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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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”).

Please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health at and the Centers for Disease and Prevention at for more information. 

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 .

If you have questions regarding COVID-19, you can dial 1-800-889-3931 or email .

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.