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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Online Resources

Learn about the facts of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Informational Websites

Jobs and Unemployment Insurance Coronavirus Stimulus Payments
Testing Site Locations in Illinois ​Local Hospitals
News Aid

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"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

Lake County, IL Coronavirus Data Hub

Health Department and Community Health Center, Lake County, Illinois

State of Illinois (COVID-19) Response

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

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​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
COVID Hotline:312-666-3494 

Vista Health System
1324 N. Sheridan Rd    
Waukegan, IL 60085
Hours:24 hours
Days of Operation:Daily
Requirements:Requires an emergency department visit.

More testing sites (click here)

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Illinois Department of Public Health

Congressman Brad Schneider's Webpage on COVID-19

COVID-19 Information

The situation in Illinois

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Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (S.T.E.P.)

U.S. Department of State

Medline Plus

Jobs- Lake County 
Picture of people in lineWe can assist you remotely with your job search and career transition. Email your request to 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:

  • 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.
Call Center Filing Schedule:
  • 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. 

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Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity 

Coronavirus Stimulus Payments


U.S. Department of the Treasury 


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