LCHD Cautions Use of Privately-Owned Testing Sites

The Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) would like to advise that several privately owned testing sites are being established in and around Livingston County. The LCHD is not authorized to permit or restrict these businesses, nor is the health department allowed to provide any level of surveillance or oversight for these entities. There are no COVID-19 testing sites affiliated with the...

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Nationwide Blood Shortage – Donations Needed

Nationwide Blood Shortage – Donations Needed

Blood donations are desperately needed as the American Red Cross has declared a “national blood crisis” and reports experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade, causing concern for patient care. According to the Red Cross, “Doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available....

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Need A Release Letter for Work After Testing Positive? Here’s How!

Need A Release Letter for Work After Testing Positive? Here’s How!

For those who require documentation of their COVID testing for work, travel, medical procedures, etc., the test must be completed at a testing facility, such as a medical office, drive-thru testing site, or pharmacy. Results of these tests are received by the State in order to facilitate contact tracing. Individuals must respond to contact tracers in order to receive need work release letters....

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Updates to Contact Tracing

Updates to Contact Tracing

With increases in COVID-19 activity and at-home testing being used more widely, there has been surge of calls and emails with questions regarding isolation and quarantine. Given that at-home test results are not received by local health departments, the Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) is not able to provide documentation for at-home positive test results. Please DO NOT contact the...

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IDPH Adopts CDC Recommendations for Isolation and Quarantine

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation to reduce the number of days for isolation and quarantine for the general public. The CDC updated its recommendation on December 27, 2021 to decrease isolation for people who test positive from 10 days to 5 days if they do not have symptoms (may include fever,...

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COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics

COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics

If you test positive for COVID-19, there are effective treatment options; but you must act fast. Patients can only receive monoclonal antibody therapies within 10 days of the onset of symptoms. Talk to your healthcare provider and ask if monoclonal antibody therapeutics are right for you. Learn more about FDA-authorized monoclonal antibody therapies for eligible patients at...

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