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Thursday, August 26, 2021
New mask mandate and vaccination requirements

As COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates across the state continue to increase, particularly in downstate communities with the lowest vaccination rates, the Governor and IDPH Director today announced vaccination requirements…

Thursday, August 12, 2021
Vax Verify

The Illinois Department of Public Health launched Vax Verify, a portal that will allow residents to access their COVID-19 vaccination record online. But first residents must go through a brief, one-time…

Friday, June 11, 2021
Illinois enters final Phase of COVID restrictions

In accordance with guidance from the CDC, fully vaccinated people in Illinois can resume activities without wearing a mask except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws,…

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
CDC Issues New Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

The CDC issued new recommendations allowing fully vaccinated people to go without their masks when outdoors unless they are in a crowd of strangers. The CDC still recommends wearing a…

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Find a COVID vaccination appointment

All vaccinations are by appointment only. Residents who don’t have access to or need assistance navigating online services can call the toll-free IDPH hotline at 833-621-1284 to book an appointment….

Monday, January 25, 2021
People over 65, frontline essential workers now qualify for vaccine

Starting today, more Illinoisans are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under the state’s Vaccine Administration Plan. However, vaccine availability remains low and it may be weeks before this new…

Friday, January 15, 2021
1B vaccine rollout starts Jan 25, Tier 2 mitigation possibilities

Governor Pritzker announced the state will move forward with an aggressive Vaccine Plan with hundreds of additional providers coming online in the coming days as the state moves to complete…

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Illinois plans for vaccine distribution

The state is readying distribution plans for the long awaited COVID-19 vaccine. Of Illinois’ initial allocation of 109,000 dosages, 20% will go to Chicago with the remainder designated for the…

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Tier 3 mitigations effective Nov 20

With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across the state of Illinois, the Midwest and the nation, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced…

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Grants for Agriculture Businesses hit hard by COVID-19

Applications for funding now available to livestock producers and small meat and poultry plants as a part of the state’s Business Interruption Grants (BIG) Program. The Illinois Department of Agriculture…