• Five new COVID-19 cases reported in Jackson County


    Jackson County Health Department was notified in the past 24 hours of five Jackson County residents
    confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows:
    • Female – two teens, one in her forties, one in her sixties, and one in her seventies.

    They acquired the disease either through contact with known cases or through transmission in the community
    (i.e., unable to trace back to a known source). They are being placed in isolation.

    107 active cases are currently being managed. To date, there have been 1,174 confirmed cases in the
    county, including 24 related deaths. Thirteen individuals were released from isolation, in accordance
    with CDC guidelines, bringing the total released to 1,043 individuals.

    Also, on Friday Jackson County returned to the COVID-19 warning list published by the Illinois
    Department of Public Health (IDPH). The list is updated every Friday, based upon data from the prior
    Sunday-Saturday. Residents of counties on the warning list should be extra cautious when out in public,
    including practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings. In addition, people should stay home
    when symptomatic or while awaiting COVID-19 test results.

    Jackson County had previously been on the IDPH warning list for two consecutive weeks in late July and
    early August. A map and information of each county’s status can be found on the IDPH website at

    If you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, nausea,
    diarrhea, or other symptoms, call your health care provider for further guidance. Two providers are
    conducting COVID-19 testing of eligible individuals in Jackson County: Call either Southern Illinois
    Healthcare (SIH) at 1-844-988-7800; or Shawnee Health Service at 618-519-9200.