COVID-19 Resources

 
IDHHC will be distributing a pack of five clear face shields to anyone who is a resident of Illinois. If interested in getting a pack of clear face shield, please complete the registration application by clicking on the link provided.  Face Shield Registration

DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO THE FACE SHIELDS, IDHHC IS UNABLE TO CONTINUE TAKING REQUESTS.  CURRENTLY, IDHHC HAS RECEIVED OVER 26,000 REGISTRATIONS.  THIS FAR EXCEEDS IDHHC CURRENT AVAILABILITY OF FACE SHIELDS. AS A RESULT, IDHHC WILL BE LIMITING MAILING TO ONE REQUEST PER HOUSEHOLD.  REQUESTS WILL BE FILLED IN THE ORDER THEY WERE RECEIVED UNTIL THE SUPPLY OF FACE SHIELDS HAS BEEN EXHAUSTED.  ALL REMAINING REGISTRATIONS ALREADY RECIEVED WILL BE PUT ON A WAITLIST TO SEE IF MORE FACE SHIELDS AND MAILING SUPPLIES CAN BE OBTAINED.  IDHHC IS NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW REGISTRATIONS.


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.

  • The Illinois Department on Aging has a webinar on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).                                                                                 PPE_Webinar_Transcript.docx   PPE_Webinar_Transcript.pdf

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. 

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has posted a FAQ Return to in-person instruction for DHH on ISBE webpage. Any questions or concerns should be posted to the covid19@isbe.net email address.