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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

July 9, 2020

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting 1078 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), 750 in-recovery and deaths remain at 23.

Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 Information Page


What is Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is used by health departments to prevent the spread of infectious disease. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who have an infectious disease (cases) and people who they came in contact with (contacts) and working with them to interrupt disease spread. This includes asking people with COVID-19 to isolate and their contacts to quarantine at home voluntarily.

Contact tracing for COVID-19 typically involves:
  • Interviewing people with COVID-19 to identify everyone they had close contact with during the time they may have been infectious
  • Notifying contacts of their potential exposure
  • Referring contacts for testing
  • Monitoring contacts for signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • Connecting contacts with services they might need during the self-quarantine period

To prevent the further spread of disease, people who had contact with someone with COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home and maintain social distance (at least 6 feet) from others until 14 days after their last exposure to a person with COVID-19. Contacts should monitor themselves by checking their temperature twice daily and watching for symptoms of COVID-19.

If you or a loved one have been contacted by the Health Department, please return the call immediately to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Kendall County and elsewhere.

Contact tracing is key to slowing the spread of COVID 19 and helps keep you, your family, and your community safe. ~Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020

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