COVID-19 Confirmed Positive Cases

NOTE: COVID-19 NUMBERS CURRENT AS OF 10/20/20, 08:00 AM; 

(Total Staff/Resident/Patient census numbers based on 09/30/20 reporting)

The health, safety, and care of people throughout our state is our top priority. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for all of us and we are working around the clock to bend the curve and to slow the spread of the virus while continuing to fulfill our mission.

IDHS has 14 residential and hospital facilities that serve Illinoisans with developmental disabilities (7) and mental health needs (7). We are taking every precaution at these facilities but given the highly contagious and persistent nature of COVID-19, as well as the close, hands-on approach that our healthcare services require, even with all staff wearing personal protective equipment, the virus can find ways to spread.

We have been tracking positive cases of COVID-19 in our facilities, testing residents and patients who display symptoms or have been exposed to those who have symptoms and isolating and treating anyone who is symptomatic or who tests positive for the virus.

We have also been tracking positive cases for the staff at our non-24/7 locations, including local offices, administrative offices, and schools. Many of these locations have been closed for some or all of the Governor's Stay at Home executive orders and their staffs have been working or on call, remotely. Nevertheless, regardless of whether an employee has been working on-site or remotely, we are associating them, below, with their pre-COVID-19 physical work site.

The "staff returned to work" information presented below indicates how many staff previously out of work due to COVID-like illness or a positive COVID-19 test have returned to work. "Recovered residents and patients" are those for whom (i) there has been at least 14 days since their initial positive test or symptom onset, and (ii) they have been without any COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (without the use of fever-reducing medication), for at least 72 hours. 

(The information presented here is updated periodically during the COVID-19 public health emergency. It is provisional and may contain errors or omissions. For staff data, the information is dependent on what information the Department receives.)

If you have questions about the data presented here, please email DHS.COVID19@Illinois.gov. For medical COVID-19 questions, please contact the COVID-19 help line at 1-800-889-3931 or DPH.Sick@Illinois.gov.

Department Overview - Total Cases of COVID-19

Division

Confirmed Positive

COVID-19 Staff

Staff Returned to Work Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Residents & Patients Recovered Residents & Patients
Administrative Offices 18 13 N/A N/A
Developmental Disabilities 467 366 596 482
Family & Community Services 129 97 N/A N/A
Mental Health 186 166 77 69
Rehabilitation Services 29 24 0 N/A
Substance Use Prevention & Recovery 0 N/A N/A N/A
Total 830 666 673 553

Detailed Breakdown of COVID-19 Cases

State Operated Developmental Centers

Facility (City - County)
Total Staff at Facility Confirmed Positive
COVID-19
Staff
Staff Returned to Work Total Residents at
Facility
Confirmed Positive
COVID-19 Residents
Recovered Residents
Choate (Anna - Union Co.) 656 109 28 216 108 14
Fox (Dwight - Livingston Co.) 234 2 1 79 0 N/A
Kiley (Waukegan - Lake Co.) 452 28 28 199 16 14
Ludeman (Park Forest - Cook Co.) 922 137 131 336 232 221
Mabley (Dixon - Lee Co.) 210 49 46 111 76 75
Murray (Centralia - Clinton Co.) 570 32 26 244 41 41
Shapiro (Kankakee - Kankakee Co.) 1,230 110 106 473 123 121

State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals

Facility (City - County)
Total Staff at Facility Confirmed Positive
COVID-19
Staff
Staff Returned to Work Total Patients at
Facility
Confirmed Positive
COVID-19 Patients
Recovered Patients
Alton (Alton - Madison Co.) 267 31 30 97 24 23
Chester (Chester - Randolph Co.) 497 63 58 262 13 13
Read (Chicago - Cook Co.) 291 24 21 128 7 7
Elgin (Elgin - Kane Co.) 683 45 36 317 17 10
Madden (Hines - Cook Co.) 261 15 13 94 16 16
McFarland (Springfield - Sangamon Co.) 251 2 1 126 0 N/A
TDF (Rushville - Schuyler Co.) 235 8 7 558 0 N/A

