Information and Resources on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Rogers Park Community Response Team
The amazing neighbors of Rogers Park, in collaboration with the 49th Ward office, have organized to launch a grassroots, community effort to support our neighbors impacted by COVID-19. A part of this was the creation of a website where neighbors can find an array of resources (e.g. food assistance programs, unemployment information, and more) and learn how to get involved. Please note that this website is being updated constantly. For more information, visit https://rpcrt.org/.
For the Latest Information
The best place to find the latest information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is on the City of Chicago's Department of Public Health's website, chicago.gov/coronavirus. This website is updated at least once daily.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is also regularly updating their website. For updates on the virus and best practices, visit http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus.
Testing for COVID-19 in the 49th Ward
The closest testing facilities for Rogers Park residents are Heartland Health (1300 W. Devon), SwedishCovenant (5140 N. California), Howard Brown Health (6500 N. Clark), and St. Francis Hospital in Evanston at 355 Ridge Ave.
For a full list of sites testing in the State of Illinois, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website here.
We encourage our residents to continue supporting businesses. Buying gift cards for later use, ordering pick up, curbside or delivery can make a difference in these challenging times. Consider paying in cash when possible to alleviate the credit card fees.
The Rogers Park Business Alliance compiled a list of Rogers Park businesses that are open and their offerings. The list is organized by commercial corridor. With the changing news coming so often please call the business before visiting them or to make sure they have what you need. They also included businesses that are accepting donations. You can view that list by visiting
If you are a business and would like to be added to the list, email Ana at email@example.com. Thanks.
State of Illinois Updates
News is coming in at a rapid pace and changes frequently. The best place to find the latest information coming from the State of Illinois will be on their website dedicated to addressing COVID-19.
On there, you will find the latest number of confirmed cases of the virus, FAQs, executive orders issued by Governor Pritzker, and more.
The landing page for this website is https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx.
Report Price Gouging
Have you seen price gouging at grocery stores or other retailers in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis? Attorney General Kwame Raoul has made it explicitly known that price gouging is illegal. Not only is it illegal, but it is also unethical. If you have seen an incident of price gouging, please complete an online consumer complaint form so his office can investigate it. Please note you do need to provide evidence of the price gouging when filing a complaint.
49th Ward COVID-19 Updates
Our office is trying to keep neighbors informed about COVID-19 via our e-newsletter. Make sure to sign-up online to receive those in your inbox regularly. Below is an archive of the newsletters specifically related to COVID-19.