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COVID-19

REPORTING A POSITIVE COVID CASE

COVID-19 Reporting and Case Report Forms

Reporting a Positive Case in your Organization

All providers and testing sites must report COVID-19 tests to Public Health in accordance with the Illinois Control of Communicable Diseases Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 690.200(a)(5)) and Section 690.361.

Mandated reporters, such as health care providers, hospitals and laboratories, by law must report probable or confirmed cases of COVID-19 electronically through Illinois’ National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (I-NEDSS) within 3 hours. If you do not have access to I-NEDSS, you can report by fax (815-846-0957) to the Will County Health Department.

Outbreaks of COVID-19 should be reported by telephone to the local health department within 24 hours. Outbreaks are defined as:

LTC/assisted living facilities only:
1 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case plus others ill with similar symptoms, (but may not be tested yet), and symptom onset or positive SARS-CoV-2 testing cases within 14 days of each other.

For all other facilities/locations/events:
2 or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases linked to the same site (epidemiological link), symptom onset or positive SARS-CoV-2 testing cases within 14 days of each other.

Business owners are mandated reporters and are required to report outbreaks of COVID-19 in their establishment/workplace to the local health department.

Will County Schools & Daycares COVID-19 Reporting Form

Will County Higher Education COVID-19 Reporting Form

Will County Workplace and Businesses COVID-19 Reporting Form

Contact Information

For questions please contact the Epidemiology & Communicable Diseases Program

Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Phone
Main: 815-727-8481
Alternate: 815-740-4427

After hours and Holidays: 
Ph: 815-727-8480