Webpage Last Updated: 11/13/2020

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread person-to-person. This is a rapidly changing situation. The Winnebago County Health Department, along with our local healthcare partners, local health departments in the region, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are monitoring the situation and working to protect the public’s health.

COVID-19 Status In Winnebago County

  • Active Spread Is Of Serious Concern
    • Winnebago County is at Warning Level
    • Region 1 is at Warning Level
  • Take Steps To Prevent Spread
    • Wear a face covering
    • Watch your distance
    • Wash your hands
  • Use Additional Steps At This Time Due To Community Spread
    • Stay home as much as possible
    • Use curb-side and delivery options
    • Do not gather outside of your household
  • Avoid all unneccessary travel

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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State of Illinois Executive Order In Response to COVID-19

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Enforcement Procedures To Prevent COVID-19 Spread

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Health Inspections

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Additional Mitigation Procedures To Prevent COVID-19 Spread

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Guidance For Traveling

Click here for Travel Guidance. (Posted: 12/15/2020)

Due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 in the community, avoid all non-essential travel.

New States States Removed

Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee

Colorado & Wisconsin

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.

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19:

      • Wear a face covering
      • Watch your distance, stay 6 ft. apart
      • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

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 are currently closed due to public health concerns identified by the Winnebago County Health Department.

Important Local Updates


 Click Here For More Important Updates.

Click Here To VIew More Executive Orders.


Illinois COVID-19 Hotline

The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a COVID-19 hotline and email address to answer questions from the public:

      • 1(800) 889-3931
      • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For questions 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. .

For additional information, click here for a CDC fact sheet or go to the IDPH and CDC webpages on 2019 novel coronavirus: