I want to be sure you have the best available information to protect and care for yourself and your loved ones as we learn more about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers the coronavirus to be a serious public health threat. It is important that you are aware of the disease and the efforts necessary to prevent its spread.


The Illinois Department of Public Health regularly updates the schedules and sites for free COVID-19 mobile testing. The schedule and sites can be seen here:

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I've created a page dedicated to information about vaccine distribution in our district. Visit that page HERE.

Further Information

Experts have been working hard to understand this new strain of coronavirus. Because new information is coming out every day, please visit the sites below to stay up to date.

The Centers for Disease Control provides updates on the virus and safety information for the public and healthcare professionals.

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is monitoring COVID-19 and issuing guidance as needed. They can be reached at 312-746-4835.

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) is coordinating with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as other local and regional public health partners, hospitals and emergency response agencies, regarding suspect cases, situational awareness, and guidance for healthcare providers, travelers, Persons Under Investigation (PUIs), and the general public. They can be reached at 708-633-4000

The Illinois Department of Health provides updates on the disease's spread within the state, as well as frequently asked questions available here. They can be reached at 1-800-889-3931.

The State Department provides a list of travel advisories.​

The safety of you and your loved ones is of the utmost importance. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call my office at (773) 506-7100. 

More on Coronavirus

October 10, 2021 Video

This week, I provide some updates on the Debt Ceiling vote and the work on the Build Back Better bill. I also discuss President Biden's visit to the Chicago area, and some related COVID-19 updates. This week I introduced some legislation, including the Safer Beauty Bill Package and the INFORM Consumer Act.

October 7, 2021 Press Release

EVANSTON –  Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement after Frances Haugen testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation this week:

October 1, 2021 Video

Some updates on our work in Congress to avert a government shutdown, raise the debt ceiling and pass the two big bills - the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Build Back Better Act. I also discuss Hispanic Heritage Month, Social Security, and the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month this year: 

September 19, 2021 Video

In this week's update, I discuss the 36-hour mark-up that we had in the Energy and Commerce Committee on the Build Back Better Act.