COVID-19
INFORMATION

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Library staff has collected the following sources of reliable information and helpful tools to help you stay informed about the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Guidance on this page is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

This page was last updated on April 19, 2022.

Updated Guidance from the CDC and DCHD

COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and even dying—especially people who are boosted. As with vaccines for other diseases, you are protected best when you stay up to date. The CDC recommends that everyone ages 5 years and older get their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and everyone ages 12 years and older also receive a booster. Adults ages 50+ can choose to receive a second booster at least 4 months after their first booster.

COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.

People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

If you are immunocompromised, learn more about how to protect yourself with additional CDC recommendations for each COVID-19 Community Level.

To check your community level, visit the CDC.

COVID-19 Vaccines


Vaccine Eligibility

Everyone ages 5 years and older is eligible and recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated is the best way to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The CDC recommends everyone ages 12 years and older receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination series. Some people can receive two boosters. Learn more about booster shots.

People who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines and children under 5 years old who are not able to get a COVID-19 vaccine should continue taking steps to prevent getting sick.

If someone in your family is younger than 2 years old or cannot wear a mask, limit visits with people who are not vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown and keep distance between your child and other people in public. For more recommendations about families and COVID-19, visit the CDC.

Vaccine Registration

DuPage County registration: Complete this online form to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Registration Form

If you are homebound, please use this link to register to receive the vaccine from the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD). There will be an opportunity in the online form for you to indicate you need homebound services. You will be contacted to schedule and make arrangements for your vaccination. For assistance with registering, please contact the DCHD call center at 630-682-7400.  


For assistance making appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, contact:

  • The DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center by calling 630-221-7030.
    Assistance is available Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • The Illinois Department of Public Health Vaccine Appointment Call Center by calling 833-621-1284.
    English and Spanish-speaking agents are available seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight. Translation into other languages is also available.

For general questions about COVID-19 and local response and guidance, contact:

  • The DuPage County Health Department by calling 630-682-7400
  • The Illinois Department of Public Health by calling 800-889-3931 or emailing DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV

Locations

Please note that for some locations below, an appointment may be required and additional provisions may apply.

For assistance making appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, contact:

Assistance is available Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

For general questions about COVID-19 and local response and guidance, contact:

  • The Dupage County Health Department by calling 630-682-7400
  • The Illinois Department of Public Health by calling 800-889-3931 or emailing DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV

DuPage County

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) offers Pfizer COVID-19 primary series and first and second booster shots. To register for a vaccination appointment with DCHD please click here. Once registered, you will be contacted via email for an appointment.

If you are receiving the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, you will need to return for a second dose 8 weeks later. Anyone under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them. Please stay home if you are ill. A health screening will be conducted upon arrival and if you are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms you will be sent home. Please stay home if you are in isolation or quarantine.

After vaccination, plan to sit in observation for at least 15 minutes and possibly up to 30 minutes based on clinical history.

If you are seeking your second dose from DCHD after receiving your first dose elsewhere, you must bring your CDC vaccination record card with you. If you are seeking a booster shot, please be sure to bring your COVID-19 vaccine card with you.

Individuals may also receive their COVID-19 vaccine/booster from DCHD by visiting the Care Van, a walk-up, free mobile clinic. Check the DCHD website for more information.

For more information, visit www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccine or call 630-682-7400.

Vaccines.gov: Search for locations that offer COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots. 
You can also text your zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

Local pharmacies:

Vaccine FAQs

The answers below and more information can be found on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.

Full Vaccination and Travel FAQs

The answers below and more information can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

covid-19 information & Testing

The answers below and more information can be found on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.


COVID-19 FAQs

Variant FAQs

The answers below and more information can be found on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.


COVID-19 Updates

community resources

DGPL Resources

  • Career Help page: Career help, including resume help, skill development, job lists and directories, as well as business and career programs.
  • Downers Grove Services page: Additional community resources including local food pantries and other local organizations.
  • DGPL Social Services page: Information on the library's Social Work Interns and social service partners.