Thursday, March 26, 2020 Volume 1, Issue 3
(630) 682-7400 www.dupagehealth.org
The Health Department is posting COVID-19 case numbers on dupagehealth.org/covid-19. Numbers will be updated daily by 3:00 pm.
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COVID-19 Information

Who To Call About COVID-19
This updated fact sheet from the Illinois Department of Public Health provides information on who you should call about COVID-19 including:
  • Who to call for general information
  • What to do if you have respiratory symptoms
  • Who to call if you think you need immediate medical attention

COVID-19 Tools

Coronavirus Self-Checker
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a Coronavirus Self-Checker . This system is a guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care. This system does not replace the judgement of healthcare professionals or the performance of any clinical assessment. 

Urgent Volunteer
& In-Kind Donation Needs

Nonprofit organizations need your help today! In particular, organizations with a mission focused on housing/homelessness, food security/hunger/meal delivery and seniors are experiencing a large decrease in their regular volunteer base.

Looking for healthy, willing and able-bodied volunteers who will exercise safety & recommended precautions. Please do not volunteer if you are sick now or have been in the past month (even if you are not showing symptoms of COVID-19), if you've traveled recently, if you are a senior citizen or are immunocompromised. Please err on the side of caution and do not volunteer if you are unsure about clearing these requirements.

Click here for a full list of volunteer opportunities and donation needs.

Help First Responders and Healthcare Providers Stay Safe

Request for Personal Protection Equipment Donation

Illinois Department of Public Health is encouraging all outpatient surgical and procedural centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and veterinarians to donate their unused PPE that is not immediately needed to assist healthcare providers, health care facilities and first responders who are on the front line and actively responding to COVID-19.

Any type of healthcare PPE will be welcomed, especially surgical gloves, gowns, goggles, face shields, surgical masks and N-95 respirator masks.

If you are interested in donating specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), please visit protectdupage.org.

Resources to Help Families Cope in Emergencies and Other Challenging Times

Talking with your children is important during times like these. PBS has some familiar faces to help families cope in emergencies and other challenging times.

From PBS Kids:  When Something Scary Happens
What's New
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.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
(630) 682-7400 www.dupagehealth.org