COVID-19: Information for Businesses/Employers and Community Leaders

DCHD Guidance

Businesses should exclude COVID-19 cases and assess and manage contacts as outlined in:


Businesses and other non-high-risk settings should continue to track COVID-19 cases internally and review the IDPH COVID-19 Outbreak Reporting for Non-High-Risk Settings, including K-12 Schools, Day Cares, Workplaces, Colleges, and Businesses, Guidance (Effective January 1, 2023)

Non-high-risk settings are encouraged to notify local health departments if assistance is needed to manage the outbreak/cluster. Notification and Case Reporting should also occur if something unusual is occurring (e.g., burden of disease in the non-high-risk setting is greater than expected relative to community activity). Businesses/employers should ensure that notification is sent to identified close contacts when an exposure has occurred in the facility.

If you need assistance in reviewing and implementing guidance, please email [email protected] or call (630) 682-7400.

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Thank you for your continued partnership during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Last Reviewed: 2/2/2024