IDHHC has developed ASL videos of key guidance regarding COVID-19 based upon publications by the Illinois Department of Public Health. IDHHC will continue adding new videos as new information becomes available. Please keep in mind that information is rapidly changing. To ensure the most up to date announcements, please follow Governor JB Pritzker's daily press conference. IDHHC has collaborated with the Governor's office to inform the networks it is essential for the sign language interpreter and captioning are visible at all times. The press conferences are available on Governor JB Pritzker's Facebook page and also on the IL Department of Public Health website.
IDHHC has made available the below ASL videos. These videos are not closed captioned or have a separate transcript. The written English version of the information is available through either the IL Department of Public Health
or IL Coronavirus website
. IDHHC has provided these links to the written English version for your convenience.
The IL Department of Public Health has additional information related to COVID-19 on its website. This includes case numbers in Illinois related to COVID-19. Its printed publications (which were used as the source of information for the above ASL videos) are available by clicking here.
Below is a list of additional resources on COVID-19 which you may find helpful. These resources are for informational purposes only and have not been created by IDHHC or the State of Illinois.
The Centers for Disease Control of Prevention has released an ASL Videos related to COVID-19. Click here.
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has created a COVID-19 Card that can be used to help communicate in medical appointments during this pandemic: COVID-19 Communication Card
Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD) is offering "ASL NOW COVID-19 Hotline"
for anyone to call with questions about COVID-19.
National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has a Coronavirus
page on their website. This page has a wealth of information and tools for the Deaf population to use during the COVID-19 crisis.