The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a COVID-19 hotline and email address to answer questions from the public:
COVID-19 Daily Updates
To receive daily updates about COVID-19 from the Illinois Department of Public Health, all Illinoisans with a mobile phone can opt in. To opt-in: Text the word COVID to 312-500-3836.
Para recibir mensajes en español con consejos de prevención, envíe el texto COVID ESP al 312-500-3836
You will receive a welcome message from IDPH and a second text letting you know you will receive updates about COVID-19 in Illinois from the code 36363. You will also receive a link to the IDPH Frequently Ask Questions page. You will receive COVID-19 texting twice a day, once in the morning, and once in the evening. You can opt out of receiving messages at any time by texting STOP to reply. View the Terms. 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.