COVID-19 Confirmed Positive Cases

NOTE: COVID-19 NUMBERS CURRENT AS OF 01/20/21, 08:00 AM; 

(Total Staff/Resident/Patient census numbers based on 12/31/20 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

Cumulative Confirmed Positive

COVID-19 Staff

Staff Returned to Work Cumulative Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Residents & Patients Recovered Residents & Patients
Administrative Offices 49 41 N/A N/A
Developmental Disabilities 1,053 959 946 888
Family & Community Services 327 299 N/A N/A
Mental Health 569 515 211 190
Rehabilitation Services 102 89 0 N/A
Substance Use Prevention & Recovery 0 N/A N/A N/A
Total 2,100 1,903 1,157 1,078

Detailed Breakdown of COVID-19 Cases

State Operated Developmental Centers

Facility (City - County)
Total Staff at Facility Cumulative Confirmed Positive
COVID-19
Staff
Staff Returned to Work Total Residents at
Facility
Cumulative Confirmed Positive
COVID-19 Residents
Recovered Residents
Choate (Anna - Union Co.) 647 217 190 212 184 172
Fox (Dwight - Livingston Co.) 226 35 30 77 10 10
Kiley (Waukegan - Lake Co.) 451 76 67 198 46 39
Ludeman (Park Forest - Cook Co.) 923 221 199 335 280 256
Mabley (Dixon - Lee Co.) 203 72 69 109 80 77
Murray (Centralia - Clinton Co.) 557 129 124 243 99 98
Shapiro (Kankakee - Kankakee Co.) 1,219 303 280 474 247 236

State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals

Facility (City - County)
Total Staff at Facility Cumulative Confirmed Positive
COVID-19
Staff
Staff Returned to Work Total Patients at
Facility
Cumulative Confirmed Positive
COVID-19 Patients
Recovered Patients
Alton (Alton - Madison Co.) 259 63 58 102 36 28
Chester (Chester - Randolph Co.) 504 164 147 270 58 51
Read (Chicago - Cook Co.) 279 59 55 130 17 16
Elgin (Elgin - Kane Co.) 686 119 108 303 24 23
Madden (Hines - Cook Co.) 286 39 32 91 26 23
McFarland (Springfield - Sangamon Co.) 251 47 41 116 14 13
TDF (Rushville - Schuyler Co.) 226 78 74 550 36 36

Family & Community Services Offices (including 77 Local Offices)

Location
Total Staff
at Location
Cumulative Confirmed Positive
COVID-19
Staff
Staff Returned to Work
ABE Call Center 93 2 2
Adams FCRC 46 9 8
Alton Processing Center 49 4 4
Anna Processing Center 22 2 2
Bureau FCRC 18 1 1
Calumet Park FCRC 61 8 8
Cass FCRC 9 1 1
Champaign FCRC 50 1 1
Christian FCRC 19 2 2
Crawford FCRC 8 3 3
DeKalb FCRC 22 2 2
DuPage FCRC 121 2 2
Englewood FCRC 127 5 5
Franklin FCRC 17 3 3
Fulton FCRC 23 4 2
Granite City Processing Center 29 1 1
Henry FCRC 16 3 3
Homewood MMU 223 17 14
Humboldt Park FCRC 110 17 15
Hunter MMU 55 2 1
Jackson FCRC 31 2 2
Jefferson FCRC 19 2 1
Jersey FCRC 14 2 2
Kane/Aurora FCRC 61 3 3
Kane/Elgin FCRC 69 2 1
Kankakee FCRC 63 2 2
Knox FCRC 18 2 2
Lake FCRC 100 3 3
LaSalle FCRC 41 6 6
Logan FCRC 15 1 1
Lower North FCRC 55 4 3
LTC - MFO Central 104 6 5
LTC - MFO Downstate 85 6 6
LTC - MFO North 133 2 2
Macon FCRC 40 2 2
Macoupin FCRC 21 5 5
Madison/East Alton FCRC 32 1 1
Madison/Granite City FCRC 35 9 8
Marion FCRC 32 7 7
McDonough FCRC 10 2 1
McHenry FCRC 31 5 4
McLean FCRC 41 4 4
Mid-Illinois FCRC 57 1 1
Mid-South FCRC 94 2 2
North Suburban FCRC 67 6 6
Northern FCRC 88 6 6
Northside FCRC 46 2 2
Northwest FCRC 93 5 5
Ogden FCRC 60 3 3
Peoria FCRC 60 3 2
Pulaski FCRC 13 2 2
Randolph FCRC 13 2 1
Richland FCRC 20 2 2
Rock Island FCRC 45 1 1
Roseland FCRC 84 2 2
Saline FCRC 19 4 4
Sangamon FCRC 66 10 10
South Loop FCRC 54 4 3
South Suburban FCRC 138 7 5
Southeast FCRC 103 11 11
St. Clair FCRC 75 5 5
Stephenson FCRC 20 1 1
Stroger FCRC 56 4 4
Teen Parent Services, Chicago 5 1 1
Union FCRC 12 1 1
Vermillion FCRC 36 5 5
Warren FCRC 13 3 3
West Suburban FCRC 1332 18 16
Will FCRC 95 17 15
Williamson FCRC 32 4 3
Winnebago FCRC 97 17 17
Woodlawn FCRC 77 9 7
Youth Intervention Services, Springfield 60 2 2

