Stop the Spread of COVID-19

With new strains of COVID-19 spreading in our communities, we must protect each other—and healthcare workers. Our best defense remains the same: Wear a mask. Watch your distance. Wash your hands.

Mask Up

Don’t let your guard down. Defeating COVID-19 requires a team effort. We all have a part to play! Mask up for yourself, your loved ones, your friends and your community.

Masks are an effective tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19. They serve as a barrier for respiratory droplets so you don’t get the virus or give it to someone else.

A mask may seem inconvenient, but think of all it can do:

  • Protect yourself and your family
  • Keep healthcare workers healthy so they can enjoy their holidays and better take care of you
  • Protect first responders and essential workers
  • Keep kids in school
  • Allow businesses to stay open

See IHA’s Nov. 13 press releaseWith COVID Spiking Statewide, Hospitals, Doctors and Nurses Plead: “Don’t Let Your Guard Down. Keep Your Mask Up.”


Supporting Our Heroes

Nurses, doctors and hospital staff are working tirelessly to care for patients during this pandemic. How else can we support them in this difficult time?

  • Get a flu shot to avoid overwhelming hospitals
  • Limit indoor social gatherings
  • Work from home if possible
  • Keep your holiday celebrations small
  • Avoid crowds

Hospital Outreach


Going the Distance

Illinois’ healthcare heroes know no boundaries in the fight against COVID-19. They have undertaken herculean efforts to care for patients, while hospitals have led efforts to prepare for surges and protect staff on the front lines. Their stories will inspire you.

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