WIQI News Archives for 2020-04

Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-29 confirmed cases

As of 04/29/2020 Iroquois County has 29 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. Here is the information that we can release about our recent cases: ?Case 1: Male in his 50’s ?Case 2: Male in his 40’s ?Case 3: Male in his 20’s ?Case 4: Male in his 30’s ?Case 5: Female in her 60’s ?Case 6: Male in his 70’s ?Case 7: Male in his 40’s ?Case 8: Female in her 40’s ?Case 9: Female in her 40’s ?Case 10: Male in his 60’s ?Case 11: Female in her 30’s ?Case 12: Female in her 20’s ?Case 13: Female in her 40’s ?Case 14: Female in her 50’s ?Case 15: Female in her 30’s ?Case 16: Male in his 20’s ?Case 17: Female in her 60’s ?Case 18: Female in her 20’s ?Case 19: Female in her 50’s ?Case 20: Male in his 60’s ?Case 21: Male in is 40’s ?Case 22: Male in his 30’s ?Case 23: Male in his 30’s ?Case 24: Female in her 50’s ?Case 25: Male in his 50’s ?Case 26: Male in his 30’s ?Case 27: Male under 20 ?Case 28: Female in her 40’s ?Case 29: Female in her 70’sTwelve of the confirmed cases have recovered. These twelve individuals have been released from isolation. No additional details will be provided regarding any of the above Iroquois County residents per compliance with 77Ill. Adm. Code 1005. Please visit http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07701005sections.html for further information regarding the Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics. The Iroquois County Public Health Department is reporting congregate data regarding COVID-19. In an effort to clarify this data, we would like to provide a brief explanation. A confirmed case is an individual residing in Iroquois County who has a positive laboratory confirmation of COVID-19.The total confirmed case numbers we report includes all individuals who have tested positive, regardless of their current status. This number will never decrease. Recovered cases are individuals who tested positive and after a minimum of seven days, are afebrile (fever free without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours and respiratory symptoms have improved. These recovered cases are then released from isolation by the health department. Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. The situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients under investigation may evolve as more is learned. Please continue to comply with the Gubernatorial Executive Order to Shelter at Home, as well as practice social distancing and other safety measures to limit COVID-19 exposure. Everyone should consider themselves at risk for exposure to the novel coronavirus. While at home everyone should self-monitor which means to check yourself for fever and remain alert for cough, shortness of breath or sore throat.This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/

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Ford County Public Health Department Announces another Positive COVID-19 Case

Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing onenew caseof coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Theindividualis afemalein her 40’s. Please note, we learned one of the previous reported cases does not reside in Ford County. Therefore, with the announcement of today’s new case, Ford County has a total of nineconfirmed cases. There has been one COVID-19 related death. Two of the confirmed cases are associated with congregate living facilities. These numbers are accurate as of the release time. Public health officials continue to investigate and contact all individuals who may have had exposure to individuals that tested positive for COVID-19. Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any further information. FCPHD continues to encourage all residents to conduct preventive measures, practice social distancing, and follow Governor Pritzker’s Stay at Home Executive Order, which will be extended through May 30, 2020. COVID-19 appears to spread from person-to-person mainly with close contact (less than 6 feet), but may also be spread by a surface that has the virus and then touching one’s mouth, nose, or possibly one’s eyes. Illinois Department of Public Health states that the spread is through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. New COVID-19 SymptomsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported –ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and have commonly included fever, cough, and shortness of breath.The CDChas now added six symptoms to itslist that indicate someone might have the disease.These six additional symptoms include:1.Chills2.Repeated shaking with chills3.Muscle pain4.Headache5.Sore throat6.New loss of taste or smellPeople with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19 and should contact their health care provider. The CDC adds that the current list of symptoms is not all inclusive, and to consult amedical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.Before seeking medical treatment, it is important individuals state theyhave or think theyhave COVID-19. Peopleshould seek medical attention immediately if they have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion,inability to arouse,orbluish lips or face.Pleasecontinue to visit our website (www.fordcountyphd.org)and follow our Facebook page for additional COVID-19 resources and updates. For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at 1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Watseka Police Department News 04/28/2020

Watseka Police arrested Damien T. Powell, 23, Watseka, in the 100 block of West Walnut at 2:41 p.m. April 24. Powell was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with violation of a no contact order. Powell was transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

 

 

Watseka Police arrested Michael A. Crawford, 30, Harvey, in the 1500 block of East Walnut at 11:03 p.m. April 25. Crawford was wanted on a Department of Corrections warrant charging him with violation of parole. Crawford was transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

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20 Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Iroquois County, Eleven Recovered

As of 04/27/2020 Iroquois County has 20 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. Here is the information that we can release about our recent cases:


? Case 1: Male in his 50’s
? Case 2: Male in his 40’s
? Case 3: Male in his 20’s
? Case 4: Male in his 30’s
? Case 5: Female in her 60’s
? Case 6: Male in his 70’s
? Case 7: Male in his 40’s
? Case 8: Female in her 40’s
? Case 9: Female in her 40’s
? Case 10: Male in his 60’s
? Case 11: Female in her 30’s
? Case 12: Female in her 20’s
? Case 13: Female in her 40’s
? Case 14: Female in her 50’s
? Case 15: Female in her 30’s
? Case 16: Male in is 20’s
? Case 17: Female in her 60’s
? Case 18: Female in her 20’s
? Case 19: Female in her 50’s
? Case 20: Male in his 60’s
Eleven of the confirmed cases have recovered. These eleven individuals have been released from isolation.
No additional details will be provided regarding any of the above Iroquois County residents per compliance with 77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005. Please visit http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07701005sections.html for further information
regarding the Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics.
The Iroquois County Public Health Department is reporting congregate data regarding COVID-19. In an effort to clarify this
data, we would like to provide a brief explanation. A confirmed case is an individual residing in Iroquois County who has a
positive laboratory confirmation of COVID-19. The total confirmed case numbers we report includes all individuals who have
tested positive, regardless of their current status. This number will never decrease. Recovered cases are individuals who tested
positive and after a minimum of seven days, are afebrile (fever free without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours and
respiratory symptoms have improved. These recovered cases are then released from isolation by the health department.
Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify anyone
determined to be at increased risk of exposure. The situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients under
investigation may evolve as more is learned.
Please continue to comply with the Gubernatorial Executive Order to Shelter at Home, as well as practice social distancing and
other safety measures to limit COVID-19 exposure. Everyone should consider themselves at risk for exposure to the novel
coronavirus. While at home everyone should self-monitor which means to check yourself for fever and remain alert for cough,
shortness of breath or sore throat.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information and
guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ 

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Watseka Police Department News 4/20/2020

Watseka Police arrested Derrick J. Butler, 30, Watseka, at 5:12 p.m. April 19 for domestic battery. He was taken to the Iroquois County Jail.

 

A domestic call in Watseka Sunday led to one person being arrested and another being treated for injuries.

 

According to Watseka Police reports, police were called to the 400 block of North Fifth at 4:50 a.m. April 19.

 

Upon arrival, officers found a male subject had been struck in the head with a baseball bat and was covered in blood.

 

Police called Riverside Ambulance personnel to the scene. Once the victim was attended to, police arrested Bobby J. Moss Jr., 19. Moss was charged with aggravated domestic battery and was taken to the Iroquois County Jail.

 

Moss was before Judge Michael C. Sabol April 20, according to judici.com. Moss was to be released on $3,000 bond and to have no contact with the victim for 72 hours.

 

The case was continued to 9 a.m. May 19 for appearance of counsel.

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Armed Robbery in Sheldon

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated an armed robbery April 13 in Sheldon. According to police reports, Daelin Hoffner-Williams, 20, Jayce Bowen, 19, and a juvenile female were arrested in Sheldon during the early morning hours of April 13.

 

Police reports explain that the three suspects lured an Indiana man to Sheldon. Once he arrived, they held him at gunpoint and took approximately $500 worth of items and cash from the man. He would then leave the scene and contact the sheriff’s office.

 

Hoffner-Williams and Bowen were charged with armed robbery, armed violence, possession of a stolen firearm and theft. They were transported to the Iroquois County Jail, where they remain in lieu of bond.

The juvenile would be charged with armed robbery and detained at a juvenile detainment facility.

 

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update

As of 04/15/2020 Iroquois County has 11 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. Here is the information that we can release about our recent cases: ? Case 1: Male in his 50’s ? Case 2: Male in his 40’s ? Case 3: Male in his 20’s ? Case 4: Male in his 30’s ? Case 5: Female in her 60’s ? Case 6: Male in his 70’s ? Case 7: Male in his 40’s ? Case 8: Female in her 40’s ? Case 9: Female in her 40’s ? Case 10: Male in his 60’s ? Case 11: Female in her 30’s Five of the confirmed cases have recovered. These five individuals have been released from isolation. Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. The situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients under investigation may evolve as more is learned. Please continue to comply with the Gubernatorial Executive Order to Shelter at Home, as well as practice social distancing and other safety measures to limit COVID-19 exposure. Everyone should consider themselves at risk for exposure to the novel coronavirus. While at home everyone should self-monitor which means to check yourself for fever and remain alert for cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/  

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Four Incidents Lead to a Shooting and Mob Charges in Kankakee

An ongoing dispute between two groups boiled over this weekend with a shooting and the arrests of five women on mob action charges.

 

The shooting was the culmination of four incidents that took place Friday and Saturday, Kankakee County Assistant State’s Attorney Erika Hamer said.

 

The first incident occurred around 9 a.m. Friday at Walmart in Bradley. Hamer said a fight between several women occurred in a checkout lane. Though there were no police reports of the fight filed, it was captured on video and posted to Facebook. The 46-second video shows employees and customers trying to break up the fight and at least four women involved in the altercation leaving the store.

 

The second incident occurred at 9:40 a.m. Friday, with Kankakee police responding to a report of shots fired in the 1200 block of East Locust Avenue. At the scene, officers were told that a person got out of an SUV and fired a handgun into the air.

 

A vehicle matching the description was later stopped on North Fifth Avenue but no arrests were made, according to police. The incident remains under investigation.

 

Then, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, police were called to a report of a fight involving some of the same people from the previous two incidents at East Chestnut Street and North Dearborn Avenue.

The final incident occurred at 11:40 a.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of East Court Street in Kankakee. Hamer said Shannon L. Green, 38, of Kankakee, was driving with her mother when she pulled into the parking lot of a business on East Court Street. Green told police that a vehicle pulled up with five women who confronted her, Hamer said. Green told police that she then fired a gun into the air.

 

Hamer said that a 25-year-old woman in the vehicle was shot and windows were shot out of at least one vehicle.

 

Green fled in her vehicle northbound on Interstate 57 and the women in the other vehicle pursued her and called 911, Hamer said. Bradley police stopped Green’s vehicle on the interstate and reportedly found a revolver inside the vehicle, Hamer said.

 

The shooting victim was driven to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to her hand.

Kankakee police arrested Green on felony charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm.

 

On Monday, Kankakee County Judge Kathy Bradshaw Elliott set Green’s bond at $100,000.

 

Kankakee police arrested the five women that were in the other vehicle: Alexia J. Bates, 23, of Kankakee; Kaileen A. Phillips, 19, of Kankakee; Shemice B. Taylor, 19, of Kankakee; Kadijah R. Taylor, 25, of Kankakee; and Cornelia O. Williams, 25, of Indianapolis. They were all charged with misdemeanor mob action, Hamer said.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 04/14/2020

Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrests Zachary A. Burton, 24, Rossville, April 9. According to police reports, Burton was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with burglary. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Dylan S. Blair, 19, Gilman, April 11. According to police reports, Blair was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, speed 35 MPH or more over, disobeying a stop sign, having no valid driver's license and possession of a stolen vehicle. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Daniel L. Blair, 24, Gilman, April 11. According to police reports, Blair was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

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Watseka Police Department News 04/13/2020

Watseka Police investigated a burglary in the 100 block of North Jefferson at 10:43 a.m. April 9. According to police reports, after an investigation was completed, Travis L. Houser, 29, Wtseka, was charged with burglary and theft over $500. Houser was already being held at the Iroquois County Jail and charges were added.

 

Watseka Police arrested Travis L. Houser, 29, Watseka, in the 300 block of North Chicago at 9:45 a.m. April 10. Houser was wanted on an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant. Houser was transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

 

Watseka Police cited at 15-year-old juvenile in the 200 block of West Walnut at 3:57 a.m. April 11. The juvenile was cited for no valid driver’s license, speeding and illegal transportation of alcohol. The juvenile was released to his parents.

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Nine Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County Confirmed

 The Iroquois County Public Health Department has confirmed one additional case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in an Iroquois County resident on April 12, 2020. Laboratory confirmed results for this individual were received today. They will remain in isolation per Illinois Department of Public Health guidance. At the time of this press release Iroquois County has nine individuals with laboratory confirmed cases: ? Case 1: Male in his 50’s ? Case 2: Male in his 40’s ? Case 3: Male in his 20’s ? Case 4: Male in his 30’s ? Case 5: Female in her 60’s ? Case 6: Male in his 70’s ? Case 7: Male in his 40’s ? Case 8: Female in her 40’s ? Case 9: Female in her 40’s At this time we are not providing any additional details on these individuals. Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. The situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients under investigation may evolve as more is learned. Please continue to practice social distancing and other safety measures to limit COVID-19 exposure. Everyone should consider themselves at risk for exposure to coronavirus and should stay home as much as possible. While at home everyone should selfmonitor which means to check yourself for fever and remain alert for cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/  

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Eighth case of COVID 19 in Iroquois County

The Iroquois County Public Health Department has confirmed one additional case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in an Iroquois County resident on April 9, 2020. Laboratory confirmed results for this individual were received today. They will remain in isolation per Illinois Department of Public Health guidance. At the time of this press release Iroquois County has eight individuals with laboratory confirmed cases: ? Case 1: Male in his 50’s ? Case 2: Male in his 40’s ? Case 3: Male in his 20’s ? Case 4: Male in his 30’s ? Case 5: Female in her 60’s ? Case 6: Male in his 70’s ? Case 7: Male in his 40’s ? Case 8: Female in her 40’s At this time we are not providing any additional details on these individuals. Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. The situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients under investigation may evolve as more is learned. It is important to remember that even though there have been confirmed cases, this is not cause for panic. Please continue to practice social distancing and other safety measures to limit COVID-19 exposure. Everyone should consider themselves at risk for exposure to coronavirus and should stay home as much as possible. While at home everyone should self-monitor which means to check yourself for fever and remain alert for cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. Most importantly stay home if you are sick! If you have a respiratory illness, stay home for 7 days after your symptoms started and for 3 days after your fever has stopped without the use of fever reducing medications, and your cough or sore throat symptoms have improved (whichever is longer). Avoid the emergency department and other places you seek healthcare if you are not severely ill, unless your doctor advises otherwise. Stay home and keep healthcare access available for others with more severe illness. This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ For general questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at 1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

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TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE WEAPONS VIOLATIONS AND PAROLE VIOLATIONS

Kankakee, IL – The Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG), arrested both Jerry H. Caldwell, 57, of Dolton, IL, and Cornell B. Mobley, 38, of Kankakee, IL with Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Unlawful Purchase of a Firearm, and Possession of a Defaced Firearm.  Both subjects also face parole violation charges from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

 

KAMEG initiated an investigation that culminated in the arrest of two individuals for multiple weapons violations.  On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, KAMEG agents served a search warrant at Mobley’s unoccupied residence.  During the search warrant, agents seized approximately 30.7 grams of suspected crack cocaine and a loaded .40 caliber pistol.  On Friday, March 6, 2020, KAMEG agents arrested Mobley. On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, KAMEG agents with the assistance of the Illinois State Police, District 21 Troopers, arrested Caldwell.  During the investigation, KAMEG agents seized six firearms.  Caldwell and Mobley are currently in custody at the Kankakee County Jail pending a bond hearing.

 

KAMEG reminds the public to call KAMEG at (815) 933-1710 to report non-emergency information about drug dealing and gang problems.  We recognize our partnership with the public is important for quality of life issues for our citizens and children.   

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Seven Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County Confirmed

The Iroquois County Public Health Department has confirmed one additional case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in an Iroquois County resident on April 5, 2020. Laboratory confirmed results for this individual were received today. They will remain in isolation per Illinois Department of Public Health guidance. At the time of this press release Iroquois County has seven individuals with laboratory confirmed cases: ? Case 1: Male in his 50’s ? Case 2: Male in his 40’s ? Case 3: Male in his 20’s ? Case 4: Male in his 30’s ? Case 5: Female in her 60’s ? Case 6: Male in his 70’s ? Case 7: Male in his 40’s At this time we are not providing any additional details on these individuals. Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. The situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients under investigation may evolve as more is learned. It is important to remember that even though there have been confirmed cases, this is not cause for panic. Please continue to practice social distancing and other safety measures to limit COVID-19 exposure. Everyone should consider themselves at risk for exposure to coronavirus and should stay home as much as possible. While at home everyone should self-monitor which means to check yourself for fever and remain alert for cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. Most importantly stay home if you are sick! If you have a respiratory illness, stay home for 7 days after your symptoms started and for 3 days after your fever has stopped without the use of fever reducing medications, and your cough or sore throat symptoms have improved (whichever is longer). Avoid the emergency department and other places you seek healthcare if you are not severely ill, unless your doctor advises otherwise. Stay home and keep healthcare access available for others with more severe illness. This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ For general questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at 1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

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Six Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County Confirmed

The Iroquois County Public Health Department has confirmed two additional cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Iroquois County residents on April 4, 2020. Laboratory confirmed results for both individuals were received today. They will remain in isolation per Illinois Department of Public Health guidance. At the time of this press release Iroquois County has six individuals with laboratory confirmed cases: ? Case 1: Male in his 50’s ? Case 2: Male in his 40’s ? Case 3: Male in his 20’s ? Case 4: Male in his 30’s ? Case 5: Female in her 60’s ? Case 6: Male in his 70’s At this time we are not providing any additional details on these individuals. Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. The situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients under investigation may evolve as more is learned. It is important to remember that even though there have been confirmed cases, this is not cause for panic. Please continue to practice social distancing and other safety measures to limit COVID-19 exposure. Everyone should consider themselves at risk for exposure to coronavirus and should stay home as much as possible. While at home everyone should self-monitor which means to check yourself for fever and remain alert for cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. Most importantly stay home if you are sick! If you have a respiratory illness, stay home for 7 days after your symptoms started and for 3 days after your fever has stopped without the use of fever reducing medications, and your cough or sore throat symptoms have improved (whichever is longer). Avoid the emergency department and other places you seek healthcare if you are not severely ill, unless your doctor advises otherwise. Stay home and keep healthcare access available for others with more severe illness. This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ For general questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at 1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

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Iroquois County Board Meeting

As per Illinois Governor J B Pritzker Executive Order No. 18 of April 1, 2020 the Shelter-In-Place; the limiting of public gatherings to no more than 10 people; the suspension of certain provisions of the Open Meetings Act; and other provisions have been extended until April 30, 2020.  Therefore…..

 

County Board Committee Meetings for April are canceled.  The Full Board Meeting on April 14 will be conducted electronically per the following plan: 

 

The County Clerk; Deputy Clerk; Board Chairman; Finance Manager; and EMA Director will be assembled in the Board Room on April 14, 2020 to conduct the meeting.  Board Members will participate via the Call-In process.  There will be a short agenda primarily to ensure the essential County functions will continue.  No one other than those named above will be allowed to be present at the meeting.  The public will be able to access the meeting via the same call-in procedure used by Board Members and the meeting will be recorded for public consumption.  Call-In instructions will be published during the coming week.  Members of the public may submit comments via email to the County Board office in advance to be read at the meeting.  There will also be an opportunity for public comment for those participating during the call-in meeting.

 

The Administrative Center and Highway Department Offices remain closed to the General Public until further notice.  Essential County functions are being maintained.  Those who need to avail themselves of the functions are asked to contact the appropriate Department and arrange an appointment or other means to complete their business.

 

We will continue to monitor all developments closely and act accordingly with the hope that things will return to normal soon.  Until that time we must follow the leadership of those at the State and Local Levels using Social Distancing and other requirements for the Safety and Well-Being of everyone.

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