From school closures to event cancellations, the disruptions are real — and vital. It’s all to slow the spread of coronavirus, so hospitals don’t get so overwhelmed that they can’t treat the sickest.
The Illinois Department of Corrections announced Friday that visitors will be temporarily barred from the state’s correctional facilities in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Prison officials say they haven’t identified any positive cases of coronavirus among staff or incarcerated people. IDOC Spokesperson Lindsey Hess says there are more than 50 men […]
CHAMPAIGN – There are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in Champaign County, but tests are pending for 11 people, according to Julie Pryde, Administrator for the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.
Events across the country continue to be cancelled, many schools are closing and the stock market is being shaken dramatically. Now, many public health…
As some schools close, workers are told to telecommute and the Indianapolis-based NCAA shuts down tournaments, coronavirus is having a broader impact on…
URBANA – The chief nursing officer of the Carle Health System says Carle is receiving many questions about the novel coronavirus. People want to know how to protect themselves from COVID-19 and whether it’s wise to cancel travel plans. Elizabeth Angelo says in addition to the CDC guidance to avoid high-risk areas, she recommends people […]
Update: This story was updated at 1:35 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 to state that the Illinois Department of Corrections is not currently testing individuals in the prison system for COVID-19. URBANA – A group of educators who work inside Illinois’ prison system are urging Gov. J.B. Pritzker to release elderly and sick inmates from […]