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IDPH COVID-19 Guidance

  • COVID-19 Outpatient Treatment COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies Treatment COVID-19 Tratamiento de Anticuerpos Monoclonales Monoclonal Antibodies for High-Risk COVID-19 Positive Patients Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Positive Patients Overview of Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Made Available Under Emergency Use Authorization Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic
  • Guidelines for Community Congregate Living Settings The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has adopted the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Guidance for Assisted Living Facilities and other Higher Risk Community Congregate Living Settings, which is summarized
  • Homeless Shelters Guidance People experiencing homelessness are at increased risk for infection during community spread of COVID-19. This interim guidance includes recommendations for testing strategies and is intended to support response planning by shelters and homeless service providers in coordination with public health authorities and emergency management officials. Early and sustained action to
  • Household Preparedness The COVID-19 outbreak may last for an extended period. The Illinois Department of Public Health has recommended community actions designed to keep people healthy, reduce exposures to COVID-19, and slow the spread of the disease. Local health department officials also have made recommendations appropriate to the COVID-19 situation in your community. Creating a household plan
  • Long-Term Care Antigen Testing This interim guidance addresses the use of COVID-19 antigen testing in long-term care (LTC) facilities and is aligned with guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization to antigen point-of-care (POC) testing systems to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 viral
  • Long-Term Care Facilities Guidance This interim guidance provides guidelines for nursing homes and other long-term care (LTC) facilities regarding restrictions that were instituted to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The guidance in this document is specifically intended for facilities as defined in the Nursing Home Care Act (210 ILCS 45), and also applies to Supportive Living Facilities, Assisted Living
  • School Guidance Considerations for Reopening Schools As noted by the CDC, schools are an essential part of the infrastructure of communities, as they provide safe, supportive learning environments for students, employ teachers and other staff, and enable parents, guardians, and caregivers to go to work. Schools also provide critical services that help to mitigate health disparities, such as
  • Transporting High-risk Populations Guidance This guidance provides recommendations for emergency medical services (EMS) and transport agencies providing high-risk population groups with transport to routine treatments. Definitions Those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include: People aged 65 years and older. People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility. People of any age with certain
  • Ventilation, Filtration, and Air Cleaning Guidance The purpose of this document is to recommend ventilation, filtration, and air cleaning strategies for reducing exposures indoors and limiting the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These strategies are also useful for reducing exposure to other indoor air pollutants, viruses, and bacteria
  • Violence Prevention and Support Resources Sharing resources with everyone helps prevent violence in our communities Mental health and crisis support Illinois Call4Calm Text Line (24/7) If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish (Message and Data Rates May Apply. See Terms and Conditions of Use).
  • What To Do if You Are Sick or Test Positive for COVID-19 If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or develop symptoms of COVID-19 after you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Other symptoms