COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Local Statistics and Information*

  • Peoria County:
    • Confirmed Cases: 298
    • Total Deaths: 11
  • Tazewell County:
    • Confirmed Cases: 79
    • Total Deaths: 5
  • Woodford County:
    • Confirmed Cases: 22
    • Total Deaths: 2
  • TOTAL TRI-COUNTY CONFIRMED CASES: 399
  • TOTAL TRI-COUNTY DEATHS: 18

*Provisional data as of 6/05/20 - 4:45 p.m. (jd)

More information about Peoria Region COVID-19 Testing Sites and locations is available here.

Information about phased reopening for businesses and individuals can now be found on our State and Local Reopening Guidance page.

You can also find additional COVID-19 news updates and our NEW Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Reports on our News Updates page.

Peoria County COVID-19 GIS Map

In addition to daily COVID-19 counts for the tri-county area, new Geographic Information System(GIS) maps for Peoria County now display a dashboard for a visual explanation of local community spread. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates data with location to provide maps and data in a visual way. You can view the COVID-19 GIS map below.

While the GIS Dashboard will be updated throughout the week, please note that depending on the time of day the daily count numbers are released, those numbers may not align with the time of day numbers are updated or represented in the dashboard.

Illinois Department of Public Health - Case Counts and Information

June 05, 2020 - Public Health Officials Announce 1,156 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease in the State of Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,156 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 59 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 3 males 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 3 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 8 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 70s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 125,915 cases, including 5,795 deaths, in 101 Counties in Illinois.

A full press release with additional details from IDPH can be found here.

Weekday Press Briefings

The Peoria City/County Health Department and the Peoria Emergency Operations Center (EOC) host press briefings each weekday with local COVID-19 updates. These briefings are livestreamed on the Peoria City/County Health Department Facebook Page starting at 3:30 p.m. each weekday unless otherwise noticed.

You can view the livestreams on the Peoria City/County Health Department Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/PeoriaHealthDepartment.

Governor JB Pritzker announces modified extension to statewide ’Stay at Home’ order to go into effect on Friday, May 1, 2020

(4/23/20) - Based on data from scientists and health experts and after consulting with stakeholders across the state, Governor JB Pritzker announced that he has signed a modified version of the state’s stay at home order that will go into effect on May 1, 2020.

The new executive order will include the following modifications effective May 1:

• OUTDOOR RECREATION: State parks will begin a phased re-opening under guidance from the Department of Natural Resources. Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be permitted. A list of parks that will be open on May 1 and additional guidelines can be found on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website HERE. Golf will be permitted under strict safety guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and when ensuring that social distancing is followed.

• NEW ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES: Greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries may re-open as essential businesses. These stores must follow social distancing requirements and must require that employees and customers wear a face covering. Animal grooming services may also re-open.
 
• NON-ESSENTIAL RETAIL: Retail stores designated as non-essential businesses and operations may re-open to fulfill telephone and online orders through pick-up outside the store and delivery.
 
• FACE COVERINGS: Beginning on May 1, individuals will be required to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they can’t maintain a six-foot social distance. Face-coverings will be required in public indoor spaces, such as stores. This new requirement applies to all individuals over the age of two who are able to medically tolerate a face-covering or a mask.
 
• ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND MANUFACTURING: Essential businesses and manufacturers will be required to provide face-coverings to all employees who are not able to maintain six-feet of social distancing, as well as follow new requirements that maximize social distancing and prioritize the well-being of employees and customers. This will include occupancy limits for essential businesses and precautions such as staggering shifts and operating only essential lines for manufacturers.
 
• SCHOOLS:  Educational institutions may allow and establish procedures for pick-up of necessary supplies or student belongings. Dormitory move-outs must follow public health guidelines, including social distancing.

The Illinois Department of Public Health will also be issuing guidance to surgi-centers and hospitals to allow for certain elective surgeries for non-life-threatening conditions, starting on May 1. Facilities will need to meet specific criteria, including proper PPE, ensuring enough overall space for COVID-19 patients remains available, and testing of elective surgery patients to ensure COVID-19 negative status.

Additional information can be found here on the State of Illinois website.

A link to the most recent Stay at Home Order which took effect on Saturday, May 1, can be found here.

A link to the original Stay at Home Order, which took effect on Saturday, March 21, can be found here.

