Washington County Reports More Negative Tests As The Area Gets Ready For Phase IV

The Washington County Health Department stated on Friday that there have been no new cases and more negative tests reported.

As Illinois gears up for a possible Phase IV reopening, administrator Elizabeth Lehde said in a release that residents should continue to practice safe guidelines even as the area

“We are anticipating moving to Phase 4 on Friday, June 26,” Lehde said. “This phase will allow gatherings up to 50, dine-in restaurants with limited seating capacity and sanitation practices, as well as other expansions of activities.  We are waiting on guidance to come down from the State offices and will pass information along accordingly as we receive it. “

Washington County has continued to have reported less lab-confirmed cases than any county in the surrounding area, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. As of Friday, June 19, Clinton County has reported 220 positive cases and 17 deaths, Marion County has 55 positive cases, Jefferson County has 104 positive cases and 16 deaths and Perry County has 44 positive cases.

“It will be important to continue to be safe and smart moving forward,” Lehde said. “Washington County has done a great job so far, and we appreciate your cooperation and patience during these difficult times. “

518 negative results have been reported to the department at this time. 

The summary of Washington County’s nineteen (19) confirmed cases are:

  • 0 active

  • 19 released from isolation

  • 0 deaths

Illinois Department of Public Health is posting number of cases by zip code for those having more than five (5) cases.  This information, as well as case and test counts, can be found at http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics.

For testing, contact your healthcare provider or find where testing sites are located at: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites

Guidance, information, and infographics for Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan can be found at www.illinois.gov/businessguidelines

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