Get The Facts

Coronavirus

A message from Peoria City/County Health Department Medical Director, Dr. Greg Stoner

"In recent weeks, leading community and healthcare organizations have been working together to stop the spread of the flu, and especially coronavirus."

"This message is for those seeking to learn more about slowing the spread of coronavirus and what you should do if you develop symptoms."




For further information or answers to questions you may have...

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(309) 999-4029

Peoria County Covid-19


GIS MAP

In addition to daily COVID-19 counts for the tri-county area, new Geographic Information System(GIS) maps for Peoria County now display a dashboard for a visual explanation of local community spread. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates data with location to provide maps and data in a visual way. You can view the COVID-19 GIS map below.

While the GIS Dashboard will be updated throughout the week, please note that depending on the time of day the daily count numbers are released, those numbers may not align with the time of day numbers are updated or represented in the dashboard.

Coronavirus


Combat the spread

In order to combat the spread of coronavirus, please remember the following:

  • Keep your doctor’s office phone number handy.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Always cover your cough and sneeze.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water several times a day; and always after you cough and sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect commonly used items and surfaces using household cleaners.

Most infections from the coronavirus are mild and require rest and fluids. Antibiotics such as penicillin or antiviral medications like Tamiflu will not prevent or treat coronavirus.

In the coming days and weeks, our community’s resources will be working to contain the spread of coronavirus and treat patients with the most severe infections.

Understand the difference


Mild, Moderate, or Severe

To help you better understand the difference between mild, moderate, or severe infections, listen to the following considerations. If in doubt, you should contact your doctor or seek medical care.

  • If you are experiencing mild symptoms, such as runny nose, mild cough, and no fever – please call your doctor for advice on how to provide self-care.
  • If you are experiencing moderate symptoms which include cough, temperature over 100.4 degrees but no shortness of breath, you should call your doctor and self-isolate in your home.
  • If you are experiencing severe symptoms such as cough, high temperature, or severe shortness of breath, call your doctor for immediate assistance and be prepared to go to the emergency department.

If you are pregnant, or have decreased immunity, or if you are being treated with certain medications which lower your body’s ability to fight infection, you may be at a higher risk of contracting a virus. If you are experiencing any symptoms, please contact your treating doctor.



For further information and answers to questions you may have...

Dial 2-1-1
(309) 999-4029

...to speak with a local, highly trained professional.

Additional information can be found by visiting the following websites:

Peoria City/County Health Department:
www.pcchd.org

Illinois Department of Public Health:
www.dph.Illinois.gov

Centers for Disease Control:
www.cdc.gov

You may also call the:

Illinois Coronavirus Hotline:
1-800-889-3931