3/30/20 - IDHS Staff Message from Secretary Hou

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Dear fellow IDHS staff,

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of one of our IDHS colleagues.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. His wife is also a member of the IDHS work family, and we are ever thankful for their service to their community and to the people of Illinois.

We, at IDHS, carry a solemn responsibility, many as public servants on the front line, helping people through the challenges in their lives.

Please know that we are doing our very best to take precautions to protect you.

We will be making some additional announcements in the coming days about our efforts in this regard.

Please continue to care for yourselves and each other in this difficult time - and do not hesitate to send questions or concerns to your supervisors.

Thank you,


Grace B. Hou


Illinois Department of Human Services