Mercer County Health Department, Illinois

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10/26/2020

31 ADDITIONAL POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES FOR MERCER COUNTY

(October 26, 2020, Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announces thirty-one additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the county’s total to 269 cases. The latest cases include:

2 males in their 70s
1 male in his 60s
3 males in their 50s
3 males in their 40s
2 males in their 30s
1 male in his 20s
1 female in her 80s
3 females in their 70s
2 females in their 60s
5 females in their 50s
4 females in their 40s
2 females in their 30s
1 female in her 20s
1 female under the age of 13

At this time there are 45 individuals isolating at home, all previously hospitalized individuals have returned home. The number of deaths remains unchanged today at 6 individuals. Due to Federal privacy restrictions, release of any additional information on cases is prohibited. Public Health Officials are identifying and contacting all close contacts of these cases.

10/25/2020

A busy testing clinic at the Mercer County Health Department this weekend. The State tested 131 individuals this weekend in Mercer County.

10/25/2020

There is currently no waiting for the drive through clinic!

Today from 9-5 at the Mercer County Health Department!
10/25/2020

Today from 9-5 at the Mercer County Health Department!

The mobile testing team will be returning to Mercer County today from 9-5.  Also, when you arrive for testing, please we...
10/25/2020

The mobile testing team will be returning to Mercer County today from 9-5. Also, when you arrive for testing, please wear a mask while interacting with the lab staff until they ask you to remove it to perform the test. Thank you!

Today and Tomorrow:
10/24/2020

Today and Tomorrow:

From our friends at the Mercer County Intermediate School!
10/23/2020

From our friends at the Mercer County Intermediate School!

Reminder: If ANYONE living in the household, including parents, is symptomatic or awaiting COVID test results, please keep your kids home.

Today's #FactOrFictionFriday answer is... FACT! Flu vaccinations will be extremely important to reduce the flu this upco...
10/23/2020

Today's #FactOrFictionFriday answer is... FACT! Flu vaccinations will be extremely important to reduce the flu this upcoming season because it can help reduce the overall impact of respiratory illness on the population.

MERCER COUNTY REMAINS ON IDPH WARNING LIST FOR A SECOND WEEK MCHD hosts drive through COVID testing clinic this weekend....
10/23/2020
IDPH | Protecting health, improving lives.

MERCER COUNTY REMAINS ON IDPH WARNING LIST FOR A SECOND WEEK
MCHD hosts drive through COVID testing clinic this weekend.

(October 23, 2020, Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announces that Mercer County remains on warning level risk for COVID-19 for a second week in a row. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) uses numerous indicators when determining if a county is experiencing stable COVID-19 activity, or if there are warning signs of increased COVID-19 risk in the county. A county is considered at the warning level when at least two IDPH data metrics triggers a warning. Mercer County reached warning level in two areas:
• New case positivity (If there are more than 50 new cases per 100,000 people in the county, this triggers a warning.) Mercer County is currently at 231/100,000 (up from 167/100 from last week).
• Test positivity percentage (This metric indicates a warning when the 7-day test positivity rate rises above 8%.). Mercer County is currently at 12.6% which is an increase from 8.8% last week.

Per IDPH, these metrics are intended to be used for local level awareness to help local leaders, businesses, local health departments, and the public make informed decisions about personal and family gatherings, as well as what activities they choose to do. The metrics are updated weekly, from the Sunday-Saturday of the prior week.

“As we review our cases, we’ve noted that household spread continues to be the most common cause of contracting the virus, however, we are noting that we have had a rise in community outbreaks the past week.”, states Carla Ewing, Administrator. “There are several community situations that have increased our positivity rate such as worksites, social gatherings, weddings, churches, and bars/restaurants where people are gathering with others outside of their home and not following the recommended guidelines.” She states, “Phase 4 allows us to participate in small gatherings safely as long as we are following the recommended guidance that has been published and distributed to each type of gathering mentioned. Any of the guidance can be found at https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/ . Practically speaking, if the place you plan to go isn’t following the guidelines, choosing not to go reduces your chance of exposure.”

The Mercer County Health Department, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health, will be hosting a drive through COVID-19 testing clinic on Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Health Department. Any Illinois resident is eligible and are asked to bring an insurance card if available. There is no cost to the resident for testing.

The recommended guidelines from IDPH (http://www.dph.illinois.gov)are as follows:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• Social Distance from others at least 6 feet.
• Wear a face covering
As a reminder, most healthy people who get the virus will have mild symptoms and can recover at home.