Rehabilitation Services Offices (including 45 Local Offices)

Location
Total Staff
at Location
Cumulative Confirmed Positive
COVID-19
Staff
Staff Returned to Work
Arlington Heights Local Office 23 1 1
Avalon Park Local Office 14 2 2
Belleville Local Office 11 1 1
Benton Local Office 29 1 1
Chicago Heights Local Office 27 4 4
Danville Local Office 10 1 1
Disability Determination Services 334 26 21
Downers Grove Local Office 19 1 0
East St. Louis Local Office 8 2 2
Elgin Local Office 6 2 2
Ford City Local Office 22 4 4
Galesburg Local Office 27 3 3
Harrisburg Local Office 6 1 0
Hiawatha Local Office 67 1 1
Humboldt Park Local Office 130 2 2
Illinois Center for Rehabilitation & Education 48 5 4
Illinois School for the Deaf 196 19 15
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired 114 5 5
LaSalle Local Office 11 3 3
Mattoon Local Office 9 2 2
Mt. Vernon Local Office 30 2 2
Murphysboro Local Office 43 2 1
Olney Local Office 6 1 1
Pekin Local Office 8 1 1
Peoria Local Office 18 2 2
South Pulaski Local Office 17 1 1
Springfield Local Office 45 2 2
Westchester Local Office 15 2 2
Wood Street Local Office 52 2 2
Wrightwood Local Office 11 1 1

Administrative Offices

Location Cumulative Confirmed Positive
COVID-19
Staff
Staff Returned to Work
Chicago: 100 W Randolph 3 3
Chicago: 401 S Clinton 12 9
Springfield: 100 S Grand Ave E 18 16
Springfield: 2410 S Grand Ave E 2 2
Springfield: 5020 Industrial Drive 2 2
Springfield: 600 E Ash St 6 6
Springfield: 822 S College 1 1
Springfield: 823 E Monroe 1 0
Centralia Office 1 0
Elgin Office 1 0
Joliet Office 1 1
Peoria Office 1 1

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 Fatalities Resident & Patient Fatalities
Administrative Offices 0 N/A
Developmental Disabilities 5 12
Family & Community Services 3 N/A
Mental Health 1 2
Rehabilitation Services 1 0
Substance Use Prevention & Recovery 0 N/A
Total 10 14

Detailed Breakdown of COVID-19 Fatalities

State Operated Developmental Centers

Facility (City - County) Total Staff at Location Staff Fatalities Total Residents at Facility Resident Fatalities
Kiley (Waukegan - Lake Co.) 451 1 198 2
Ludeman (Park Forest - Cook Co.) 923 4 335 7
Mabley (Dixon - Lee Co.) 203 0 109 1
Shapiro (Kankakee - Kankakee Co.) 1,219 0 474 2

State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals

Facility (City - County) Total Staff at Location Staff Fatalities Total Patients at Facility Patient Fatalities
Chester (Chester - Randolph Co.) 504 1 270 0
Elgin (Elgin - Kane Co.) 686 0 303 1
McFarland (Springfield - Sangamon Co.) 251 0 116 1

Family & Community Services Offices (including 77 Local Offices)

Location Total Staff at Location Staff Fatalities
South Suburban FCRC 138 1
Woodlawn FCRC 77 2

Rehabilitation Services Offices (including 45 Local Offices)

Location Total Staff at Location Staff Fatalities
Disability Determination Services 334 1

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