Illinois ’Stay at Home’ Order - Effective from March 21, 2020

In order to help prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout Illinois, Governor Pritzker announced on March 20 that he has signed a statewide ’Stay at Home’ Executive Order. This Executive Order is aimed at keeping our state’s health care system fully operational so patients who are in need of urgent care can continue to be treated.

In addition to the stay at home provisions, the Executive Order also states that all local governments across the state are to halt evictions of residents. The Order also bans all gatherings of 10 or more people.

The Order does exclude certain activities, functions, and businesses that are still allowed. The information below is from the State of Illinois website.

Excluded Activities, Functions, and Businesses/Operations:

Essential Activities:

  • For health and safety: seeking emergency services, obtaining medical supplies or medication or visiting a health care professional
  • For necessary supplies and services: obtaining groceries and food, household consumer products, supplies they need to work from home, and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences
  • For outdoor activity: walking, hiking, running or biking - including going to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas, except for playgrounds
  • For certain types of work: Providing essential products and services at Essential Businesses or Operations or otherwise carrying out activities specifically permitted in the order, including Minimum Basic Operations
  • To take care of others: Caring for or transporting a family member, friend or pet in another household

Essential Government Functions:

  • All services provided by state and local governments needed to ensure the continuing operation of the government agencies and provide for the health, safety and welfare of the public
  • This Executive Order does not apply to the United States government

Essential Businesses and Operations

  • Healthcare and Public Health Operations: Working at or obtaining services from hospitals; clinics; dental offices; pharmacies; public health entities; healthcare manufacturers and suppliers; blood banks; medical cannabis facilities; reproductive health care providers; eye care centers; home healthcare services providers; mental health and substance use providers; ancillary healthcare services — including veterinary care
  • Human Services Operations: any provider funded by DHS, DCFS or Medicaid; long-term care facilities; home-based and residential settings for adults, seniors, children, and/or people with disabilities or mental illness; transitional facilities; field offices for food, cash assistance, medical coverage, child care, vocational services or rehabilitation services; developmental centers; adoption agencies; businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services and other necessities of life for needy individuals — excluding day care centers, day care homes, group day care homes and day care centers licensed as specified in Section 12(s) of the order
  • Essential Infrastructure: Working in food production, distribution and sale; construction; building management and maintenance; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas; electrical; distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems
  • Stores that sell groceries and medicine
  • Food, beverage and cannabis production and agriculture
  • Organizations that provide charitable and social services
  • Media
  • Gas stations and businesses needed for transportation
  • Financial institutions
  • Hardware and supply stores
  • Critical trades, including plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff for commercial and governmental properties, security staff, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, moving and relocation services, and other service providers that maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses and Operations
  • Mail, post, shipping, logistics, delivery and pick-up services
  • Educational institutions, for purposes of facilitating distance learning, performing critical research, or performing essential functions
  • Laundry services
  • Restaurants for consumption off-premises (carry-out and delivery only; any consumption of food or beverage is still prohibited inside of restaurants and bars)
  • Supplies to work from home
  • Supplies for Essential Businesses and Operations
  • Transportation, for purposes of Essential Travel
  • Home-based care and services
  • Residential facilities and shelters
  • Professional services
  • Day care centers for employees exempted by this Executive Order
  • Manufacture, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries
  • Critical labor union functions
  • Hotels and motels, to the extent used for lodging and delivery or carry-out food services
  • Funeral services

Travel Restrictions:

  • Only essential travel is permitted at this time and must be done in accordance with social distancing requirements. That includes travel related to:
    • Performing Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, Essential Businesses and Operations or Minimum Basic Operations
    • Caring for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities or other vulnerable persons
    • Receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services from an educational institution
    • Returning to a place of residence from outside the jurisdiction
    • Following the direction of law enforcement or court order, including to transport children pursuant to a custody agreement
      • Returning to a place of residence outside the State for non-residents

All non-essential business and operations must cease, aside from Minimum Basic Operations. Business can continue with employees working from home. Minimum Basic Operations includes the minimum necessary activities to maintain the value of inventory, preserve plant and equipment condition, ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits and facilitate employees working remotely.

The order also closes licensed child care centers and all childcare homes serving more than six children. The Pritzker administration is working to expand the availability of child care for essential workers, while protecting the health of the children and child care teachers and home providers. A new Emergency Child Care Center license is being created with more flexibility but much smaller group sizes to ensure social distancing for children in care.

A signed copy of the Illinois Executive Order can be found here.

An ’FAQ’ sheet from Governor Pritzker’s Office regarding the Shelter in Place Executive Order can be found here.

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