- On Tuesday, May 5th, Governor Pritzker released Restore Illinois, a five-phased plan that will reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. The plan is based upon regional healthcare availability, and it recognizes the distinct impact COVID-19 has had on different regions of our state as well as regional variations in hospital capacity. For more information on Restore Illinois visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore
State of Illinois Executive Orders
Stay at Home Executive Order
A statewide order has been issued for Illinois residents to stay at home or in their place of residence. The order requires all residents to stay home, unless traveling for essential needs or business, and requires businesses not engaged in essential activities to cease all activities except for minimum basic operations. The order took effect on Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m., across the State of Illinois and will remain in place until May 30.
Financial Assistance for Individuals, Families, and Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
For Individuals and Families
Daycare Centers and Child Care Providers
- Beginning Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CST, licensed childcare centers and all childcare homes serving more than six children will be closed. The administration is working to expand the availability of childcare in small group sizes for essential workers through a newly available Emergency Child Care Center license. Interested providers can apply for an emergency license by completing the forms referenced below. All applications can be submitted to the Illinois Department of Childhood and Family Services (DCFS) at Emergency.Daycare@illinois.gov. Interested parties can submit the application immediately and will have up to five business days to develop and submit the required materials. For more information visit: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/Resources/Pages/For-Business.aspx
Coronavirus Tax Relief
Guidance for Specific Audiences
Food and beverage establishments
Businesses and retailers
Children and Pregnant Women
Cancer and COVID-19
Faith-Based Facilities and Houses of Worship
How to Make Your Own Face Covering
Mental Health Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak
- COVID-19 How to Cope
- Supporting Your Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health - Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak
- Community Resource and Counseling Center (CRCC) - CRCC is continuing with services. CRCC transitioned to phone/video sessions Monday, March 23. New clients welcome! Please call (217) 379-4302.
- Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services Mental Health Services
- The Pavilion Behavioral Health System
- Call4calm, a free emotional support text line, is now available to all Illinois residents by texting TALK to 552020, HABLAR, for Spanish speaking services. You can also text UNEMPLOYMENT, FOOD, or SHELTER to the same number to receive information on accessing available resources.
- Addiction Resources - Attached, find a helpful Fact Sheet from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) outlining efforts and resources to ensure that prevention, treatment, recovery support services, and safe and effective pain management remain available nationwide.
Flyers and Other Resources
Resources for Parents and Children
I Am Social Distancing For... Templates
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