A second apartment complex in Taylorville has been quarantined because of COVID-19
Three people at the Park Glen Apartment Complex tested positive for the virus, and the facility has been placed under a 14-day quarantine.
The Christian-Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency reported that Christian County’s public health administrator, Denise Larson, was notified of the positive tests late Sunday afternoon, and the Illinois Department of Public Health recommended the quarantine.
* They’re now up to four at this nursing home…
According to health officials, one of the Jackson County COVID-19 cases reported Sunday is a resident of Manor Court, a skilled nursing facility within Liberty Village of Carbondale.
Bart Hagston, administrator for the Jackson County Health Department, said Monday that the woman in her 60s whose positive status for the virus was released on Sunday is a resident of Manor Court. Hagston said this marks the fourth case at the facility — one of those cases was a woman in her 90s who died on Thursday. She was the first in the lower 17 Illinois counties to die from the respiratory disease.
* Good news…
Two weeks after a rapid and deadly outbreak of COVID-19 cases hit a Lake Zurich assisted living center, the situation there has stabilized, a representative said.
No new coronavirus cases have been discovered among residents or staff at Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care, 777 Church St., said William Swearingen, an executive with Spectrum Retirement Communities, the company that manages the facility. […]
Nine of Cedar Lake’s 65 residents tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week of March. One subsequently died at a hospital.
Two workers tested positive for the virus the same week. Neither are caregivers, and both were expected to recover, Swearingen said.
* Press release…
State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, will be featured on the first episode of the new show Illinois Connected that will air on Tuesday, April 7 at 10 a.m.
Illinois Connected is a new statewide show that highlights current events in the state of Illinois and is streamed on livestream.com/blueroomstream. Welch will be featured in the first episode, touring the 7th district and giving an update on the state’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s imperative that folks stay home to save lives and flatten the curve,” Welch said. “This program will help give me the opportunity to update residents on the reopening of Westlake Hospital and let them know how they can help flatten the curve and support our local businesses—all from the comfort of their own home.”
* Letter to the editor writer is unclear on the concept of news…
Today’s News Sun headline about the coroner preparing a refrigerated semi-trailer for bodies is totally uncalled for. Talk about a downer. I think everyone knows that preparations are being made, but to have this as the first thing you see when you open your morning paper is disgraceful.
* Selected headlines from the Tribune’s live blog…
Chicago’s Local School Council elections postponed because of COVID-19
Lightfoot joins 8 Chicago sports teams in a new ‘We Are Not Playing’ ad campaign to help stop the coronavirus spread
Lightfoot says CTA schedule changes, service disruptions unlikely
With fewer drivers on the road because of coronavirus, Allstate will return $600 million in premiums to its customers
Federal lawsuit seeks immediate release of medically vulnerable inmates at the Cook County Jail
Coronavirus case curtails operations at domestic violence court, even as hotline calls increase
McDonald’s to donate 1 million N95 masks to Chicago, state health care workers
* As cases surge, 3 in 4 US hospitals already facing COVID-19
* Panic-buying for coronavirus affects diabetes patients: They can’t find rubbing alcohol
* Pentagon: Active duty infections topped 1,000
* Veterans hospital employees fear new work-from-home ban will endanger community
* Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic
* Will Bears be playing in Soldier Field by September?
* ‘Part of the team’: How local truckers are delivering for health care providers
* Local 3-D printers becoming the front line of the PPE supply chain
* Emergency childcare providers are taking care of essential workers’ kids in Southern Illinois
* How the coronavirus is being felt by Macon County animal shelters
* Shelby County Board to hold meeting — outdoors
* Illinois lawmaker says China government should pay for damages: The U.S. Congress would have to waive the applicability of the doctrine of sovereign immunity to allow Americans to take legal action against the Chinese government.