Testing Kits/Equipment

Q: How many mobile testing facilities will be allowed statewide, and what are their current locations?

A: Currently there are 4 locations available for drive-thru testing: Harwood Heights/Chicago, Northlake, Joliet, and Bolingbrook. All four of the mobile testing sites operate under U.S. Health and Human Services criteria which prioritizes health care workers and first responders. As availability allows, testing criteria may be expanded beyond this initial pilot program.


Emergency Management (IEMA)

Q: Is there availability of state resources to provide for the housing or for payment to private facilities that have been directed by IEMA to arrange 25 beds of temporary housing?

A: IEMA asked the counties to identify alternative housing within their communities, and if the county cannot provide the 25-bed minimum, then they can indicate that on the template. FEMA has provided additional clarifying guidance for state/local governments about reimbursement for non-congregate facilities. Yes, 25 was the target number for local jurisdictions, and hotels were one of the options we provided.

IEMA and DHS have looked at state locations (parks, colleges, universities, etc.) to assist local jurisdictions. The following lodges meet the select listed criteria contained in the question, specifically, 25 beds of temporary housing, no circulating area, and individual bathrooms:

· Starved Rock – LaSalle
· White Pines Forest – Ogle
· IL Beach – Lake
· Carlyle Lake – Clinton
· Pere Marquette – Jersey
· Giant City - Union

Once the jurisdictions have turned in their updated plans, which are due 20 March 2020, the state can start to analyze remaining gaps and look at options for those jurisdictions such as state facilities or developing regional plans consolidating multi-county resources. Region 2 (Northwest Illinois) have already developed their own regional plan.

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For more COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Illinois Taxpayers from IDOR: https://www2.illinois.gov/rev/Pages/Taxpayer-Resources-during-COVID-19-(Coronavirus)-Outbreak.aspx

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If you or someone you know is in neeed of free or low cost legal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, please contact the following:

CARPLS Legal Aid Hotline for legal information, advice and referrals for Cook County residents, 312-738-9200.

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, for free legal assistance in southern and central Illinois, 1-877-342-7891.

Prairie State Legal Services, for free legal assistance in northern and western Illinois, 1-800-531-7057.

Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network, for free legal assistance for veterans, active service members, reservists and their dependents, 1-855-452-3526.

Illinois Legal Aid Online, for online legal research, forms, guidance and statewide legal aid directory.

Illinois Free Legal Answers a virtual legal clinic where low-income Illinois residents can submit a question online to ask a lawyer for help with a civil legal issue.

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shopping 2411667 640Below is information from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. The Store Hours and Designated Shopping for Senior Citizens are subject to change.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays our stores will open early at 8:30 a.m. for senior citizens, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns. Otherwise, ALDI stores across the country will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the general public. Some stores may have limited hours to accommodate restocking and cleaning.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays our stores will be open to seniors and those that are immunocompromised from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Stores are operating with normal hours.

Stores and pharmacies are operating with normal hours.

Dollar General
Dollar General’s first hour of operations each day will be dedicated solely to the shopping needs of senior customers. Stores will also close an hour earlier in order for employees to clean and restock shelved.

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