Webpage Last Updated: 02/04/2020

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread person-to-person. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, China.

While this new virus is a serious public health concern,currently, the risk to the general public remains low.

CDC Coronavirus

This is a rapidly changing situation. 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 monitoring the situation and working to protect the public’s health.

For additional information, click here for a CDC fact sheet or go to the IDPH and CDC webpages on 2019 novel coronavirus:

See below for more detailed information directly from the CDC webpages on coronavirus.