If you think you have COVID-19, follow these steps from IDPH:
• Stay home except to get medical care and separate yourself from others and animals in your home.
• Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
• Wear a facemask when around others. If you are unable to wear a facemask, then people who live with you should not be in the same room with you or they should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes.
• Avoid sharing personal household items.
• Wash your hands often.
• Clean all high touch surfaces daily
• Monitor your symptoms. Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g. difficulty breathing.) by calling your health care provider. They will direct you to where you should be evaluated and decide if testing is needed.

For latest guidance, call the IDPH COVID-19 Hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email [email protected] .

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Being held this weekend
10/23/2020

Being held this weekend

10/23/2020

Fact or Fiction? - For the upcoming flu season, flu vaccinations will be extremely important to reduce the flu.

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- Fact, love this post
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10/22/2020

19 ADDITIONAL POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES FOR MERCER COUNTY

(October 22, 2020, Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announces nineteen additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the county’s total to 238 cases. The latest cases include:

2 males in their 70s
3 males in their 60s
2 males in their 50s
1 male in his 40s
1 male in his 30s
2 males in their 20s
1 female in her 70s
2 females in their 60s
2 females in their 50s
1 female in her 40s
2 females in their 30s

At this time there are 34 individuals isolating at home, and two currently hospitalized. The number of deaths remains unchanged today at 6 individuals. Due to Federal privacy restrictions, release of any additional information on cases is prohibited. Public Health Officials are identifying and contacting all close contacts of these cases.

10/22/2020

A summation of today's announcement from Springfield:

Public Health Officials Announce 4,942 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease More than 7 million COVID-19 tests reporting in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,942 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 44 additional deaths.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 360,159 cases, including 9,387 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 15 – October 21 is 5.7%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 80,977 specimens for a total of 7,031,082. As of last night, 2,463 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 525 patients were in the ICU and 212 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

10/21/2020

We are seeking donations of the following items for a client:
Dishes
Towels/washcloths/dish rags
Microwave
Cleaning supplies
Coffee maker
Kitchen chairs
If you have any items that you are willing to donate please drop off at the Health Department M-Th 8-5 or contact us if pick up is needed.
Thanks in advance!

We will be hosting a state mobile COVID-19 testing site for Illinois residents again this weekend: Oct. 24th & 25th, 9:0...
10/21/2020

We will be hosting a state mobile COVID-19 testing site for Illinois residents again this weekend: Oct. 24th & 25th, 9:00-5:00 in the Mercer County Health Department parking lot: 305 NW 7th Street, Aledo

10/21/2020
Halloween Safety Tips

Help keep yourself and others safe this Halloween by following these safety tips! #WellnessWednesday

10/19/2020

21 ADDITIONAL POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES FOR MERCER COUNTY

(October 19, 2020, Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announces twenty-one additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the county’s total to 219 cases. The latest cases include:

2 males in their 70s
2 males in their 60s
1 male in his 50s
2 males in their 40s
2 males in their 30s
1 male in his 20s
1 male in his teens
2 males less than 13 years old
2 females in their 70s
1 female in her 60s
1 female in her 50s
1 female in her 40s
1 female in her 30s
2 females in their 20s

At this time there are 33 individuals isolating at home, and none currently hospitalized. The number of deaths remains unchanged today at 6 individuals. Due to Federal privacy restrictions, release of any additional information on cases is prohibited. Public Health Officials are identifying and contacting all close contacts of these cases.

Knox County Health Department & Knox Community Health Center
10/17/2020

Knox County Health Department & Knox Community Health Center

Free COVID Testing today and tomorrow at the Knox County Fair Grounds from 9am-5pm

Rock Island County Health Department
10/16/2020

Rock Island County Health Department

An Illinois Department of Public Health testing site returns to Rock Island County two weekends this month.

Today's #FactOrFictionFriday answer is... FACT! You should wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 2...
10/16/2020

Today's #FactOrFictionFriday answer is... FACT! You should wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

10/16/2020

MERCER COUNTY PLACED ON IDPH WARNING LIST

(October 16, 2020, Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announces that Mercer County has been identified as reaching warning level risk for COVID-19. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) uses numerous indicators when determining if a county is experiencing stable COVID-19 activity, or if there are warning signs of increased COVID-19 risk in the county. A county is considered at the warning level when at least two IDPH data metrics triggers a warning. Mercer County reached warning level in two areas:
• New case positivity (If there are more than 50 new cases per 100,000 people in the county, this triggers a warning.) Mercer County is currently at 167/100,000.
• Test positivity percentage (This metric indicates a warning when the 7-day test positivity rate rises above 8%.). Mercer County is currently at 8.8%.

Per IDPH, these metrics are intended to be used for local level awareness to help local leaders, businesses, local health departments, and the public make informed decisions about personal and family gatherings, as well as what activities they choose to do. The metrics are updated weekly, from the Sunday-Saturday of the prior week.

