Dr. Poulos Answers Your COVID-19 Questions

Dr. Poulos goes over current local information about COVID-19, vaccines and more. Visit the page.


Financial Assistance & Other Resources

The City of Elgin is compiling a list of financial assistance programs and other helpful resources for those seeking to manage payments and provide for themselves and their families. Visit the page. - Protecting my family & healing our community

This Elgin page gives local resources, answers questions and provides local promotional materials. Visit the page.


Keep Calm and Avoid Coronavirus Scams

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Scammers are using telemarketing calls, text messages, social media platforms, and door-to-door visits to perpetrate COVID-19-related scams.

Fraudsters are offering COVID-19 tests, HHS grants, and Medicare prescription cards in exchange for personal details, including Medicare information. However, these services are unapproved and illegitimate.

These scammers use the coronavirus pandemic to benefit themselves, and beneficiaries face potential harm. The personal information collected can be used to fraudulently bill federal health care programs and commit medical identity theft. Please review the following tips and beware of suspicious emails and phone calls.

 Here are 5 things you can do to avoid a Coronavirus scam: 


 Ignore offers for vaccinations and home test kits. 

Scammers are selling products to treat or prevent COVID-19 without proof that they work. 



 Hang up on robocalls. 

Scammers use illegal sales call to get your money and your personal information. 



 Watch out for phishing emails and text messages. 

Don’t click on links in emails or texts you didn’t expect. 



 Research before you donate. 

Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. Get tips on donating wisely at 



 Stay in the know. 

Go to for the latest information on scams. Sign up to get FTC’s alerts at


Common Questions about the COVID-19 for Older Adults

Information from Oak Street Health

Kane County Vax Hub: An Illinois Vaccination Site
855-4-KANEVAX (855-452-6382)

Illinois Vaccine Appointment Call Center


Kane County Health Department

Illinois' Guidance on COVID-19




Holiday celebrations

Small and large gatherings

IDPH holiday safety guidance