State Resources

State of Illinois 
Update of what Illinois is doing during the pandemic. This website will provide the latest news releases related to coronavirus, video archives of press conferences and tips from leading experts to keep you and your family safe. 

Department of Public Health and Human Services 
Includes where to find help with food, health, medical, recovery, help at home, and if you need to just talk to someone.  

Department of Children and Family Services 
Contains messages and updates from the Department of Children and Family Services such as preparation plan and emergency contact list. 

Department of Labor 
Contains Illinois Department of Labor FAQs Regarding COVID-19 for employees of Illinois.  

Department of Natural Resources 
Announcement available stating that IDNR State Parks, Recreational Areas, Fish & Wildlife Areas, and Historic Sites are closed until further notice. 

Illinois COVID-19 Testing 
If you think you have been exposed to COVID‑19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. Use this link to find local testing information.

Illinois Department of Employment Security
Unemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose unemployment is attributable to COVID-19. IDES recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible. 

Daycare Guidance
This resource provides information on Childcare and Daycare options.