State of Illinois Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response

What Illinois is Doing


Protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of Illinoisans is Governor Pritzker’s top priority. The administration continues to work closely with local health departments, county officials and federal partners to put systems in place to respond to COVID-19. The state’s website will provide the latest news releases related to coronavirus, video archives of press conferences and tips from leading experts to keep you and your family safe.

Illinois has seen an unprecedented number of unemployment claims during this challenging time — over half a million claims in the five-week period from March 1 to April 4. The administration has moved swiftly to meet this increased demand and expand access to benefits during this time. Read about the Administration’s Efforts to Expand Access and Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance.