State Resources

COVID-19 Guidance on Workplace Rights and Safety
Guidance for employers and employees on workers’ rights and safety during phase 4 of the restore Illinois plan.

  • 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.

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. 

Illinois 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. 

  • Extend Food Stamp/SNAP certification periods by six months for those re-certifications coming due in March, April and May. This action prevents Food Stamp benefits from ending during the COVID-19 pandemic. DSS is also currently waiving all work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents through the end the federal emergency COVID-19 declaration
  • Pandemic Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (P-SNAP) benefits. This means all households currently eligible for SNAP will receive the maximum amount for the household size. This P-SNAP benefit increase will automatically be added on the normal date the recipient receives their SNAP benefit for the month of April. P-SNAP families with children eligible for free or reduced-price lunch in all Illinois school districts that close at least five consecutive days will get a Pandemic EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) (P-EBT) card benefit for March, April and May.

Illinois 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. 

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

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.