COVID-19 Updates & Information

Test to Treat

The new nationwide Test to Treat initiative provides quick access to free treatment for COVID-19. Through this program, people can get tested and – if they are positive and treatments are appropriate for them – receive a prescription from a health care provider, and have their prescription filled all at one location. 

 These "One-Stop Test to Treat" sites are available at hundreds of locations nationwide, including pharmacy-based clinics, federally qualified health centers, and long-term care facilities. 

 People can continue to be tested and treated by their own health care providers who can appropriately prescribe these oral antivirals at locations where the medicines are distributed. 

 A call center 1-800-232-0233 is available every day from 8:00 am to midnight ET to get help in more than 150 other languages. 

 The Disability Information and Access Line is available to help people with disabilities access services. Call 1-888-677-1199, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm ET or email DIAL@usaginganddisability.org.

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Recommendations for People with COVID-19 and COVID-19 Close Contacts

Have you tested positive for COVID-19 or have mild symptoms and are waiting for test results?

  • Isolate. Stay at home for at least 5 days.
  • Wear a mask, stay in a separate room from other people, and use a separate bathroom if you can.
  • Do not travel for 10 days.
  • If you can’t wear a mask, stay home and away from other people for 10 days.

Contact your healthcare provider to discuss your test results and available treatment options

At day 6 if symptoms are improving and you have no fever without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours:

  • You can leave isolation. 
  • Keep wearing a mask around other people for 5 more days. 

If your symptoms are not improving and/or you still have fever:

  • Continue to stay home until 24 hours after your fever stops without using fever-reducing medication and your symptoms have improved. 

After you feel completely better, keep wearing a mask around other people at home and in public through day 10. 

Have you been in Close Contact with someone who has COVID-19?

  • Quarantine: If you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines or haven’t had COVID-19 in the past 90 days, stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days. Avoid travel through day 10. If you are up to date or had COVID-19 in the past 90 days you do not have to quarantine. 
  • Wear a mask around other people for 10 days. 
  • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days. 

Get tested on or after day 5 or if you have symptoms. People who had COVID-19 in the past 90 days should only get tested if they develop symptoms

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Gov. Pritzker Announces Illinois Plan to Lift Statewide Indoor Mask Requirement on Monday, February 28 

With statewide COVID-19 hospitalization rates declining faster than any other point in the pandemic, Illinois is on track to lift the statewide indoor mask requirement on Monday, February 28, 2022. Mask requirements will continue where federally mandated, such as on public transit and in high-risk settings including healthcare facilities and congregate care. Masking requirements will also continue to apply in all daycare settings.  The state intends to continue masking requirements in P-12 schools subject to pending litigation which impacts a number of schools. As the CDC reaffirmed just today, masks remain a critical tool to keep schools safe and open.

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REVIEW THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES IN THE STATE, COUNTIES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Click on the following links to review the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, DuPage County, Cook County and local communities.

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
IDPH COVID-19 Statistics By County & Zip Code
IDPH- Long Term Care Facility Outbreaks COVID-19
Dupage County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard
Cook County Department of Public Health
Cook County Medical Examiner COVID-19 Related Deaths

Please see these resources when gathering for the holidays. 

Holiday Guidance Handout
Holiday Guidance Graphic Version