The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

For the most current information, visit the CDC’s COVID-19 website. 

Illinois-specific information can be found at the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 website.
Illinois Department of Public Health.
Phone 1-800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV for additional questions.

Chicago-specific information can be found at the Chicago Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 website.
Chicago Department of Public Health
Phone 312-746-4835 or email  for additional questions.

Please share these resources with others as needed. This website will be updated with additional guidance as it becomes available.


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At the Policy, Practice and Prevention Research Center (P3RC), we are building and translating evidence and strengthening leadership capacity to advance policies and practices that improve population health and equity.


The P3RC envisions improvements in population health and equity through a paradigm shift that builds capacity and bridges practice, translation and research for sustainable and effective policies and programs, and supportive systems and environments for all.

P3RC Vision Statement
Christina Welter

There needs to be a more timely exchange between on the ground practitioners, who are often in the best position to lead or promote systems-level change in their communities, and the researchers studying interventions and analyzing policy. Practitioners also need more workforce development to help increase their readiness and capacity to use and build evidence in what they are doing.

Christina Welter  |  Associate Director, P3RC