COVID-19 Updates & Information

Do You Need a COVID-19 Test? 

Review the questions below to determine when to get tested. If you have had COVID-19 in the past 90 days and recovered, you do not need to be tested unless you develop new symptoms.  

Do you have COVID-19 symptoms? 

Get tested immediately.  

Have you had close contact exposure to someone with COVID-19? 

Get tested at least 5 days after exposure.  

Are you traveling? 

Learn more about testing for travel by visiting Travel | CDC  

Are you planning to attend an upcoming event or gathering? 

Reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by getting tested as close to the event date as possible.  

Where can I get a test? 

Visit your state, tribal, local, or territorial health department’s website for the latest local information on testing.  

Many pharmacies and community centers provide access to free COVID-19 tests. Visit Community-Based Testing Centers or the Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) website to find testing locations in your area.  


Order free tests at Free tests are also available through local health departments.

Buy tests online or in pharmacies and retail stores. Private health insurance may reimburse the cost of purchasing self-tests. Visit FDA’s website for a list of authorized tests


Click on the following links to review the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, DuPage County, Cook County and local communities.

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
IDPH COVID-19 Statistics By County & Zip Code
IDPH- Long Term Care Facility Outbreaks COVID-19
Dupage County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard
Cook County Department of Public Health
Cook County Medical Examiner COVID-19 Related Deaths

Please see these resources when gathering for the holidays. 

Holiday Guidance Handout
Holiday Guidance Graphic Version