Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

The CDC continues to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported thousands of infections with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) also are being reported in a growing number of international locations, including the United States.

There are ongoing investigations to learn more. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.

Learn more about the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

City of Chicago COVID-19 Response Center

Recent Updates

For the most current information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website – COVID-19.

March 27, 2020 – Memo from IDPH: Bypass Status

March 20, 2020 – IDPH/CDC N95 Respirator Reuse Recommendations

March 19, 2020 – Region 11 EMS Guidelines for Suspected COVID-19 Patients

March 19, 2020 – CDC Sequence for Putting on PPE

March 10, 2020 – UPDATED Guidance for EMS Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19.

March 9, 2020 – Gov. Pritzker Issues Disaster Proclamation to Build on State’s COVID-19 Response, Unlock Additional Federal Resources

Resources and Guidance for EMS Providers

Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19 in the United States

What Fire Service and Emergency Medical Services Personnel Need to Know About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

IDPH COVID-19 Infection Control Guidance for Prehospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information

IDPH Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information