COVID-19 Resources

 

 COVID 19 Health * Chicago Updates * CDC Updates* Illinois Updates *

City Services Suspensions * Hotlines and Guides*

 Emergency Child Care * Financial Resources and Assistance *

 Housing * Healthcare Food Assistance* 

 

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS: STAY HOME AND CONSULT A DOCTOR

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Sore Throat

  • Difficulty Breathing

 

DO NOT WALK INTO A HOSPITAL OR CLINIC WITHOUT CALLING AHEAD FIRST

Where can I get tested?  List of testing sites in Illinois- NEW

Patients Recovered from COVID-19

If you were diagnosed with COVID-19 and are now fully recovered, you may be able to help.

Consider Plasma Donation. Your immune system may now be producing antibodies to protect you from becoming infected again with coronavirus. If so, your plasma may be rich in these antibodies and be helpful in the treatment or prevention of COVID-19 disease in others. Donated plasma could be used right now, for compassionate treatment, even before we have scientific trials, or as part of a trial to determine definitively if this treatment works.   Visit The American Red Cross   NEW

COVID-19: What we know so far about the 2019 novel coronavirus ( University of Chicago Hospitals)- NEW

GOVERNOR J.B. PRITZKER ISSUING “SHELTER-IN-PLACE” ORDER 

See Illinois Updates below for more information on the phases of opening Illinois

USCIS -  UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES

UNDOCUMENTED INDIVIDUALS ARE *NOT* RESTRICTED FROM TESTING, SCREENING, & TREATMENT

CHICAGO COVID-19 RESPONSE CENTER

ILLINOIS UPDATES 

State of Illinois: Phase 3 begins on June 1, 2020- (Detailed information)- NEW

Phase 3 Summary

WHAT’S OPEN?

Gatherings: All gatherings of 10 people or fewer are allowed with this limit subject to change based on latest data & guidance

Travel: Travel should follow IDPH and CDC approved guidance

Health care: All health care providers are open with DPH approved safety guidance

Education and child care: Remote learning in P-12 schools and higher education; Limited child care and summer programs open with IDPH approved safety guidance

Outdoor recreation: State parks open; Activities permitted in groups of 10 or fewer with social distancing

Businesses:

Manufacturing: Non-essential manufacturing that can safely operate with social distancing can reopen with IDPH approved safety guidance

“Non-essential” businesses: Employees of “non-essential” businesses are allowed to return to work with IDPH approved safety guidance depending upon risk level, tele-work strongly encouraged wherever possible; Employers are encouraged to provide accommodations for COVID-19-vulnerable employees

Bars and restaurants: Open for delivery, pickup, and drive through only

Personal care services and health clubs: Barbershops and salons open with IDPH approved safety guidance; Health and fitness clubs can provide outdoor classes and one-on-one personal training with IDPH approved safety guidance

Retail: Open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance, including face coverings

Restore Illinois Phase 4

Restore Illinois Phase 5  

GLOBAL PANDEMIC TRACKING MAP

CDC - CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Volunteer to Make Masks for Doctors and Nurses

 

How to Make and Where to Donate 3D Printed Face Shields. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has approved the design

FEDERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • IRS Update: The tax filing due date is extended from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers -- individuals, corporations, other non-corporate filers and those who pay self-employment tax -- can also defer income tax payments. See details at: www.irs.gov/coronavirus

  • FTC - Avoid Coronavirus Scams! Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. Here are some tips to help you keep the scammers at bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Service Suspensions

  • Eviction: The Cook County Sheriff’s Office has suspended all court-ordered evictions for the next 30 days, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Visit Here NEW

  • UtilitiesDue to the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Finance has taken several steps to help our customers. Effective immediately and until May 31, 2020:

  1. no new late penalties will be assessed on unpaid utility bills,

  2. no payment plans will be defaulted, and

  3. no past due debt will be referred to a collection firm. 

    

All of this means that we will not expect payment until June 1, 2020 and there will not be any adverse consequences, regardless of the due date printed on your bill. We will not expect payment until June 1, 2020. The moratorium on water service shut offs is also still in effect.

