Bureau, Putnam & Marshall County Health Departments Provide COVID-19 Update

The Bureau, Putnam & Marshall County Health Department has issued their latest update on COVID-19.

The update says there are 0 confirmed cases in Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County at this time, BUT IDPH is advising that residents across the state should assume that COVID-19 is in your community and should exercise social distancing and recommended preventive measures (hand washing, surface cleaning, etc.).

“We are seeing the number of COVID-19 cases increase exponentially and in more locations across Illinois,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “At this point, it is best to assume that the coronavirus is circulating in your community and you should take the same precautions when interacting with other people that you would when interacting with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.  This may seem like an extreme step, but this is how we reduce the number of new cases and prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed.”

PERRY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND ST. MARGARET’S HOSPITAL HAVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROCEDURES FOR TESTING FOR COVID-19 ON THEIR WEBSITES AND FACEBOOK PAGES…

For general questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email [email protected]

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