This page includes information about Covid-19 from the Cook County Department of Public Health and other resources. Information about testing and vaccines is included.  Late in 2020, the Cook County Department of Public Health formed a partnership with community-based organizations across Cook County, including Progress Center.  Through the partnership, community-based organizations will share information about Covid-19 with constituents.  Organizations will build new networks in order to share the information more broadly.

Updates (May 2021)

KN95 Masks:  Progress Center has large supplies of KN95 Masks. These supplies are available to community organizations in Suburban Cook County and the surrounding areas.  Masks are available at no cost.  Organizations and groups in need of masks will be asked to pick up the supplies at the Progress Center office in Forest Park, Illinois. To place an order and schedule a pick-up, contact Kira Meskin at Progress Center,

Key Covid-19 contact information from the Cook County Department of Public Health

  • In Home Vaccination

The Cook County Department of Public Health is now scheduling appointments for in-home vaccines. This service is available to seniors and people with disabilities who are unable to travel to a vaccination site. To schedule an appointment, call the number 833-308-1988 (hours are Hotline hours are M-F 7am-10pm and Sat 8am-10pm)  or visit this link:

  • Mask Up!  Messaging from the Cook County Department of Public Health:
Image that reads "Wear It, Don't Spread It" with the hashtags #maskup and #onecookcounty
Image that reads “Wear It, Don’t Spread It” with the hashtags #maskup and #onecookcounty



“Anyone can get COVID-19 – even you. Generally speaking, however, young healthy people in their 20s with strong immune systems tend to fare quite well. The problem is, you can be infected, not know it and spread it to others in your family or community who are at much greater risk of complications, including death.  There are some very simple, yet effective things each of us can do to make a big difference in the fight against COVID-19. One of them is wearing a mask.”




Image with animated pictures of people wearing masks and with these messages: It's a two way street. Masks Protect You and Me. When We All Wear Masks, We Take Care of Each Other
It’s a two way street. Masks Protect You and Me. When We All Wear Masks, We Take Care of Each Other
  • Cook County Department of Public Health Covid-19 Hotline

“We’re here to help M-F, 9AM-4PM. Contact us with your questions or concerns about #COVID19. Call the *NEW* @CookCoHealth hotline: (708) 633-2599 (updated number January 19, 2021) or email

  • County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Testing Information                                                                                                      COVID-19 Testing:                                                                                                      This page includes information about the type of Covid-19 Testing, recommendations on who should be tested, testing sites, and upcoming testing events.
  • CCDPH COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Website

COVID-19 Spanish Website

Cook County Shiny App for the latest data

Text ALERTCOOK (one-word) to 888-777 for text alerts about Covid 19

  • CCDPH Covid-19 Data

This page “includes confirmed and probable cases under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Department of Public Health (excludes Chicago, Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie, and Stickney Township).”  For the Data Link, click here.

  • The Covid-19 Vaccine-CCDPH
    Vaccination Appointment Hotline — A new vaccination appointment hotline has been created for residents who lack Internet access, are not comfortable with technology or prefer to call. That number is 1-833-308-1988 and will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Here is information from the Cook County Department of Public Health about the Covid-19 Vaccine:  Click this link to visit the Cook County Department of Public Health Vaccine Page  Visit this link to register for the Vaccine.  Vaccine Registration.

Vaccination Survey for Suburban Healthcare/Essential Workers — Click here for the survey link

Vaccination Organization Registration — Click here to link to registration page

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) is using the information collected from this survey to gather information from organizations with individuals in Phase 1a who would like updates regarding when their staff can receive COVID-19 vaccine, as well as assess who is able to assist in the overall vaccination effort in suburban Cook County. Phase 1a is defined by the CDC as is defined by the CDC as “all paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.”

  • Covid-19 Information from other sources
Vaccine Appointment Call Center The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today (March 12) launched the Vaccine Appointment Call Center to assist people who do not have access to or who have difficulty navigating online services in making appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As Illinois begins to receive significantly more vaccine from the federal government and appointments become more widely available, this call center will be critical in bridging the digital divide and ensuring the vaccine reaches all communities.  Vaccine Appointment Call Center open 7 days a week at 833-621-1284
Cook County Vaccination Locations
These locations opened up for vaccinations on January 19, 2021.  From Illinois e-news release:
All four locations will begin vaccinations today, Tuesday, January 19 and will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will be available for health care workers who are part of Phase 1A before opening to those eligible for Phase 1B on January 25. For more information on vaccinations in Cook County please visit
Cook County Health’s North Riverside Health Center
1800 S. Harlem Ave.
North Riverside, IL 60546
Cook County Health’s Robbins Health Center
13450 S. Kedzie Ave.
Robbins, IL 60472
Cook County Health’s Morton East Adolescent Health Center
2423 S. Austin Blvd.
Cicero, IL 60804
Cook County Health’s Cottage Grove Health Center
1645 Cottage Grove Ave.
Ford Heights, IL 60411
Covid-19 Vaccination Community HUB from RUSH:
Click here for vaccination hub: vaccination hub
Covid-19 Vaccination Information from the CDC
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkits – This webpage contains toolkits for audience-specific toolkits for healthcare teams and community administrators, including community-based organizations. The toolkits contain introduction letters, frequently asked questions, slide decks, fact sheets, and more.  These tools can be adapted to your organization’s scope of work and audience.
  • COVID-19 Toolkit for Older Adults & People at Higher Risk – This webpage contains COVID-19 vaccine and disease guidance and tools to help older adults and people at higher risk and those who serve or care for them.​  This toolkit contains FAQs, checklists, factsheets, posters, social media, PSAs, and more.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine – Recently updated COVID-19 vaccine landing page for consumers and clinicians with materials available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean.

Updated Vaccination Plan from the Illinois Department of Public Health

Link to Vaccination Plan from the Department of Public Health  From the introduction to the document: “This is a draft document designed to assist Local Health Departments in planning for vaccine distribution. Information contained in this document is based on limited and preliminary guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) & Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and will be continuously updated as that guidance evolves. All information in this document is subject to change.”

A Vaccine FAQ from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Click here for the FAQ

A Q and A about Covid-19 Vaccines between the director of FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, subject matter expert, Dr. Hardeep Sandhu, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Click this link to download:  FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination–Q and A About Covid 19 Vaccines.

Article from the Chicago Tribune, January 4, 2021: Suburban Cook County offering COVID-19 vaccine form for health care workers only

Emergency Broad Band Opportunity — Posted April 30, 2021

Starting on May 12, 2021, households will be able to apply for a program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Here is a link with more information about the program, eligibility, and application