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.

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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