Friday, August 14, 2020 Volume 1, Issue 24
(630) 682-7400 www.dupagehealth.org
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The COVID-19 Weekly Update will provide current information and resources for DuPage County. We encourage you to share this widely through our community. To subscribe and receive weekly local updates on COVID-19, please fill out this form

Illinois Launches
Face Mask Awareness Campaign
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has launched a new $5 million public awareness campaign to encourage everyone to wear masks or face coverings. The advertisements use the tagline: "It only works if you wear it."

This campaign initiative compares masks to safety measures people follow everyday, such as seat belts in cars, bicycle helmets, life jackets and other items in their life-saving capabilities.

A toolkit is available for download and can be shared on social media, websites and other digital platforms. To view and download the toolkit, visit www.enjoyillinois.com/assets/Uploads/All-In-Media-Kit-080220.pdf\
IDPH County Level 
COVID-19 Risk Metrics
IDPH provides County Level COVID-19 Risk Metrics for local level awareness of the counties during Phase 4 of Reopening IL. This information helps local leaders, businesses, local health departments, and the public make informed decisions and promote healthy behaviors.

  • Blue indicates that the county is experiencing overall stable COVID-19 metrics.
  • Orange indicates there are warning signs of increased COVID-19 risk in the county.

Learn more and view the status of DuPage County at   www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics
Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is Assisting Households
Impacted by COVID-19
Families that have been unable to pay their rent due to COVID-19, can now apply for financial assistance through IHDA. Funds are limited so families are encouraged to complete an application as early as possible. Only one application per household is allowed. If approved, families will receive a $5,000 grant that will be sent directly to their landlord to be applied
against their rent.

During this time, it is still important to continue paying as much of the rent as possible. In addition to talking to the landlord on a regular basis about the situation.

For more information, visit era.ihda.org/.
IDPH Releases Additional Guidance
for Schools Regarding COVID-19 Safety Procedures
IDPH has released guidance to address many questions that parents, students and staff have about safely returning to schools.

Some questions included are:

  • If a student is sent home sick with suspected COVID-19 symptoms, must all their siblings/household members be sent home as well and quarantined for 14 calendar days?

  • What is the definition of an outbreak in schools?

  • Can a face shield be worn instead of a face covering?

These and other questions are answered on the FAQ document to help clarify the policies regarding COVID-19 safety procedures.
COVID-19 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Temporary COVID-19 Testing Site
Hanover Park
A temporary COVID-19 Test Site will be available at Evangel Church in Hanover Park.

When: Wednesday, August 19th through Friday, August 21st from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 5700 Bartels Road, Hanover Park, IL.

Additional information:
  • Simple nasal swabs will be used.
  • You will be called with results within 4-7 days.
  • No cost for testing.
  • Bring your insurance card, but you can still be tested if you don’t have insurance.
  • Anyone can get tested! You don’t have to have symptoms or be sick.
DuPage County
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site
DuPage County is offering community-based COVID-19 drive-thru testing at the DuPage County Complex. The entrance is located on County Farm Road a few blocks North of Roosevelt Road at a stoplight. Follow the signs through the campus to the test site.

The testing site is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 am until the daily test limit is reached.No appointment, symptoms or insurance is required.

For more information about the testing site or what to expect, please click here.
Pillars Community Health
COVID-19 Testing in Willowbrook
Pillars Community Health offers drive-up testing for COVID-19 outside of Anne M. Jeans Elementary School in Willowbrook.

UPDATE: No testing the week of August 17-21. The testing site will be moving to the Burr Ridge Middle School parking lot – just east of Ann Jeans.

Limited tests available; appointment required; please call 708-PILLARS (708-745-5277) .

Testing is available on Tuesdays 9 am-Noon and Thursdays from 9 am-1 pm to
anyone with symptoms of COVID-19; or anyone with a known exposure to COVID-19 (have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19); or asymptomatic, high-risk patients, first responders, health care workers, or essential workers who wish to be tested.

VNA Health Care COVID-19 Testing
VNA Health Care offers COVID-19 testing by appointment only to new and existing patients with or without symptoms. 

Community mobile testing clinics are also available in Bensenville and West Chicago through VNA Health Care.

VNA Mobile Clinic at St. Alexis Catholic Church
400 W Wood Ave, Bensenville, IL, 60106

VNA Mobile Clinic at St. Andrew's Church
155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, 60185

To schedule an appointment, call (630) 892-4355 or (847) 717-6455.

For more information or to view a list of additional VNA locations, visit www.vnahealth.com/covid-19-testing.
Illinois COVID-19 Hotline and Email Address
If you have questions about Coronavirus - Call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline:

1 (800) 889-3931 or, send an email to: dph.sick@illinois.gov

Both are available anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Friday, August 14, 2020 Volume 1, Issue 24
(630) 682-7400 www.dupagehealth.org