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District 49 Notified Of Positive COVID-19 Case

Parents and guardians were sent emails notifying of a positive COVID-19 cases associated with Nashville District 49. Superintendent Mike Brink said the district has been in contact with the Washington County Health Department and close contacts have been notified. According to the school website and the email Wednesday, there is one active case in the…

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County Reports Four New COVID-19 Cases

The Washington County Health Department announced on Wednesday, September 23, that there were four new lab-confirmed of COVID-19 in the county, according to a release. The residents include one male ages 5 to 10; one female in her 20s; one female in her 30s; and one female in her 60s. The county case count as…

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10 More COVID-19 Cases Reported Over The Weekend

The Washington County Health Department reported 10 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, according to a release on Monday, September 21. The residents include one male age 16-19; one female and one male in their 20s; one male in his 30s; one female in her 40s; two females in their 50s; one female…

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Seven COVID-19 Cases Now Reporting, One Removed From County Count

The Washington County Health Department reported seven new cases of lab-confirmed COVID-19 positives on Friday, September 18. The residents include one female and two males ages 16-19 years old; one female in her 20s; two males in their 50s; and a female in her 80s. The health department also said a previously reported male in…

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Washington County Remains At State Warning Level For Second Week

Washington County was listed on the state warning list for the second straight week, officials say. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported on Friday, September 18, that 24 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a warning level when two or…

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Washington County Reports Nine New COVID-19 Cases

The Washington County Health Department announced on Wednesday, September 16, that nine new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported. The residents include one female and two males ages 16-19; one female in her 20s; two males in their 30s; one male in his 50s; one female in her 60s; and one male in his 80s.…

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15 New COVID-19 Cases In Washington County Now Reporting

The Washington County Health Department announced on Monday, September 14, that there have been 15 new cases of coronavirus reported since Friday. The cases include two females ages 6 to 10; one female 11 to 15 years old; two females 16 to 19 years old; three males in their 20s; two females in their 30s;…

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Washington County Listed Among 30 Counties Now At State Warning Level

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 30 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase. Thirty counties are currently reported at a warning level…

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13 COVID-19 Cases Now Reporting

The health department said on Tuesday, September 8, that 13 New lab-confirmed cases of COVID have been reported in Washington County since Friday: • Age 10-15: 1 Female • 20s: 3 Females • 30s: 2 Females; 2 Males • 40s: 2 Females • 60s: 1 Female; 1 Male • 70s: 1 Male   Isolation and…

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Health Department Urges Businesses To Keep Customers Safe During Labor Day Weekend

Environmental Health Director Will Summers said in an email addressed to restaurants and food establishments in the county that their cooperation in curbing coronavirus spread efforts are appreciated. “We’re entering an important weekend holiday with a heightened awareness of the importance of keeping our customers safe from this growing epidemic,” Summers said.  “I regret we…

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