Kendall County's COVID-19 community level has increased to medium, up from low, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kendall County Health Department Executive Director RaeAnn VanGundy says cases in Illinois are on the rise.

VanGundy is encouraging people to get vaccinated or get a booster shot if they are eligible. She also says people at higher risk for the virus, or anyone wanting to be a little more careful, should consider wearing a mask in public.

VanGundy says it's also a good idea to get tested for COVID-19 before traveling or visiting relatives.

The Kendall County Health Department and local pharmacies are offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

People can visit the Kendall County Health Department's web site for more information.

Will, Kane, DuPage, and DeKalb counties also moved from the low to medium level.