Currently, the call center is experiencing longer than normal call wait times, and we are not providing walk-in customer service at 333 South State. However, you may email customer service at utilitybill@cityofchicago.org.   Visit Here  NEW

CLOSURES

Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today entered an order that extends the postponement of many criminal and civil cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

The order also expands the use of videoconferencing for all court proceedings deemed necessary or emergencies during this time. The Office of the Chief Judge has been working with the justice system stakeholders – the sheriff, clerk, state’s attorney and public defender – on this increased use of video appearances. More information HERE     NEW

  • Lakefront, 606 trails, parks, beaches closed to the public from Ardmore south amid stay-at-home order due to COVID-19

Hotlines and Guides

HOTLINES

  • FREE emotional support text line, Call4Calm, for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Individuals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can text “TALK” to 5-5-2-0-2-0, or for Spanish, “HABLAR” to the same number: 5-5-2-0-2-0. Call4Calm is free to use, and individuals will remain anonymous- NEW

  • Illinois Coronavirus Helpline: 1 (800) 889-3931

  • Chicago Department of Public Health: (312) 746-4835

  • ICIRR Family Services: (855) 435-7693

    • Immigrant Services

  • Cook County Department of Public Health: (708) 633-3319

    • Text “AlertCook” to 888-777 for text alerts

  • Cook County Benefits (SNAP, Medicaid, etc.): (773) 843-5416

  • Great Chicago Food Depository Benefits Hotline: (773) 843-5416

  • Illinois Warm Line. Do you just need someone to talk to? Peer and Family Support Specialists are professionals who have experienced mental health recovery in their own lives as an individual or family member. They have been trained in recovery support, mentoring, and advocacy and are ready to listen and help you. The warm line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support. Call: 1 (866) 359-7953

RESOURCE GUIDES

Emergency Childcare - NEW

On Friday, March 20, Governor Pritzker ordered the closure of all child care centers and homes in Illinois. Beginning Saturday, March 21:

  • Child care homes may open to serve six or fewer children of essential workers.

  • Child care centers may apply for an Emergency Child Care License to serve 10 or fewer children of essential workers per room.

Emergency Child Care for Communities & Providers

To find emergency child care in your area, call (888) 228-1146 or visit COVID-19 Emergency Provider Search

For links to information shared during the Governor's COVID-19 daily briefing on April 5, 2020:

This page contains information and resources on emergency child care for: essential workers; child care providers; and volunteers who want to offer support. For general COVID-19 early childhood information, access to updates from state agencies, or resources for families with young children click here

Financial Resources and Assistance

INDIVIDUAL/FAMILIES

  • As of March 17, 2020 tax payments up to $1 million for individuals can be deferred for 90 days.  This will also apply to pass-through business income on their individual return.

  • In order to process the extremely high volume of unemployment benefit claims due to COVID-19, IDES has implemented the following schedule for those filing claims online and over the phone  NEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Check the status of your COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment from the IRS - NEW

Other Financial Resources

 

Housing Resources

 

Healthcare Resources

 

Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence during COVID-19 - NEW​

 

Food Assistance

 NEW

Online Filing Schedule:

Those with last names beginning with letters A-M will be asked to file their claims on Sundays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.

Those with last names beginning with letters N-Z will be asked to file their claims on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays.

Saturdays will be available for anyone to accommodate those who could not file during their allotted window.

Call Center Filing Schedule:

Those with last names beginning with letters A-M will be asked to call on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:30am – 6pm.

Those with last names beginning with letters N-Z will be asked to call on Mondays and Wednesdays between 7:30am – 6pm.

Fridays (7:30am – 6pm) will be available for anyone to accommodate those who could not file during their allotted window.

 

The day or time of day in which a claim is filed will not impact whether you receive benefits or your benefit amount. Additionally, claims will be back-dated to reflect the date in which a claimant was laid-off or let go from their job due to COVID-19. Note: The days in which you can file a claim may be different from the days in which you are asked to certify

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