LEE COUNTY — There are no new positive cases of COVID-19 in Lee County, the Lee County total remains steady at 79. 24 people have fully recovered and have been lifted off isolation. The State of Illinois reported 2,388 new cases today bringing the total to 100,418. The death toll has risen to 4,525.
The Unified Executive Leadership team is awaiting guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding future movement into Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan. As new information becomes available we will pass it along.
KSB Patient Safety Measures
While KSB Medical Group offices are open and available to serve the community, it is not uncommon for patients to have concerns about the safety of visiting a medical facility during the Corona Virus outbreak. With this in mind, please note that the following measures are being taken at each of the clinic facilities:
While it is certainly reasonable to take appropriate precautions, it is not the time to put off acute or ongoing medical care out of fear of going to the doctor’s office. KSB hopes this information provides the reassurance that you need to attend to your ongoing healthcare needs.
For the latest local information on the COVID-19 situation, listen to KSB Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pratip Nag on the WIXN Talk Line this morning:
The City of Dixon in partnership with LCIDA and Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street have extended their small business stabilization grant for one month. This grant was created to help small businesses with their May rent or mortgage and utility bills. To date, the program has helped 75 small businesses in Lee County through $161,488 in local grant money. Those interested in applying for the grant can get an application at www.dixongov.com Applications can be submitted to [email protected] The second round of grants will begin to be awarded by the middle of next week.
This Memorial Day weekend as we honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country let us all be mindful that as countrymen we’ve been through prior tough times and have always pulled through. Despite differences of opinion on the issues of the day, as Americans there is far more that unites us than divides us, and that we have much to be thankful for. Be safe, be respectful, be understanding of one another, and please take a few solemn moments to remember those who gave the last full measure of devotion in service to our Republic.
Current Testing Criteria:
The Illinois Department of Public Health has expanded testing guidelines. The following people can be tested with or without symptoms.
Other individuals may be tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms (cough, shortness of breath and fever) OR
have a risk factor, such as contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19, a compromised immune system or a serious chronic medical condition.
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:
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.