The DuPage County Health Department has launched a new, interactive COVID-19 case map. The dashboard links data from the DuPage County Health Department into Geographic Information System (GIS) Data Systems from DuPage County to provide a greater level of understanding into how the COVID-19 pandemic is unfolding across our communities.
As of March 31, the dashboard indicates that there are ten confirmed cases in Glen Ellyn. The information on the COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated daily at 4 p.m. by the Health Department to provide DuPage County residents information about the current spread of COVID-19.
DuPage County does not release exact locations or addresses of the confirmed cases, due to privacy and HIPAA laws. Information including age range, gender as well as municipality of residence of the cases identified through testing will be incorporated. Since testing resources are limited to the most severe cases and at-risk populations, this does not reflect total disease presence in our communities. As testing becomes more available, this information will become more reflective of the actual disease activity in the community.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Village’s contracted 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center, DU-COMM, has implemented additional call screening processes to determine possible exposure levels to the coronavirus. Emergency responders are wearing additional personal protective equipment (PPE) when they respond to calls to minimize community transmission and to keep healthcare workers healthy and able to respond to the needs of the community. This change in protocol does not alter the speed of response or the care patients receive.