Restore Illinois Tier 1 Mitigation Rules
IDPH Issues COVID-19 Holiday Season Safety Tips (10/14/2020)
Illinois Department of Public Health Issues COVID-19 Halloween Festivities Guidance (09/30/2020)
Phase 4 Guidelines (beginning 6/26)
COVID-19 Testing Sites
The free drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora has relocated to 2450 N. Farnsworth Ave. in Aurora, across from the Chicago Premium Outlets.
The drive-through and walk-up testing site is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Testing is free and available to all regardless of age, COVID-19 symptoms, or insurance status.
A parent or guardian must be present and able to provide consent for individuals under the age of
Tests are taken on a FIRST COME-FIRST SERVE BASIS. Facility will close by 4 p.m. or when testing capacity is reached for the day, whichever comes first. Individuals being tested at the Aurora site
will receive a call from 1-888-297-7208 within four and seven calendar days
regarding the results of their test.
Other Testing Sites:An updated list of community-based and mobile testing sites can be found at Test-Illinois.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @testillinois.
Additional testing options are available in Kane County. For more information about all
available testing sites in Kane County, visit the IDPH website at
https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid-19-testing-sites.Greater Elgin Family Care CenterVNA Health Care - Aurora & Elgin
Testing for COVID-19 should only be conducted by approved state or local laboratoriesThe Kane County Health Department DOES NOT provide test results. COVID-19 tests are NOT done at the Kane County Health Department.
Illinois Domestic Violence Helpline1-877-TO END DV or 1-877-863-6338 (Voice)1-877-863-6339 (TTY)The hotline is toll free, confidential, multilingual and open 24-hours
Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, and Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention/Support Resources
Illinois Call4Calm Text Line
If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.
SAMHSAManaging stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak can be overwhelming. If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline:1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
Free Emotional and Social Support for those Impacted by Cancer from Gilda's Club ChicagoGilda's Club Chicago offers free, innovative online support to anyone impacted by cancer, with more than 150 virtual activities each month. Connect online at GildasClubChicago.org
Coronavirus Rumor ControlThe purpose of this page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communicites during a crisis. Do your part to stop the spread of disinformation by doing 3 easy things: don't believe the rumors, don't pass them along, and go to trusted sources of information to get the facts about the COVID-19 response.
For daily updates, see KaneCountyConnects.com
IDPH COVID-19 EMERGENCY RULES
In an effort to maintain the progress made in Illinois' COVID-19 pandemic response, the Governor is filing emergency rules for businesses, schools, and child care establishments regarding the use of face coverings and the size of gatherings.
These rules provide multiple opportunities for compliance before any penalty is issued, giving local health departments and local law enforcement more leeway to support community public health in a productive manner. While existing, pre-pandemic enforcement laws, like revoking a license, are stringent and severe, these rules provide flexibility for local communities and a measured process to help keep people safe.
That process is as follows:
These rules do not apply to individuals and penalties will not exceed a misdemeanor and a $75-$2,500 fine.
The emergency rules also reinforce the authority of IDPH and local health departments to investigate COVID-19 cases and reaffirm that businesses have a responsibility to cooperate with those investigations.https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=21906
FACE COVERINGSIndividuals are required to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they can’t maintain a six-foot social distance. Face-coverings will be required in public indoor spaces, such as stores. This new requirement applies to all individuals over the age of two who are able to medically tolerate a face-covering or a mask.FAQ for Businesses Concerning Use of Face-Coverings During COVID-19State of Illinois - Guidance on the Use of Masks by the General Public
Kane County Health Department