COVID-19 Guidance, Flyers, & Other Resources

COVID-19 Guidance, Flyers, & Other Resources

Ford County Public Health Department News & Guidelines

Press Release - February 27, 2020 COVID-19 Preventative Measures
Press Release - March 13, 2020 What You Should Know About COVID-19
Press Release - March 13, 2020 COVID-19 Update and Recommendations
Press Release - March 18, 2020 COVID-19 Update
Press Release - March 18, 2020 FCPHD Recommendations for COVID-19 High Risk Populations
Press Release - March 24, 2020 COVID-19 Update

FCPHD COVID-19 Guidance for Faith-Based Leaders
FCPHD COVID-19 Guidance for Banking Insitutions
FCPHD Guidelines for Food Establishments

State of Illinois Executive Orders


Illinois Department of Public Health Guidance for Specific Audiences

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

        For Businesses

        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 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:

COVID-19 Hotlines

Website Links

Flyers and Other Resources

 Resources for Parents and Children

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