Coronavirus Resource Center

In the wake of recent public health alerts, ISACo has created a clearinghouse dedicated to providing access to factual information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and up-to-date research on best practices and procedures local leaders should consider for their communities. As of March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has made the assessment that Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be characterized as a global pandemic. As of March 13, 2020, President Trump has declared COVID-19 a national emergency. It’s best to be well-informed and ready so as to reduce the scope of the spread.

Please visit our blog for updates on new developments as they happen.

COVID Transmission Data per County

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America:

30 Days to Slow the Spread

President Trump Declares National Emergency

Watch CNBC Coverage

Illinois Governor's Office

Governor Announces Plan to Re-Open Illinois

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Governor JB Pritzker announced a plan to begin re-opening the state based upon geographic regions and data. The five-phase plan is guided by public health metrics designed to provide a framework for re-opening businesses, education and recreational activities in each phase. This initial plan can and will be updated as research and science develop and as the potential for effective treatments or vaccines is realized. More information is available below:

Press Release

Restore Illinois: A Public Health Approach to Safely Re-open Our State

Restore Illinois One Pager

Restore Illinois Health Regions Map

Restore Illinois Phases

Restore Illinois: Phase 4 - *Phase 4 begins on June 26, but each region may be on a different timeline*

Executive Orders in Response to COVID-19

Executive Order Number 42

Executive Order Number 41

Executive Order Number 40

Executive Order Number 39

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Executive Order Number 11

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Executive Order Number 7

Executive Order Number 6

Executive Order Number 5

Executive Order Number 4

Executive Order Number 3

Illinois Department of Public Health

State Launches COVID-19 Response Website

Daily Press Briefings on COVID-19

County Information Resources and Communications

Cook County

Social Distancing Tips

Cumberland County

Douglas County

DuPage County

Effingham County

Grundy County

Jo Daviess County

Kane County

Kendall County

Lake County

LaSalle County

Logan County

Madison County

Marshall County

McHenry County

McLean County

Ogle County

Peoria County

Rock Island County

Sangamon County

Stephenson County

St. Clair County

Tazewell County

Will County

Winnebago County

Woodford County

Chicago Department of Public Health 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC COVID Data Tracker 

  • This page has links to maps showing the spread and impact of the disease. It has information ranging from testing information to tips on how to stay healthy and avoid spreading the virus. (COVID-19 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • This is the CDC’s home page for the disease. It has a PDF download from the Coronavirus White House Task Force and provides updated news about the virus.

World Health Organization (WHO)  

This page provides a variety of links and resources: 

  • Travel tips  
  • Situation reports 
  • How to protect yourself  
  • WHO news updates on the virus  
  • Global research 
  • Q&A page  

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Coronavirus Rumor Control

Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CCSE)  

Map of Global Cases

U.S. Census Bureau

Census Bureau Statement on Coronavirus and the 2020 Census

U.S. Small Business Administration

Disaster Assistance

Best Practices for Local Communities

ICMA Coronavirus Resource Website

Coronavirus Measures for U.S. Local Leaders to Consider

IDPH on Preventing COVID-19 spread in communities

COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

A Note on County Forest Preserves: Most forest preserve trails are staying open for those who want to get some fresh air while practicing safe social distancing. However, please remember bathrooms, buildings, events etc. at the preserves are closed/canceled. Check with your local county forest preserve site for more information.

Tips from the National Association of Counties (NACo) 

  • This covers a briefing that NACo received from the CDC 

  • This page focuses on county response efforts and provides links to resources from the CDC and WHO on public health management 

  • Discusses the importance of connectivity and communication. 

  • Discusses the steps Congress is taking to get ahead of the spread of the virus. 

All 102 Illinois Counties have Reported COVID-19 Cases

IDPH Map by County and Zip Code

ISACo E-Mail Communications

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ISACo Advocacy During Pandemic

Action Alert - Supplemental Funding for Counties (March 23)

Comptroller Letter - Prioritize Local Revenue Distributions (March 27)

Congressional Letter - Direct Funding to All Counties (April 1)

Congressional Letter - Additional Funding for All Counties (April 13)

Action Alert - COVID-19 "3.5" Relief Package (April 20)

Illinois House and Senate Local Government Working Group Members (April 9)

Provided Testimony Before House Local Government Working Group (April 29)

Provided Testimony Before Senate Local Government Working Group (May 7)

Letter to Governor - CARES Act Funding (May 15)

Communicated with Governor's Office on issue beginning in April.