Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness in people. The Winnebago County Health Department, along with our local healthcare partners, local health departments in the region, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public’s health.
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- Talk with your healthcare provider as soon as possible to see if you are eligible for one of the COVID-19 treatment
- You can also find a Test to Treat Site and get treatment where you get tested.
- You must start treatment within a few days after symptoms start, so do not wait, contact your healthcare provider or go to a Test to Treat Site promptly.
- The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible.
- The Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Booster designed specifically to target the omicron subvariants is now available. Anyone ages 5 and older who has received a primary series can receive this new, Bivalent Booster. Your last dose of vaccine must be 2 months prior to receiving the Bivalent Booster. Go to visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccine provider near you.
- Contact your child’s healthcare provider to schedule routine vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine, or visit vaccines.gov to see where vaccines for children are available.
- Children and teens may get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, including a flu vaccine, at the same time.
- For more information on COVID-19 vaccines for children click here.
- IDPH Guidance for Pre-K -12 Schools for addressing COVID-19 cases, contacts, and outbreaks
- Illinois State Board of Education Guidance
- Executive Order 2022-10 – COVID-19 Executive Order NO. 103
- Healthcare Providers