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CDC
09/14/2020

CDC

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09/14/2020

MERCER COUNTY REPORTING FIVE NEW POSITIVE CASES

(September 14, 2020, Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announce five additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the county’s total to 119 cases. The latest cases include: 1 male in his 80’s, 2 males in their 20’s, 1 female in her 60’s, and 1 female in her 40’s.

At this time there are 8 individuals isolating at home and none currently hospitalized. The number of deaths remains unchanged at 5 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!Masks are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory ...
09/11/2020

Today's #FactOrFictionFriday answer is... FICTION!

Masks are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the mask coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. So we actually mainly wear a mask to protect others!

09/11/2020

Fact or Fiction? - The main reason we wear a mask is to protect ourselves from COVID-19.

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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Navigating the new "normal" is not easy. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how we socialize with others, ho...
09/09/2020

Navigating the new "normal" is not easy. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how we socialize with others, how we work and learn, and so much more. Now more than ever, it is important to prioritize every aspect of our health, especially our emotional health and well-being. You are not alone! #WellnessWednesday

09/08/2020

MERCER COUNTY REPORTING SIX NEW POSITIVE CASES

(September 8, 2020, Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announced six additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the county’s total to 114 cases. The latest cases include: 1 male in his 60’s, 1 male in his 50’s, 1 female in her 50’s, 1 female in her 40’s, 1 female in her 20’s, and 1 female in her teens.

At this time there are 6 individuals isolating at home and 1 is hospitalized. The number of deaths remains unchanged at 5 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.

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
09/07/2020

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Warren County Health Department will be hosting a free drive-through COVID-19 testing site for Illinois residents today ...
09/06/2020

Warren County Health Department will be hosting a free drive-through COVID-19 testing site for Illinois residents today only, Sunday, September 6th. See attached flyer.

Warren County Health Department will be hosting a free drive-through COVID-19 testing site for Illinois residents tomorr...
09/05/2020

Warren County Health Department will be hosting a free drive-through COVID-19 testing site for Illinois residents tomorrow, Sunday, September 6th. See attached flyer.

Today's #FactOrFictionFriday answer is... FICTION! Although COVID-19 and allergies share some common symptoms, there are...
09/04/2020

Today's #FactOrFictionFriday answer is... FICTION!

Although COVID-19 and allergies share some common symptoms, there are a few key differences between the two. If you are unsure which one you might have, you may need to get a test to confirm your diagnosis.

09/04/2020

Fact or Fiction? - COVID-19 and allergy symptoms are identical.

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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09/03/2020

SIX ADDITIONAL POSITIVE CASES FOR MERCER COUNTY

(September 3, 2020, Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announced six additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the county’s total to 108 cases. The latest cases include: 1 male in his 60’s, 1 male in his 40’s, 1 male in his 20’s, 1 male in his teens, and 2 females in their 20’s.

At this time there are 14 individuals isolating at home and 1 resident hospitalized. The number of deaths remains unchanged at 5 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.

Due to the Labor Day holiday, our next release regarding positive cases will occur on Tuesday, September 8th.

09/03/2020
09/02/2020
Produce, bread, and a few sweets available today in our front entrance.Please use the East side when entering our parkin...
09/02/2020

Produce, bread, and a few sweets available today in our front entrance.

Please use the East side when entering our parking lot. Thank you!

Only a small number of pets worldwide, have been reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly aft...
09/02/2020

Only a small number of pets worldwide, have been reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people who have COVID-19. Since little is known about how the virus affects pets, it's recommended to treat pets like you would any other family member. #WellnessWednesday

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
09/02/2020

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

New COVID-19 mitigation measures for Region 4 go into effect Wednesday, September 2nd. Learn more:https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/Resurgence-Migitations-Region-4.pdf

For anyone looking for Car Seat Safety Checks
09/01/2020

For anyone looking for Car Seat Safety Checks

The free drive-through COVID-19 testing site will continue to be available to Illinois residents in our parking lot thro...
09/01/2020

The free drive-through COVID-19 testing site will continue to be available to Illinois residents in our parking lot through Thursday, September 3rd from the hours of 9 am to 5 pm.

08/31/2020

MERCER COUNTY EXPERIENCES A FIFTH DEATH AND SIX ADDITIONAL POSITIVE CASES

(August 31, 2020, Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announced a fifth death related to COVID-19, a man in his 90’s.

“Today we are saddened to report another COVID-19 related death,” said Carla Ewing, Administrator. “The entire Mercer County Health Department staff sends their condolences to those who knew and loved this gentleman.”

Additionally, six more positive cases were noted, bringing the county’s total for confirmed cases to 102. These cases include: 2 males in their 20’s, 1 male in his teens, 1 female in her 50’s, and 2 females in their 30’s.

At this time there are eleven individuals isolating at home and one resident isolating outside of Mercer County. Due to Federal privacy restrictions, release of any additional information on cases is prohibited. Public Health Officials are identifying and contacting all close contacts.

08/31/2020
Bread, donuts, muffins, and lots of yummy, fresh produce!!Come help yourself! Please use the East entrance into our park...
08/31/2020

Bread, donuts, muffins, and lots of yummy, fresh produce!!

Come help yourself! Please use the East entrance into our parking lot.

You've been tested. Now what? Follow this chart to see what you need to do to help stop the spread of COVID-19!
08/30/2020

You've been tested. Now what? Follow this chart to see what you need to do to help stop the spread of COVID-19!

Today's #FactOrFictionFriday answer is... FICTION! It only takes as little as 15 minutes to contract COVID-19 when you a...
08/28/2020

Today's #FactOrFictionFriday answer is... FICTION! It only takes as little as 15 minutes to contract COVID-19 when you are less than 6 feet away from someone else, even if you are both wearing a mask!

08/28/2020

#FactOrFictionFriday - It takes a little over an hour to contract COVID-19 when you are less than 6 feet away from someone else if you are both wearing masks.

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08/27/2020
Cheers On Main

We appreciate Cheers On Main sharing this information with their customers. We want to add that the customers who have tested positive were at Cheers on Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd. This was during their infectious period but before they were aware they had COVID-19. Others who were at Cheers on these days may have been exposed and are asked to monitor themselves for fever and any symptoms of new illness, particularly cough, shortness of breath, chills, shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting and may also want to consider being tested for COVID-19. If symptoms develop, people should isolate for 10 days from start of symptoms and at least 24 hours without a fever and use of fever-reducing medication. For further guidance, you may call Mercer County Health Department at (309)582-3759 or your medical provider.

To Our Value Customers:

We are sharing with you today that there has been a confirmation of couple of people testing positive of COVID-19 from the Mercer County Health Department, over the past weekend. Cheers on Main is working with Mercer County Health Department to make sure the rest of Our Value Customers are safe during your next visit in.

We have sanitized the building and wiped everything down. Cheers on Main does sanitize there buliding every night. We have couple hand sanitizer stations set up inside and face mask available for your use to make sure we stay safe in our building. We also have proper sign usage hanging in the buliding.

We ask our other customers to watch for New Illiness. Particularly fever, cough, shortness, of breath, chills, loss taste or smell, nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting and may want to get COVID-19 Test taken.

If you have any questions you may call Mercer County Health Department (309)582-3759 or your medical provider.

08/27/2020

MULTIPLE POSITIVES NOTED FOR MERCER COUNTY

(August 27, 2020 Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announces six additional residents from Mercer County have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus) bringing the total to 96 cases:

• 1 Female in her 20’s
• 3 Males in their 20’s
• 1 Female in her 30’s
• 1 Female in her 50’s

At this time there are seven individuals isolating at home and two other residents that are isolating outside of Mercer County. The number of deaths remains at four. Due to Federal privacy restrictions, release of any additional information on cases is prohibited. Public Health Officials are identifying and contacting all close contacts.

** Please note that we have reduced our press releases to Monday and Thursday for COVID positive test reporting.

MERCER COUNTY WILL HOST FREE TEMPORARY COVID-19 TESTING SITE(August 27, 2020) The Illinois Department of Public Health w...
08/27/2020

MERCER COUNTY WILL HOST FREE TEMPORARY COVID-19 TESTING SITE

(August 27, 2020) The Illinois Department of Public Health will provide a temporary, drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Mercer County from Monday, August 31st – Thursday, September 3rd. It will be held at the Mercer County Health Department, 305 NW 7th Street, Aledo. Testing hours will be 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Participants are asked to enter from NW 4th Avenue on the west side of the parking lot (across from Vashti). Please be patient and understand that there may be busy periods resulting in longer wait times.

Testing will be provided free of charge to Illinois residents, but people are asked to bring an insurance card, if they have it. Having symptoms is not a requirement, the testing is available for any reason.

This testing is being provided through a partnership between Illinois Department of Public Health, Mercer County Health Department, and the Mercer County Office of Emergency Management.

Bread, donuts, and fresh produce! Please come help yourself. It will be in our front entrance until 5pm!
08/27/2020

Bread, donuts, and fresh produce! Please come help yourself. It will be in our front entrance until 5pm!

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It a...
08/26/2020

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. During this pandemic, we might feel increased stress. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Please remember, you are not alone! #WellnessWednesday

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
08/26/2020

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

IDPH requires patrons to wear a mask during any interaction with wait staff, food service workers and other employees at bars and restaurants. Face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth when patrons are approached and served by staff.
Learn more:https://www2.illinois.gov/IISNews/21994-Updated_Restaurants_Guidelines.pdf

08/24/2020

MULTIPLE POSITIVES NOTED FOR MERCER COUNTY

(August 24, 2020 Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) today announces seven additional residents from Mercer County have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus) bringing the total to 90:

• Female in her 40’s
• 2 Males in their 90’s
• Female in her 50’s
• 2 Females in their teens
• Male in his teens

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

Rock Island County Health Department
08/23/2020

Rock Island County Health Department

If you or someone you know is in need of a COVID-19 test, the site at the Taxslayer Center is free for Illinois residents. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day through August 30, 2020. Please share this post.

Today's #FactOrFictionFriday answer is... FACT! For more information, please see below. Thank you to all who participate...
08/21/2020

Today's #FactOrFictionFriday answer is... FACT! For more information, please see below. Thank you to all who participated!

20 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease | IDPH
08/21/2020
20 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease | IDPH

20 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease | IDPH

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 20 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 incre...

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305 NW 7th St
Aledo, IL
61231

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00

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