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COVID-19 Public Communication

To receive daily updates about COVID-19 from the Illinois Department of Public Health, all Illinoisans with a mobile phone can opt-in.

To opt-in:

  • Text the word COVID to 36363
    • Para recibir mensajes en español con consejos de prevención, envíe el texto COVID ESP al 36363
  • You will receive a welcome message from IDPH and a second text letting you know you will receive updates about COVID-19 in Illinois from the code 36363
    • you will also receive a link to the IDPH Frequently Ask Questions page.

You can opt-out of receiving messages at any time by texting STOP to reply.

Call 4 Calm is a free emotional support text line where you can speak with a mental health professional.

Text “TALK” to 552020 or “HABLAR” for service in Spanish to the same number 552020. (Message and Data Rates May Apply. See Terms & Conditions of Use)