First COVID-19 Death In Washington County Reported

Washington County is reporting the first COVID-19 death, the health department confirmed. “It is with a heavy heart that we must report our first COVID-related death in a county resident, a male in his 80s,” Administrator Elizabeth Lehde said in a release. The department also announced two new lab-confirmed cases: a female in her 20s with…

Pinckneyville Chamber Cancels Some Mardis Gras Events, Others Planned To Happen

The Pinckneyville Chamber of Commerce announced the decision to cancel some of the events scheduled during the upcoming 98th annual Mardis Gras. In a statement released on Thursday, August 13, that the health concerns and advice from public health officials, city officials and others before deciding to proceed with events that could be “done safely…

Nashville Savings Bank Donates $20,000 To Local Organizations

  Nashville Savings Bank provided $20,000 in funding to charitable and civic organizations throughout the community, courtesy of a grant received through its partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. While the need for food pantries, summer lunch programs and other valuable services has increased amid the COVID-19 pandemic, organizational fundraising efforts have…

Photo Slideshow: August 10 Storm

Updated 8-12-20 The National Weather Service issued a severe weather alert for the county as heavy rain and winds were spotted throughout Washington County and its surrounding areas on Monday, August 10. Hundreds of Ameren customers were without power  beginning at approximately 7 p.m. Electricity did not return for some customers until after midnight Tuesday.…

Rep. Meier: Pritzker’s Emergency Rule to Require Businesses Enforce Employees and Customers to Wear Masks Approved

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s emergency rules to first warn, then fine businesses that do not adhere to a mandatory mask requirement for employees and customers was approved today by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). According to State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville), “Governor Pritzker must stop making his own laws and call the legislature…

IDPH: Spectators Must Wear Masks At Fall Sport Competitions

Those looking to watch sports this fall will need to have a mask or other face covering on hand, according to officials. Craig Anderson, executive director of the IHSA, reportedly told schools on Tuesday, August 11, that all spectators will be required to wear face coverings at baseball, softball and cross-country contests. In the SIJHSAA…

New COVID-19 Case, County Now At 68

The Washington County Health Department reported on Tuesday, August 11, that a new lab-confirmed case of COVID have been reported in Washington County. The case includes a female in her 50s with resolved symptoms who was a close contact of a confirmed case. The department also stated that 4 cases have been released from isolation…

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