For Immediate Release Contact Person: Michelle Pruim
Date: 08/20/2020 Contact Phone: 815-941-3113
Grundy County Provides COVID-19 Reminder While Awaiting Testing Results
MORRIS, IL – The Grundy County Health Department provides guidance to residents who are waiting for COVID-19
The Grundy County Health Department has learned of several incidents of residents continuing about normal daily
activities, outside of the home, during times when they should be quarantined.
If you are quarantined, you should not report to work or school, should not visit public places or events, should not
invite non-household members into your home, and should not visit other people’s homes.
You may be outside of your home on your balcony, in your yard, or (if feeling well) going on an individual walk or
bike ride – away from other people. Wearing a face covering does not negate the quarantine order.
Times to follow quarantine guidelines occur when:
You are ill and/or experiencing COVID like symptoms,
You are awaiting COVID-19 test results (even if asymptomatic),
You’ve been in close contact (closer than 6 feet for 15 minutes or more, cumulative in one day) with
someone who is symptomatic or has testing positive,
You have tested positive.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19, which can include: fever or chills,
cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, tiredness, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or
smell, sort throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea – please seek testing guidance. Consult
your primary care provider for information related to testing, or visit dph.illinois.gov/testing for nearby testing sites.