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.
On June 8, IDPH announced that a pet cat recently tested positive for COVID-19 after becoming sick in mid-May. The cat was in a home with people who had tested positive. This is the first animal to test positive for the virus in Illinois. There is no evidence COVID-19 is transmitted from animal to humans. However, if you are sick, you should distance yourself from pets as well as people.
Restoring Illinois-Protecting Our Communities Frequently Asked Questions are at this link:
Community Recovery Order Frequently Asked Questions are at this link:
Food service Frequently Asked Questions are at this link:
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.