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COVID-19 and your Library

Covid-19 Update: February 28th, 2022

In accordance with the change to the State of Illinois Covid-19 mandate, the Library will no longer require guests to wear face masks starting Monday, February 28th 2022. While we are optimistic about this latest development, the Library supports those who wish to continue wearing masks during their visits. Masks will still be available by the entrance. Library staff are also happy to assist you via phone and email, as well as to select, check out and deliver materials to you curbside if you prefer. As always, thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to navigate this changing landscape together.

COVID-19 is highly contagious. If you feel sick, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have a known exposure, or suspect you have been exposed, please do not enter the library.

We will continue to monitor Sangamon County Department of Public Health, State of Illinois and CDC Covid-19 notifications and will adjust these guidelines if, when and where appropriate.

COVID-19 Community Levels is a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new Covid-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from Covid-19 based on the Covid-19 Community Level in your area.

Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup is available at the Chatham Area Public Library!

Place holds any time online or during business hours by phone. Call 217-483-2713 for help in placing holds and for reader’s advisory.


1) Once items are pulled, you will be notified when items are available for pickup.

2) Park in an area near the front door and call us at 217-483-2713 when you arrive.


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We will continue to make announcements on this page and on our Facebook page as needed.  If you have any questions, please stop by, call us or use our Contact Us form.

Thank you for your understanding and be well. 

Sangamon County Department of Public Health

This page last updated on 1/18/2022

Please note that this information is evolving and subject to change.

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  • Sangamon County Department of Public Health 
    • Location: Sangamon County Department of Public Health, 2833 South Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62703

      Phone: 217-321-2606 | Phone Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15am-4:15pm CST

      Vaccine offered: Moderna, Pfizer, J&J

      NOTE: COVID-19 Child vaccines (5-11 years old) are by appointment ONLY. These are held indoors. No child vaccines will be given through the drive-thru site. 

      Operating Hours:    Drive-thru Mon-Sat: 8:30am-11:30am

      *Operating hours subject to change  


COVID-19 and Vaccine Resources

  • Illinois Department of Public Health
      • For general questions about COVID-19, call the IDPH 24 Hour Hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email [email protected](The hotline does not make decisions about who should be tested)
      • The toll-free Vaccine Appointment Call Center phone number is 833-621-1284 and can take TTY calls. For general questions about COVID-19 and Illinois’ guidance, call 800-889-3931 or
        email [email protected].
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • World Health Organization
    • Illinois Call4Calm Text LineIf you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    • COVID Housing and Economic Loss Prevention (COVID H.E.L.P.): COVID H.E.L.P. is a free tool for people in Illinois who are facing housing and employment and other economic problems because of COVID-19. It’s help available online, all day and every day, and it’s managed by a team of lawyers from nonprofit legal aid organizations across the state. COVID HELP provides virtual assistance to solve real problems.
    • Emergency Broadband Benefit: The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

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    If you need a COVID-⁠19 test now, please see other testing resources for free testing locations in your area.