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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

For the most current information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website – COVID-19. AND Illinois Department of Public Health at

The CDC continues to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported thousands of infections with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) also are being reported in a growing number of international locations, including the United States.

There are ongoing investigations to learn more. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.

If you have been in China or another affected geographic area (CDC Travel Notice) in the last two weeks or know someone who may have COVID-19 AND you have symptoms, please call your health care provider so they can make arrangements for you to be assessed.

Dial 1-800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV to have all your COVID-19 questions answered.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions

Governor Pritzker COVID-19 Press Conferences 

Page Last Reviewed March 10, 2020

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