LEE COUNTY — As we continue through Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan, we remind residents that when in public and unable to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet, please wear a mask or face covering. Some residents may not feel a risk to themselves, but people can be carriers of the virus and spread it to others even if they show no symptoms. Think of wearing a mask or face covering as a way to protect others; some of whom may be vulnerable due to their age or an underlying health condition.
Frequently Asked Questions for Phase 3 were released by the state and can be found at this link:
Our state health director is featured in the New York Times-see the article on Dr. Ezike at:
What to do if you think you have COVID-19:
Individuals with symptoms SHOULD NOT GO to health care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, and urgent care centers without CALLING FIRST. Instead, they can seek care by using one of the following options:
Individuals may be tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms (cough, shortness of breath and fever) OR
have a risk factor, such as contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19, a compromised immune system or a serious chronic medical condition.
The following people can be tested with or without symptoms.
For additional information on COVID-19:
Go to LCHD, KSB, IDPH, or CDC websites. Lee County Health Department provides regular updates on its Facebook page.
For general questions about COVID-19, call the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or 211.