Friday, July 10, 2020 Volume 1, Issue 19
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DuPage County Health Department
Supports Safe Travel Recommendations
DuPage County The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) announced its support for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recently updated guidance to provide additional measures to be taken to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus following domestic travel.

Although the DuPage County Health Department is not issuing an Emergency Order, as was done on Monday, July 6, 2020 by the Chicago Department of Public Health, the recommendations are critical in assuring that our community members continue to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. “There is a new way to travel, visit loved ones and return to our communities, and we are all responsible to do so in a safe and mindful way,” said Karen Ayala, DuPage County Health Department Executive Director.

According to the CDC guidelines, “Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Before you travel, learn if COVID-19 is spreading in your local area or in any of the places you are going.

Traveling to visit family may be especially dangerous if you or your loved ones are more likely to get very ill from COVID-19. People at higher risk for severe illness need to take extra precautions.”

However, if you do travel, DCHD reminds you to maintain public health measures demonstrated to reduce individual risk: (1) Wear a mask anytime you are in public and when around people who don’t live in your household; (2) Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently; and (3) Watch your distance in order to maintain at least 6 feet from others as much as possible. Read on…

DuPage County
COVID-19 Testing Site Information
DuPage County is offering community-based COVID-19 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.

Testing is free but limited tests are available per day. This is a drive-thru testing site where individuals will give themselves a nasal swab test with instructions from staff. 

Hours of Operation
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday 
( all cars must arrive by 2 p.m. to be tested and site may close earlier if daily test capacity is met)

Testing Information and Resources


Who Should Get Tested
Anyone should get tested, regardless of symptoms or other criteria. 

Definition of Symptoms
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

What to Expect During Your Visit
Due to the demand for this service, we anticipate there could be significant wait times associated with these drive-thru community-based testing sites. Please be patient. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you are urged to call your doctor or emergency department to seek immediate care and instructions.

Only people who arrive in a cars will be allowed to be tested. People will need to remain seated in their car at a working window (window must go up and down). Once in line at the CBTS, you will not be permitted to exit your car. Bathrooms are not available on-site. For the safety of the testing personnel, the drive-thru sites will not be accept walk-up individuals. 

We cannot accommodate vehicles:
  • With windows that do not function
  • That are not self-contained (e.g. convertible with top that will not close)
  • With trailers
  • With a dog
  • With occupants that cannot sit at a window that rolls down
  • Buses

To support privacy of those at the site, photography and video are not permitted.

Waiting for Your Results
You will receive a phone call from ( 469) 498-0222 with your results within 3 to 4 days of your test. If you have not received your results after 4 days, please contact Reditus Laboratories at (469) 498-0222.

As you wait for your results, if you are ill, stay in touch with your doctor. Keep in mind your symptoms may be due to another condition that requires prompt evaluation and treatment. Stay at home except for medical appointments. Call ahead before visiting your doctor. As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets. If you must be around other people or animals, wear a face cloth over your nose and mouth. For more information on how to keep you and others safe, view  Stop the Spread of Germs . For Spanish,  click here .

MORE COVID-19 RESOURCES
Pillars Community Health
COVID-19 Testing in Willowbrook

Pillars Community Health is offering drive-up testing for coronavirus outside of Anne M. Jeans Elementary School in Willowbrook.

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 is offering COVID-19 testing by appointment only to new and existing patients with or without symptoms. 

A community mobile testing clinic is also available in West Chicago, IL through VNA Health Care.

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, July 10, 2020 Volume 1, Issue 19
(630) 682-7400 www.dupagehealth.org