Confirmed Case of COVID-19 Reported in Fayette County

The Fayette County Health Department is announcing the first positive case of COVID-19 in our County.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. The Illinois Department of Public Health recommends everyone who is sick to stay at home and self-quarantine.   If you need to be seen, call your primary care physician and tell them your symptoms. They will give you directions on what to do. Only go to the emergency room if you require emergency medical treatment.   Just because you show signs of COVID-19 does not mean you need to be tested. Your healthcare provider will decide if you require testing.

Things you can do to help prevent the spread if you are sick:

  1. Stay home, except to get medical care
  2. Separate yourself from others in your home
  3. Wear a facemask
  4. Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue and discard
  5. Clean your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
  6. Avoid sharing any personal household items
  7. Clean all high-touched surfaces frequently

For information on actions you can take, please visit For general questions about COVID-19, please call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email

Remember, the current testing guidelines are strict which means many others may be infected. Please continue to stay home.

Lastly, we at Fayette County Health Department are here for you and you may also call us at 618-283-1044 during normal business hours.

Thank you,

Melissa Storck RN MBA CCM ACM

Administrator, Fayette County Health Department & Team

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