• One new COVID-19 positive in Jackson County 6.7.2020

    June 08, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department was notified in the past 24 hours of one Jackson County resident confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individual is a female in her teens, believed to have acquired the disease through close contact with a known case. She is being placed in isolation.

    Therefore, to date, there have been 302 laboratory confirmed cases in Jackson County, including eleven deaths related to the disease. Five additional cases were released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines, bringing the total released to date to 256 individuals. Thirty-five active cases are currently being managed.

    COVID-19 shares many symptoms with more common respiratory diseases. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider for further guidance. In addition, Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) has established a COVID-19 hotline at 1-844-988-7800, which is open 8am – 8pm. Clinicians there will answer questions, assess each caller and advise on next steps for evaluation or potential testing.

    Sunday the State released the “Phase 3 Guidelines for Reopening Business and Returning People to Work Safely” at www2.illinois.gov/dceo. There are common guidelines listed for all types of businesses, plus industry specific guidance. The Southern Illinois Region, specified in the Restore Illinois plan, is on-track to move to Phase 3 on May 29. Jackson County Health Department recommends that businesses and organizations follow the guidance to help reduce the risk of their employees, customers and clients of contracting COVID-19.
    Contact:
    Jackson County Health Department
    618-684-3143