Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
On March 21, 2020, DeKalb County identified its first positive case of COVID-19.
DeKalb County residents and healthcare professionals with concerns about exposure or specific symptoms are encouraged to call the DCHD Communicable Disease Department at (815)-748-2467 Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.
WHAT IS A 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?
There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus not previously seen in humans. COVID-19 was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, that has spread around the world, including the United States and all 50 states. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ’s) page on CDC’s website for more information.
COVID-19 Resources & Guidance
How to Protect Yourself
What To Do if You Are Sick
- COVID.gov (Community level, info/locator for free masks, vaccines, treatments & at-home tests, guidance for travel & if sick)
- COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation (Infographics)
- Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines
- COVID-19 Community Level
- Workplaces and Businesses | COVID-19
- Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Ventilation for COVID-19
OSHA: Protecting Workers: Mitigating and Preventing COVID-19
Please note, this email is not used to provide medical advice. If you have personal medical questions, please contact your healthcare provider.
IDPH COVID-19 HOTLINE