IDPH Press Releases
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) releases information regarding COVID-19 to the public via press releases. Several of the news releases are gathered here and posted chronologically by date (most current at the top of the list). We will continue to add links as they are released.
IDPH Health Advisory: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19
Several cases of a recently reported multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been reported. This document provides background, a definition, symptoms and recommendations.
IDPH: Community Based Testing Site Guidance
This press release from IDPH provides guidance regarding who should and can receive COVID testing, symptoms of COVID, and recommendations for those with symptoms and/or testing positive.
IDPH: Health Alert Regarding Imported KN95 Masks
This alert recommends discontinuing the use of some imported KN95 respirators unless their authenticity and performance can be verified through "fit testing." Here is a link to OSHA's webpage and video regarding fit testing.
IDPH: Guidance on the Use of Masks by the General Public
DO NOT INGEST NON-PHARMACEUTICAL CHLORINE PHOSPHATE!
Severe Illness Associated with Using Non-Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
IDPH: COVID-19 Social Distancing
IDPH: Public Health Officials Announce First Coronavirus Disease Cases Outside Chicago and Cook County
IDPH: Public Health Officials Report Four Additional COVID-19 Cases in Illinois
IDPH: 6th PRESUMPTIVE POSITIVE CASE OF COVID-19
IDPH COVID-19 Returning International Students 3/2/2020
IDPH COVID-19 Case Release 3/2/2020
IDPH Coronavirus Case Release 2/29/2020
Information for Illinois K-12 Schools Regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus 02/19/2020
IDPH K12 Corona Virus FAQs 1/28/2020