COVID-19 Confirmed Positive Cases

NOTE: COVID-19 NUMBERS CURRENT AS OF 11/23/2021, 08:00 AM; 

(Total Staff/Resident/Patient census numbers based on 10/15/21 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 been cleared to return to work. "Recovered patients, residents, and students" 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.)

Please note: due to the Updated COVID-19 Case Definition Clarification and Guidance released by The Illinois Department of Public Health, those who are re-infected with COVID-19 after 09/01/21 are represented twice in the data below (once for the first positive case, and once for the second positive test, after 09/01/21).

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 Patients, Residents, & Students Recovered Patients, Residents, & Students
Administrative Offices 84 82 N/A N/A
Developmental Disabilities 1,387 1,360 994 968
Family & Community Services 499 485 N/A N/A
Mental Health 814 793 369 362
Rehabilitation Services 186 179 5 3
Substance Use Prevention & Recovery 0 N/A N/A N/A
Total 2,967 2,899 1,368 1,333

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.) 593 254 253 224 190 185
Fox (Dwight - Livingston Co.) 217 51 51 73 10 10
Kiley (Waukegan - Lake Co.) 413 102 98 205 60 53
Ludeman (Park Forest - Cook Co.) 885 277 267 326 284 277
Mabley (Dixon - Lee Co.) 201 92 92 113 87 86
Murray (Centralia - Clinton Co.) 535 165 163 253 106 104
Shapiro (Kankakee - Kankakee Co.) 1,142 446 436 466 257 253

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 94 92 105 41 41
Chester (Chester - Randolph Co.) 491 227 220 278 63 62
Read (Chicago - Cook Co.) 277 84 80 136 42 42
Elgin (Elgin - Kane Co.) 651 157 154 342 30 28
Madden (Hines - Cook Co.) 259 52 51 105 49 49
McFarland (Springfield - Sangamon Co.) 259 73 71 116 18 17
TDF (Rushville - Schuyler Co.) 235 127 125 547 126 123

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 107 4 4
Adams FCRC 46 11 11
Alton Processing Center 69 11 11
Anna Processing Center 24 4 4
Bureau FCRC 18 3 3
Calumet Park FCRC 61 8 8
Champaign FCRC 50 1 1
Christian FCRC 20 3 2
Crawford FCRC 8 4 4
DeKalb FCRC 20 4 4
DuPage FCRC 118 8 7
Englewood FCRC 115 12 10
Franklin FCRC 17 5 5
Fulton FCRC 22 10 10
Granite City Processing Center 30 2 2
Henry FCRC 18 6 6
Homewood MMU 220 24 23
Humboldt Park FCRC 113 24 24
Hunter MMU 58 4 4
Jackson FCRC 31 6 6
Jefferson FCRC 20 2 2
Jersey FCRC 13 3 3
Kane/Aurora FCRC 64 3 3
Kane/Elgin FCRC 69 5 5
Kankakee FCRC 65 3 3
Knox FCRC 14 4 3
Lake FCRC 100 3 3
LaSalle FCRC 40 6 6
Logan FCRC 14 3 3
Lower North FCRC 48 6 6
LTC - Anna 35 1 1
LTC - MFO Central 100 8 8
LTC - MFO Downstate 86 10 10
LTC - MFO North 122 5 5
Macon FCRC 39 4 4
Macoupin FCRC 20 5 5
Madison/East Alton FCRC 34 1 1
Madison/Granite City FCRC 37 11 11
Marion FCRC 30 7 7
Massac FCRC 18 2 2
McDonough FCRC 10 4 4
McHenry FCRC 31 6 6
McLean FCRC 41 8 8
Mid-Illinois FCRC 55 4 4
Mid-South FCRC 96 2 2
Morgan FCRC 19 1 1
North Suburban FCRC 69 9 9
Northern FCRC 87 7 7
Northside FCRC 43 11 10
Northwest FCRC 87 7 7
Ogden FCRC 59 5 5
Ogle FCRC 19 3 3
Peoria FCRC 56 7 6
Pulaski FCRC 13 3 3
Randolph FCRC 12 2 2
Richland FCRC 19 3 3
Rock Island FCRC 45 2 2
Roseland FCRC 85 6 6
Saline FCRC 21 5 5
Sangamon FCRC 63 14 14
South Loop FCRC 53 7 6
South Suburban FCRC 146 19 17
Southeast FCRC 103 14 14
St. Clair FCRC 76 10 9
Stephenson FCRC 20 1 1
Stroger FCRC 56 4 4
Teen Parent Services, Chicago 5 1 1
Union FCRC 13 1 1
Vermillion FCRC 34 8 8
Wabash FCRC 12 1 1
Warren FCRC 15 5 5
West Suburban FCRC 131 18 18
Will FCRC 100 20 20
Williamson FCRC 28 4 4
Winnebago FCRC 89 20 20
Woodlawn FCRC 75 9 7
Youth Intervention Services, Springfield 67 2 2

Rehabilitation Services Schools

Location Total Staff at Location Cumulative Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Staff Staff Returned to Work Cumulative Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Students Recovered Students
Illinois Center for Rehabilitation & Education - Roosevelt 51 10 7 2 1
Illinois Center for Rehabilitation & Education - Wood 34 0 0 2 1
Illinois School for the Deaf 192 33 33 1 1
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired 124 15 15 0 N/A