“We are certainly concerned about the rise we have seen with our positive cases and numerous close contacts that often accompany those positives.”, states Carla Ewing, Administrator. “Much of what we are seeing it related to family gatherings and social gatherings where the guidance is not followed – wearing masks and physical distancing in particular. The MCHD team has been working diligently with all to try to reduce the transmission within the community.” She also states, “We once again remind the community that the most effective tools we have to slow down transmission is to apply the layers of protection – washing hands frequently, maintaining physical distancing of at least 6 feet and wearing a mask.”

10/16/2020

Fact or Fiction? - You should wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

To cast your vote for today's #FactOrFictionFriday, please click on the link below! All answers are anonymous and the data collected will be used to help us create educational materials tailored to our county's needs.

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10/15/2020

MERCER COUNTY EXPERIENCES A SURGE OF POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES

(October 15, 2020, Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announces twenty additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the county’s total to 198 cases. The latest cases include:

1 male in his 70s
3 males in their 60s
1 male in his 50s
3 males in their 40s
1 female in her 80s
3 females in their 60s
1 female in her 50s
1 female in her 40s
2 females in their 30s
1 female in her 20s
3 females in their teens

At this time there are 29 individuals isolating at home, and one currently hospitalized. The number of deaths remains unchanged today at 6 individuals. Due to Federal privacy restrictions, release of any additional information on cases is prohibited. Public Health Officials are identifying and contacting all close contacts of these cases.

Do you know someone who may be in need of assistance due to breast cancer?  Let them know of this assistance program!
10/14/2020

Do you know someone who may be in need of assistance due to breast cancer? Let them know of this assistance program!

10/14/2020

We are running low on flu vaccines, especially for children. If you are wanting to bring your child in, please call ahead and verify that we have it available. We will be receiving more. We apologize for any inconvience. Thank you!

As a reminder-flu vaccines are being given on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Interested in becoming a contact tracer?  We are looking for self starters who would like some part time work.  This wou...
10/14/2020

Interested in becoming a contact tracer? We are looking for self starters who would like some part time work. This would involve weekend rotations. If interested, please pick up an application in the front lobby of the Mercer County Health Department.

Wearing a mask, washing your hands often, getting a flu vaccine, and watching your distance are four simple actions that...
10/14/2020

Wearing a mask, washing your hands often, getting a flu vaccine, and watching your distance are four simple actions that everyone, especially people at higher risk of developing serious flu complications, should take to help reduce the spread of flu. #FightFlu #SleeveUp #WellnessWednesday

10/13/2020

NINE ADDITIONAL POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19 FOR MERCER COUNTY

Please note: the office was closed yesterday. The numbers we are posting are through Monday, October 12, 2020, but are being posted October 13th.

(October 12, 2020, Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announces nine additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the county’s total to 178 cases. The latest cases include:

1 male in his 70s
1 male in his 60s
1 male in his 50s
2 males in their 40s
1 male in his 30s
1 male in his 20s
1 female in her 70s
1 female in her 50s

At this time there are 23 individuals isolating at home, and one currently hospitalized. The number of deaths remains unchanged today at 6 individuals. Due to Federal privacy restrictions, release of any additional information on cases is prohibited. Public Health Officials are identifying and contacting all close contacts of these cases.

Today's #FactOrFictionFriday answer is... FICTION! The flu shot does not cause flu illness.
10/09/2020

Today's #FactOrFictionFriday answer is... FICTION! The flu shot does not cause flu illness.

10/09/2020
10/09/2020

Fact or Fiction? - The flu shot gives you the flu.

To cast your vote for today's #FactOrFictionFriday, please click on the link below! All answers are anonymous and the data collected will be used to help us create educational materials tailored to our county's needs.

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10/08/2020

TWELVE ADDITIONAL POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19 FOR MERCER COUNTY

(October 8, 2020, Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announces twelve additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the county’s total to 169 cases. The latest cases include:

1 male in his 80s
1 male in his 60s
2 males younger than 13
3 females in their 60s
3 females in their 50s
1 female in her 30s
1 female in her teens

At this time there are 21 individuals isolating at home, 1 isolating outside of the county, and two currently hospitalized. The number of deaths remains unchanged today at 6 individuals. Due to Federal privacy restrictions, release of any additional information on cases is prohibited. Public Health Officials are identifying and contacting all close contacts of these cases.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Consider going to Bowlyou's Ice Cream and Grill and/or any local Casey's S...
10/08/2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Consider going to Bowlyou's Ice Cream and Grill and/or any local Casey's Store this month to purchase one of these items and take a stand against domestic violence!

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Aledo, IL
61231

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(309) 582-3759

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