Respuesta Latina al COVID-19

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The Latinx community continues to have more positive cases of COVID-19 compared to the rest of the city. CDPH is committed to continuing to focus resources to support this community. All guidance documents are listed below in Spanish. Additionally, the entire CDPH website can be translated into Spanish – simply click on “Select a language” at the top right corner of the page. 

CDPH partners with the COVID-19 Latinx Task Force, Chicago’s Race Equity Rapid Response team, and may other community partners to ensure COVID-19 resources are available and accessible to all residents – regardless of immigration status.

Testing and contact tracing information is not shared with other government agencies, such as law enforcement or immigration.

Dr. Geraldine Luna, Medical Director of the Department of Public Health, talks about COVID vaccines and what it means for Chicago.

The COVID-19 vaccine will be an important tool to save lives and stop the pandemic. Safety is a top priority and there are many reasons to get vaccinated.

Answering Your Questions About COVID-19: 
If I already had COVID and recovered, should I get the vaccine?


A safe and effective vaccine will be offered to everyone, regardless of insurance or immigration status, as soon as the amounts are available.

Getting Tested

The city of Chicago operates testing sites and partners with community-based organizations to operates mobile testing sites deployed throughout Chicago each week. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Please review the scheduled hours of operations.

COVID-19: Get the Facts

All tests at City testing sites are offered at no cost to all people regardless of citizenship status or ability to pay.

Protect Chicago Townhall

¡Esfuerzo Latinoamericano: COVID-19 Task Force Joint Press Conference

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Press conference with Reyna Torres Mendivil, Consul General of Mexico, Dr. Max Brito, Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois, Billy A. Munoz Miranda, Consul General of Guatemala, and Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner of CDPH

¡Esfuerzo Latinoamericano: Pruebas Gratuitas de COVID-19 y Más!

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Saturday, October 11, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Event

¡Esfuerzo Latinoamericano: Pruebas Gratuitas de COVID-19 y Más!

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September 1, 2020

Block Walk with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Commissioner Allison Arwady