COVID-19 Information Portal
COVID-19 Update: July 29, 2021
Additional COVID-19 vaccine information about local efforts, frequently asked questions, vaccination data, and more is available at www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccine.
For general questions about COVID-19 and Illinois’ response and guidance, call 1-800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.
COVID-19 Update: June 11, 2021- Phase 5, Fully Reopen
Illinois has moved to a full reopening, also known as Phase 5, the final phase of the Restore Illinois plan. The state has eliminated all capacity limits on businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and all other venues. Mask requirements for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals continue to align with CDC guidelines.
The state reached this point as it recorded the lowest number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, the lowest test positivity rate, and more than 68% of Illinois residents age 18 and over who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
In accordance with guidance from the CDC, fully vaccinated people in Illinois can resume activities without wearing a mask except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. Municipalities and businesses in most industries may choose to continue to implement public health mitigations as they deem appropriate, including requiring face coverings.
The State of Illinois has administered more than 10.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccinations. There are approximately 12.6 million residents of Illinois. Currently, approximately 81% of Illinois residents age 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. For Illinois residents age 16 and older, approximately 58% have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As of May 13, more than 4.8 million Illinois residents have been fully vaccinated. Data regarding the progress of vaccinations both statewide and by county is available via this link.
All Illinois residents age 12 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To find a vaccination site either in or near your community, visit the state’s website via this link.
The DuPage County Health Department is working with partners at all levels, including hospitals, health care providers, and community leaders, on flexible COVID-19 vaccination programs that can accommodate different vaccines and scenarios. The DCHD Community Vaccination Clinic (CVC), is located at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. Through a partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health, DCHD announced that it will now be able to provide an increased vaccine supply for County residents.
- DCHD Vaccine Website: For information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine, visit the DCHD Vaccine webpage.
- Starting May 17 at the DuPage County Community Vaccination Clinic, children 12-15 years old may walk-in Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Thursday 11:30 am to 6:30 pm, and Saturday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Anyone under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them.
- Frequently Asked Questions: The DCHD has compiled a list of frequently asked questions related to the vaccine, including “When do I get my vaccine?” to “What is the plan for 1b?” This list is updated weekly. Residents are encouraged to review this list to find out more information about the DCHD plan regarding vaccinations.
Region 8/Western Suburban IDPH Map
You can check on Bensenville’s (region 8) current status. The map includes information regarding ICU bed availability, illness admissions, and daily increases. View the map at www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics.
DuPage County Health Department Map
The DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard, shows the number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in each municipality. As of July 16, there have been a total of 457 lab confirmed cases in Bensenville. https://www.dupagehealth.org/610/DuPage-County-COVID-19-Dashboard
Illinois COVID-19 Hotline and Email Address
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is posting updates on its website that include summaries outlining case numbers and a map and list of affected states and countries. If you have questions about Coronavirus, you may call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline 1(800) 889-3931 or, email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV at any time.
COVID-19 – Senior Citizen Resources
The Village of Bensenville has compiled a list of resources to aid its senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a list of grocery stores & pharmacies, and contact information that may assist your needs. Please contact the stores directly for any questions. Read on...
- Coronavirus.Illinois.Gov - Information on the health, safety and well-being of Illinoisans.
- Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) -How the State of Illinois is addressing COVID-19.
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) - Learn about the Federal response to COVID-19.
- DuPage County Health Department- Learn how the County of DuPage is addressing COVID-19.
- Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)- Information on available unemployment benefits.
- DuPage Community Resource Information- Emergency shelter, mental health support, transportation services and more.