COVID-19 Information

Infectious Disease Control: COVID-19

Grundy County Health Department (GCHD) is participating with local, state and federal health partners to reinforce public health emergency response protocol and infectious disease practices, especially as they relate to Influenza-like Illness (ILI) and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). GCHD defers to IDPH and/or CDC on all decision making, working to assist the public in interpreting and putting into practice the recommended guidelines.

Below are links to some of the most common questions we hear at GCHD. Information and datasets are regularly updated.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Cases & Deaths

Testing Data

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Sort by zip code for total tests and total positive cases (Updated daily)

Sort by Region for regional daily positivity rates, hospitalization data and daily County total and positive tests (Updated daily)

Sort by County for Risk Metrics (Updated weekly)

Sort by County for School Metrics (Updated weekly)

Sort by Region for hospitalization data (Updated weekly)

Contact Tracing Information

Long-Term Care Facilities

School Outbreaks

Guidance (Updated as needed)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

What do to if you’re sick, or caring for someone who is sick


Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Isolation and Quarantine, for when you are sick, or have come in contact with someone who is sick

School Guidance


Illinois Executive and Administrative Orders


The Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Department of Public Health have worked to provide guidelines and recommendations for schools that choose to have in-person, remote or a hybrid learning program.  Each district, in consultation with stakeholders and the Grundy County Health Department, evaluates resources to determine the appropriate protocol for their learning environment.  Community members may visit the web page or social media page(s) of each school to see announcements.

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) General School Guidance

IDPH Interim Guidance on Testing for COVID-19 in Community Settings and Schools

IDPH COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance for Schools


CDC Symptoms & Self-Checker

IDPH Symptoms Information


Looking for your results from an IDPH mobile testing unit? Please call 888-297-7208.

CDC Testing Guidance, including what do to when you’re waiting for a test result

IDPH Testing Sites

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers (please call ahead for specific hours and protocol)

Riverside Healthcare Coal City Campus (please call ahead for specific hours and protocol)

          Walgreens Testing Locations

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