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[March 19, 2020]
an earlier stop at the St. Clair County Health Department in
Belleville this morning, Governor JB Pritzker held his
administration’s daily COVID-19 press briefing in Jackson County
today and announced the launch of a new website detailing the
state’s evolving response to COVID-19 and resources available to
Illinois residents during this challenging time.
“My administration is doing everything in our
power to support our working families and our small businesses
during this time—which means a lot of new information coming at you
every day. Consider our new website as a hub for all the resources
we’ve developed in response to this crisis,” said Governor JB
Pritzker. “If you want to review our announcements on unemployment
eligibility benefits—which we expanded and sped up for those
impacted by COVID-19—or the work we’ve done to prevent utility
shut-offs, expand health care, and support small businesses, you’ll
find it all on this new website at coronavirus.illinois.gov.”
In another effort to provide timely and accurate information to the
public, Coronavirus.illinois.gov centralizes the breaking updates
from state government, prevention and preparation tips, frequently
asked questions and resources from public health experts.
News: The latest announcements from the Governor’s Office and
state agencies on the evolving response to COVID-19.
Prevention: Tips to keep safe and healthy practices at home,
in the office, in long term care facilities, in homeless shelters,
around local neighborhoods and during day-to-day activities.
Preparation: How to take effective actions to plan for a
situation where you may get sick, such as implementing family action
plans, and what to do if you suspect you may have been exposed to
FAQs: Answers to general questions on COVID-19 and more
specific questions related to education and unemployment.
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Resources: Guidance from experts at the
Center for Disease Control (CDC) and crucial information for both
families and medical providers.
Coronavirus: What is coronavirus? Instructions on what
individuals can do to protect themselves and help prevent community
ILLINOISANS: STAY HOME
Social distancing is the paramount strategy for minimizing the
spread of COVID-19 in our communities. The Governor continues to
make tough calls to keep Illinoisans safe, including mandating that
events of 50 people or more be canceled, suspending dine-in
operations of bars and restaurants and temporarily closing public
and private K-12 schools. Public health officials continue to urge
Illinoisans to stay home as much as possible.
Those experiencing symptoms should call a health care provider who
will help arrange medical treatment without putting others at risk
The Illinois Department of Public Health has a statewide COVID-19
hotline and website to answer any questions from the public or to
report a suspected case: call 1-800-889-3931 or visit
[OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR JB PRITZKER]