COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

COVID-19 Vaccines

Find COVID-19 vaccines in Cook County

Find Tests

Get free at-home tests or find a testing location near you.

Get Treatment

If you test positive, call your doctor, or find treatment near you.

Booster Vaccines

Are you eligible for a booster dose? Learn more.

Quarantine Guidelines

Sick? Have a close contact? Here’s what you should do.

Community Level

Learn more to help protect yourself and others.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. For the best protection, everyone 6 months and older is recommended to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting boosters, when applicable. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES

High Risk for COVID-19 Complications: People age 65+ or with certain medical conditions are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. This means that a person with one or more of these conditions who gets very sick from COVID-19 (has severe illness from COVID-19) is more likely to be hospitalized, need intensive care, require a ventilator to help them breathe, or die.

CDC Respiratory Virus Tracking: CDC tracks and publishes weekly emergency department visit information for COVID-19, Influenza, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).

What To Do If You’re Sick: Stay home and away from others (including people you live with who are not sick) if you have respiratory virus symptoms that aren’t better explained by another cause. These symptoms can include fever, chills, fatigue, cough, runny nose, and headache, among others.

CDC Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions: FAQs about spread, close contacts, prevention, testing, contact tracing, and more.

FINANCIAL AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund, ILHAF: Eligible households may now apply for up to $30,000 in free assistance to pay past due mortgage payments, property taxes, property insurance, and delinquent homeowner and/or condo association fees. Homeowners in need of assistance can find more information on program eligibility and apply at illinoishousinghelp.org/ilhaf If you have any questions, please contact the ILHAF call center at (866) 454-3571.

Illinois Housing Development Authority COVID-19 Housing Resources: Find the latest news updates, answers to frequently asked questions, and other information about the Emergency Rental Assistance program.

Illinois Department of Employment Security: File an unemployment claim, look for work, and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Payments: Find answers to frequently asked questions about the federal stimulus checks.

ComEd Bill Payment Assistance: Residents with qualifying limited income can apply for bill assistance. There are also resources for small business customers.

 

CENTER OF CONCERN ASSISTANCE

Grocery Shopping Help: Are you, or do you know, an older adult who needs help grocery shopping during COVID-19? The Center of Concern can assist with grocery shopping and delivery services. Call us at 847-823-0453 or email [email protected].

Masks and Cleaning Supplies: Do you need PPE such as masks and hand sanitizer? Call us at 847-823-0453 or email [email protected].

Lunch With Us: Our senior lunch program promotes the health and well-being of older adults in the community by providing nutritional meals and a variety of informative and educational programs. Meals are available via curbside pickup on Mondays or in-person Tuesday through Friday. Call 847-823-0453 to RSVP, or visit centerofconcern.org/lunch to learn more.