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04-17-2020 Unified Leadership COVID-19 Press Release

April 17, 2020

Lee County Unified Executive Leadership Team COVID-19 Update: April 17, 2020

IDPH Reports 1,842 New Cases in Illinois for a total of 27,575 in 92 Illinois Counties

The State Death Toll has Risen to 1,134

The total number of positives for Lee County is now 17

Three of the individuals identified as positive for COVID-19 in Lee County have recovered and been lifted from isolation.  There was one new positive test result in Lee County bringing the total to 17.  Please remember that this is only the number of individuals testing positive.  There are likely many others in our community who have not been tested and identified.

Today, the State of Illinois announced 1,842 new cases bringing the total to 27,575 across 92 of the 102 counties.  The death toll is now at 1,134. 

The Governor today announced that schools in Illinois will remain closed throughout the remainder of the school year.

Good Deeds  

The Lee County Health Department and Lee County Emergency Management Agency thank Sensient Flavors for their generous donation of hand sanitizer today.

The Lee County Health Department is grateful for a generous donation from Wahl Clipper of masks, gloves and face shields today.

The Unified Executive Leadership Team would like to encourage people to take advantage of local grocery pick up and delivery services to help you lower your risk of exposure.  In Lee County:

  • Amboy Food and Liquor offers free delivery for 60 and up
  • Bonnell’s General Store in Sublette will offer curbside service (if customer asks ahead of time)
  • Aldi and County Market in Dixon both offer Instacart
  • Walmart-Free Grocery Pick up
  • Oliver’s Food Pride offers delivery service for $5 to customers in Dixon.  They will deliver to Lost Nation and Grand Detour as well. 

What to do if you think you have COVID-19: (UPDATED INFORMATION)

During the current Corona Virus outbreak, individuals with symptoms SHOULD NOT GO to health care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, and urgent care centers without CALLING FIRST.  Instead, they can seek care by using one of the following options:

  • Use the “KSB Care Anywhere” virtual care app (https://ksbhospital.zipnosis.com/) for a free 5 question screening in order to help differentiate your symptoms between the virus and other seasonal maladies. While a credit card is required for a more involved assessment, no charges will be applied if a COVID-19 testing referral is made.
  • KSB is offering a Coronavirus HOTLINE, by which symptoms can be evaluated against federal screening guidelines, and if appropriate, a referral is made to their Drive-Thru Screening site. The screening site is available ONLY through the hotline and between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays by calling 815-285-7777.
  • Residents with a Primary Care Practitioner can also CALL their office for advice. Again, CALL FIRST before going to the office.
Residents can go to the following websites for additional information:
Go to KSB, IDPH, or CDC websites.  Lee County Health Department provides regular updates on its Facebook page.

For general questions about COVID-19, call the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or 211.

Authority:
Lee County Health Department
KSB Hospital
City of Dixon
Lee County Emergency Management
Lee County Sheriff
Last modified on May 05, 2020 - 3:39 pm