COVID-19 Resources

State Public Health Officials Announce COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect in Region 6 on November 2, 2020

To view resurgence mitigations, visithere

To view phases of the mass vaccination plan, visit here

COVID-19 Testing

  • State of Illinois Community-Based Testing Sites. Tests are free and open to all regardless of symptoms. Sites may close due to weather conditions. For locations and hours, please visit:

Illinois COVID-19 Virtual Care Program

Governor Pritzker recently announced the Illinois COVID-19 Virtual Care Program that serves Illinoisans potentially infected with novel coronavirus. This virtual program helps individuals recover from the safety of their homes and serves to reduce barriers to physical and mental health services in all communities for those who do not have a primary care physician.

Virtual care is available in every region of Illinois. This care includes COVID-19 virtual screenings, virtual visits, and remote patient monitoring. Patients will receive daily virtual visits by health care workers & receive wellness kits which include thermometers, pulse oximeters, blood pressure cuffs & alcohol wipes. These resources are available for anyone in the state, no matter what form of insurance they have.

If you're recovering from a mild version of COVID-19 from the safety of your own home – like most people who get infected – please take advantage of this fully expanded telehealth program covering the entire state.

The Central Illinois program is provided by OSF Healthcare. Individuals interested in this program should contact OSF Healthcare at 833-673-5669. For more information, click the files below, or visit:

Restore Illinois

  • 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. Currently, the Central Region is in Phase 4 which began June 26. For more information on Restore Illinois visit:

State of Illinois Executive Orders Related to COVID-19

Financial Assistance for Individuals, Families, and Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

        For Businesses

        For Individuals and Families

  • Help for Illinois Families: Relief for Households Across the State - The Pritzker Administration, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), has launched a new initiative to help Illinois families access and afford home energy assistance and other essential services during COVID-19.  Eligible Illinoisans seeking emergency assistance to cover costs of utility bills, rent, temporary shelter, food, and other household necessities should visit: 
  • For current economic assistance programs available to Illinoisans visit:
  • The Illinois Housing Development Authority is coordinating Emergency Rental Assistance and Emergency Mortgage Assistance programs. For Emergency Rental Assistance, they are awarding up to $5,000 to applicants. Applications can be made starting August 10. For Emergency Mortgage Assistance, they are awarding up $15,000 to applicants. Applications can be made starting August 24.

    To apply, visit or call (312) 836-5200. Click here for flyer.

  • Statewide Resources and Supports for Families

        Coronavirus Tax Relief

        Health Insurance

COVID-19 Hotlines

Guidance for Specific Audiences

Food and Beverage Establishments

Health Care Professionals

Oral Health Providers

Funeral homes

Childcare providers


Businesses and Retailers


Children and Pregnant Women

Cancer and COVID-19

Community Organizations

Faith-Based Facilities and Houses of Worship

Victims of violence and abuse

Swimming Facilities

General public

How to Make Your Own Face Covering

Mental Health Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Scams

Website Links

Flyers and Other Resources

 Resources for Parents and Children

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  • Agency on Aging
  • Community Care Coordination
  • DHS
  • CDC
  • Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services