DCHD is working to vaccinate people in alignment with the Phase 1a recommendations from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) which includes healthcare personnel (HCP), as defined by CDC and further definedby the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), including updates provided on 1/10/21.
Phase 1a includes HCP in:
Other identified congregate care staff and residents
HCP will be required to present verification of their healthcare personnel status, i.e., employee ID badge, check stub, state licensure, or certificate.
Vaccination is by appointment only and dependent on vaccine supply.
As the vaccine supply provided by the State of Illinois/IDPH is allocated based on county jurisdiction, DCHD is further prioritizing its administration of vaccine for individuals who reside, work, or attend college/university in DuPage County. Individuals presenting for vaccination at a DCHD location may be asked to provide verification of residence, employment, or school attendance within DuPage County.
At this time, we are only providing vaccinations to healthcare personnel (HCP) 18 years and older.
Vaccination prioritization will continue to change as COVID-19 vaccine supply increases in the coming weeks.
Cleaning gets rid of the dirt you can see. You need to clean before disinfecting or sanitizing if the surface is visibly soiled. A good cleaning program begins by washing your hands. A good handwashing and cleaning solution is soap and water.
Sanitizing and Disinfection
Sanitizing reduces the number of germs on a surface or object to a safe level. Disinfection kills germs on a surface or object but requires a strong concentration of chemicals that can leave a harmful residue on the surface. For this reason, disinfectant products should not be used on surfaces and equipment that will come into direct contact with skin, mouth or eyes. Disinfection should be done on hard non-absorbent surfaces, such as bathroom fixtures, floors and walls. It should also be done when a surface has been contaminated with body fluids, such as feces, blood or vomit. Many disinfectant products require a rinse step after use.
Chlorine/Bleach (Unscented Bleach only)
Quaternary Ammonia (Quat)
Sanitize Food/Skin Contact
Diapering station without liner
50-200 parts per million
200 parts per million (Or as stated on label)
Must be labeled approved for sanitizing. Follow Label Instructions.
Disinfect Non-Food/Skin Contact
Hard, non- porous surfaces
400-800 parts per million
Can also be used to disinfect after bodily fluid clean-up
As stated on label
Follow Label Instructions
Bleach water solutions in spray bottles should be changed daily.
Sanitizer is ineffective when mixed with soapy water.
Too little sanitizer will not be effective. Too much sanitizer is toxic and a skin irritant.