
Question 1: Are you having symptoms like fever, cough, or difficulty breathing?
      • If YES: Please answer Question #2.
      • If NO: Testing is not needed. If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, stay home and monitor symptoms for 14 days.

Question 2: Are your symptoms severe?

      • If YES: Call your doctor or 911.
      • If NO: Please answer Question #3.

Question 3: Are you over 60? And/or do you have an underlying medical condition like diabetes, cancer or heart disease?

      • If YES: Contact your doctor to determine if testing is needed.
      • IF NO: Testing is not needed. Stay home for 7 days from symptom onset and 72 hours after fever is gone and symptoms improve (whichever is longer) to avoid getting anyone else sick.

If you have any additional questions please email us at coronavirus@chicago.gov or call 312-746-4835.

LOCAL RESOURCES

COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

For updates on the COVID-19 situation from the Cook County Department of Public Health, including information for Individuals & Families, information for Healthcare Providers, and information for Communities, click HERE.

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) serves 2.5 million residents and 127 municipalities in suburban Cook County (excluding Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie and Stickney Township), which have their own state-certified health departments. (Chicago Department of Public Health serves the City of Chicago).


CHICAGO HEALTH ACTION NETWORK-COVID

For information and updates on the COVID-19 situation from the City of Chicago, click HERE.

The Chicago Health Alert Network (HAN) provides the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) with the capacity for quick, efficient, reliable, and secure web-based communication with CDPH staff, providers of medical care, laboratories, first responders and other local public health agencies. The HAN facilitates CDPH’s day-to-day activities, including outbreak detection, investigation, and emergency response.


LOCAL HOSPITALS

 

⊕ Northwestern Medicine – COVID-19 Overview

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University of Chicago Medicine – Coronavirus Information
  • How soon after exposure can a person test positive for COVID-19?
  • What should I do if I think I might have COVID-19 or am experiencing symptoms of an upper respiratory infection?
  • When should I call a doctor for help?
  • When should I be going to the hospital or an emergency room for COVID-19?
  • What precautions should I take before I go to a doctor or emergency room?
  • When and how are doctors testing for COVID-19?
  • What does it mean if I’m told to self-isolate or quarantine at home?
  • What are the most important actions I can take to keep myself and other healthy?

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Rush University – COVID-19 Information
RESOURCES
COVID-19 FAQs

—> Information curated by Evan Randall