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COVID-19 Informational Resources

This page contains links to a variety of resources provided by the State of Illinois, Sangamon County Department of Public Health, City of Springfield, Illinois Department of Public Health, U.S. Small Business Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others.

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Testing and Vaccination Links


Expansion of partnerships to meet demand for vaccines and booster shots

Governor JB Pritzker along with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, announced an expansion of partnerships with local health departments to meet growing demand for vaccines and booster shots.  Illinois is increasing the number of personnel at regional sites to help with administering vaccines.  For information on Sangamon and Menard counties, visit


Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois Department of Public Health adopted the recently updated CDC guidelines concerning COVID-19. The updated guidance, released by the CDC on Monday, December 27, shortens the recommended isolation and quarantine periods for the general public.  The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.

  • Guidance from the CDC can be found here.
  • Information related to Illinois’ adoption of the CDC guidance can be found here.



State of Illinois Coronavirus Response Page


Governor's Executive Orders related to COVID-19


Governor Imposes Vaccine Requirement, Mask Mandate

On August 26, Governor JB Pritzker announced new statewide COVID-19 mitigations in the wake of rising numbers of Delta variant cases resulting in increasing hospitalizations and ICU bed usage.  The Governor noted that all 102 Illinois counties are now classified as having "high" levels of transmission according to CDC definitions.

The new statewide mask mandate will start on Monday, August 30, 2021.  Masks will be required in all indoor public places for all persons aged 2 years or older regardless of vaccination status.  For the official press release click HERE.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Update on Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period (12/27/2021)

CDC - Learn More About COVID-19 pages

CDC Mask Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People (8/19/2021)

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced guidelines that ease indoor mask-wearing and social distancing for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.  Fully vaccinated people can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

CDC Outdoor Mask Guidance (7/27/2021)

  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance on outdoor mask use for fully vaccinated people.  As part of this new guidance, fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues.  Also, those fully vaccinated can visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.  Full details can be found at the link above.


Sangamon County Department of Public Health


State of Illinois (Older COVID Updates)

Illinois Fully Aligns with New CDC Mask Guidelines

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on July 27, 2021 that it is fully adopting updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) masking recommendations to protect against COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

Illinois Aligns Mask Guidance with CDC

On May 17, 2021, Governor JB Pritzker issued a new Executive Order (2021-10) providing that individuals who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear a wear a mask indoors or outdoors. The new Illinois order follows the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Phase 5: Illinois Restored

Bridge Phase starting May 14

Governor Announces New Bridge Phase

Governor Pritzker announced details on a "BRIDGE PHASE" between the current Phase 4 and the coming Phase 5.  Once 70% of residents 65 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine and barring any reversals in our COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths for a 28-day monitoring period, the BRIDGE PHASE will begin with increased capacity limits in both indoor and outdoor settings.  The BRIDGE PHASE guidance for various industries, activities, events, and gatherings can be found here.

IDPH Adjusts Metrics to Allow More Regions to Lift Strictest Mitigations

Phase 4: Revitalization (What This Phase Looks Like)


Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity


COVID-19 Updates - 1/15/2021


City of Springfield

Mask Requirement and Executive Order information.

Restaurant and Bar supplemental documents for outdoor dining and parklet information.

Mayor's Emergency Orders


COVID-19 Map - Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


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