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Will County’s COVID-19 Community Level Moves to RED


COVID-19 High Alert

As of Friday, May 27, 2022, Will County is one of 15 Illinois Counties now Rated at High Community Level for COVID-19

Public Health Officials Stress the Importance of Being Updated on Vaccinations and Boosters; Vulnerable People Should Exercise Caution in Indoor Spaces

The CDC recommends the following measures for people in areas that are rated at High Community Level for COVID-19 transmission:

  • Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status (including in K-12 schools and other indoor community settings)
  • If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease
    – Wear a mask or respirator that provides you with greater protection
    – Consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed
    – Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to take other precautions
    – Have a plan for rapid testing if needed (e.g., having home tests or access to testing) – Order free tests from
    – IF YOU TEST POSITIVE: Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like oral antivirals, and monoclonal antibodies
  • If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe disease
    – consider self-testing to detect infection before contact
    – consider wearing a mask when indoors with them
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
  • Maintain improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces when possible
  • Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19

    For more information on COVID-19 Community Levels

To order free supplies such as masks and test kits and to find treatment locations, vaccine and boosters, visit

Media Contact:
Matthew Bedore
(815) 210.1413