Family & Community Services Offices (including 77 Local Offices)

Location
Total Staff
at Location
Confirmed Positive
COVID-19
Staff
Staff Returned to Work
ABE Call Center 94 2 2
Adams FCRC 47 1 1
Anna Processing Center 20 2 1
Bureau FCRC 18 1 0
Calumet Park FCRC 63 5 3
Champaign FCRC 49 1 1
Christian FCRC 19 1 0
Crawford FCRC 9 2 1
DuPage FCRC 122 1 1
Englewood FCRC 127 5 5
Fulton FCRC 22 2 1
Homewood MMU 203 7 6
Humboldt Park FCRC 115 3 3
Jefferson 1 0
Jersey FCRC 15 1 1
Kane/Elgin FCRC 1 0
Kankakee FCRC 67 1 0
Lake County FCRC 103 2 2
LaSalle FCRC 39 1 1
Logan FCRC 15 1 1
Lower North FCRC 55 1 1
LTC - MFO Central 93 3 3
LTC - MFO North 138 2 1
Macon FCRC 41 2 2
Madison/Granite City FCRC 34 1 1
Marion FCRC 32 2 1
McHenry FCRC 31 1 1
McLean FCRC 42 2 1
Mid-South FCRC 98 1 1
North Suburban FCRC 70 2 2
Northern FCRC 91 6 5
Northside FCRC 43 2 2
Northwest FCRC 92 4 4
Peoria FCRC 62 1 0
Pulaski FCRC 12 1 1
Richland FCRC 20 1 1
Rock Island FCRC 47 1 1
Roseland FCRC 84 1 1
Saline FCRC 19 1 1
Sangamon FCRC 65 5 1
South Loop FCRC 55 3 2
South Suburban FCRC 141 3 3
Southeast FCRC 108 7 6
St. Clair FCRC 71 3 3
Stroger FCRC 57 2 2
Teen Parent Services, Chicago 6 1 1
Vermillion FCRC 36 2 2
West Suburban FCRC 135 6 5
Will FCRC 106 4 2
Williamson FCRC 32 1 1
Winnebago FCRC 94 8 4
Woodlawn FCRC 79 6 4
Youth Intervention Services, Springfield 58 1 1

Rehabilitation Services Offices (including 45 Local Offices)

Location
Total Staff
at Location
Confirmed Positive
COVID-19
Staff
Staff Returned to Work
Avalon Park Local Office 12 1 0
Belleville Local Office 12 1 1
Chicago Heights Local Office 30 4 4
Disability Determination Services, Springfield 352 7 6
East St. Louis Local Office 8 1 1
Elgin Local Office 7 2 2
Galesburg Local Office 8 1 0
Illinois Center for Rehabilitation & Education 50 2 2
Illinois School for the Deaf 195 2 1
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired 115 1 1
Mattoon Local Office 9 2 1
Murphysboro Local Office 43 1 1
South Pulaski Local Office 18 1 1
Springfield Local Office 1 0
Westchester Local Office 15 2 2

Administrative Offices

Location Confirmed Positive
COVID-19
Staff
Staff Returned to Work
Chicago: 401 S Clinton 5 4
Springfield: 100 S Grand Ave E 13 9

COVID-19 Confirmed Fatalities

It is with deepest sadness that we share that COVID-19 has taken the lives of several of our staff and residents. Our thoughts are with their families, friends, and colleagues.

(The information presented here is updated periodically during the COVID-19 public health emergency. It is provisional and may contain errors or omissions. For staff data, the information is dependent on what information the Department receives. Some deaths and their contributing causes may remain under investigation by a coroner or medical examiner.)

