It is our hope those of you who are attending public worship, should you have the unfortunate experience of receiving a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, will contact us to let us know what date(s) and time(s) and event(s) you were present at St. James. That way we can contact those you were near during the time you may have been infectious. Your name is not required.  In addition, your report of a positive diagnosis allows our cleaning crew to take extra steps to take to ensure the safety of those who will continue to gather in our facilities.


How to Anonymously Report a Positive Diagnosis
To maintain your anonymity when you report a positive diagnosis, please call our dedicated Contact Tracing Voicemail Line at 630-469-8324. If possible, we ask you to provide the following information:

  1. The date of your positive test and the date of your onset of symptoms

2. A list of liturgies or parish events you attended within 14 days of the positive test or onset of symptoms

3. Whether or not you received Holy Communion, or if you participated as a reopening volunteer

4. Whether you or members of your household attended other events at the parish during the same 14 day time frame

The other option for reporting is to email contacttracing@stjamesge.orgThis is less anonymous, but be assured your identity will be kept confidential. If possible, please include the essential information listed above within your email. 

Our parish staff member, Patrick Mooney, will check both the email account and the voice mail line daily and follow through with the appropriate steps to contact those who may have been exposed to the virus.

For Those Who May Have Been Potentially Exposed

Those who may have been exposed will be contacted via the email address or phone number you used to pre-register for Mass or Sacrament. We will give you the information you need to know to make informed decisions about your health.


Please Be Aware of Contact Tracing ScamsFinally, below is an article addressing Contact Tracing Scams that are beginning to pop up in this new way of life in which we find ourselves living. We invite you to be informed and to be careful moving forward.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/05/covid-19-contact-tracing-text-message-scams