Positive COVID-19 case linked to Harvey resource center that occurred August 24-25

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Health officials do not believe general public exposed

Information provided my the Illinois Emergency Management Agency

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Spetember 4, 2020) – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security are notifying the public that two staff members at a recent Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Harvey have subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals wore face masks and shields and practiced social distancing at the event. All individuals who came in close contact with the two staff members at the MARC have been notified.

Due to strict social distancing policies put in place by the county and state, public exposures were minimized and there is no reason to believe the general public was exposed. Any attendees who visited the MARC (August 24-25) should continue to monitor their symptoms, including daily temperature checks, and report any symptoms to their primary care provider or contact a federally qualified health center (FQHC).

For more information about the novel coronavirus, including symptoms and resources throughout the state, visit coronavirus.illinois.gov.