Area Breaking News

Pritzker Announces “Bridge Phase” In Reopening Illinois

‘Bridge’ phase raising capacity limits will take effect when 70% of seniors vaccinated By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – All Illinoisans 16 years of age and older outside of Chicago will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations beginning April 12, and the state announced a “metric-based” phase-in to greater reopening Thursday. The so-called…

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Weather Causing Federal Vaccine Delivery Delays

Illinois proactively orders vaccine in an effort to reduce delay SPRINGFIELD – The federal government has notified all states of COVID-19 vaccine delivery delays across the entire country due to adverse weather and road conditions. To help offset delayed vaccine deliveries, the State of Illinois proactively ordered vaccine to be delivered to its Strategic National Stockpile…

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IDPH Reports Another Covid Death In Washington County

This morning (2/8) the Illinois Department of Health reported another Covid-19 death in Washington County: a male in his 90’s. Shorty after, Washington County Health Department released an update in which the additional death has not been added. With the amount of data they receive from all over the state, IDPH numbers are not always accurate. However, if IDPH’s…

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Region 4 Moves Into Phase 4

This morning the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that Region 4 will be moving from Tier 2 mitigations into Phase 4, effective today. Region 4 has been meeting all but one of the requirements to move into the next Tier/Phase of the plan. As of today, Region 4 has met the criteria of at…

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Another Covid-19 Death in Washington County

Today, IDPH announced an additional death in Washington County: a male in his 80’s. This would bring the total number of Covid-19 Deaths in Washington County to 24. IDPH’s numbers are not always accurate. Washington County Health Department will release a more detailed update soon. This update will be posted on our Facebook page here.

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Region 4 Moves To Tier 2 Mitigations

Today, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that Region 4, which includes Washington County, is moving to Tier 2 Mitigations effective today. All regions in Illinois have now been moved out of Tier 3 mitigations.   “With all regions of Illinois now out of Tier 3, we can now see that the entire…

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Washington County Cases Continue To Rise

The Washington County Health Department has announced 61 new lab-confirmed cases of Covid between January 5 and January 6. Of these additional cases, 13 were cases that were incorrectly assigned to other counties and were transferred to the Washington County Health Department after their isolation period.   These cases have occurred in children in the 1-5 age…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Given to Clinical Colleagues at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese

From HSHS Press Release (BREESE, IL) – Yesterday, December 16, 2020, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese administered the first COVID-19 vaccine dose to hospital colleague Mary Fitzgerald, RN, from the hospital’s emergency department. All vaccines were administered smoothly and safely. The doses were administered to clinical colleagues providing direct patient care, all of who voluntarily…

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Covid Update: Washington County Up Two Cases, At Ten Deaths

Today the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced 7,123 new confirmed and probable cases of Coronavirus in Illinois. They have also announced 146 new deaths in the state. This brings the total number of cases in Illinois to 870,600 with 14,655 deaths. Two of today’s additional cases are from Washington County. They are…

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Washington County Reporting 8 COVID-Related Deaths

From the Washington County Health Department December 13 Our department has been notified of 2 additional deaths of county residents due to complications of COVID19. Both the female in her 60s and the male in his 80s were under isolation for active COVID at the time of their passing. Our thoughts are with the community…

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