Friday, July 17, 2020 Volume 1, Issue 20
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State of Illinois Releases
New COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

On July 15th, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced a new COVID-19 mitigation plan focused on combating a resurgence of cases while maintaining the progress the state has made towards bending the curve over the last four months.

The updated guidance establishes a menu of mitigation options organized by risk level. The following health metrics will be used to determine when the spread of the virus in a region requires additional mitigation:
Mitigations will be applied on a regional basis based on the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Regions that have traditionally guided IDPH in its statewide public health work.

The new regions follow county lines to account for counties that are in more than one region of the EMS system.


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
Answer the Call
Contact Tracing For COVID-19

What is it?
Contact tracing is used by health departments to prevent the spread of infectious disease. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who have an infectious disease (cases) and people who they came in contact with (contacts) and working with them to interrupt disease spread.

To do so, COVID-19 cases may be asked to isolate and their contacts to quarantine at home voluntarily. For more information, view the Isolation vs Quarantine (PDF) fact sheet.
Why is it important?
Contact tracing is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and helps keep you, your family, and your community safe. This disease control activity has been used for decades by state and local health departments to slow or stop the spread of infectious disease.

Please do your part to keep your family, friends and your community safe from COVID-19: Answer the call to slow the spread!

DuPage County Contact Tracers
The DuPage County Health Department has a team of contact tracers who are notifying individuals who have been in close contact to a person infected with COVID-19.

Unfortunately, there are scammers who are pretending to be contact tracers too. To protect yourself, be aware of how to spot contact tracing scammers .

Report fake contact tracers at ftc.gov/complaint .

2020 Census
Spread the Word

The 2020 Census is underway. Data collected in the census will inform the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities each year for the next 10 years for things like health care, food assistance, and infrastructure.

It’s important that we all respond to shape the future of our communities. Learn more and respond to the census today at 2020CENSUS.GOV .
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 17, 2020 Volume 1, Issue 20
(630) 682-7400 www.dupagehealth.org