Coronavirus/COVID-19

COVID-19/Coronavirus

(via CDC website – “How to Protect Yourself & Others”)

Know how it spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Everyone Should:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Monitor Your Health Daily

More information from the CDC:

Coronavirus - Get help and answers

Get help & answers

Will County Health Department coronavirus hotline:
Call 815-740-8977
Open Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Illinois Department of Public Health coronavirus hotline
Call 800-889-3931
Email dph.sick@illinois.gov

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Communicable Diseases
Call 217-782-2016 (during business hours)
Call 800-782-7860 (after hours)

Will County Health Department
Call 815-727-8480
Email info@willcountyhealth.org

Health Organizations - Information and Updates

Info & updates

Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC)
The main U.S. federal agency monitoring and responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak with frequently updated information for health practitioners, researchers, and the general public. 

Illinois Department of Public Health – Coronavirus
Coronavirus information specific to Illinois.

Will County Health Department
Coronavirus information specific to Will County.

Kendall County Community Health
Coronavirus information specific to Kendall County.

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202
Information and updated news from District 202.

World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO is the leading international health agency helping to coordinate the global response to the coronavirus outbreak. This site offers global news updates, helpful videos, and answers to common questions.

Resources for more information

Resources for more info

Coronavirus Scams: What the FTC is doing
FTC recommendations for avoiding scams surrounding the Coronavirus.

National Institutes of Health
A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services providing updated information and links concerning the 2019 novel coronavirus.

National Library of Medicine
Provides background on coronaviruses, along with updated information and links concerning the 2019 novel coronavirus.

ScienceNews
Published by the nonprofit Society for Science & the Public this page is dedicated to the coronavirus outbreak.

Time – COVID-19
Curated stories regarding the virus from Time magazine.

Social Media to Follow

Social Media to Follow

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Illinois Department of Public Health
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Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC)
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World Health Organization (WHO)
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