Covid/Novel Coronavirus Information

Is there local testing? (LINK)

Covid Testing Sites

  • Washington Elementary School

24000 Cardinal Dr. East Chicago, IN, 46312

Dates: September 22 - September 26

Times: 9am - 6pm

  • School City of East Chicago, Administration Building

1401 E. 144th St, East Chicago, IN, 46312


August 19th - November 30th

Weekdays Only

Testing all ages


8:00am - 12:00pm 

12:30pm - 4:30pm 

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Insurance accepted, Free without insurance

  • HealthLinc

1313 Chicago Ave, East Chicago IN, 46312

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

By appointment

Contact: 219-398-9685

  • Walgreens Testing Site

720 W. Chicago Ave

East Chicago IN, 46312

Self-Administered Test

Time: Seven days a week, 9am  - 12 pm, 12:30pm - 4pm

Price: Insurance accepted, Free without insurance

This page will give the citizens of East Chicago data, resources, and information surrounding the Covid/Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Below you may find East Chicago case numbers, demographics, outside resources, and the services we provide. Our FAQ section has many different tips and resources to help navigate new CDC and ISDH regulations for your safety.

BUSINESSES GUIDELINES: please refer to the back on track guidelines specific to your business (LINK)

East Chicago Executive Order: Face Masks Required

East Chicago Executive Order: Face Masks Expanded

Lake County Executive Order: Face Masks Required

Indiana State Executive Order: Face Masks Required

Click for Governor Holcomb’s Address

Indiana Food Bank Locations and How to Donate.

Rental/Mortgage Assistance Program

FDA Recall List

Para COVID-19 Información en español

*Please allow a small margin of error as our nurse reviews information manually. Recorded deaths are residents that passed outside of East Chicago city limits.

Covid Cases*

Date Positive Cases
April  117
May  325
June 498
July 739
August 917
September 1 918
September 2 920
September 3 928
September 4 933
September 8 960 
September 9 960
September 10 962 
September 11 965 
September 14 977
September 15 981
September 16 984
September 17 990
September 18 997
September 21 1,007 (10 new cases)

Covid cases by Week*

Week Cases per week
August 22-31 56
September 1 -4 16
September 5-11 32
September 12-18 32
September 19-21 10

Covid Related Deaths*

Deaths Number
April 4
May 4
June 7
July 1
August 3
September 2
Total 21
Gender Male- 11, Female-10
Age 90’s-3, 80’s-6, 70's-5, 60's-7
Ethnicity African American-12, Latino-6, White-3

Covid Demographics: Age*

Age Number
100 1
90 7
80 23
70 58
60 120
50 156
40 179
30 141
20 189
13-19 87
5-12 34
1-4 7
0-11 Months 4

Covid Demographics: Ethnicity*

Ethnicity Number
African American 216
Latino 546
White 46
Unknown 199

Covid Demographics: Gender*

Gender Number
Male 452
Female 559
Unknown 1

UPDATE: The EC Health DPT is resuming public services with modified safety protocols. Please call 219-391-8467 or check out our FAQ sections for these instructions.

Health Department FAQ for COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus

Click to visit East Chicago Facebook for city updates.

Click here for SafeHome Cleaning guide.

Click here for Flyers and Handout resources

Click here to visit the CDC’s frequently asked questions.

Local testing sites

State Data Map

Live Date Map

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:

  • The air by coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
  • Rarely, fecal contamination
  • It is highly recommended to receive a flu shot during this outbreak.


Click here to visit CDC travel restrictions, returning procedures, and what to do if you get sick.

Click here to visit the CDC page for latest updates.

Click here to visit the CDC’s frequently asked questions.

Click here to visit the Indiana State Department of Health for state updates.