State and federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) Declarations are ending on May 11, 2023. The end of the PHE does not mean the virus is no longer a threat. COVID-19 remains a leading cause of death in the United States.
Most tools, like vaccines, treatments, and testing, will remain available. But, some tools, like certain data sources and reporting, will change.
We want the residents of DuPage County and our partners to know the Health Department will continue providing:
- Free COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, and in-home vaccinations.
- Test kits and high-quality masks for select organizations to distribute to vulnerable and high-risk populations.
- Information and education about COVID threats and prevention on our website and social media channels.
CDC continues to advise everyone to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations, use at-home tests if they’ve been exposed or have symptoms, stay home if they’re sick, and seek medical attention if their symptoms are worsening. Wearing a high-quality mask and increasing ventilation are also ways to protect yourself and your loved one from COVID-19 and other illnesses.
To learn more about what the end of the PHE means for you, please visit CDC.