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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.




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Mayor David Gonzalez is pleased to announce that a COVID-19 testing site will be opened in Chicago Heights. It will be operated by Aunt Martha’s Pediatric Health Center, located at 500 Dixie Highway. If a person meets newly expanded testing criteria, they should call Aunt Martha’s at 877-692-8686 to discuss an appointment for a drive-thru test.

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The Cook County Department of Public Health has launched an interactive map showing confirmed cases of COVID-19 by municipality and other important data regarding the outbreak. 
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Visit the Chicago Heights Mayor's Office Facebook page for daily updates on the coronavirus outbreak. 

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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.

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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

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