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Third Monroe Countian Tests Positive For COVID-19

By Independent | March 25, 2020

She had contact with another local person infected. There are now three Monroe County citizens who have tested positive for the coronavirus. All three are females – one in her 40s and two in their 60s. The ladies are being quarantine and are not believed to have needed prolonged hospitalization. Two of the women are …

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Confirmed Case In Monroe County

By Monroe County Independent | March 22, 2020

The inevitable has happened… the viral infection quickly spreading across the globe has arrive in Monroe County. A Columbia woman in her 40s has tested positive for COVID-19, reports the Monroe County Health Department. The woman is believed to have contracted the illness while traveling out of state. She is under quarantine. Local Health Department …

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County Approves Coronavirus Quarantine Regulations

By Independent | March 20, 2020

The county has taken its first official action in direct response to the coronavirus crisis that has rattled the nation, empowering the Monroe County Health Department to impose isolation of individuals suspected of having contracted the virus. Some of the county’s top public safety officials – Health Department Administrator John Wagner, Environmental Health Officer Brian …

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Third Monroe Countian Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Gov. Pritzker Lays Out Measures to Increase Testing, Hospital Capacity in Preparation for Additional Need

As the state continues to build on its robust response to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for increased demand across the state’s health care system, Governor J.B. Pritzker provided an update on the state’s current testing and hospital capacity and laid out measures to increase that capacity to meet the anticipated need in the coming……

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