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 25 1 1
Aurora Local Office 17 1 1
Avalon Park Local Office 14 3 3
Belleville Local Office 13 2 2
Benton Local Office 30 3 3
Champaign 24 1 1
Chicago Heights Local Office 28 5 5
Danville Local Office 10 2 2
Disability Determination Services 325 43 40
Downers Grove Local Office 22 1 1
East Alton/Riverbend Local Office 16 2 2
East St. Louis Local Office 7 3 3
Elgin Local Office 6 3 3
Emerald City Local Office 19 2 2
Ford City Local Office 18 7 7
Freeport Local Office 7 1 1
Galesburg Local Office 24 3 3
Harrisburg Local Office 6 1 1
Hiawatha Local Office 77 2 2
Humboldt Park Local Office 132 2 2
Jacksonville Local Office 16 1 1
LaSalle Local Office 12 3 3
Mattoon Local Office 9 2 2
Mt. Vernon Local Office 31 5 5
Murphysboro Local Office 9 3 3
Olney Local Office 6 1 1
Pekin Local Office 9 1 1
Peoria Local Office 24 3 3
Quincy Local Office 9 2 2
Rock Island 10 1 1
Rockford Local Office 20 3 3
South Pulaski Local Office 26 3 3
Springfield Local Office 49 3 3
Sterling LO 5 1 1
Westchester Local Office 15 3 3
Wood Street Local Office 20 3 2
Wrightwood Local Office 11 2 2

Administrative Offices

Location Cumulative Confirmed Positive
COVID-19
Staff
Staff Returned to Work
Chicago: 100 W Randolph 6 6
Chicago: 2020 W Roosevelt 1 1
Chicago: 401 S Clinton 13 13
Chicago: 4200 N Oak Park Ave 1 1
Springfield: 100 S Grand Ave E 28 28
Springfield: 2410 S Grand Ave E 2 2
Springfield: 401 N. 4th St. 1 1
Springfield: 5020 Industrial Drive 2 2
Springfield: 600 E Ash St 19 18
Springfield: 822 S College 1 1
Springfield: 823 E Monroe 4 3
Centralia Office 1 1
Elgin Office 1 1
Joliet Office 1 1
Marion Office 2 2
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 14
Family & Community Services 3 N/A
Mental Health 3 3
Rehabilitation Services 1 0
Substance Use Prevention & Recovery 0 N/A
Total 12 17

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
Choate (Anna - Union Co.) 593 0 224 1
Kiley (Waukegan - Lake Co.) 413 1 205 2
Ludeman (Park Forest - Cook Co.) 885 4 326 7
Mabley (Dixon - Lee Co.) 201 0 113 1
Murray (Centralia - Clinton Co.) 535 0 253 1
Shapiro (Kankakee - Kankakee Co.) 1,142 0 466 2

State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals

Facility (City - County) Total Staff at Location Staff Fatalities Total Patients at Facility Patient Fatalities
Alton (Alton - Madison Co.) 259 1 105 0
Chester (Chester - Randolph Co.) 491 1 278 0
Elgin (Elgin - Kane Co.) 651 0 342 1
Madden (Hines - Cook Co.) 259 1 105 0
McFarland (Springfield - Sangamon Co.) 259 0 116 1
TDF (Rushville - Schuyler Co.) 235 0 547 1

Family & Community Services Offices (including 77 Local Offices)

Location Total Staff at Location Staff Fatalities
South Suburban FCRC 146 1
Woodlawn FCRC 75 2

Rehabilitation Services Offices (including 45 Local Offices)

Location Total Staff at Location Staff Fatalities
Disability Determination Services 325 1

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

  1. General
  2. COVID-19 Vaccination
  3. Safety Protocols and Procedures
  4. 24/7 Facilities

General

  1. 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.
    • With the authorization of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in December and Johnson & Johnson in March, IDHS has worked closely with the Governor's Office and the Illinois Department of Public Health to vaccinate the residents, patients, and staff within the State Operated Facilities. To see more information, please visit the IDHS Vaccine Webpage at www.dhs.illinois.gov/COVIDVACCINE.
  2. 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.
  3. Is IDHS providing proper cleaning supplies?

    • Yes. IDHS has increased scheduled cleaning of the facilities and the amount of cleaning supplies on hand
  4. How does IDHS define "Cumulative Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Staff" in relation to the data presented above?

    • Cumulative Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Staff data includes both IDHS staff and contractors, including both independent contractors and individuals working at IDHS sites through contracts with the State.

 COVID-19 Vaccination

  1. Are COVID-19 vaccines being made available to 24/7 facility staff, patients, and residents?

    • Yes, COVID-19 vaccines are being offered on-site to State Operated Facility staff, residents, and patients on a voluntary basis.
  2. How are vaccines being delivered in the State Operated Facilities?

  3. If a resident has received both doses of the vaccine, do they need to be isolated if they are exposed to COVID-19?

    • State Operated Facilities are required to follow guidance from IDPH; current guidance states they will have to be isolated if exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19. Should IDPH change this recommendation, IDHS will revise these guidelines.

 Safety Protocols and Procedures

  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 as advised by current IDPH Reopening Phases (for the Developmental Centers as advised by Long Term Care Reopening Phases by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid): 
      • 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 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 as advised by current IDPH Reopening Phases (for the Developmental Centers as advised by Long Term Care Reopening Phases by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid). 
      • 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

24/7 Facilities

  1. 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 continuing to follow CDC and IDPH guidelines: wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands and surfaces frequently, and get the vaccine when it is your turn.
  2. Can family members visit an ill resident/patient in a State facility?

    • Visitation will be based on current IDPH Reopening Phases and for the Developmental Centers, by the Long Term Care Reopening Phases by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Currently indoor visitation is allowed in CMS Phase II and Phase III. To see the status of each Developmental Center, please visit The IDHS State Operated Center Visitation Status webpage.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Will local hospitals treat COVID-19 positive IDHS residents/patients?

    • Yes.
  6. 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.
  7. How are transfers being completed during the pandemic?

    • A procedure has been put in place to facilitate needed interagency transfers.
  8. Is IDHS providing proper cleaning supplies?

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