"These Scientists Are Giving Themselves D.I.Y. Coronavirus Vaccines," The New York Times
"Illinois reports most new coronavirus deaths since late June, as deaths spike for second time in less than a week," WGN
"Why the Coronavirus More Often Strikes Children of Color," The New York Times
Health Department and Community Health Center, Lake County, Illinois
- "Coronavirus Updates" [Coronavirus Disease 019 (COVID-19)]
- If you have lost your health insurance, please visit one of these Health Center Finders.
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- It is critically important that the community follow prescribed preventative measures such as social distancing and the 3 C’s to avoid getting sick:
- Clean hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol;
- Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or your elbow; and
- Contain illness by staying home if you are sick.
- Stay home as much as possible.
- Maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others.
- Call to check on family, neighbors, and older adults instead of visiting.
- Check with your healthcare provider about telehealth options.
- Testing availability updates
Assistance finding food, shelter, rent or utility assistance, or other essential services
General state and national information
State of Illinois (COVID-19) Response
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
COVID-19 Testing Sites
Waukegan Community-Based Testing Site
102 W Water St.
Waukegan, Il. 60085
Operates seven days a week from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or until all 500 tests are used. The Illinois National Guard is running the facility and up to four people in each vehicle may be tested. Each person to be tested must have a photo ID and be seated at an operational window. The facility is accessible ONLY from Delany Road east on Sunset Avenue to south Northwestern. Follow signs on Delany and Sunset, and stay in the curb lane. Traffic will be heavy so be patient.
Anyone with symptoms will be tested, but priority will be given to first responders and health care workers. We are all in this together.
Erie HealthReach Waukegan Health Center
2323 Grand Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Hours:10:00am - 7:00pm, 8:30am - 5:30pm, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Days of Operation:Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, Saturday/Sunday
Requirements:Appointment required. Must be a current Erie patient . As of 5/1 testing high risk patients including: 1) Pregnant patients with a scheduled induction or c-section; 2) symptomatic pregnant Erie patients; 3) High risk symptomatic Erie patients- risk factors include age, BMI over 50, diabetes, chronic hypertension, chronic kidney disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, or immunosuppression; 4) Symptomatic or exposed Erie patients who are health care workers, first responders, work in congregate settings, essential workers per IDPH guideline
Vista Health System
1324 N. Sheridan Rd
Waukegan, IL 60085
Days of Operation:Daily
Requirements:Requires an emergency department visit.
More testing sites (click here)
World Health Organization
Illinois Department of Public Health
Congressman Brad Schneider's Webpage on COVID-19
The situation in Illinois
Illinois Hotline : DPH.SICK@illinois.gov
HELP FOR INDIVIDUALS
HELP FOR SMALL BUSINESS
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (S.T.E.P.)
U.S. Department of State
Jobs- Lake County
We can assist you remotely with your job search and career transition. Email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-377-3450.
Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
In order to process the extremely high volume of unemployment benefit claims due to COVID-19, IDES has implemented the following schedule for those filing claims online and over the phone:
Online Filing Schedule:
Call Center Filing Schedule:
- Those with last names beginning with letters A-M will be asked to file their claims on Sundays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.
- Those with last names beginning with letters N-Z will be asked to file their claims on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays.
- Saturdays will be available for anyone to accommodate those who could not file during their allotted window.
- Those with last names beginning with letters A-M will be asked to call on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:30am – 6pm.
- Those with last names beginning with letters N-Z will be asked to call on Mondays and Wednesdays between 7:30am – 6pm.
- Fridays (7:30am – 6pm) will be available for anyone to accommodate those who could not file during their allotted window.
The day or time of day in which a claim is filed will not impact whether you receive benefits or your benefit amount. Additionally, claims will be back-dated to reflect the date in which a claimant was laid-off or let go from their job due to COVID-19.
Note: The days in which you can file a claim may be different from the days in which you are asked to certify.
2/21/20 - 1099G tax forms have been sent to claimants who received unemployment insurance benefits for the 2019 calendar year. To order a copy of your 1099G, see Payments section below or call Teleserve (312-338-4337, option 3). For questions or concerns, please contact the IDES Claimant Services Center at 800-244-5631.
Small Business Resources and Disaster Loan Program
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Coronavirus Stimulus Payments
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Victor A. Dixon