The DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) has announced another positive case of COVID-19. The case is an adult in their 30’s. To maintain patient privacy and confidentiality, the Health Department will not provide additional identifying information, such as specific area of residence, as this would violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). DCHD’s Communicable Disease staff are monitoring the patients and in communication with close contacts. This brings the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in DeKalb County to four cases. Moving forward, future positive cases will be updated on the DCHD website and sent through the DCHD online newsletter for COVID-19 updates.
For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community members can email questions to COVID19@dekalbcounty.org and DCHD will answer frequently asked questions every week in the COVID-19 email newsletter. Please note, this email is not used to provide medical advice. If you have personal medical questions, please contact your healthcare provider. Community members can sign up for the newsletter online by visiting the DCHD website.