COVID-19: Information for the Community
DCHD Information and Resources
This toolkit is a comprehensive collection of various digital educational materials and messages to share with your community members to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Call, Don’t Cancel Your Child’s Immunizations
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are understandably nervous about taking their children and teens to their doctors’ offices. Unfortunately, as a result, childhood vaccination rates are dropping dangerously. Learn more about what healthcare providers are doing to keep their patients, including children, safe— Childhood Immunizations - Call Don’t Cancel (PDF), May 19, 2020. For Spanish information, click here (PDF).
Don’t Wait, Your Health Matters
Although is important to stay home to help slow the spread of COVID-19, it is also important to get the healthcare you need. At this time, doctor’s offices, clinics and hospitals are taking extra steps to make sure your visit is safe. If you are having any kind of health problems, don’t wait—call your doctor. Watch the Don’t Wait, Your Health Matters video here. For the Spanish video, click here.
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DCHD is dedicated to educating community residents and providing educational resources that promote healthy behaviors to keep people safe during COVID-19. Please download and share the documents below with your family, friends and community!
For a complete list of information and support resources, please visit the Education and Outreach page.
State of Illinois Information and Resources
Restore Illinois is a five-phased plan to help in reopening the state of Illinois. Guidelines are provided for various industries including, fitness centers, personal care services, retail, youth sports, restaurants and more. To learn more about what is being done and what you can do to stay safe, click on the image below:
|COVID-19 Guidance for Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services (PDF), November 17, 2020|
|COVID-19 Travel Map|
A COVID-19 travel map is available to help inform residents of potential risks associated with traveling during the pandemic. The map indicates countries and U.S. states with increased risk of COVID-19 based on case rates. Visit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/travel to view the US and Global maps.
|COVID-19 County Metrics |
IDPH is monitoring several indicators that measure the health burden of COVID-19 in each Illinois county and capture a county’s ability to respond. Visit https://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics to view the county level risk metrics for your area.
CDC Information and Resources
Humanitarian Disaster Institute Resources
|A decision tool to help church leaders make an informed decision about when to reopen for in-person services: Reopening Our Church for In-Person Services (PDF)|
|A checklist to help church members plan their return to in-person church services: Checklist for Church Members Returning to In-Person Services (PDF)|