Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

COVID Isolation and Precautions

Testing Positive or Waiting for Test Results

NEW! Report your positive at-home COVID-19 test to It’s safe, anonymous, and secure, and can help in knowing how fast the virus is spreading.

For new guidance if you have been exposed to CDC: What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19

Recommendations for People with COVID-19

Recommendations for People with COVID-19

As of August 15, 2022, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) no longer contacts, or provides food and housing resources to, individuals who test positive for COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID, please reach out to your primary care physician to discuss treatment options, especially if you are at risk of severe illness. You can also call the Carle COVID-19 hotline at 217-902-6100. CUPHD will continue providing information and guidance about COVID-19 here on our website.

The CDC currently recommends isolation for a minimum of five days after the onset of symptoms or a positive test. To end isolation, those who were symptomatic should wait until their fever has subsided for at least 24 hours and other symptoms are improving—and those leaving isolation should wear a mask in public through day 10. For additional guidance and information on isolation and quarantine visit CDC Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19.

Community Resources

Excusal and Release Letters

Beginning August 15th, CUPHD will no longer provide excusal or release letters to persons who have tested positive for COVID. For individuals who require a return-to-work letter, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has provided a fillable PDF letter for convenience: Self Attested Return to Work Letter [IDPH]

Information for UIUC Staff & Students