COVID-19 Resources


The Black Star Project created a list of COVID-19 resources that would be most helpful to their community. This is not an exhaustive list, as there are numerous resources out there.
Please contact for comments, questions, concerns or would like to have a resource added to the list. This list is updated daily.

COVID-19 Timeline

  • 01/24/20 – Illinois sees first COVID-19 case, Chicago resident.
  • 01/30/2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
  • 03/20/20 – McCormick Place was converted to treat up to 3,000 patients.
  • 03/21/2020 – Gov. Pritzker announced a “stay-at-home” order until April 7th. Restaurants and bars are closed, carry-out or delivery only.  Schools are to remain closed until April 30th to flatten the curve.
  • 03/31/2020 – Gov. Pritzker extends “stay-at-home” order until April 30th.
  • 04/10/2020  – Gov. Pritzker expands COVID-19 testing for COVID-19 through a partnership with Lurie Children’s Hospital and Four Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
  • 04/17/2020 – Gov. Pritzker announces schools will be closed for the remainder of the academic year.
  •  04/23/2020 – Gov. Pritzker announces stay-at-home order is extended until May 31st with a few modifications.

National Resources

Illinois Resources

Chicago Resources


Food Resources

Call 311 for help finding food near you.


Kids e-Learning Resources

The Space Foundation Discovery Center – STEM lessons for students age Pre-K to 18.

Testing Centers (Chicagoland area)

Please call center prior to getting tested, most of them require appointments.

AMITA Health (multiple locations)
Roseland Hospital – Drive thru service

Other Resources

Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline: (877)863-6338

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI): 1(800)950-6264


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