Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates


















Mobile Testing Sites



Probable COVID-19 case definition: Meets clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory
testing performed for COVID-19.


At this time, our office is not offering COVID-19 testing. For a list of testing sites, visit the IDPH website:
https://dph.illinois.
gov/testing


Our staff is doing our best to keep up with contacting new cases and their contacts in a timely manner.

Some information regarding contact tracing, from IDPH, is as follows:

Generally, contact tracing includes the following steps:

Case investigation: Local public health department staff work with a patient to help them recall everyone they have had
close contact with during the time they may have been infectious.

Contact tracing: Local public health department staff begin contact tracing by notifying exposed people (contacts) of their
potential exposure as rapidly and sensitively as possible, not revealing the infected patient’s identity.

Contact support: Contacts are provided with education, information, and support to help them understand their risk, what
they should do to separate themselves from others who are not exposed, and how to monitor themselves for illness. In
addition, they are informed of the possibility that they could spread the infection to others even if they do not feel ill.

Self-quarantine: Contacts are encouraged to stay home, monitor their health, and maintain social distance (at least 6 feet)
from others until 14 days after their last exposure to the infected patient in case they also become ill.

For more information on what to expect regarding contact tracing if you have tested positive or if you are a contact of
someone who has tested positive, visit IDPH's website:
https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/contact-tracing
There is a lot of great information regarding COVID-19 available on the
IDPH website
. Their website has a text message opt-in for updates,
information for healthcare workers, essential workers, and the general
public, as well as daily updates on COVID-19 numbers for our state. You can
also view a LIVE stream of
Governor Pritzker's daily press conferences from
this website.

Our FCHD Home Health and Hospice are still seeing patients and taking
new patients, WIC is still serving our clients and getting them food vouchers,
Healthy Families and Doulas are calling clients, our Breastfeeding Peer
Counselor is calling clients, our Environmental Director is still doing permits
and making sure our restaurants are compliant. We are here for you. If you
need something, give us a call at (618)283-1044.

We will try to keep this page as up-to-date as possible, but as you know,
because this is a novel virus,  information and recommendations can change
often.