COVID-19 Confirmed Positive Cases

NOTE: COVID-19 NUMBERS CURRENT AS OF 9/27/2022, 08:00 AM; 

(Total Staff/Resident/Patient census numbers based on 06/30/22 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 235 227 N/A N/A
Developmental Disabilities 2,898 2,829 1,881 1,791
Family & Community Services 1,071 1,025 N/A N/A
Mental Health 2,224 2,186 1,029 1,023
Rehabilitation Services 554 539 36 23
Substance Use Prevention & Recovery 0 N/A N/A N/A
Total 6,982 6,806 2,946 2,837

9Detailed 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.) 589 522 508 226 344 336
Fox (Dwight - Livingston Co.) 191 155 150 73 47 23
Kiley (Waukegan - Lake Co.) 389 261 251 195 139 136
Ludeman (Park Forest - Cook Co.) 861 507 500 311 397 374
Mabley (Dixon - Lee Co.) 198 189 185 115 168 155
Murray (Centralia - Clinton Co.) 499 377 368 257 225 211
Shapiro (Kankakee - Kankakee Co.) 1,064 887 867 464 561 556

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.) 255 238 236 101 102 102
Chester (Chester - Randolph Co.) 512 516 508 280 178 178
Read (Chicago - Cook Co.) 272 207 201 137 66 66
Elgin (Elgin - Kane Co.) 633 552 543 369 219 216
Madden (Hines - Cook Co.) 218 171 168 102 95 95
McFarland (Springfield - Sangamon Co.) 260 191 187 122 69 68
TDF (Rushville - Schuyler Co.) 238 349 343 59 300 298

Family & Community Services Offices (including 77 Local Offices)

