COVID-19 Tracking System

Full text of Gov. Pritzker's   "Stay at Home"   order.

Frequently Asked Questions concerning the "Stay at Home" order.

Measures are being developed to prevent the spread of illness in Illinois. The Adams County Health Department (ACHD) is limiting services to essential services only. The Adams County Dental Clinic will be seeing emergent patients only, elective dental treatments and procedures are postponed. If you are having dental pain, please call the Adams County Dental Clinic at 217-222-8440.

The immunization clinic and all immunizations and TB services are suspended until further notice. WIC services will be provided in a limited fashion. If you need assistance with WIC, call the WIC office at 217-222-8440.

The Adams County Health Department will be hosting routine briefings which will be live-streamed on Adams County Health Department Facebook.  Notice of briefing will be posted in advance of the start of the live-stream.

Updated information on current COVID-19 cases and test results can be found on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website.

What is it?

  • A disease caused by a new respiratory virus identified in Wuhan, China and now in many countries, including the U.S. Since COVID-19 is a new disease, we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.

What are the symptoms?

  • Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

  • Symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

How is it spread?

  • Through the air by coughing or sneezing.

  • By close personal contact, such as shaking hands.

  • By touching a surface that has the virus, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

How is it prevented?

Similar to the prevention of other respiratory illnesses, including the flu.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Who is most at risk?

  • Travelers to and from certain areas of China and some of other countries, as well as their close contacts, are most at risk.

  • Older individuals and those with underlying medical conditions may have a more severe illness.


  • Adams County Health Department Facebook

  • Blessing Health System
    A COVID-19 Hotline available for the public to call with questions related to COVID-19. This number is 217-277-3504 and is active 24/7.

  • Quincy Medial Group
    A COVID-19 Hotline for persons to discuss symptoms and receive recommendations from nurses 217-277-4001. The hotline will be operational the same hours as the QMG Ambulatory Care Center: 7am-7pm every Monday-Friday; 8am-4pm Saturdays; and 9am-4pm Sundays.

  • Horizons Quincy
    Hot lunches will be handed out from 12pm-1pm Monday- Friday and Sundays from 5pm-6pmn at the north entrance door. Pre-packaged bags from the food pantry will be available fom 11am-1pm Monday-Friday and 10am-12pm on Saturday.

  • Quincy Public Schools Student Meal Distribution Plan

  • Quincy Public Schools Medication Pick Up Schedule

  • Transitions of Western Illinois
    A COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline 217-653-0416 was set up to assist Adams County residents who may be anxious, depressed or struggling with the uncertainties brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. This hotline will operate from 8am-8m 7 days a week and manned by Transitions’ mental health staff.

  • Transitions of Western Illinois Crisis Phone and Walk-in Services 217-223-0413 8am-8pm Monday-Friday
    When you are in a mental health crisis but don’t need medical attention or need to talk to someone about mental health service options.

  • Transitions of Western Illinois Suicide Prevention and Crisis Phone 217-222-1166
    To talk to someone over the phone, anytime.

  • United Way Help Line
    The Help Line, 217-224-1223, is a free information and referral service that assists you in finding the help you need.

  • After 8pm, if you have general questions about COVID-19 and Illinois’ response and guidance, please call 1-800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.

  • Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Website Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as needed here and on the CDC website at