More resources for responding to the coronavirus emergency

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, it has affected a large number of Illinoisans in many different ways. Below is some information which I hope will be helpful to our friends and neighbors who are dealing with the many different aspects of this crisis. Please stay safe and healthy, and remember to keep social distancing and keep washing your hands to prevent the spread of the illness.

Thank you to our hard-working health care professionals and first responders, as well as our many unsung heroes: truck drivers, grocery store workers and other essential employees who are doing so much to help during this challenging time.

State of Illinois’ coronavirus response page:

What to do if you are sick

Prevention tips

How you can help

News updates from the Governor’s office, the Department of Public Health and other state agencies

Assistance for Illinois businesses affected by the emergency shutdown

Help for the unemployed

What businesses are considered essential during the Stay At Home order (now extended through April 30)

For continuing updates, visit