Lee County Unified Executive Leadership Team COVID-19 Update: April 21, 2020

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LEE COUNTY — The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Lee County remains at 17.  4 of the 17 individuals have recovered and been lifted off isolation. Today, the State of Illinois announced 1,551 new cases bringing the total to 33,059 across 96 of the 102 counties.  The death toll is now at 1,468.   

Acts of kindness continue. The Lee County Health Department thanks Jack Mabley and an anonymous donor for treats from Baker Street today.  Additionally, Jim & Katy of Specialized Construction and Basil Tree Ristorante provided lunch.  Health department staff is so appreciative.

If you or someone you know is feeling lonely, isolated or fearful, calling 211 may help.  Our United Way of Lee County sponsors this service for our residents.  Live, trained, professional support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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:

  • Use the “KSB Care Anywhere” virtual care app (https://ksbhospital.zipnosis.com/) for a free 5 question screening in order to help differentiate your symptoms between the virus and other seasonal maladies. While a credit card is required for a more involved assessment, no charges will be applied if a COVID-19 testing referral is made.
  • KSB is offering a Coronavirus HOTLINE, by which symptoms can be evaluated against federal screening guidelines, and if appropriate, a referral is made to their Drive-Thru Screening site. The screening site is available ONLY through the hotline and between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays by calling 815-285-7777.
  • Residents with a Primary Care Practitioner can also CALL their office for advice. Again, CALL FIRST before going to the office.

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.

  • https://www.ksbhospital.com/coronavirus-outbreak-covid-19/
  • http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  • For businesses: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
  • Facebook: Lee County IL Health Departmen

For general questions about COVID-19, call the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or 211.