Coronavirus update 4-20

Governor’s Office Daily COVID-19 Q & A
April 19, 2020

Q: Where can I find the status of a designated testing site?
A: Please visit the State of Illinois’ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response site,, for information regarding testing sites, hours of availability, and criteria to be tested. Please note that hours of operation are subject to change due to test availability. This website will be updated periodically as more testing sites become operational.

COVID-19 Response
Q: Which state officials make-up the Governor’s COVID-19 response team?
A: The Governor’s COVID-19 response team is led by IDPH and IEMA working in close coordination with the Governor’s senior staff and other agency leaders.

Higher Education
Q: Is there any guidance for University of Illinois students who have to pay rent at their off-campus apartments, but are not currently living there since school courses were canceled?
A: The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign created guidance for those students and their families regarding off-campus housing. For additional information, please click here. The University of Illinois system is also establishing a $36 million financial aid fund to help students who are experiencing greater need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about that initiative here.

John Curran

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