Basic COVID-19 Information

City of Chicago Resources

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information

  • Chicago Department of Public Health 24-Hour Phone Line: 312-746-7425
  • Illinois Department of Public Health website
  • State of Illinois Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-889-3931.
  • Illinois Department on Aging’s website
  • Illinois Senior Helpline: 800-252-8966
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Information Page
  • Self-Advocacy Information for People with Disabilities
  • Federal government’s designated coronavirus website
  • UIC’s COVID-19 resource center

The City of Chicago has a mandatory Stay at Home Order in effect until April 7. You should stay at home or in your place of residence, unless traveling for essential needs or business

If You Are Experiencing Symptoms of Coronavirus / COVID-19

  1. Monitor your symptoms carefully. Some common symptoms include dry cough, fever, and difficulty breathing. Cough and sneeze into your elbow or cover your mouth and nose with a tissue that you immediately throw away.
  2. Try to get rest and stay hydrated.
  3. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  4. Clean all surfaces that are touched often, like phones, computers, tablets, counters, tabletops, and doorknobs. Use household cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instruction to make sure they are getting disinfected.
  5. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately. If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19.
  6. If you have trouble breathing, call 911. Notify the dispatch personnel that you have or may have coronavirus / COVID-19.
  7. As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available, and avoid sharing personal items, like dishes, towels, and bedding. If you need to be around other people in or outside of the house, wear a facemask. 

Testing for COVID-19

The closest testing facilities for Rogers Park residents are Heartland Health (1300 W. Devon),  Swedish Covenant (5140 N. California), Howard Brown Health (6500 N. Clark), and St. Francis Hospital in Evanston at  355 Ridge Ave.

For a full list of sites testing in the State of Illinois, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website here