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COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests   Through our partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) has received a supply of over-the-counter iHealth COVID-19 antigen rapid tests for distribution to our community.   Rapid, self-administered testing has potential to disrupt the spread of COVID-19 that occurs when […]

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April 4-10 is National Public Health Week (NPHW)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4-10 is National Public Health Week (NPHW) During the first full week of April each year, the DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD), along with other local health departments, supports the NPHW initiatives by promoting local contributions to public health and highlighting their services in the community. During this week, DCHD encourages […]

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STATEMENT BY THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS PUBLIC HEALTH CONSORTIUM (NIPHC) ON TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER SUSPENDING MANDATED MASKING FOR SCHOOLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lindsey Salvatelli (815) 236-3238/ LRSalvatelli@mchenrycountyil.gov February 6, 2022 Statement by the Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium (NIPHC) on Temporary Restraining Order Suspending Mandated Masking for Schools The Local Health Departments of the Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium (NIPHC) are aware of the most recent judicial ruling impacting schools in our local […]

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REGION 1 LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND HOSPITALS URGE PUBLIC TO TAKE STEPS TO ADDRESS THE HIGH HOSPITAL PATIENT VOLUMES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Northern Illinois Rockford Region Public Information Officers Media Contact: Katherine O’Toole, Media Liaison, 815-720-4213 December 17, 2021 This is a joint news release issued by the Northern Illinois Rockford Region (Region 1) Public Information Officers. Region 1 serves Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago Counties. REGION 1 […]

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DeKalb County’s Holiday Lights Recycling Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DeKalb County’s Holiday Lights Recycling Drive Year after year residents find themselves testing bulbs and replacing fuses. When that does not work, the lights often end up in the garbage. With this program, DeKalb County can divert all holiday lights from the landfill, as recycled goods. One strand of lights may seem […]

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Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination – DeKalb County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination – DeKalb County Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice’s (ACIP) recommendation for the use the of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 through 11 years of age. This follows the FDA’s authorization last Friday of the emergency use […]

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Health Department Reports Bat Positive for Rabies

DeKalb County Health Department confirms that a second bat for 2021 tested positive for rabies on October 9th. The bat was found in Sycamore and had contact with a vaccinated dog. The dog will receive a booster and be monitored at home. Bats are the primary carriers of rabies in Illinois. A bat that is […]

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Positive Mosquito Samples Reported by DeKalb County Health Department

The DeKalb County Health Department is reporting that mosquitoes collected in a trap in Sandwich have tested positive for the first time this year, while the Genoa trap continues to test positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) which is associated with an increased risk of WNV in people. 42 counties have reported WNV positive mosquito […]

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COVID-19 Pfizer Booster Vaccination Recommendations

This morning, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster for those ages 18 to 64 who are at increased risk of Covid-19 because of their workplaces or institutional settings — in addition to older adults, long-term care facility residents and some people with underlying health conditions. […]

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Health Department Reports Bat Positive for Rabies

DeKalb County Health Department confirms its first bat of 2021 tested positive for rabies found in Hinckley on September 21. The bat was captured in a bedroom where the person woke up to the bat flying in the room. Bats are the primary carriers of rabies in Illinois. You cannot tell by looking at a […]

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