The Effingham County Health Department received confirmation of another COVID-related death of a county resident. The individual was in their 80s and vaccinated.
SPRINGFIELD – An amendment to the Health Care Right of Conscience Act that allows an employer to fire a worker for noncompliance with COVID-19 vaccine or test requirements surfaced Monday ahead of the final three scheduled days of legislative action this year.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday that his administration has reached agreement with multiple trade unions requiring certain state workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but it is extending the deadline for workers to get their first shot to Oct. 26 while negotiations con…
The Effingham County Health Department announced 31 new positive cases of COVID-19 Friday through Sunday. Those testing positive range in age from children to 90s.
The Effingham County Health Department received confirmation of the COVID-related deaths of three more county residents — an individual in their 70s and two individuals in their 80s, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 92. Only one was vaccinated.
The Effingham County Health Department received confirmation of the COVID-related death of another county resident, a gentleman in his 60s, bringing the number of confirmed deaths to 81.
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order that allows three children in the Teutopolis Unit 50 School District to attend class without wearing masks.
An Illinois region reported Monday and Tuesday that it ran out of intensive care unit beds, a milestone that has meant delayed surgeries and, in some cases, longer waits for appropriate care.
The Effingham County Health Department announced 90 new positive cases of COVID-19 since Thursday. This is nearly double the 47 new cases announced last Monday, Aug. 30, for the previous three-day period.
The Effingham County Health Department on Friday received confirmation of the COVID-related death of a man in his 70s, bringing the county’s total to 78 deaths since the pandemic began.
SPRINGFIELD – The statewide mask mandate indoors is back, and educators and health care professionals will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday amid an ongoing surge in the pandemic that first arrived in Illinois in March 2020.
SPRINGFIELD – Masks will be required at all Illinois long-term care facilities, day cares and Pre-K-12 schools, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday amid a nationwide surge of COVID-19.
SPRINGFIELD – Hospitalizations for COVID-19 jumped by more than 13 percent from Sunday to Monday night while intensive care bed usage jumped 15 percent as the delta variant of the virus continued to cause a surge nationwide.
The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70% of American adults — a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday updated guidance about masks in light of new data about the delta variant.
SPRINGFIELD – Masks will be required at driver’s license facilities in Illinois starting Monday, Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday, and Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he is “looking at all the possible mitigations” amid another surge of COVID-19 infections.
SPRINGFIELD – The state’s higher education agencies released updated COVID-19 guidance this week encouraging all public and private higher education institutions in Illinois to issue mandatory vaccine policies.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker stressed the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations Monday as positivity rates and hospitalizations continued to decline but variants of the virus have proven to be more transmissible and dangerous to those who are not vaccinated.
The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise — and deplete the nation’s blood inventory.
Illinois enters Phase 5 of the state’s Restore Illinois plan Friday. This phase, called “Illinois Restored,” lifts most pandemic-related restrictions on businesses and event venues, including capacity limits.
SPRINGFIELD – Starting Friday, Illinois will be in Phase 5 of the COVID-19 reopening plan, meaning businesses and organizations can resume normal activity, although some limited restrictions will remain in place.
Lake Land College announced Wednesday that it will be following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines regarding mask requirements effective June 11 in accordance with the Governor’s plan to reopen the state under Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan.
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois announced that all Catholics across the diocese will be obligated to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation starting June 12, the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
This week the Effingham County Health Department announced there have been no new positive cases of COVID in over 30 days for the 65-and-older age group.
SPRINGFIELD – The state’s COVID-19 metrics continued to improve Monday ahead of Friday’s planned statewide reopening.
The Effingham County Health Department will have a first-dose Pfizer clinic for ages 12 and up on Tuesday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, a first- and second-dose-only Moderna clinic on Thursday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, and a Johnson and Johnson “one and done” clinic on Friday, June 11, …
This week the Effingham County Health Department announces that 30% of Effingham County residents are now fully vaccinated. The health department also received confirmation of three new cases COVID-19 over the weekend, ranging in age from 40s to 60s.
This week the Effingham County Health Department announces seven positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19); none on Tuesday, four on Wednesday and three on Thursday.
This week the Effingham County Health Department announced that over 10,000 Effingham County residents are now fully vaccinated.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a new executive order Monday that allows fully vaccinated residents to not wear masks inside and outdoors.
The Effingham County Health Department announced three new cases of COVID-19: one on Saturday and two on Monday. They range in age from 50s to 60s.
SPRINGFIELD – The state is opening vaccinations to Illinoisans age 12-15, and a major theme park operator is offering 50,000 free admission tickets in an effort to encourage vaccination in that age group.
Effingham County Health Department announces nine new cases of COVID-19 from Friday, April 30, through Tuesday, May 4, and seven additional cases on Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a new state program Monday that aims to increase vaccine access in low-income, vulnerable communities and to connect residents across the state to COVID-19 assistance programs for transportation, food, utilities or other resources.
Vaccines are the No. 1 protection against numerous serious illnesses. COVID-19 has proved to have serious and life-threatening effects on the public, which is why the CDC encourages you to get the COVID-19 immunization.
The Effingham County Health Department announced the COVID-related death of a woman in her 60s, bringing the number of confirmed COVID-related deaths in the county to 72.
SPRINGFIELD — Numbers released by the Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday show the COVID-19 infection rate in the state is improving for the first time in weeks.
Effingham County Health Department announced 10 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, ranging in age from 30s to 80s.
Effingham County Health Department announced 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 from Friday through Sunday. Cases range in age from youth to 70s.
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