Coronavirus Pandemic

Governments, community health departments and emergency management agencies around the globe are responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease – coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 – caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China in December.

Because county government leaders are on the front lines in emergency situations, this page includes both federal and state resources to inform local leaders and help them respond.

Press conferences held by Governor Pritzker (access website for live audio/video).

Illinois COVID-19 Executive Orders
View all Governor Issued Disaster Proclamations and Executive Orders related to COVID-19.

Local CURE Program
Local Government Assistance Program (DCEO Allotments and Administrative Rules)

The White House
Coronavirus Guidelines, Resources and Updates

Federal Legislation and Relief Funds
Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 6074)
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201)
• Medicaid FMAP Increases Guidance > click
Coronavirus Relief Fund (CARES Act, Title V): State and Local Allocations
Paycheck Protection Program - Assistance for Small Businesses

Federal Agency Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
• Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities (Guide) > click
Preventing COVID-19 – Spread in Communities > click
• Resources for Local Health Departments > click

U.S. Department of Labor
• Guidance on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance > click

U.S. Department of Transportation
• FTA - CARES Act Supplemental Apportionments and Allocations > click
• FAA - CARES Act Grants (Airports) > click

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (FEMA)

State Agency Resources
Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois State Treasurer
• Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program > click

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
• Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program
(Applications must be submitted by a local government) > click
• Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund > click
• Hospitality Emergency Grant Program  (Application is now closed)
Businesses selected to receive the grant will be notified by Accion, the program administrator.

Health Care Resources
World Health Organization (WHO)
John Hopkins COVID-19 Global Cases (Interactive Map)
Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN)

State and National Association Resources
International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
National Association of Counties (NACo)
National Center for State Courts

CIRMA Insurance Resources
Gallagher Coronavirus Pandemic Preparedness

Illinois County Emergency Disaster Proclamations
Cook County
DuPage County
Lake County
McHenry County
Winnebago County

Illinois County Courthouse Procedures
Champaign County
Cook County
Cook County Board Meetings
Cook County Restricted Work Related Travel
Cumberland County
Kendall County
Sangamon County

Local Health Department Briefings and Resources
Boone County
Cass County
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
City of Chicago
Clinton County
Cook County
DeKalb County
DuPage County
Effingham County
Kane County
Kendall County
Lake County
Madison County
McHenry County
Moultrie County
Peoria City/County Health Department
Rock Island County
Sangamon County
St.Clair County
Tazewell County
Vermilion County
Winnebago County