LEE COUNTY — The number of Lee County COVID-19 cases has risen to 58 following 2 additional positive tests received at the Jack Mabley Center in Dixon. Lee County Health Department and KSB Hospital are monitoring the situation and providing support. KSB Hospital is fully prepared if an expected percentage of the patients need hospitalization. This is yet another example of how quickly this virus can spread. The Jack Mabley Center has been following IDPH guidelines and working cooperatively with local health officials. The Lee County Health Department would like to thank the Jack Mabley Center for being proactive and testing all residents. Many of those who have tested positive have no symptoms; and would not otherwise have been identified. All residents should have been tested by sometime tomorrow. Good deeds in our community continue as an anonymous donor provided cookies to Jack Mabley Center today.
The Lee and Ogle County Executive Leadership Team have finalized their regional “pilot” program for phased, regional re-opening. Representative Tom Demmer will deliver this plan to Governor Pritzker this week. The Lee / Ogle team will provide further details as they become available.
Current Testing Criteria:
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.