Webpage Last Updated: 05/27/2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread person-to-person. 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.

COVID-19 Data Update

(Data Last Updated - 05/27/2020)

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Information For The Public

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Information For Partner Agencies


Stay At Home Order

The intent of Executive Order #10 is to ensure that the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible, while enable services to continue, to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible. When people need to leave their places of residence, whether to perform Essential Activities, or to otherwise facilitate authorized activities necessary for continuity of social and commercial life, they should at all times as much as reasonably possible comply with Social Distancing Requirements. All provisions of the this Executive Order should be interpreted to effectuate this intent.

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Important Local Updates

  • On Wednesday, May 27, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death 2 Winnebago County residents as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Wednesday, May 27, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 32 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1993 cases in the county.
  • On Wednesday, May 27, issued guidance for phase 3 for places of workship and resteraunts and bars. Click here for guidance information.


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Prevent the Spread of Illness

      • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
      • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
      • Cover your cough or sneeze
      • Avoid close contact with people who are sick


Illinois COVID-19 Hotline

The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a COVID-19 hotline and email address to answer questions from the public:

      • 1(800) 889-3931
      • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For questions specific to Winnebago County, please call 1-815-319-6705.

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


CDC COVID-19 Information

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