For more information on how to reduce your risk of exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Covid-19 Symptoms

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Steps to Prevent Illness

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, including fighting diseases and supporting communities and citizens to do the same.

World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO works worldwide to promote health and safety by identifying and responding to health emergencies, especially in vulnerable communities.

Restore Illinois

Digital Collection

If you would like to stay home but still want to utilize RPLD resources, you can borrow from our extensive digital collection of eBooks, & eAudiobooks

  • OverDrive: Use Library barcode and last four of phone number to login.
  • Cloud Library: Select “Illinois Heartland Library System”
  • Bookflix: Login with barcode and last four of phone number.

Myths & Facts about Covid-19 Vaccines

Frequently Asked Questions about Covid-19 Vaccination