COVID-19 Updates & Testing

*COVID-19 updates regarding cases and COVID-related deaths in Livingston County will now be provided weekly, every Monday (except holidays).

Update: April 12, 2021

Seventy-six residents of Livingston County have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). Sadly, two more residents have also died due to complications related to COVID-19. The individuals were females in their 90s. Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) officials were notified of the new COVID-19 cases and deaths between April 6-12, 2021 in accordance with state and local public health protocol.

As of April 12, 2021, the LCHD has received 97,902 COVID-19 test results. Of that, 4,526 COVID-19 tests have been positive, 93,376 tests were negative, 4,370 of the previously reported cases have been removed from isolation, 73 cases remain active, and, sadly, 83 cases have resulted in death due to complications related to COVID-19.

The health and safety of Livingston County residents remains the highest priority for Livingston County health officials. All partners and organizations involved in the COVID-19 response remain fully prepared to respond to COVID-19 cases. Public health, hospital systems, and first responders maintain highly trained infection control teams, specialized equipment, and protocols consistent with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Livingston County Vaccination Plan

The COVID-19 vaccine will be administered in Livingston County in accordance with the phases as recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 vaccinations in Livingston County, please visit on our COVID-19 Vaccination Page.

Availability and timing of vaccine administration in Livingston County will depend on vaccine delivery from the State of Illinois. Please do not call the LCHD with questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have questions or concerns about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact your healthcare provider.

Mitigation Measures

To learn more about resurgence mitigation measures for Illinois, click HERE.

Livingston County’s Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Site

Due to a decrease in the amount of tests performed at the site, Livingston County’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will no longer be in operation. Livingston County’s COVID-19 testing site was established in a collaborative effort between the Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) and OSF HealthCare Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center. The partnership will closely monitor COVID-19 activity in the region and reinstate the testing site should the need arise in the county.

COVID-19 testing is available in Livingston County at local pharmacies, including Walgreens and CVS, by appointment. Drive-thru and walk-up testing is also available at the Interstate Center (1106 Interstate Dr, Bloomington, IL) every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

COVID-19 & Travel

Individuals who travel to hot spots in the country, those areas where higher rates of confirmed COVID-19 cases are reported, are strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 5-7 days after returning from their trip or sooner if experiencing symptoms. People can track confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois by county and zip code by visiting IDPH’s COVID-19 Statistics. Individuals may also track confirmed cases nationwide by using CDC’s COVID-19 tracker tool.

Reduce Your Risk for Complications Related to COVID-19: Quit Smoking

A reminder for the public, individuals who smoke may be at a higher risk for complications should they contract COVID-19. Created in partnership between the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the American Lung Association of Illinois, the Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a tobacco cessation program offering a wide range of free resources, including counseling and nicotine replacement therapy. If people need help quitting tobacco, they may contact the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at 1-866-QUIT-YES or visit www.QUITYES.org.

For details on previously reported COVID-19 cases in Livingston County, please see press releases below.

Assume COVID-19 is in your community. Because people can be carriers of the virus prior to experiencing symptoms, you should assume everyone has the virus, including yourself. If everyone works under this assumption, we all will take these precautions necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, including: 

  • STAY HOME if you feel sick.
  • Wear a mask when in public.
  • When out in public, practice social distancing to the best of your ability, making sure to stay 6’ from others.
  • Wash your hands regularly with warm water & soap for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Regularly disinfect surfaces, especially those most frequently touched (e.g. phone, door knobs, light switches, etc.) in your home, vehicle, & place of work using sanitizing wipes with at least 70% alcohol or a water & bleach solution using a 10:1 ratio. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth as these are areas where it’s easier for a virus to enter the body.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or into your elbow, then wash your hands. If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, do not present at a hospital emergency room or doctor’s office immediately unless it is a true emergency. Please first call your primary care physician.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, stay home and contact your healthcare provider. They will evaluate you and let you know what steps you should take next. DO NOT go to the hospital or your doctor’s office without calling first.

Anyone who wants to be tested for COVID-19 can now be tested, regardless of whether or not you’re experiencing symptoms. We strongly encourage you to call ahead to any testing site prior to going. If you are told to stay home and monitor your symptoms, be sure to stay home, rest, keep yourself hydrated, wash your hands often and clean surfaces regularly. Click HERE for guidance on hand washing & disinfecting.

If experience severe symptoms and need immediate attention, please call 9-1-1.

The LCHD will continue to keep you posted with COVID-19 updates. We’re here for you, Livingston County. #WeLoveLivCo #InThisTogether

Other COVID-19 related information for Livingston County, Illinois

Please visit our Local Businesses page for details regarding Restore Illinois guidance.

COVID-19 & What to Expect When You’re Expecting

COVID-19 Questions? Dial 211

Handwashing & Disinfecting Guidance

IDPH Guidance on Face Masks

COVID-19 Testing

Governor JB Pritzker COVID-19 Executive Orders