Chicago COVID-19 Isolation Facilities

A range of COVID-19 Isolation Facilities are being offered free of charge to Chicago residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, and are unable to safely isolate in their own homes

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Isolation Facility Options

There are two types of Isolation Facilities currently available, each is designed to provide an appropriate setting for people with relatively mild cases of COVID-19 to recover without hospitalization. Both facility types offer a safe clean space to rest and recover with three free meals provided per day, they differ on the amount of support services offered.


Supported Isolation Facility (Congregate Setting)

Supported Isolation Facility (Congregate Setting) – intended for COVID-19 positive individuals experiencing homelessness – low to moderate acuity COVID-19 symptoms; patients may require additional support for pre-existing medical conditions and/or behavioral health needs. A medical professional or designee (discharge planner) can refer a patient to a Supported Isolation Facility by completing the online referral form.

Private General Isolation Rooms

Private General Isolation Rooms – intended for low acuity COVID-19 positive individuals who lack the appropriate setting to isolate and recover from their COVID illness; no additional medical and/or behavioral health support needed. A medical professional or designee (discharge planner) can refer a patient for a Private General Isolation Room by completing the online referral form.

Please Note


  • Licensed health care providers can request placement of a low-acuity COVID-19 patient into an isolation facility. Individuals may not apply on their own
  • COVID-19 Isolation Facilities and their criteria will change over time, please check back frequently for the most up to date information.
  • These facilities are only for people with a diagnosis of COVID-19; for general shelter placement of COVID negative individuals experiencing homelessness, please call 311