COVID-19 - Coronavirus

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown to the population before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

Woodford County is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Woodford County Health Department (WCHD) is working with local healthcare community partners and following guidance provided by the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For the most up-to-date information, visit coronavirus.illinois.gov. This site has information for individuals and businesses. Guidance for food establishments (including Executive Orders) and Frequently Asked Questions are some of the topics covered.

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Contact Us

  1. Woodford County
  2. Health Department
  3. 1831 S. Main St.
  4. Eureka, IL 61530
  5. Phone: 309-467-3064

The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking interested individuals to support local public health authorities to perform COVID-19 contact tracing. If interested, please click here. (link)

Woodford County COVID-19 GIS Map

While the GIS Dashboard will be updated throughout the week, please note that depending on the time of day the daily count numbers are released, those numbers may not align with the time of day numbers are updated or represented in the dashboard. 

Woodford County Health Department COVID-19 Response

The mission of the Woodford County Health Department (WCHD) is to improve the health and well-being of our community through health education, health promotion and preventive health services. WCHD highly recommends the public to continue to follow Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order.

There are many challenges and unknowns with the COVID-19 pandemic. WCHD urges the public to use precautions such as proper hand hygiene, social distancing (at least 6 feet) and wearing a mask.

WCHD, and other local health departments, follow the guidance directed by Illinois Department of Public Health to protect our communities against infectious disease. Historically, WCHD has worked to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and continues to do so during this time.

WCHD will continue to work with our community partners and surrounding local health departments to protect the health and well-being of all.

Call 4 Calm is a free emotional support text line where you can speak with a mental health professional.

Text “TALK” to 552020 or “HABLAR” for service in Spanish to the same number 552020.

Essential vs. Non-Essential Business

If you have a concern about a non-essential business being open or an essential business not following Executive Order 20-10 or for more information about business processes during the COVID-19 outbreak, visit the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity website. If you wish to file a complaint, click here.

COVID-19 Guidance Infographics

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Public Health (nationally, statewide and locally) is monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We have many community partners and plans in place which we practice frequently. 

Things you can do to prevent the spread of illness are:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • get your annual flu shot
  • stay home when you are sick (except to get medical care)
  • If you have underlying health conditions and/or are elderly, consider avoiding gatherings or other situations of potential exposure

If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19, contact your medical provider by phone. Do not go to prompt care locations or emergency rooms unless you are told to do so by your medical provider.

For further information, you may contact the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick.illinois.gov