COVID-19 Case Count as of February 15, 2021

Positive Cases: 4010       Deaths: 88

Who should isolate or quarantine?

  1. People who have tested positive for COVID-19
    • They do not need to isolate or get tested again for up to 90 days as long as they do not exhibit symptoms. People who develop symptoms again within 90 days of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms.
  2. Close or Direct Contact
    • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
    • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
    • You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
    • You shared eating or drinking utensils
    • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
  3. Individuals who obtain COVID-19 testing and have pending test results

Quarantine & Isolation Guidelines:

  1. Positive Cases
    • should notify their local county health department
    • isolate at home away from all individuals
    • isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms
    • be 24 hours fever-free without the aid of medication & drastically improved respiratory symptoms before being released
  2. Close or Direct Contacts
    • should notify their local county health department
    • quarantine at home away from all individuals
    • quarantine for 10 days from your last point of contact with a positive case (14 days recommended & testing out of quarantine is NOT an option)
    • monitor morning & evening temperatures as well as any and all symptoms
    • obtain testing, if symptoms develop

Who should get tested?

  1. Symptomatic Individuals
  2. Close or Direct Contacts who have been exposed, have underlying health conditions and have waited at least 5 days from exposure
  3. Individuals who have been ordered by a doctor for preprocedural purposes


Follow the link below for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information



Guidance had been released from IDPH about moving into Phase 4 of the Recover Illinois Plan. The link below will offer guidance and is all that we have received as of right now. As further guidance is released, we will update.…/restore-illinois-phase-4/

Covid-19 & Best Food Practices:


Monroe County, Illinois Residents:

If, within the past 14 days, you have returned from a Cruise Ship, a River Cruise or traveled to another country,
please contact the Monroe County Health Department for additional guidance at 618.939.3871. You may need to leave a message due to call volumes. Please do not leave multiple messages.…/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html