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Monroe County Corona Number Hits 38

As of April 9, 2020 Monroe County’s corona number jumped 16 in the past day as additional Garden Place of Columbia (DD Road) residents and staff have tested positive. So far there are a total of 38 officially reported cases covid-19. All but one of today’s cases stem from an outbreak at Garden Place in……

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Governor Pritzker Announces Updates On Hospitalizations And Ventilator Capacity

State Placed Orders for 3,620 Ventilators, CA Gov Gavin Newsom Loans IL 100 Ventilators Building on measures to address the health and safety of residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker provided an update on the state’s medical capacity to treat residents impacted by COVID-19. “Since the earliest days of our COVID-19 response, my……

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COVID Cases Rise To 22

Today’s Coronavirus Numbers – April 8, 2020 21 total positives Three new positives in last 24 hours #19: Female, 80s #20: Female, 50s #21: Female, 20s #22: Female, 60s Three cases from Garden Place in Columbia – DD Road (This is included in the total of 21) There are tests out from throughout the county……

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Waterloo Conducts Covid-Era Meeting On City Hall Parking Lot

Following Social Distancing rules, the City of Waterloo conducted their Monday council meeting on the parking lot. Each chair was at least 15 feet apart with two aldermen attending via phone lines. The city is working to do future meetings over a secure internet feed. Seated in a folding chair with his papers set on……

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Wagner: Citizens’ Vigilance Helping Monroe County Cope Better Than Most With Virus

By Joe Leicht Old-fashioned common sense – that Monroe Countians seem to have in abundance – has been a key factor in minimizing covid-19’s effect locally, Health Director John Wagner told the county board on April 6. The meeting – the first of its kind for the county, convened electronically via the Go To Meeting digital……

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State Senator Schimpf Continues Working For His Constituents

State Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) reminds Southern Illinois residents that he and his district staff continue working during the statewide stay-at-home order. While the offices are physically closed, you can call the Murphysboro office at 618-684-1100, the Mt. Vernon office at 618-242-8115, the Capitol office at 217-782-8137, or contact by email at senschimpf58@gmail.com. The staff is……

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14 In County Have Tested Positive For Covid-19

SOCIAL DISTANCING STRESSED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT April 6, 2020 14 Corona Cases In Monroe County Three new positives cases of the corona virus have come in today bringing the total to 14 in Monroe County. The latest three are ages 26 (female), 55 (female) and 62 (male). Around the state… Illinois: 12,262 cases with 307……

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Governor Updates State’s Corona Measures

As expected, Gov. JB Pritzker has decided to extend Illinois’ disaster proclamation, which in turn will extend the stay at home order through April 30. “I have let the science guide our decisions and I’ve relied upon the top medical experts, scientists, public health researchers, epidemiologists, mathematicians and modelers, from the greatest institutions in the……

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Senator Schimpf Says It’s Time For A Pivot On COVID-19

Submitted by State Senator Paul Schimpf As we evaluate our citizens’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot reach any other conclusion than that Americans’ resolve and ability to come together remain strong. Executive leadership has successfully mobilized and educated the public on the steps to slow the spread of the virus. We are at……

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After A Dedicated Career, Jim Lansing Retires From Sheriff’s Department

After 22 years wearing the badge, Major Jim Lansing has retired from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. “I’m just so proud that I had a long, successful career,” Lansing said. “It’s because Monroe County is very supportive.” The support the county has for its officers is obvious, Lansing said, after witnessing the outpouring of support……

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