Location
Total Staff
at Location
Cumulative Confirmed Positive
COVID-19
Staff
Staff Returned to Work
1308 W. 105th St 6 1 1
ABE Call Center 92 4 4
Adams FCRC 46 14 14
Alton Processing Center 86 19 17
Anna Processing Center 26 15 15
Bureau FCRC 17 7 7
Calumet Park FCRC 62 10 10
Cass County FCRC 9 1 1
Champaign FCRC 46 4 3
Christian FCRC 21 9 6
Crawford FCRC 8 10 9
DeKalb FCRC 20 9 9
DuPage FCRC 127 31 30
Englewood FCRC 113 28 27
Franklin FCRC 18 8 8
Fulton FCRC 21 14 14
Granite City Processing Center 27 8 8
Henry FCRC 18 7 7
Homewood MMU 216 32 32
Humboldt Park FCRC 110 62 56
Hunter MMU 59 11 10
IES/Chicago Read Annex 22 5 5
Jackson FCRC 30 7 7
Jefferson FCRC 21 3 3
Jersey FCRC 14 3 3
Kane/Aurora FCRC 67 13 12
Kane/Elgin FCRC 67 9 9
Kankakee FCRC 68 7 9
Kenneth Hall Building 4 2 2
Knox FCRC 17 7 6
Lake FCRC 99 7 7
LaSalle FCRC 39 15 15
Logan FCRC 16 6 5
Lower North FCRC 50 22 21
LTC - Anna 33 1 1
LTC - MFO Central 107 8 8
LTC - MFO Downstate 86 22 22
LTC - MFO North 121 13 12
Macon FCRC 39 10 10
Macoupin FCRC 20 11 11
Madison/East Alton FCRC 36 2 2
Madison/Granite City FCRC 36 18 18
Marion FCRC 31 11 11
Massac FCRC 20 6 6
McDonough FCRC 10 6 5
McHenry FCRC 31 10 10
McLean FCRC 42 11 11
Mid-Illinois FCRC 59 13 13
Mid-South FCRC 89 11 11
Morgan FCRC 18 7 7
BCSS/Murphysboro 6 1 1
North Suburban FCRC 67 22 22
Northern FCRC 83 29 22
Northside FCRC 43 17 17
Northwest FCRC 85 33 32
Ogden FCRC 63 19 19
Ogle FCRC 19 10 9
Peoria FCRC 58 19 17
Pulaski FCRC 13 3 3
Randolph FCRC 13 2 2
Richland FCRC 21 12 12
Rock Island FCRC 44 10 10
Roseland FCRC 85 19 18
Saline FCRC 18 5 5
Sangamon FCRC 63 21 19
South Loop FCRC 46 20 19
South Suburban FCRC 146 31 30
Southeast FCRC 95 27 25
St. Clair FCRC 70 18 18
Stephenson FCRC 20 7 7
Statewide Program Initiatives, Harris II, 2nd Floor 1 1
Stroger FCRC 55 7 7
Tazewell FCRC 30 3 2
Teen Parent Services, Chicago 6 1 1
Union FCRC 12 3 3
Uptown-Satellite 43 1 1
Vermillion FCRC 32 16 16
Wabash FCRC 11 6 5
Warren FCRC 13 8 8
West Suburban FCRC 129 30 29
Whiteside FCRC 19 5 5
Will FCRC 113 27 25
Williamson FCRC 31 6 5
Winnebago FCRC 95 46 42
Woodlawn FCRC 70 14 11
Youth Intervention Services, Springfield 61 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 30 28 12 9
Illinois Center for Rehabilitation & Education - Wood 38 19 19 20 12
Illinois School for the Deaf 181 106 103 4 2
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired 112 69 66 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
Anna 8 1 1
Arlington Heights Local Office 24 2 2
Aurora Local Office 15 5 5
Avalon Park Local Office 26 3 3
Belleville Local Office 13 7 5
Benton Local Office 30 4 4
Bloomington Local Office 14 7 7
BFS/Mt. Vernon 9 0 0
Champaign 22 4 4
Chicago Heights Local Office 27 11 10
Danville Local Office 9 2 2
DeKalb 7 1 1
Disability Determination Services 304 124 122
Downers Grove Local Office 22 7 7
East Alton/Riverbend Local Office 18 4 4
East St. Louis Local Office 7 4 4
Elgin Local Office 6 5 5
Emerald City Local Office 18 9 9
Ford City Local Office 24 13 13
Freeport Local Office 7 1 1
Galesburg Local Office 25 10 9
Harrisburg Local Office 4 3 3
Hiawatha Local Office 28 10 10
HSP/Ashburn Unit 5 1 1
Humboldt Park Local Office 129 2 2
Jacksonville Local Office 15 4 3
Joliet Local Office 23 3 3
LaSalle Local Office 15 5 5
Mattoon Local Office 10 3 2
Mt. Vernon Local Office 29 7 7
Murphysboro Local Office 36 3 3
North Pulaski 10 4 3
Olney Local Office 5 3 3
Pekin Local Office 10 4 4
Peoria Local Office 23 9 9
Quincy Local Office 9 4 4
Richland Local Office 20 1 1
Rock Island Local Office 15 4 4
Rockford Local Office 19 3 3
Rolling Meadows 27 3 3
South Pulaski Local Office 24 6 6
Springfield Local Office 127 9 9
Sterling Local Office 5 2 2
Waukegan Local Office 18 1 1
Westchester Local Office 12 6 6
Wood Street Local Office 58 3 3
Wrightwood Local Office 11 3 3

Administrative Offices

Location Cumulative Confirmed Positive
COVID-19
Staff
Staff Returned to Work
Chicago: 100 W Randolph 8 8
Chicago: 2020 W Roosevelt 1 1
Chicago: 401 S Clinton 34 33
Chicago: 4200 N Oak Park Ave 1 1
Chicago: 69 W. Washington 1 1
Chicago: 9511 Harrison 1 1
Springfield: 100 S Grand Ave E 97 92
Springfield: 2410 S Grand Ave E 2 2
Springfield: 401 N. 4th St. 2 1
Springfield: 5020 Industrial Drive 13 13
Springfield: 600 E Ash St 39 38
Springfield: 822 S College 1 1
Springfield: 815 E. Monroe 3 3
Springfield: 823 E Monroe 13 131
Alton Campus Admin 2 2
Choate Campus Admin 3 3
Chicago Read Annex Admin 3 3
Madden Campus Admin 1 1
McFarland Campus Admin 3 3
ISVI Admin 1 1
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 7 15
Family & Community Services 3 N/A
Mental Health 5 4
Rehabilitation Services 1 0
Substance Use Prevention & Recovery 0 N/A
Total 16 19

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 2
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 2 466 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 2 278 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 1 547 2

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