Covid-19 Updates

Healthcare Providers

The DeKalb County Health Department serves as a resource for health care providers during community health outbreaks, pandemics, and public health emergencies.

The health department also serves as a liaison to alert health care providers of advisories, recommendations, updates, or changes in reportable disease from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and prevention) and IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health).

The Health Department is required to conduct surveillance and investigate reports of disease, per Illinois Administrative Code, Rules and Regulations of Communicable Disease Control and Immunization, Title 77 Part 690, revised February 2019.

Click here for the CD Rules and Regulations

In addition, various other updates will also be provided as needed.

Current Guidelines & Reports – Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Monkeypox (MPV) Resources 

If you suspect a case of MPV, contact the DeKalb County Health Department’s Communicable Disease program at (815) 748-2467.

MPV Suspect Case Checklist – DCHD

A checklist of precautions and steps to take if a patient is a suspected case of MPV.

MPV Clinic Instructions – IDPH
Clinical instructions if encountering a patient with symptoms consistent with MPVor a patient who has had exposure to MPV.

Request for MPV Testing – IDPH

MPV testing is now available at several commercial laboratories, including Aegis SciencesLabcorpMayo Clinic LaboratoriesQuest Diagnostics, and Sonic Healthcare. Healthcare providers are encouraged to order testing for patients meeting clinical criteria through those laboratories. Testing at IDPH Laboratories will be limited to priority cases and will continue to require the approval of the local and state health departments.

COVID-19 Resources

Influenza Resources

Measles Resources

IDPH Measles Contact Management Algorithm
IDPH Measles Infection Timeline 052019
IDPH Measles Testing Algorithm 02092018
IDPH Measles Testing Flow chart 052019
Measles Immunity Among Health Care Workers

Current Guidelines & Reports – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


HIV Connect Link
American Academy of Pediatrics on Head Lice (pdf)
Public Health Awareness- Understanding Vaccines