If You Recently Tested Positive for COVID19

If you recently tested positive for COVID19, please isolate at home immediately, even if you are asymptomatic.  If you have close contacts who have NOT been vaccinated or recently have had COVID19, especially in your household, they should quarantine immediately.   If you are able to isolate from other household members, please do so.  See above guidance to know how long you need to isolate.

When should you hear from a contact tracer? 
EFFECTIVE 1/13/2022:  All contact tracing will be through the Illinois Department of Public Health and a centralized Contact Tracing Surge Center on January 13th, 2022.   You will receive an automated text message from IDPH.  This is the outgoing text you will see:  IDPH COVID:  There is important info for you.  Call 312-777-1999 or click: https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/confirmed-or-possible-covid-19.html.  Once you make the call into the surge center, you may need to leave a message and you will be called back by the surge center.  It is important that you used a VALID  cell phone number when you were tested as that is the number that will be used by the surge center for contact and that you will need to enter to talk to someone.  If you used a landline, then you will need to call 312-777-1999 to speak to someone.  

Moving forward on January 13th, to receive a release letter to go back to work or school, you MUST respond to these text messages to “opt in” by calling 312-777-1999.   However, due to the surge in cases, you may still not receive a letter in a timely manner.    

A “release letter” that lets employers/schools know that an individual has completed their quarantine or isolation will no longer be offered by local health departments. Any letters would need to be obtained from the IDPH Surge Center.  Businesses need to be prepared for a possible delay or stoppage of release from isolation or quarantine letters, meaning an employee may not have a letter available to present to prove that isolation/quarantine is over. Businesses may want to re-evaluate their protocols in requiring return to work.

 If you opt out of contact tracing, you still MUST isolate.  

What if I need help with resources?  Please call the Vermilion County Public Health COVID19 Navigators at  (224) 661-0931 to help with assistance with food and medicine if you are in isolation and or quarantine.


 COVID19 Vaccine Clinic Information


Updated:  July 15, 2022

Top Things to Know Before Getting Vaccinated

  1.  COVID19 Vaccines are free.  Depending on where you go, you may be charged an administrative fee.
  2. You must be at least 6 months old to receive the Pediatric Pfizer Vaccine and 12 years for the Adult Pfizer Vaccine.  You must be at least 18 years old to receive the Moderna or Johnson and Johnson Vaccine.
  3. Some people may be eligible for a 3rd dose or a Booster Shot.  Please click on IDPH’s website to get a breakdown of eligibility: IDPH’s Website
  4. To see if you are able to receive the COVID19 vaccine, please take a look at this screening tool.
  5. If you are worried about the safety of vaccines, please visit the CDC for RELIABLE INFORMATION.
  6. Debunk the Myths of COVID19 Vaccines, please visit the CDC’s website on the truth.
  1. If you have an appointment, please arrive no more than 5-10 minutes before your appointment.
  2. Please wear short sleeves.  This will make it easier and quicker for people to get through the vaccine station.  
  3. If this is your 2nd dose or booster, bring your vaccine card back with you.  If you have lost your vaccination card, please call the provider that issued you the vaccine card.  
  4. If you answer “Yes” to being pregnant, you must have a doctor’s note saying you can receive the vaccine at the VCHD location.  Please check with other providers before you arrive.  You no longer need a doctor’s note if you are breastfeeding.
  5. Please see Screening Information before you come to get your vaccine to make sure you are eligible to receive the vaccine.
  6. You will be asked to remain in an observation area for 15-30 minutes post vaccination.

VCHD Vaccine Clinic Information  (There are no scheduled clinics at VCHD at this time)

Other Locations you can receive a vaccine:

  • Carle – Call 217-902-6100 to make an appointment or go to Carle’s Website for locations and online sign-ups
  • OSF – Go to OSF’s Website for locations and online sign-ups.
  • Local Pharmacies
  • Aunt Martha’s
  • VA

Did You Lose Your Vaccination Card?

If you have lost your vaccination card, please call the provider in which you received your vaccine.  They may not be able to get you a new card, but you would be able to receive your official vaccine records that would show you received your COVID19 vaccine. 

You can also click on the button below to request your immunization record from IDPH.    


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