Division Staff Residents & Patients
Administrative Offices 0 N/A
Developmental Disabilities 4 10
Family & Community Services 2 N/A
Mental Health 0 1
Rehabilitation Services 0 0
Substance Use Prevention & Recovery 0 N/A
Total 6 10

Detailed Breakdown of COVID-19 Fatalities

State Operated Developmental Centers

Facility (City - County) Staff Residents
Kiley (Waukegan - Lake Co.) 0 1
Ludeman (Park Forest - Cook Co.) 4 7
Mabley (Dixon - Lee Co.) 0 1
Shapiro (Kankakee - Kankakee Co.) 0 1

State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals

Facility (City - County) Staff Patients
Elgin (Elgin - Kane Co) 0 1

Family & Community Services Offices (including 77 Local Offices)

Location Staff
Woodlawn FCRC 2

Frequently Asked Questions (State Operated Developmental Centers and Psychiatric Hospitals)

  1. What precautions were taken in the State Operated Developmental Centers (SODC) and State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals (SOPH) before any positive cases were confirmed?
  2. How can the public help support the health and safety of the State psychiatric hospitals and developmental centers?
  3. How is IDHS isolating positive or symptomatic cases and enforcing social distancing in settings of people with serious mental health and/or cognitive challenges?
  4. What actions are taken after staff/patients/residents test positive?
  5. Who and how are people notified after staff/patients/residents test positive?
  6. Are families notified when there is a positive case?
  7. Are staff notified when there is a positive case?
  8. Can family members visit an ill resident/patient in a State facility?
  9. How are transfers being completed during the pandemic?
  10. Are staff of IDHS's hospitals/centers wearing masks and other PPE?
  11. Do IDHS facilities have sufficient PPE?
  12. What kind of on-site medical care is available to IDHS residents/patients?
  13. Does IDHS have ventilators at the Centers / Hospitals?
  14. Will local hospitals treat COVID-19 positive IDHS residents/patients?
  15. Is IDHS working with the county or city public health departments?
  16. Is the State administering COVID-19 tests for symptomatic and/or non-symptomatic residents/patients/staff at the SODCs and Hospitals who may have been exposed?
  17. How is IDHS working to keep staff healthy?
  18. Is IDHS providing proper cleaning supplies?

  1. What precautions were taken in the State Operated Developmental Centers (SODC) and State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals (SOPH) before any positive cases were confirmed?

    • Effective March 12:
      • All non-essential visitors were restricted from entering any SODC or SOPH;
      • Temperature checks for all staff were initiated;
      • An Infectious Disease team for IDHS's 24/7 facilities, including members of the facilities' already existing infectious disease control staff, was formed;
      • Facilities arranged for video and telephone calls between residents/patients and family as readily available and as frequently as possible.
    • Other Proactive Safety Measures initiated since March 12:
      • Centers closed all campus day training sites;
      • Residents are not attending off campus day training sites;
      • Group activities are cancelled;
      • Meals are served separately to individuals in isolation and/or small groups, following social distancing guidelines;
      • Community outings and home visits are suspended;
      • Resident/patient temperatures/vitals are taken every shift;
      • Regular training of staff regarding proper social distancing, sanitation, and hand hygiene;
      • Providing personal protective equipment (PPE) in consultation with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH);
      • Enhanced cleaning on frequently touched surfaces, such as, doors, handrails, and light switches;
      • Individuals who exhibit signs or symptoms of COVID-19 are placed in isolation.
      • As guidelines from the IDPH are received, the IDHS facilities implement the IDPH guidance upon outbreak status in a facility. IDHS is also following the Governor's COVID-19 regional guidance.
  2. How can the public help support the health and safety of the State psychiatric hospitals and developmental centers?

    • Members of the public may help support IDHS facilities by donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). To donate PPE, please contact: PPE.Donations@Illinois.gov.
  3. How is IDHS isolating positive or symptomatic cases and enforcing social distancing in settings of people with serious mental health and/or cognitive challenges?

