A fourth Oak Park resident has tested positive for COVID-19, as announced March 25. The resident is a woman in her 20s, making her the youngest person in the village to receive the positive diagnosis at this time. The previous residents who have tested include a man and a woman in their 30s and a woman in her 40s.
According to the village’s news bulletin regarding its newest positive case, the young woman underwent screening and testing March 18 and received the confirmed positive diagnosis March 25. The village of Oak Park subsequently received notification of the test result, as established under state and local public health protocol.
Due to privacy laws, the announcement gives no further details regarding the situation or medical history of the diagnosed woman, as in the cases of the three others who have received positive diagnoses.
Just as in the previous positive cases, the village stated in its announcement the “Oak Park Department of Public Health is working closely with officials from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), investigating and notifying anyone who may have had exposure to the individual who tested positive for COVID-19.”
It also stated again that hospitals, first responders and public health officials are following protocols consistent with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).