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Memorial Park Pool Opens For The Season

After months of shuttering, the Nashville Memorial Community Park pool has opened for the season. The park pool rules, according to park officials, for the season are no more than 50 people per session, which will be offered one in the afternoon and in the evening. After the session hours are completed, all swimmers will…

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Three More COVID-19 Cases Brings County Total To 24

The Washington County Health Department has been notified of three new lab-confirmed positive coronavirus cases, the department said on Monday, July 6. The Washington County residents include a female in her 50s who is isolated at home with mild to moderate symptoms. The case is believed to have been contracted the virus through community spread.…

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New COVID Case Now Reporting

  The health department was notified of a positive COVID test in a male in his 40s who recently returned from Florida.  He is isolated at home with mild to moderate symptoms.   SAFETY Continue to practice social distancing and hand hygiene to keep yourself and others safe, and wear a mask if you are…

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20th COVID-19 Case In Washington County Now Reporting

The Washington County Health Department has been notified of a new positive coronavirus case, the department said Wednesday, July 1. The case is a male in his 20s who had close contact through his employment. The health department said the positive COVID-19 case is now being quarantined and “currently doing well at home.” The last…

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One Person Injured In Washington County Interstate Accident

Water on the roadway is believed to be the cause of a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 64 in Washington County  Wednesday afternoon. According to the Illinois State Police, Cindy Hill, 62, of Chatham was traveling east on Interstate 64 near milepost 38.5 at 12:10 p.m. when her 2018 white Kia sedan began to hydroplane on…

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Health Department: Area Is On Track For Phase 4

The Washington County Health Department stated on Wednesday, June 24, that the area is “on track” to begin Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan later on in the week. The beginning of the Phase 4 is set to begin on Friday, June 26, and guidance is available online at https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/.  Additional guidance will be…

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Hoyleton Man Killed In Tractor Accident in Marion County

A 41-year-old Hoyleton man was killed in a tractor accident in Marion County on Wednesday, June 17, officials said. Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon said on Facebook Thursday morning that Jason Quick was operating a tractor off Marshall Creek Road southeast of Patoka around noon when it overturned as he was trying to climb a steep…

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COVID-19 Case Removed From Washington County; All 19 Cases Are Now Inactive

Washington County Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Lehde announced Thursday morning that a case that had been previously reported positive for COVID-19 has been transferred to another county. The news of the transfers comes on the same day that a previously positive case was released from isolation precautions. To date, there have been 453 negative results that…

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