Coronavirus (COVID-19)

RCH Triage Number

Rochelle Community Hospital has a dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Triage Line to answer your questions.

Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

You will receive screening over the phone, followed by potential influenza and COVID-19 testing. (Please note, RCH is unable to test patients who do not have symptoms and need a back to work/school test; need to travel testing or need tests for participation in sports or clubs.)

For local testing resources download list above or log onto to find State of Illinois testing sites.

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Ogle County COVID-19 Weekly Update
As of Friday, November 12, 2021

  • Positivity Rate:
    • Illinois – 2.8%
    • Ogle County – 5.5%
    • Region 1 – 5.7%
  • Ogle County Pct. FULLY Vaccinated: 50.03%


Ogle County Health Department – Oregon or Rochelle offices; Tue-Wed-Thu from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 815-562-6976 to make an appointment for either location including the additional 3rd dose for immunocompromised individuals.

Rochelle Community Hospital – Family Healthcare Clinic patients call the clinic at 815-562-3784 to schedule your appointment for a COVID vaccination or booster. The hospital is not a point of distribution for COVID vaccines.

Pharmacies Offering Vaccinations  – All pharmacies in Rochelle.  Also Snyder’s in Oregon and Byron.  Or call your local healthcare provider.

COVID-19 Symptoms and Testing

RCH COVID-19 Triage Line at 815-561-8829

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Assisting with questions regarding symptoms, vaccination or limited testing.


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If you have additional questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Novel Coronavirus Informational hotline at 1-800-889-3931, 7 days a week or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.

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The COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly evolve daily.  Get the most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus from:

· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
· Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
· Ogle County Health Department (OCHD)

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What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve, infect people and then spread between people. That is the case with COVID-19.

Human coronaviruses are common through the world and commonly cause mild to moderate illness in people worldwide. However, the emergence of novel (new) coronaviruses, such as SARS and MERS, have been associated with more severe respiratory illness. The same is true of COVID-19.

RCH is able to provide testing for potential COVID-19 patients. A specimen is collected from patients who meet testing criteria and the specimen is sent to a commercial lab for testing. Results are not immediate and patients with pending results are advised to self-quarantine until results are known. Results will be communicated to the patient by a healthcare professional upon receipt.

How is novel coronavirus treated?
Most people infected with COVID-19 will recover without any major complications. With a viral infection such as flu or COVID-19, you should:

  • Take pain and fever medications
  • Drink plenty of liquids
  • Stay home and rest
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What is the current visitor policy Rochelle Community Hospital?
Visitor restrictions are still in place for patients on the Medical/Surgical floor, Emergency Department, Same Day Surgery, Intensive Care Unit and clinics. Visitors should be age 18 or older. Only ONE visitor per patient at a time will be allowed to minimize public traffic throughout the facility. After screening, the visitor must remain masked for the duration of their visit anywhere in the facility, including the patient’s room. Visitors with COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, coughing, sneezing, sore throat, etc. should not visit patients.

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Rochelle Community Hospital remains dedicated to your health, wellness and—safety—especially now. Delaying care could impact your health.

RCH is taking these precautions:
• Using COVID-19 screening measures at entrances including temperature checks
• Requiring masks and social distancing 6-feet in all areas
• Diligently cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
• Offering the COVID-19 triage line for questions and testing appointments

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We know families, employers, schools, churches, community groups are all looking for resources.

Click here for printable information from the CDC in English and Spanish along with answers to Frequently Asked Questions.