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Posted on: March 31, 2020

DuPage & Cook Counties Reporting Confirmed Coronavirus Cases By Town

Coronavirus Local

The Village received many requests regarding the number of confirmed positive cases of the COVID-19 virus in Roselle. All the confirmed information the Village receives about local cases is reported through the  DuPage County Health Department and the Cook County Department of Public Health. Both agencies began reporting local cases by town on their websites on March 30.

These portals are maintained by the county health departments, and while they can report by town, they can’t indicate the exact location of patients due to privacy and HIPPA laws. Updates to each of the portals is being made by 4:00 p.m. daily.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Village’s contracted 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center, DU-COMM, has implemented additional call screening processes to determine possible exposure levels to the coronavirus. Emergency responders are wearing additional personal protective equipment (PPE) when they respond to calls to minimize community transmission and to keep healthcare workers healthy and able to respond to the needs of the community. This change in protocol does not alter the speed of response or the care patients receive. Those who call 9-1-1 in Roselle are requested to meet first responders at the front door if possible to prevent unnecessary potential exposure of the COVID-19 virus.

The Village of Roselle urges residents and their families to follow Governor Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home mandate and to follow guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
  • Staying home when you are sick;.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe;
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; and
  • Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not readily available.

Visit the Coronavirus Information page on the Village’s website for timely updates.

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