Answer the Call
Contact tracing is a long-established, proven health practice that health departments routinely use to investigate disease outbreaks. The COVID-19 pandemic has made people aware of contact tracing. It is a critically important tool in the fight against COVID-19, and most effective when used in combination with other mitigation strategies like masking, physical distancing and hand-washing.
If you tested positive for COVID-19 or were in close contact with someone who tested positive, one of our public health workers may reach out to you to offer guidance and support and answer any questions you may have. Please answer the call to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
You could be protecting yourself, your close contacts, and others, who may be at increased risk of serious illness or even death.
Getting tested is one of the most important steps you can take to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Combined with contact tracing and proper isolation, it protects you and those closest to you. Visit our testing page for information about testing for COVID-19 in suburban Cook County.
Write down your travels and close contacts prior to finding out you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Notify your close contacts right away so they can take precautions to get tested, stay home and monitor for symptoms if you test positive.
Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick. To prevent spreading the virus, stay home, away from others and monitor your symptoms.
Updated April 11, 2023, 5:22 PM