COVID-19 Information (Novel Coronavirus)


If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call your doctor or medical facility before heading there.

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD) is working daily with our local health care partners and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) since we first became aware in December 2019 to respond to the constantly evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The MCHD follows the guidance and protocol provided by IDPH. In addition to working with IDPH in this preparedness effort, we are also collaborating with our community partners to be prepared for COVID-19 and other emergencies. As always, know that we are all working very hard to prepare our community. We ask that everyone please assist us. Community residents can take many steps to help prevent the spread of illness, including COVID-19.

The Illinois Department of Public Health, in coordination with the Illinois Poison Control Center, have launched the Illinois COVID-19 Hotline and email address to answer questions Local Health Departments, clinicians, and the general public may have regarding COVID-19.

The hotline and email address were created to provide consistent information, answer questions, share facts about symptoms, and provide up-to-date information from the CDC.
Illinoisans can dial 1-800-889-3931 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV to get their questions answered.

COVID-19 Recent News:

For more information and community resources visit our Macon County Health Department Facebook!

For information regarding contact tracing and COVID-19 resource needs, call 217-480-9332.

COVID-19 Testing Sites:

Crossing Healthcare
320 E. Central Avenue
PCR testing available.

HSHS Medical Group 
4965 Lost Bridge Road
PCR testing available.

Memorial Express Care 
3131 North Water Street
4455 E. US Route 36
Both locations are offering rapid COVID-19 PCR testing for symptomatic individuals or individuals with a doctor’s note.

CVS Pharmacy
570 N. Fairview Avenue
2990 N. Monroe Street
1595 E. Cantrell Street
PCR Testing available at all locations

Various Locations
4995 E. US Route 36*
420 W. 1st Drive
1331 N. IL Route 48
625 W. Pershing Road*
Rapid testing available at all locations.
*PCR testing also available.

Vero Clinic
1192 E. Pershing Road
PCR testing available.

255 W. 1st Drive
1818 Airport Plaza
3070 N. Water Street
Rapid antibody testing available at all locations.

SIU Medicine
For Patients Only: (217) 877-9117

Illinois Bridge to Phase 5:

COVID-19 Data Links:

Additional Resource Links:

Mental Health Resources:


  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Toll-free number at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224
  • Disaster Distress Helpline – at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Find Treatment in your area.


  • Macon County Mental Health Board
    • A few resources:
      • – substance use recovery
      • The Trevor Project Lifeline at 866-488-7386 – a 24-hour suicide hotline for LGBTQ
      • Heritage Behavioral Health Center at 217-362-6262 – a 24-hour crisis hotline for behavioral disorders
      • The DCFS Child Abuse Hotline at 800-252-2873

Please Stop the Spread of Germs:

Social Distancing Information:


This COVID-19 information was last updated on July 15, 2021. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website (

For information regarding contact tracing and COVID-19 resource needs, call 217-480-9332.