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Posted on: March 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Information & Resources

COVID-19 Virus

COVID-19 Update - 3/17/20

COVID-19 Update - 3/15/20

March 12, 2020 - Officials with the City of DeKalb are closely monitoring the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The City is receiving updates from our local, state, and federal partners as they become available. As of now, local cases of COVID-19 have not been reported; however, it is expected that this virus will impact every part of our nation at some point. The City is recommending that residents follow the advice of public health officials, such as washing hands frequently and avoiding contact with others when ill.

To ensure the health and welfare of fellow residents and City employees, we ask that anyone who is ill avoid visiting public places. Many of the daily visitors to City Hall are conducting business that can be handled online or over the phone, including payment of utility bills. We also ask that those who are ill to avoid the use of public transit. Transit providers, TransDev and TransVac, have implemented additional cleaning measures as a precaution. Public meetings of the City Council will continue, and we remind residents that those meetings can be watched live on GATV14 or YouTube.

Last, if you are ill and require emergency services from our Police and/or Fire Departments, we ask that you inform the 911 call takers of any potential illness in your location. In an emergency, residents should call 911.

We will notify the community of any significant updates as they become available and regular updates will be posted in a link above. In the meantime, please use the following resources to educate yourself on the outbreak of COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

DeKalb County Health Department

  • COVID-19 Information
  • DeKalb County residents and healthcare professionals with concerns about exposure or specific symptoms are encouraged to call the DCHD Communicable Disease Department at (815) 748-2467 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).

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