COVID Resources

The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated underlying disparities in health and health care and increased the importance of addressing them. A significant amount of our residents remain uninsured, either due to issues in accessing coverage via their employer, issues in affordability, or issues around eligibility for Medicaid. More work needs to be done to make sure our most vulnerable populations are able to access critical services. We need more Democrats in the State Legislature who will fight for direct relief that doesn’t discriminate based on immigration status. As we learned from the pandemic, we are all at an elevated risk for health issues when people within our community do not have access to healthcare.


COVID-19 vaccines are free and available in Illinois to everyone ages 5 and older. To find a vaccination site near you, read hereCDC recommends everyone 5+ get vaccinated for COVID and everyone 12+ get a booster. Read more online about protecting your child and teenager by getting vaccinated.


If you have symptoms or have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID, you should get tested as soon as possible. To find a testing site near you, read here.

Other Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic is both a public health and a mental health crisis. Find ways that you can help yourself, others, and your community manage stress

For additional information on how Illinois is taking on the pandemic, you can read more on the State of Illinois Coronavirus Response website.