Friday, June 12, 2020 Volume 1, Issue 15
(630) 682-7400 www.dupagehealth.org

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COVID-19 Testing in DuPage County
DuPage County will be 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.

The site is scheduled to open on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. 
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 
(site may close earlier if daily test capacity is met)

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
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 .
IMPORTANT REOPENING UPDATES
Updated Summer School and Other Allowable Activities

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are releasing this Part Two of the Transition Plan Advisory Workgroup’s recommendations for transitioning to in-person instruction. This document focuses on Phase 3 allowable activities, including summer school .

Executive Order 2020-40, enacted on June 4, 2020, allows all schools to open for limited in-person educational purposes, such as summer school, following the completion of the regular 2019-20 school year. Different regions around the state may reach a new phase or return to an earlier phase at different times.

ISBE would like to make clear that while Phase 3 allows for the resumption of face-to-face instruction, this is not the same as a return to pre-pandemic operations. Extensive social distancing measures, enhanced sanitation measures, and other accommodations will be necessary to ensure the safety of students, staff, and their families. 

Wheaton College
Humanitarian Disaster Institute

On June 10, 2020, The Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College launched several comprehensive resources specifically created for church members and attendees. These resources are specifically designed to help individuals, families, and churches make an informed decision about how and when to return in-person church services.

Resources include:

Click here to view more resources from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute .

Swimming Facility Guidelines for Phase 3 of Restore Illinois

During Phase 3, swimming facilities licensed by IDPH are not to be opened except for lap swimming, diving, swimming lessons, swim team practices, and therapy pool use. Water parks and bathing beaches are not to be opened in Phase 3.  Read on.. .

Illinois High School Association Stage 1 of Return to Play

As a result of the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, beginning June 6, 2020 IHSA member schools are permitted to open for voluntary strength and conditioning sessions. School districts should work with their local health departments on current restrictions in their area prior to beginning contact. Local school administration determines the permitted activities at their school. Prioritizing the health and safety of all students and staff must remain the focus of each IHSA member school. Outdoor workouts are highly encouraged over indoor workouts, to reduce transmission.  Read on...
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, June 12, 2020 Volume 1, Issue 15
(630) 682-7400 www.dupagehealth.org