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DeKalb County Government is working to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In an effort to limit exposure to the public and employees, many offices have limited access. We encourage the public to contact individual departments by phone in order to schedule appointments and obtain information on building and office closures. Link to:  County Department Directory

 

Press Releases:

Daily Updates from The DeKalb County Health Department will continue to provide updates on the website daily by 3:00pm. DAILY UPDATES

 

  • DeKalb County Health Department:
      • 11/17/2020 – Joint News Release: Northwestern Medicine and DeKalb County Health Department
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      • 10/30/2020 –Tier 2 mitigation requirements  As detailed in the July 15 Restore Illinois resurgence plan, Tier 2 mitigations may be applied if a region’s positivity rate remains above the 8 percent positivity threshold after 14 days under Tier 1 mitigations. If a region continues to experience a sustained resurgence of COVID-19 after 14 days with Tier 2 mitigations in place, stricter measures may be necessary to curtail further spread. Regions experiencing a sustained resurgence of COVID-19 after 14 days in Tier 1 mitigations will operate under these Tier 2 mitigation requirements.
      • 09/29/2020 – Regional Health Departments Provide Update -Regional Health Departments Provide Update Region 1 is at warning level for COVID-19.  Northern Illinois Rockford Region – On September 29, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) implemented new COVID-19 mitigation measures for the Northern Illinois Rockford Region (Region 1)
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      • 09/23/2020 – Northern Illinois Rockford Region (Region 1) -The Northern Illinois Rockford Region (Region 1) is close to being in warning level for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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      • 07/31/2020 – Regional Health Departments Provide Update Community -news release from the nine county health departments in the Northern Illinois Rockford Region expressing concern as first county in region is at warning for COVID-19. The Northern Illinois Rockford Region includes Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Davies, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago Counties.
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      • 07/14/2020 – Regional Health Departments Provide Update Community –Urging the public to take simple steps to protect each other from COVID-19
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      • 05/14/2020 – Regional Health Departments Provide Update Community –On Progress to Restore Illinois
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      • 05/02/2020 – Regional Health Departments Provide Update Community –On Essential Worker Safety
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      • 04/27/2020 – Regional Health Departments -Expect Increase in Covid-19 Cases & Encourage Public To Prevent Exposure
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      • 04/21/2020 – Regional Health Departments Provide Update – On Testing
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      • 04/03/2020 – The DeKalb County Health Department announces COVID-19 Alternative Housing Site Established in Partnership with Northern Illinois University
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Offer to Help Small Businesses

3/19/20 The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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