Kane County Health Department Contact Tracing Weekly Status Report as of 09/24/20
 7,785 calls have been made this month. 100% of the calls received were contacted within 24 hours.
The refusal to participate rate was 14.45%, an increase over previous weeks.


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ADDITIONAL DATA

INFORMATIONAL WEBSITES

RESTORE ILLINOIS

Phase 4 Guidelines (beginning 6/26)​

COVID-19 TESTING 

State Announces Community-Based Testing Sites Now Open to All: Expanded Criteria Will Allow Anyone to Get Tested, Regardless of Symptoms​

Sites

Testing at the Aurora Premium Outlets site
ENDS September 30, 2020.

A new regional site will be announced soon.​


Chicago Premium Outlet Mall | 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60502 - enter from Farnsworth Ave. only
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or earlier if testing capacity is reached) - 7 days/week 
Testing is free. This is a DRIVE-THRU ONLY testing facility
Anyone who will be tested MUST BE SEATED AT A FUNCTIONING WINDOW in a vehicle. NO WALK-UPS can be accepted for safety reasons.
Tests are taken on a FIRST COME-FIRST SERVE BASIS. Facility will close by 4 p.m. or when testing capacity is reached for the day, whichever comes first. ​Individuals being tested at the Aurora site will receive a call from 1-888-297-7208 within four and seven calendar days regarding the results of their test. 

Other Testing Sites:
Greater Elgin Family Care Center
VNA Health Care - Aurora & Elgin
http://dph.illinois.gov/testing

Testing for COVID-19 should only be conducted by approved state or local laboratories​
The Kane County Health Department DOES NOT provide test results.
COVID-19 tests are NOT done at the Kane County Health Department

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Illinois Domestic Violence Helpline
1-877-TO END DV or 1-877-863-6338 (Voice)
1-877-863-6339 (TTY)
The hotline is toll free, confidential, 
multilingual and open 24-hours​

Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, and Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention/Support Resources ​​

​MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES​

Illinois Call4Calm Text Line

If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.​

SAMHSA
Managing stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak can be overwhelming. If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline:

1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)

Free Emotional and Social Support for those Impacted by Cancer from Gilda's Club Chicago
Gilda's Club Chicago offers free, innovative online support to anyone impacted by cancer, with more than 150 virtual activities each month. Connect online at GildasClubChicago.org ​​​​

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Coronavirus Rumor Control
The purpose of this page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communicites during a crisis. Do your part to stop the spread of disinformation by doing 3 easy things: don't believe the rumors, don't pass them along, and go to trusted sources of information to get the facts about the COVID-19 response.

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Concerns About COVID Safety Compliance?
Contact the Kane County Health Department at
COVIDConcerns@co.kane.il.us​

Interested in COVID-19 Contact Tracing? 
Apply here: 

https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/surveys/?s=KWKJL93TM7​​​​​
To further prevent spread, face coverings use will be required during interactions with wait staff and food service workers  


IDPH COVID-19 EMERGENCY RULES

In an effort to maintain the progress made in Illinois' COVID-19 pandemic response, the Governor is filing emergency rules for businesses, schools, and child care establishments regarding the use of face coverings and the size of gatherings.

These rules provide multiple opportunities for compliance before any penalty is issued, giving local health departments and local law enforcement more leeway to support community public health in a productive manner. While existing, pre-pandemic enforcement laws, like revoking a license, are stringent and severe, these rules provide flexibility for local communities and a measured process to help keep people safe. 

That process is as follows:

  • First, businesses will be given a warning in the form of written notice and encouraged to voluntarily comply with public health guidance.
  • Second, businesses that do not voluntarily comply will be given an order to have some or all of their patrons leave the premises as needed to comply with public health guidance and reduce risks.
  • Third, if the business continues to refuse to comply, the business can receive a class A misdemeanor and be subject to a fine ranging from $75-$2,500.

These rules do not apply to individuals and penalties will not exceed a misdemeanor and a $75-$2,500 fine. 

The emergency rules also reinforce the authority of IDPH and local health departments to investigate COVID-19 cases and reaffirm that businesses have a responsibility to cooperate with those investigations.​
https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=21906

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FACE COVERINGS
Individuals are required to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they can’t maintain a six-foot social distance. Face-coverings will be required in public indoor spaces, such as stores. This new requirement applies to all individuals over the age of two who are able to medically tolerate a face-covering or a mask.
FAQ for Businesses Concerning Use of Face-Coverings During COVID-19
State of Illinois - Guidance on the Use of Masks by the General Public​​​

CDC School Guidance:

Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers
Guidance for K-12 School Administrators on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings in Schools
FAQ for School Administrators on Reopening Schools
Screening K-12 Students for Symptoms of COVID-19: Limitations and Considerations
School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians

Illinois Church Guidance 5/28/20

Help is available for people losing job-based health insurance​​ 

Food Pantry Resources​​


Changes to Isolation Period for COVID-19 Cases

Illinois Essential Businesses & Operations Frequently Asked Questions​​

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