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Weekly COVID-19 data, released August 12, 2022

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 12, 2022) - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 26,462 new confirmed and probable...

Weekly COVID-19 data, released August 5, 2022

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 5, 2022) - On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 30,762 new confirmed and...

Governor Pritzker issues Monkeypox Virus Public Health Emergency Declaration

Information from the Governor's Office and the CDC CHICAGO, Ill. (August 1, 2022) – Governor Pritzker issued a proclamation on August 1 declaring the monkeypox...

Weekly COVID-19 data, released July 29, 2022

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 29, 2022) - On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 35,371 new confirmed and...

Weekly COVID-19 data, released July 22, 2022

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 23, 2022) - On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 32,268 new confirmed and...

Illinois requests more monkeypox vaccines from federal government

Information provided by the Governor's Office CHICAGO, Ill. (July 22, 2022) – Governor Pritzker called on Secretary Xavier Becerra, head of the US Department of...

Illinois announces 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline

American Rescue Plan funding will support efforts to address suicide and mental health crisis care in Illinois Information provided by the Illinois Department of Human...

Gary Community Partnership to host Back2Health 3K run and Back to School Health Fair

Information provided by C Whitt PR Free event runs 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. and includes many health-related services and activities GARY, Ind. (July 19, 2022)...

Weekly COVID-19 data, released July 15, 2022

CDC reports 94 Illinois counties at High or Medium community level; Public Health officials urge caution and masking indoors in areas with elevated risk information...

Gov. Pritzker appoints Dr. Sameer Vohra as new IPDH Director

Dr. Vohra, a pediatrician in central and southern Illinois, named as permanent replacement for Dr. Ngozi Ezike Information provided by the Governor's Office SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July...

Weekly COVID-19 data, released July 8, 2022

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 8, 2022) - On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 27,543 new confirmed and...

Weekly COVID-19 data, released July 1, 2022

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 2, 2022) - On Friday IDPH reported 28,216 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

Weekly COVID-19 data, published June 25, 2022

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (June 25, 2022) - On Friday IDPH reported 27,094 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

Weekly COVID-19 data, published June 17, 2022

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (June 17, 2022) - On Friday IDPH reported 27,112 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

IDPH to offer free covidSHIELD tests for Illinois public schools next school year

Federally-funded effort aims to control virus spread in schools Information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 15, 2022) – The Illinois...