Illinois Department of Public Health Coronavirus Guidelines
Below are links to guidance documents provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Click on a topic below to view, print or download the documents. For further guidance, please go to the IDPH Guidance page.
The IDPH has developed guidance for when COVID positive people and their close contacts can finish their quarantine/isolation period. Close contacts of COVID positive people have guidance on several scenarios for when they can finish their quarantine depending on how frequently they have close contact with the COVID positive person. If you are COVID positive or a close contact of a COVID positive person, please follow this guidance to reduce the spread of COVID.
IDPH has developed guidance for school’s Pre-K through 12th grade and for daycare facilities. Guidance includes procedures when a student or staff member tests positive, procedures for students or staff members who are the close contact of a COVID positive case, procedures for contact tracing for those exposed to a COVID positive case, procedures for deep cleaning, and procedures for outbreak response.
IDPH has created guidelines for the reopening of long-term care facilities. The guidelines include eligibility criteria for advancing through each CMS phase, including testing plans, case status within the community and the facility, PPE supply and other criteria. The guidelines also include recommendations for when to allow compassionate care visitation, communal dining, medical trips, group activities and other social activities.
IDPH offers guidance for businesses to keep staff and patrons safe. Guidance includes recommendations for how to practice social distancing, when you should not come in to work, and who you should contact if you are concerned about an outbreak at your workplace or if you have a confirmed case at your workplace.
IDPH guidance on places of worship and places of religious services includes recommendations for safest practices, including remote services, drive-in services, and outdoor services. Guidance includes protocols for social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and recommendations on how to modify high-risk activities.
IDPH has developed guidance on what to do if you tested positive to COVID-19 or were exposed to a confirmed case. The guidance includes how to manage and monitor your symptoms, what to do before you see your doctor, separating yourself from other people and animals, recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID, such as washing your hands frequently and wearing a mask, and when you can finish your isolation. Confirmed or Suspected COVID Positive Guidance