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Emergency calls protocol changes with COVID-19

The changing culture of how we all adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic will grow as the pandemic continues.  The future of so many of our daily activities will forever be changing as people and the business world find new ways to mix it up with the public and customers.  And the emergency response world will continue to adjust -- for the protection of their own and the patients.

First responders are all getting new, daily guidelines as to how they should approach different situations.  Ambulance personnel, firefighters, law enforcement, coroners are all learning about new reccomendations on how their protocol should be handled.  It's all designed to protect all concerned with the evolution of COVID-19.

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President Trump extends coronavirus shutdown until April 30

President Donald Trump is extending the voluntary national shut-down for a month as sickness and death from the coronavirus pandemic rise in the U.S.

The initial 15-day period of social distancing urged by the federal government expires today (Monday), and Trump had expressed interest in relaxing the national guidelines in at least in parts of the country less afflicted by the pandemic. But instead he decided to extend them through April 30, a tacit acknowledgment he’d been too optimistic. Many states and local governments have stiffer controls in place on mobility and gatherings.

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New COVID-19 Response Fund

The Illinois legislature canceled session days for this week in the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. Lawmakers in the House also now have until April 24 to get bills out of committee, but no committees are scheduled. And with the President’s Order to continue the shut-down, deadlines are likely to be extended again. Scheduling remains “in flux,” including the scheduled legislative spring break.

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 18 deaths

Gov. J.B Pritzker confirms biggest jump in daily coronavirus cases with 1,105 new cases and 18 known deaths

On Sunday afternoon, Gov. J.B Pritzker confirms biggest jump in daily coronavirus cases with 1,105 new cases and 18 known deaths, bringing the state total to 4,596 cases and 65 deaths.

The Governor also announced more testing is being done in the state.

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2nd case of COVID-19 confirmed in Iroquois County

                                                   Kankakee County updates its positive cases to 25

The Iroquois County Public Health Department has confirmed the second positive case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in an Iroquois County resident.

This (Friday) afternoon’s confirmation notice states this individual was tested March 24th by a medical provider. The individual is a man in his 40’s located in Iroquois County. The individual is at home, doing well, and cooperating with public health officials. He will remain in isolation at home. The county’s first confirmed case, a Male in his 50’s, is also isolating at home.

The Public Health Department’s Communicable Disease nurses are working to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify others determined to be at increased risk of exposure.

The Kankakee County Public Health Department reported its latest postive cases include two women in their 40's and one in her 80's and two men, one in his 50's and another in his 80's.

The Will County Health Department reports 77 cases.  Grundy and Livingston Counties both reported their second cases Friday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is now reporting eight more deaths and 488 new known cornavirus cases, raising the state death toll to 34.  The total known cases is 3,016.

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