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COVID-19 Employee Resources

Symptoms and Testing

Watch for Symptoms

If You Think You are Sick

Correctional officers and staff who provide care to men and women in custody can be tested for COVID-19 at the following first responder testing sites:


6959 W Forest Preserve Dr, Chicago, IL


Walgreens - Bolingbrook
695 W Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Wal-Mart - Joliet
2424 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435
Wal-Mart - Northlake
137 W North Ave, Northlake, IL 60164


To help ensure the well-being of employees and their families, the Illinois Department of Corrections instituted the use of approved authorized dock time for childcare purposes due to COVID-19. This childcare leave will be considered protected and receive the same protection as FMLA for insurance purposes. While on COVID-19 childcare leave, employees will be in protected status and the State will continue to make their normal contributions. Employees on COVID-19 childcare leave will be billed by the Premium Collection Unit at CMS for their portion of premiums, due on the 25th of each month. If payment arrangements are needed, this can be requested through the Premium Collection Unit at 1-800-442-1300 or at cms.ben.pcu-cobra@illinois.gov. Please contact your facility Human Resources Representative or Benefits Coordinator for more information.

Accessing Childcare for Essential Workers


Remote Access

Online Remote Assistance for State of Illinois Employees


Stay at Home Order

Governor Pritzker's Executive Order



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Employee Assistance Program

AFSCME’s Personal Support Program

10 Way to Ease Your Coronavirus Anxiety

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