Coronavirus Outbreak

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.

Daily press conference held at 2:30 p.m. by Governor Pritzker (access website for live audio/video).

Illinois COVID-19 Executive Order
The COVID-19 Executive Order No. 5 issued on March 16, 2020 addresses clarifications regarding the Open Meetings Act and public bodies. Section 6 on page 3 suspends the provisions of the Open Meetings Act requiring or relating to the in-person attendance by members of a public body. This is for the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation (currently through April 9, 2020).

State Agency Resources
Illinois Department of Public Health

The White House
Coronavirus Guidelines, Resources and Updates

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 Homeland Security (FEMA)

Federal Legislation
Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 6074)
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201)

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