We need volunteers to help with the COVID-19 response. Learn more or joint the Medical Reserce Corp (MRC) by clicking here.

TIER 3 Resurgence Mitigations
(Start, Friday, Nov. 20 at 12:01am)

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News Release 17th Circuit Court

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Disaster Proclamation

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Actions To Take to Prevent Additional COVID-19 Infections

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Health Inspections

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Additional Mitigation Procedures

To Prevent COVID-19 Spread

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PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE Coming To The Winnebago County Health Department. Call 815-720-4000 to make an appointment.

The Winnebago County Health Department continues to provide services by appointment and alternative methods of delivery. When coming to WCHD, please wear your mask and go directly to the service location. Do not come to WCHD if you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to a community based testing site. (Click here for testing site locations). All WIC services will continue to be provided curbside at this time. To contact the Winnebago County Health Department for an appointment, call 815-720-4000. For questions about COVID-19, call 815-319-6705. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to serve you, while also responding to the COVID-19 to protect the safety and health of our community.


Coronavirus Disease - 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Main Page For More Information

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2020 WCHD Curbside Flu Vaccine

Providing influenza vaccine to Winnebago County residents.

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COVID-19 Daily Report

For current local data on COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Hotline

For general questions about COVID-19,
please call the Illinois Department of Public Health at 1-800-889-3931 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For questions about COVID-19 specific to Winnebago County, please call 1-815-319-6705. or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COVID-19 Risk Level & Health Inspections

  • Click here to learn about managing risk of infection for COVID-19. One way to manage public health risks is to be aware of environmental factors.
  • Click here to view a list of establishments in Winnebago County that currently have actions taken up to and including closure due to public health concerns identified by the Winnebago County Health Department.
  • Click here for the WCHD Enforcement Procedures to Prevent the Transmission of COVID-19 (Last Updated: 09/25/2020)

Trauma 101 Training

Learn about trauma and the impact of trauma on our community. New virtual training date coming soon!

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Click here for more information about the Winnebago County Trauma Informed Community

Enforcement Procedures To Prevent COVID-19 Spread

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Hospitals Address COVID-19 Cases and Concern With Bed Availablity If Trend Continues

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Guidance and Resources for Businesses,

Agencies, and Organizations

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Restore Illinois - Phase 4

As of June 26, Illinois is in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. It is important to remember that COVID-19 is in our community and there are actions to take to protect yourself and those around you from the virus including social distancing and wearing a face covering when in public.

For additional information on phase 4, Click Here.

To view the Governor's Executive Order: Restoring Illinois – Protecting Our Communities.
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COVID-19 Job Opportunities

WCHD has open positions for Contact Tracers, Case Investigators, Supervisor and Coordinator II as a direct response to support our local COVID-19 effort. If you are interested in applying or learning more go to the Winnebago County website here. ContactTracerJob 1


School COVID-19 Question and Answer Session

  • On Tuesday, August 18, Dr. Martell answered questions submitted by parents regarding schools and COVID-19. Click here to watch the answer session on the Winnebago County Health Department YouTube Channel (WinCoHealthDept) or click here to read submitted questions and responses.





To report a disease or infection during business hours please call 815-720-4050.

To report an environmental health concern call 815-720-4100 or complete the online form.

WCHD offers a variety of trainings. Currently, WCHD is focused on training the whole community on how to provide naloxone to save a life. WCHD is also looking to train food and beverage establishments on the new food code.

  • Naloxone Training
  • Food Code Training

To contact the Winnebago County Health Department after hours about a public health emergency, please call 815-720-4000.

CLICK HERE to access the Mental Health Behavioral Survey.