County News Regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus
Local Health Department Resources:
State of Illinois has offered important suggestions: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx
DeKalb County Departments
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
04/06/2020 – The DeKalb County Health Department announces DeKalb County Health Department Announces First COVID-19 Death
04/04/2020 – The Regional County Health Departments All nine counties in the Northern Illinois Rockford Region have now reported positive cases of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Cases by Date of Test Result Reported 04/04/2020
04/03/2020 – The DeKalb County Health Department announces COVID-19 Alternative Housing Site Established in Partnership with Northern Illinois University
3/20/20 DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Beware of COVID-19 Scams
Sheriff’s Office. However, Sheriff Scott is alerting citizens to be aware of that possibility. Examples of scams such as individuals going door to door regarding COVID-19 surveys.
3/18/20 DeKalb County Supervisor of Assessments Office
The Assessment Office is executing a level of caution regarding the Corona Virus Pandemic. The Office is requesting property owners over the age of 65 or those with compromised health, please avoid coming in to the office to submit exemption applications or for other purposes. Deadlines will be appropriately extended.
3.18.20 DeKalb County DeKalb County 23rd Circuit (Courthouse)
DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center
DeKalb County Nursing Home to Limit Visitations Starting March 11, 2020
DeKalb County Health Department
03/30/2020 – The Regional County Health Departments Today, the Northern Illinois Rockford Region reported a positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ogle County and is saddened to report the 1st death of a resident in the region that tested positive for COVID-19.
03/27/2020 – The Regional County Health Departments Announce Additional Positive Covid-19 Cases
03/26/2020 – The DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) has announced another positive case of COVID-19.
03/25/2020 – The DeKalb County Health Department has identified two additional positive cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in DeKalb County.
3/12/20 Surrounding County Health Departments DeKalb, Boone, Ogle and Winnebago Offer Corona Virus Recommendations
3/17/20 Joint news from the Northern Illinois Regional Health
Local Health Departments Urge Community to take immediate action to prevent further spread of COVID-19
Forest Preserve District
03/18/20 IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING CORONA VIRUS RECOMMENDATIONS
DeKalb County Forest Preserves & Trails Remain OPEN. Playgrounds and toilet facilities are temporarily closed. READ MORE
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).
2020 Census Count
3./12.20 -Beginning today, in support of guidance on what we can all do to help slow the spread of coronavirus, 2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020. Please continue to use the invitation online in the meantime.