Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE CENTER
The Stay at Home order for Illinois has been extended until at least April 30, 2020. Information changes quickly and this page is updated when new information becomes available. We are mobilizing every resource at our disposal and collaborating with national, state and local partners to develop a comprehensive and coordinated response to the virus. Do your part. Stay home. Save lives.
Last updated April 9, 2020
There have been 6,619 cases of COVID-19 identified in Chicago residents so far and 16,422 in Illinois. As this outbreak has spread globally, CDPH is tracking it closely and is using data to guide its response.
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. have issued a call for assistance from the medical community to help the City of Chicago in its response efforts to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.
If you are a student and or interested in working in the medical or public health setting, regardless of experience, please volunteer.
The City of Chicago is tracking all information and resources related to COVID-19 and is aggregating for people to access via this website.
The City of Chicago in collaboration with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Salvation Army, Archdiocese and Catholic Charities, and Chicago Public Schools are leveraging our collective knowledge and networks to ensure access to food for all residents in need.
These are resources to access for those in need of shelter.
Schools and Youth
Information and educational resources for Chicago’s youth
Employment and Financial Support
The City of Chicago is partnering with the State and Federal Government to provide employment and financial assistance to those in need.
The City of Chicago, and several private companies, are offering payment/debt relief for some utilities and services.
How You Can Help
In collaboration with the City of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to unite the funds raised by Chicago’s philanthropies, corporations and individuals to be disbursed to nonprofit organizations across the region.
If you have any additional questions
The Chicago Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. Phone lines are currently staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, seven days a week. Please note that this call center can not access COVID-19 testing results. For testing inquiries or results, please contact your health care provider.