COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus.
Woodford County continues to monitor the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Woodford County Health Department (WCHD) is working with local healthcare community partners and following guidance provided by the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
For the most up-to-date COVID-19 guidance, information about testing, vaccinations and county level metrics, visit covid.gov (link).
- Woodford County
- Health Department
- 1831 S. Main St.
- Eureka, IL 61530
Woodford County Health Department COVID-19 Response
The mission of the Woodford County Health Department (WCHD) is to improve the health and well-being of our community through health education, health promotion and preventive health services. WCHD highly recommends the public to continue to follow Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order.
There are many challenges and unknowns with the COVID-19 pandemic. WCHD urges the public to use precautions such as getting vaccinated, proper hand hygiene, social distancing (at least 6 feet) and wearing a mask.
WCHD, and other local health departments, follow the guidance directed by Illinois Department of Public Health to protect our communities against infectious disease. Historically, WCHD has worked to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and continues to do so during this time.
WCHD will continue to work with our community partners and surrounding local health departments to protect the health and well-being of all.
Guidance for food establishments (including Executive Orders) and Frequently Asked Questions can be found at coronavirus.illinois.gov (link). This site has information for individuals and businesses.
Call 4 Calm is a free emotional support text line where you can speak with a mental health professional.
Text “TALK” to 552020 or “HABLAR” for service in Spanish to the same number 552020.
More About Covid-19-What You Can Do
Public Health (nationally, statewide and locally) is monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We have many community partners and plans in place which we practice frequently.
Things you can do to prevent the spread of illness are:
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- get vaccinated and boosted
- get tested if you have symptoms
- avoid close contact with people who are sick
- avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- get your annual flu shot
- stay home when you are sick (except to get medical care)
- If you have underlying health conditions and/or are elderly, consider avoiding gatherings or other situations of potential exposure
For further information, you may contact the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or visit covid.gov (link)