COVID-19: Information for the Community

DCHD Information and Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Community-Based Organizations: Getting Started (PDF)

This toolkit will help your organization educate community members about COVID-19 vaccines, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns.

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Protect Yourself, Protect Your Family, Protect DuPage: COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Outreach Resources Toolkit (PDF)

This toolkit is a comprehensive collection of various digital educational materials and messages to share with your community members about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Stay Safe DuPage: COVID-19 Education and Outreach Resources Toolkit (PDF)

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.

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Stop the Spread of COVID-19: Wear a Mask (PDF)

Information for community members about the importance of wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to their friends and family. Also available in Spanish (PDF).

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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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Educational Resources

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.

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Wearing Reuseable Face Masks

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: 

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Feb. 3, 2021 — DuPage County will operate under Phase 4 mitigation requirements as detailed in the July 15, 2020 Restore Illinois resurgence plan.

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

Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hub (2/1/2021)

Effective as of 2/1/2021: The CDC has issued an order that requires face masks to be worn by all travelers while on public transportation. This includes all passengers and all personnel operating conveyances. Individuals are also required to wear masks while at transportation hubs or any other locations where people board public transportation in the United States and U.S. territories. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/face-masks-public-transportation.html

When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19 
What to Do If You Are Sick
How to Protect Yourself & Others
Cleaning and Disinfecting Decision Tool (PDF) 
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 
Running Essential Errands: Grocery Shopping, Take-Out, Banking, Getting Gas, and Doctor Visits


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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)