Please refer to the following agencies for information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, symptoms, and what to do if you think you or a loved one might have COVID-19. These are reliable sources with up-to-date information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Whiteside County Health Department

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Illinois has also developed a new COVID-19 emotional support textline, Call4Calm. If you are feeling anxious or just feel a need to talk to someone during what has been a difficult time for everyone, you can text “talk” to 5-5-2-0-2-0 and you will get a callback from a licensed counselor within 24 hours. It’s important at a time like this to make sure you take care of your mental and emotional health as well. You can also use the Call4Calm textline to get information. You can text “food,” “unemployment,” or “shelter” to the same number and receive information on those topics.