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Healthcare Professionals Encourage Residents To Stay Up-To-Date On Immunizations

While the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, doctors are encouraging residents to catch up on their other immunizations.  Dr. Tony Leazzo, Chairman of Family Practice at Delnor Hospital explains, “In the fall time, when we’re starting to get into the cold and flu [season], people like to go out and work garden, brush up … Continue reading “Healthcare Professionals Encourage Residents To Stay Up-To-Date On Immunizations”

Rockford/DeKalb Region On The Verge Of More Restrictions

This is a joint news release issued by the Northern Illinois Rockford Region Public Information Officers (NIR-PIO). NIR-PIO serves Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago Counties. REGIONAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS CAUTION RESIDENTS THAT REGION MUST ACT NOW TO PREVENT WARNING FOR COVID-19 Northern Illinois Rockford Region (Region 1) – The Northern … Continue reading “Rockford/DeKalb Region On The Verge Of More Restrictions”

Illinois Provides $156 Million in Grants to 4,686 Child Care and Early Childhood Providers

A press release from Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office has details: Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) today announced that over $156 million in BIG funding has been provided to 4,686 child care providers across Illinois facing challenges as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The first round of funding … Continue reading “Illinois Provides $156 Million in Grants to 4,686 Child Care and Early Childhood Providers”

Statewide Case Numbers Update

A DeKalb County infant is among the latest reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported more than 2-thousand new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in the state, including 20 additional deaths. After a C-D-C review, the DeKalb County Health Department confirmed Friday the death of an infant younger than one. … Continue reading “Statewide Case Numbers Update”

Free Temporary Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in DeKalb County: September 19 & 20

This weekend (Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20) free COVID-19 testing will be available at the DeKalb County Health Department parking lot. Read details from a county health department press release: One of the ways to reduce transmission of the COVID-19 virus is to have increased testing in the community. In addition to the … Continue reading “Free Temporary Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in DeKalb County: September 19 & 20”

Gov. Pritzker Maintains School Sports Postponement

Sean Crawford reports: Amid growing calls to allow contact sports to resume this fall, Illinois’ governor Tuesday appeared to double down on postponement of the seasons. J.B. Pritzker said it’s not a political decision.  “I know that there are people who would like me simply to make a political decision to allow people to endanger … Continue reading “Gov. Pritzker Maintains School Sports Postponement”

40 New COVID Cases In Winnebago County; Rising Positivity Rate

WNIJ’s Chase Cavanaugh reports: The Winnebago County Health Department reported scores of new cases of COVID-19 at a press conference Monday.  Public Health Administrator Sandra Martell said a lot of the transmission is due to Labor Day weekend activities. The ages of those infected vary. “And those ages are anywhere from two years to 68,” … Continue reading “40 New COVID Cases In Winnebago County; Rising Positivity Rate”

NIU Goes Remote For Undergrads

Dear Faculty and Staff, Below is an important update that I sent to students this afternoon about the timely actions we need to take to address the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases we’ve seen, especially among our off-campus, undergraduate students. Effective immediately, we are temporarily moving undergraduate courses online and expect all students who reside … Continue reading “NIU Goes Remote For Undergrads”

DeKalb County Announced At Warning Level For COVID-19

DeKalb County was announced at a warning level for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on the significant increase in the number of new cases per 100,000 residents and increase in positivity rate for the county. Based on the regional metrics established by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), DeKalb County has changed from blue to … Continue reading “DeKalb County Announced At Warning Level For COVID-19”

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