State Rep. Dave Severin Temporarily Closes Marion District Office – Remote Constituent Service Still Available

MARION – State Rep. Dave Severin is issuing the following updates for his constituents in regard to the latest information available from State of Illinois governmental resources on the COVID-19 outbreak.

“I want to take a moment during this crisis to pass along the latest updates that I have on several items including access to prescription drugs, assistance for small businesses, assistance for low income houses, public school closings, and bar and restaurants closings,” Severin said.

For his part, Rep. Severin’s Marion will be temporarily closed to the public effective immediately. However, constituents are encouraged to use the telephone or email option to contact district office staff. You can reach Rep. Severin’s office at 618-440-5090 or via email at

Also, in accordance with the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation issued on March 9, 2020, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has announced the closure of all state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas, and historic sites as well as the cancellation of upcoming scheduled events.

All Illinoisans impacted by a cancellation or closure are encouraged to call the IDNR’s Parks Administrative Information Line Monday – Friday at 217-782-6752.

For more information on COVID-19, visit the IDPH website at You may also contact the IDPH at or call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-889-3931.

Additional state resources available for Illinois residents include:

IDPH COVID-19 Homepage:

COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits:

IDPH Guidance for Schools:


IDPH COVID-19 Daily Briefings and Documents:

People over 60 and people with a history of heart or lung disease, diabetes or a weak immune system, and pregnant women should avoid close gatherings and avoid proximity to sick people. They should stay home in the short term as we evaluate the situation on the ground.

· Wash your hands often
· Don’t touch your face
· If you are sick, stay home
· Use common sense in your interactions
· This is serious but manageable. Do not panic.

For general questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email

Severin has also released a comprehensive COVID-19 status update an added a link to useful information to his own website.

Please visit for the latest updates and information.