CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
Governor Pritzker has announced the creation of a centralized state website detailing the state’s evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The website includes news, prevention information, preparation efforts, FAQs, resources and more information about coronavirus. Please visit the site at coronavirus.illinois.gov .
If you have questions regarding COVID-19, you can dial 1-800-889-3931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
There is an ongoing investigation to determine more about this outbreak. This is rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.
REPUBLIC SERVICES COVID-19 UPDATE:
Until further notice Republic Services will be operating under the following guidelines starting April 1, 2020:
Republic will accept cart contents or personalized cans only. Drivers will not be authorized to leave their vehicle to pick up waste outside the cart or personal cans.
Yard waste and bulk waste programs will be suspended.
Recycling service will continue as scheduled. It’s important to keep waste out of your recycling container. Republic may need to use alternative disposal if contamination increases or if there is disruption to recycling process site.
Cook County Launches "AlertCook" Text System to Provide Rapid COVID-19 Updates.
“AlertCook,” the new Cook County public health and safety messaging service, offers subscribers a direct line of communication to receive updates from Cook County Government related to public health alerts and emergency management.
AlertCook, Hotline and Email
Sign up for AlertCook, Cook County’s text alert system. Simply text "AlertCook" to 888-777.
The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) has opened a new hotline, with live translation services available in all major languages: (708) 633-3319.
This hotline is available Monday through Friday during regular office hours and is staffed by CCDPH staff. If you cannot immediately reach a member of staff, please leave a voicemail. Voicemails will be returned.
CCDPH has also launched an email service for all COVID-19 questions and concerns at CCDPH.COVID19@cookcountyhhs.org.