    • At IDHS, the safety, health, and well-being of people throughout our State is our first priority. We are committed to implementing social distancing best practices.
      • Group gatherings off-unit have been limited following IDPH guidance;
      • There have been increased sanitation and housekeeping efforts within the facilities;
      • Deep cleaning is performed when a positive case is identified;
      • Residents and patients participate in modified communal dining, while social distancing, and surfaces are cleaned and disinfected in between meals.
    • Any resident or patient who is COVID-19 positive or displaying COVID-like symptoms is placed in isolation and meals are served in their room.
  4. What actions are taken after staff/patients/residents test positive?

    • Staff, residents, patients, families, and guardians are notified.
    • If the resident or patient has been in isolation due to COVID-19-like symptoms, the isolation continues, and the resident or patient will be transferred to a local hospital if supportive care cannot be given within the IDHS facility.
    • If the employee has not been to work, notice is provided to all employees of the positive test in a daily memorandum to all employees.
    • If the staff has been at work, separate notification is sent to those employees who were in prolonged contact with the positive staff member.
    • Testing commences based on guidance approved by IDPH.
  5. Who and how are people notified after staff/patients/residents test positive?

    • Employees are notified by all-staff memorandum via email, as well as, printed and posted in common areas.
    • Individual families are notified by phone as to the status of their loved one.
    • All families and guardians of residents/patients are notified by mail, and telephone provided there is a valid, signed, release of information.
  6. Are families notified when there is a positive case?

    • Yes. The Divisions of Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health follow protocol to notify staff, families, and guardians on the same day they receive notice by local health departments or IDPH of confirmed cases.
  7. Are staff notified when there is a positive case?

    • Yes. The Divisions of Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health follow protocol to notify staff, families, and guardians on the same day they receive notice by local health departments or IDPH of confirmed cases.
  8. Can family members visit an ill resident/patient in a State facility?

    • o No, visits to ill residents/patients are not permitted. Effective March 12, 2020, all visits were suspended; at the current time, outdoor visitation for those individuals not in isolation is permitted.
  9. How are transfers being completed during the pandemic?

    • A procedure has been put in place to facilitate needed interagency transfers.
  10. Are staff of IDHS's hospitals/centers wearing masks and other PPE?

    • Yes, all IDHS hospital and center staff are following the recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and IDPH guidelines for use and re-use of PPE based on each setting within the facility.
  11. Do IDHS facilities have sufficient PPE?

    • Under Governor JB Pritzker's leadership and directive and partnership with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), IDHS provides all staff with proper PPE.
  12. What kind of on-site medical care is available to IDHS residents/patients?

    • Nurses are onsite at all times; Doctors are on call 24/7
    • Basic health care supports are available for non-acute needs, such as wound treatment, caring for routine colds, flu, administering medications, toileting, bathing, etc.
  13. Does IDHS have ventilators at the Centers / Hospitals?

    • No. Healthcare support is available onsite for non-acute needs, such as wound treatment, caring for routine colds, flu, administering medications, toileting, bathing, etc.
  14. Will local hospitals treat COVID-19 positive IDHS residents/patients?

    • Yes.
  15. Is IDHS working with the county or city public health departments?

    • Yes, IDHS is communicating and coordinating with local health departments and hospitals in each area where IDHS Hospitals and Development Centers are located.
  16. Is the State administering COVID-19 tests for symptomatic and/or non-symptomatic residents/patients/staff at the SODCs and Hospitals who may have been exposed?

    • Yes.
  17. How is IDHS working to keep staff healthy?

    • Upon arrival to the facility, staff are screened, have their temperature checked, and are required to wear a face covering and encouraged to wear a face shield while at work. Staff are provided CDC recommended personal protective equipment when working with residents that are suspected or have tested positive for COVID-19.
  18. Is IDHS providing proper cleaning supplies?

    • Yes. IDHS has increased scheduled cleaning of the facilities and the amount of cleaning supplies on hand