COVID-19 Resources

Links to help you and your family navigate the coronavirus

Newsletters From Our Office

March 13th- HERE

March 16th- HERE

March 20th- HERE

March 31st- HERE

April 3rd – HERE

April 20th- HERE

May 18th- HERE

May 26th – HERE

June 25th – HERE

Central Locations for COVID-19 Information

Governor Pritzker’s COVID-19 Website (LINK)

Governor’s Office Daily COVID-19 Q&As (LINK)

“Stay at Home” Order

Copy of “Stay at Home” Executive Order is available HERE

FAQ on “Stay at Home” Executive Order HERE

Information from Chicago Public Schools

Mayor Lori Lighftoot has announced that Chicago Public Schools would be closed until  Tuesday, April 21st. More information on CPS’s response to Covonavirus can be found HERE.

Parents can download the grade-level packets at cps.edu/enrichmentresources

Chicago Public Schools website (HERE)

How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus (HERE)

F.A.C.E. to Face Virtual Sessions (HERE)

For more information:

Call the CPS Command Center at (773) 553-KIDS (5437) or email familyservices@cps.edu

Reach out to the CPS Office of Student Health and Wellness at oshw@cps.edu for help finding medical care

CPS locations are Food Distribution Centers beginning on Tuesday (3/17) from 9AM to 1PM. Families can pick up 3 days worth of food for each child at any given time. Parents in need of delivery should call 773-553-KIDS (5437) or email familyservices@cps.edu.

Resources for Small Businesses

Northcenter Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Website HERE.

Lakeview Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Website HERE.

Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Website HERE.

Information on Governor Pritzker’s Sales Tax Deferral Executive Order HERE

Mayor Lightfoot Announces $100 Million Relief Package HERE

Small Business Administration COVID-19 Website HERE

Department of Employment Security Website HERE

For additional resources, you can call the Small Business Administration at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

Information on Unemployment Benefits

Apply for Unemployment Benefits HERE

Illinois Department of Employment Security COVID-19 Website HERE

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families HERE

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Apply HERE

Illinois Medicaid Information HERE

One Fair Wage- accepting applications for cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers, and more who need emergency assistance. HERE

Federal Relief

HR 6074 – Coronavirus Preparedness And Response Supplemental Appropriations Act

HR 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act 

New York Times Summary of Federal Action HERE

Federal mortgage help for people effected by COVID-19 HERE

Stores with Senior Shopping Hours

Follow this LINK to see a list of stores participating in COVID-19 special shopping hours for senior citizens and other vulnerable populations.

Stores include CVS, Costco, Jewel-Osco, Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, and more.

Other Relief for Communities

Emergency Assistance with Rent: HERE

Chicago Rental Assistance HERE

Information on Suspension of Eviction Orders HERE

Information on the Governor’s Expansion of Telehealth Services HERE

City of Chicago suspends ticketing for all non-public safety matters HERE

Help for people experiencing homelessness HERE

To donate Personal Protective Equipment Donations email HERE

If your company wants to manufacture PPE email HERE

Student Loan COVID-19 Resources HERE

Food Pantries
Common Pantry: 
3744 N. Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60618, (773) 327-0553
Ravenswood Community Services:
45590 N. Hermitage Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 769-0282
 
Mental Health Resources

CDC Mental Health and Coping Website: LINK

Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 and Mental Health: LINK

When Home Becomes the Workplace: Mental Health and Remote Work: LINK

Social Support: Getting and Staying Connected: LINK

Recording of Virtual Mental Health Forum with Rep. Williams, Rep. Pizer, Sen. Feigenholtz, and mental health professionals from 4/15: LINK

Compiled resources from Virtual Mental Health Forum: LINK

Mental Health Guide for Seniors: LINK

Compiled resources related to mindfulness during COVID-19 pandemic: LINK

HOTLINES

National Alliance on Mental Health Illness Help Line: 800-950-NAMI 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

Questions? Get Answers Here:
CHICAGO
To contact the Chicago Department of Public Health:
coronavirus@chicago.gov or call (312) 746-4835City of Chicago COVID-19 Hotline:
(312) 746-7425ILLINOIS
To contact the Illinois Department of Public Health:
dph.sick@illinois.com or call (312) 814-2793State of Illinois COVID-19 Hotline:
(800) 889-3931
More Helpful Links
City of Chicago COVID-19 Webpage and Updates (HERE)
Chicago Department of Public Health Guidelines (HERE)
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (HERE)
Illinois Department of Public Health (HERE)
Sign up to Receive email updates from the Chicago Department of Public Health (HERE)
For more resources about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic email (HERE)
Department of Public Health website for fighting spread of COVID-19 (HERE)
CDC Guidance for Schools (HERE)
Red Cross Blood Donation website (HERE)