Webpage Last Updated: 11/13/2020
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)
News Release 17th Circuit Court
Actions To Take to Prevent Additional COVID-19 Infections
State of Illinois Executive Order In Response to COVID-19
Enforcement Procedures To Prevent COVID-19 Spread
Information For The Public
Click here to learn more about COVID-19.
Information For Partner Agencies
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.
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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.
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
- On Friday, November 13, Winnebago County Chairman Frank Haney issued a disaster proclamation. View the news release here. View the Proclamation here.
- On Thursday, November 12, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 221 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 14,197 cases in the county.
- On October 22, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-62 regarding additional public health restrictions and COVID-19 mitigations for Region 1. Click here to view the Executive Oder.Click here for the additional COVID-19 mitigation measures
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
For additional information, click here for a CDC fact sheet or go to the IDPH and CDC webpages on 2019 novel coronavirus: