WIQI News Archives for 2021-03

Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/31/21

As of 03/30/2021 there have been 2,421 confirmed cases and 430 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 2 new cases since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/30/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/29/21

As of 03/29/2021 there have been 2,420 confirmed cases and 429 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 7 new cases since our last update.

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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ICPHD Partners with IMH on Community-Based Vaccination Clinics

WATSEKA, IL – The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois 
Memorial Hospital, will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Iroquois County 
residents. We are currently scheduling for Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
To register and schedule your appointment, please call ICPHD at (815) 432-2483. Please note that this vaccine 
is available by appointment only to practice safe social distancing. Individuals who arrive without a 
previously scheduled appointment will not be eligible to receive the vaccine at that time. Appointments are 
reserved for qualifying individuals who reside within Iroquois County. 
At this time, there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine. Written documentation from the individual’s primary 
care physician will not be required.
The vaccination clinic will be held at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Clients will be asked to enter through the main 
entrance located on the north side of the building and are required to bring a valid form of photo ID.
Individuals who are wheelchair bound or in need of additional assistance may enter through the Emergency Room 
entrance on the south side of the building. If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation 
or quarantine, please call ICPHD to reschedule. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social 
distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to 
allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.
Supply of this vaccine is limited and appointments are expected to be filled quickly. ICPHD is expecting to 
receive weekly or bi-weekly allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Illinois. If you are unable to 
schedule an appointment for this community-based clinic, please watch for future notification of upcoming clinics 
as more vaccine becomes available. 
As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive 
the vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website: 
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/health-department/covid-19-corona-virus/.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about 
the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For 
individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider. 

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Watseka Police News 3/17/21

Police responded to an accident on Route 1 south of the north bridge at 12:25 p.m. According to police reports, a 2015 Ford operated by Jacob Carney, Danforth, was northbound when he hit a patch of ice causing him to slide into the guardrail in the southbound lane. No injuries or citations were reported and damage was estimated at more than $1,500.

 

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Iroquois County police news 3/17/21

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Angela R. Julian, 27, Rensselaer, Indiana, March 12. According to police reports, Julian was wanted on an outstanding Jasper County, Indiana, warrant for a probation violation. Julian was being held at the Iroquois County Jail for extradition to Indiana.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Timothy R. Baker, 41, Cissna Park, March 12. According to police reports, Baker was charged with criminal sexual assault. Baker was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he later posted the required bond.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Corey A. Renwick, 18, Momence, March 12. According to police reports, Renwick was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for burglary. Renwick as transported the Iroquois County Jail in lieu of bond.

 

Champaign County Sheriff’s Police arrested Joshua A. Cravero, 32, Milford, March 14. According to police reports, Cravero was wanted on two outstanding Iroquois County warrants for forgery and failure to register as a sex offender. Cravero was transported by Champaign County police to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

 Douglas C. Stevens, 69, Watseka, turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail to serve a sentence for aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/17/21

As of 03/16/2021 there have been 2,393 confirmed cases and 420 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been 1 new case since our last update.

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/16/21

As of 03/15/2021 there have been 2,392 confirmed cases and 420 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 3 new cases since our last update.

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/15/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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The Ford-Iroquois 4-H Foundation is proud to announce our 2021 High School 4-H Senior Scholarships.

The Ford-Iroquois 4-H Foundation is proud to announce our 2021 High School 4-H Senior Scholarships. Application for scholarships up to $1,000 are available due to the wonderful generosity of those supporting our annual 4-H auction. All Ford and Iroquois graduating 4-H seniors will receive an email from the Extension office with the scholarship application. Scholarship applications are also available at your school counselor office or by emailing fordiroquois4hfoundation@gmail.com.

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Illinois State Police Announce Results of Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement Surveillance Details

 Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 3 Agents conducted Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) surveillance at various establishments during the evening hours of Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. The purpose of these ACE details is to determine which businesses may be selling alcoholic beverages to minors (persons under 21 years of age). Nineteen total locations were surveilled in Gilman, Onarga, Kankakee, Bourbonnais and Bradley. Five establishments were involved in the sale of an alcoholic beverage to a minor. Wasmers 66 Inc. employee Destiny M. Miller, 30, of Gilman; Best Supermarket employee Brooke A. Condon, 19, of Onarga; Fred’s Fuel N’ Food employee Jacob A. Kilby, 35, of Danforth; Circle K # 4701388 employee Melissa A. Gilbert, 35, of Kankakee and Aldi Inc. #93 employee Tyler J. Head, 24, of Bourbonnais were arrested for Unlawful Delivery of Alcoholic Liquor to a Minor, a Class A misdemeanor. All five employees were released on a notice to appear in court. The ISP commends establishments which do not sell alcohol to minors. This project was funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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The Iroquois County Republican Women's Club are proud to announce we will be awarding an $500 scholarship this year to an Iroquois County 2021 graduating high school female senior.

The Iroquois County Republican Women’s Club are proud to announce we will be awarding an $500 scholarship this year to an Iroquois County 2021 graduating high school female senior.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

· Must be at least three (3) year current resident of Iroquois County

· Must be a registered voter IF you will be 18 by November 2, 2021

· Proof of US Citizenship

· A letter of recommendation

· Copy of your most recent high school transcript

· Must be a member of or a relative of a member of the Iroquois County Republican’s Women’s Club. If you would like to be a member email us for an application or print ap off our Facebook page.

Applications are available from Iroquois County high school counselors or by emailing iroquoisgopwomen@gmail.com. Applications are due April 15th. Academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular/community activities and involvement in Republican Party politics will be the primary criteria in determining the winner. Anyone wishing to become a member of the Republican Women can email us or call/text 815-867-6037 for more information.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/13/21

As of 03/12/2021 there have been 2,736 confirmed cases and 419 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 4 new cases since our last update.

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/12/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/11/21

As of 03/10/2021 there have been 2,731 confirmed cases and 418 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 4 new cases since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/10/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/10/21

As of 03/09/2021 there have been 2,383 confirmed cases and 418 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 9 new cases since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/09/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police Report 3/9/21

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Vincent Perez, 28, Gilman, March 2. According to police reports, Perez was charged with domestic battery. Perez was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Tyson H. Gass, 43, Sheldon, March 5. According to police reports, Gass was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding a peace officer and speeding. Additionally, Gass was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear for driving while his license is suspended as well as a Newton County, Indiana, warrant charging him with failure to appear for dangerous drugs. Gass was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail in lieu of bond.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Brandon S. Bennett, 41, Onarga, March 5. According to police reports, Bennett was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear for driving under the influence of alcohol. Bennett was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was relied.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Harold E. Alliss, 36, St. Anne, March 5. According to police reports, Alliss was charged with driving while his license is suspended, improper display of registration plate, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Alliss was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois county Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff ’s Police investigated a single-vehicle accident in the 400 block of South Raub in Donovan March 5. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by McKenna S. Morgan, 24, Oxford, Indiana, was traveling north on U.S. 52/South Raub Street in Donovan. Morgan swerved to avoid a deer, entered the west ditch and then struck a street causing more than $1,500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Riverside EMS and Donovan Fire/EMS also responded to the scene.

 

Milford Police arrested Cheyenne Holliingsworth, 25, Onarga, March 5. According to police reports, Hollingsworth was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with battery. She was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

 

Officers responded to a traffic accident at the intersection of East Walnut and South Fifth at 7:53 a.m. According to police reports, Sue Fogelsong of Watseka struck a car driven by Susan Fortin of Watseka when she failed to yield at the intersection. Fogelsong was issued two citations.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/9/21

As of 03/08/2021 there have been 2,378 confirmed cases and 414 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 4 new cases since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/08/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know, I would be happy to help.

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COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Iroquois County

– The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois Memorial Hospital, will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for qualifying Iroquois County residents.

 

At this time, all appointments for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic on March 11, 2021 have been filled. We will notify the public when more vaccine is available. For those who have an appointment, the vaccination clinic will be held at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Clients will be asked to enter through the main entrance located on the north side of the building and are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. Individuals who are wheelchair bound or in need of additional assistance may enter through the Emergency Room entrance on the south side of the building. If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation or quarantine, please call ICPHD to reschedule. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection. ICPHD is expecting to receive weekly or bi-weekly allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Illinois. If you were unable to schedule an appointment for this community-based clinic, please watch for future notification of upcoming clinics as more vaccine becomes available.

 

As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive the vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website: http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/health-department/covid-19-corona-virus/. The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider. 

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/5/21

As of 03/04/2021 there have been 2,374 confirmed cases and 414 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 1 new case since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/04/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/4/21

As of 03/03/2021 there have been 2,373 confirmed cases and 414 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 4 new case since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/03/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County police reports

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Kelly J.

Wilson, 47, of Milford, on February 23. Wilson, wanted

on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with violation of an order of protection after being served.

 

Wilson was taken to the Iroquois County Jail, where he

posted bond and was released.

 

April C. Niekamp, 33, of Milford, was arrested February 23 by Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police. Wanted on

a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear/

driving under the influence of alcohol, she was taken to

the Iroquois County Jail and released on bond.

 

James Komita, 26, of Milford, was arrested by Milford Police on February 24. Wanted on an Iroquois

County warrant for failure to appear/driving while license suspended, he was taken to the Iroquois County Jail and

released on bond.

 

Milford Police arrested Savione Sanders, 25, of Milford, on February 24. Iroquois County Animal Control contacted police to report a severely-battered kitten.

 

After an investigation, he was charged with aggravated

animal cruelty and animal torture and taken to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

The kitten was taken to Bradley Animal Hospital for

treatment of its injuries.

 

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/3/21

As of 03/02/2021 there have been 2,370 confirmed cases and 413 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 5 new cases since our last update.

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/02/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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ISP District 21 Announces February Activity and Enforcement

Illinois State Police District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy, announced today activity and enforcement figures for February 2021 Illinois State Police District 21 Troopers issued 317 citations, 464 written warnings, including 5 DUIs, 4 seatbelt citations, and 27 criminal arrests. District 21 Troopers made a total of 497 Traffic stops in January. Troopers also assisted 334 motorists, conducted 42 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 87 traffic crashes. There were no fatal crashes investigated by District 21 in February. According to the National Safety Council the major contributing factors to motor-vehicle deaths in the United States are lack of occupant protection, alcohol, speeding, young drivers, distractions, and large trucks. In an effort to reduce fatalities, the Illinois State Police uses enforcement activities and educational programs to fight these major contributing factors.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/2/21

There have been 2367 confirmed cases and 411 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 1 new case since our last update.

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/01/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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