Summary of COVID Updates for Week of 1/23/2022

 Summary of COVID Updates for Week of 1/23/2022

1)    The Illinois Department of Public Health Announces 225,000 Free, Rapid, Self-Administered COVID-19 Tests Available 14 Counties

 The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is announcing the availability of 225,000 free, rapid COVID-19 self-administered test kits through Project Access Covid Tests (Project ACT) to residents in certain zip codes in 14 Illinois counties. Project ACT is a new direct-to-consumer mail order program in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, health care technology company CareEvolation, test manufacture iHealth Labs, Inc., and logistics provider and distribution leader

IDPH encourages eligible residents in vulnerable communities in 14 counties to order these free COVID-19 tests. Counties include Cook, DuPage, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Kankakee, Lake, Macon, Madison, Marion, Peoria, St. Clair, Will, and Winnebago counties. Residents living in specific zip codes (see below ) can go to  to sign up for free home delivery. These tests are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Each household will receive five tests within one to two weeks after ordering. In this initial phase, there is a limit of one kit per household, and each kit will include five tests. T

The Tests and Shipping are Free to Eligible Residents.

IDPH determined initial eligibility based on the Social Vulnerability Index, which looks at 14 social factors in the areas of socioeconomic status, household composition and disability, minority status and language, and housing and transportation

Cook County – 60302, 60651, 60164, 60165, 60609, 60632, 60406, 60445, 60472, 60803, 60626, 60659, 60616, 60653, 60636, 60621, 60620, 60628, 60624, 60644, 60411, 60461, 60466, 60612, 60619, 60651

DuPage County – 60106, 60131

Henry – 61345, 61443

Jackson – 62864

Jefferson – 62864

Kankakee – 60901, 60915

Lake – 60064, 60085

Macon – 62521, 62522, 62526

Madison – 62002

Marion – 62801, 62882

St. Clair – 62040, 62059, 62060, 62090, 62201, 62206, 62207

Will – 60432, 60435, 60436

Winnebago – 61101, 61103, 61111, 61102, 61104

In-Home Care Precautions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Home Care powered by AUAF provides care to vulnerable senior populations at risk of severe illness from covid-19. That is why we are taking extra precautions when providing service and care. Staff is receiving additional guidance when providing home care or any other face-to-face visits. This comes in the form of a COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire.

We take the safety and care of all those we reach very seriously and are doing all that we can to stay informed about best practices during this time. If you or your loved one is a senior who needs help at home, look no further than the compassionate caregivers at Home Care Powered by AUAF. They provide the quality care your family deserves. Contact us at 773-274-9262 or drop us a line to find out how you can get started with Home Care Powered by AUAF.

Summary of COVID Updates for Week of 1/23/2022

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