The Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) has initiated several programs and offers resources to help first responders, healthcare workers, suburban municipalities and residents respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about our initiatives:
Alternative housing and respite housing for first responders and others who are recovering from COVID-19 and need to self-isolate outside of a healthcare facility.
Cook County offers text alerts, a hotline and email for questions and information on COVID-19.
EMRS has distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to municipalities and first responders throughout Cook County.
Cook County Department of Public Health has collected answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for employers from our health department, as well as local, state and federal agencies.
Frequently asked questions and information on the use of masks, care for masks and how to make your own mask to comply with the executive orders from the State of Illinois.
The Josselyn Center is offering free mental health resources for first responders.
EMRS is helping healthcare facilities and workers decontaminate N95 masks to extend their use.