Community Guidance and Resources

Restore Illinois: Phase 4 Reopening Guidlines and Toolkits

The State of Illinois has developed guidelines and toolkits to prepare businesses and employers to implement new safety guidelines and bring more residents back to work.


Businesses and Employers

Businesses and Employers

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Communities and Faith-Based Organizations

Communities and Faith-Based Organizations

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First Responders and Law Enforcement

First Responders and Law Enforcement

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Healthcare Providers and Hospitals

Healthcare Providers and Hospitals

The Health Department is directing people who think they have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, to call their primary care provider. Please contact the Lake County Health Department Communicable Disease program to arrange for the patient to be assessed if they meet the criteria for a Persons Under Investigation (PUI).

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Schools and Childcare Programs

Schools and Childcare Programs

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Travelers

Travelers

Domestic Travel

To limit the spread of COVID19, the Lake County Health Department recommends that individuals returning from an area with widespread community transmission self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor their symptoms daily.

While Lake County and Illinois have seen steep declines in new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, other parts of the country are seeing a surge in new cases. The United States overall is setting new highs for daily COVID-19 cases.

Remember that wherever you go, you should always follow public health guidelines - the 3 Ws - to reduce your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Watch your distance 

Do these things consistently to lower your risk.

High Incidence States

If you have traveled to one of the states below and you did not follow the 3 Ws, please consider a 14-day self-quarantine to protect others. 

This is not a mandatory quarantine or public health order.

High-incidence states are those that have at least 15 COVID-19 new cases per 100,000 resident population per day, over a 7-day rolling average. The list of states meeting this definition will be updated every Tuesday.

Updated 7/28/2020, 9:30 a.m.

State Daily Infections Per 100,000
Alabama 30-40
Arizona 30-40
Arkansas 20-30
California 20-30
Florida 40+
Georgia 30-40
Idaho 20-30
Iowa 15-20
Kansas 15-20
Louisiana 40+
Mississippi 40+
Missouri 20-30
Nebraska 15-20
Nevada 30-40
North Carolina 15-20
North Dakota 15-20
Oklahoma 30-40
South Carolina 30-40
Tennessee 30-40
Texas 20-30
Utah 15-20
Wisconsin 15-20

International Travel

COVID-19 is spreading worldwide. CDC recommends avoiding all nonessential international travel. If you must travel, follow the recommendations in the Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice, in addition to any travel health recommendations provided on the webpage for your destination.

Older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease. These groups should consider postponing nonessential travel and avoid situations that put them at increased risk for more severe disease. This entails avoiding crowded places, avoiding non-essential travel such as long plane trips, and especially avoiding embarking on cruise ships.

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Basic tips for travelers include:

  • Travelers should avoid contact with sick people and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Travelers should monitor their health and limit interactions with others for 14 days after returning from travel.
  • Travelers that are sick with fever, cough, or have trouble breathing should stay home and call ahead before seeking medical care.

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