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BREAKING: Covid-19 Numbers Spiking Again In Illinois, Could Masks Return?

May 16th, 2022
BREAKING: Covid-19 Numbers Spiking Again In Illinois, Could Masks Return?

BREAKING NEWS: Covid-19 numbers are starting to spike again in Illinois, as this week, the state was seeing an average of 5,154 new cases per day over the last seven days, IDPH data revealed. That represents an increase of 41.6% in the last week, climbing from 3,639 cases per day as of last Monday. Over the last month, daily case rates in the state have increased by more than 180%, according to IDPH data. While hospitalizations had been flat going into the spring, they’ve leapt over the past couple of weeks. They jumped 21 percent last week. There are 777 hospitalized patients in the state that... Read More

It’s Back… Covid Levels Are Tearing Upwards Again

May 9th, 2022
It's Back... Covid Levels Are Tearing Upwards Again

Just when you thought it was on its way out, covid is back. Numbers are starting to spike again in Illinois, as this week, the state was seeing an average of 5,154 new cases per day over the last seven days, IDPH data revealed. That represents an increase of 41.6% in the last week, climbing from 3,639 cases per day as of last Monday. Over the last month, daily case rates in the state have increased by more than 180%, according to IDPH data. While hospitalizations had been flat going into the spring, they’ve leapt over the past couple of weeks. They jumped 21 percent last week. There are 777... Read More

Illinois Covid Numbers RISING AGAIN; How Does This Impact You?

April 25th, 2022
Illinois Covid Numbers RISING AGAIN; How Does This Impact You?

Is covid really in the rear view mirror? New covid numbers are rising again, prompting some Illinois and national officials to look warily at bringing back some mitigations, as the CDC has gone to court to bring back the travel mask mandate. Mask mandates and other mitigations have been off the table for a while as covid numbers had faded down to much more manageable levels, hospitalizations had fallen dramatically, and other metrics were far lower than they had been late last year and early this year as the various variants of covid were hitting their peak. However, over the past few weeks, covid... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Officials Monitoring Spread Of New Covid Variant; Will You Be Impacted?

March 21st, 2022
BREAKING: Illinois Officials Monitoring Spread Of New Covid Variant; Will You Be Impacted?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois officials are closely monitoring the increasing spread of the more virulent BA.2 omicron subvariant of covid-19, ready to take action should it start to hit the state heavily. The subvariant is said to be up to 50 percent more infectious than any other variant of covid, and although covid numbers are going down overall statewide, the BA.2 is already making up 25 percent of all new covid infections, according to Illinois Department of Health numbers, Illinois governor JB Pritzker said today in a press conference. The BA.2 variant has ripped across Europe and pushed infections... Read More

Western Illinois University Issues Covid-19 Update For Spring Break

March 13th, 2022
Western Illinois University Issues Covid-19 Update For Spring Break

As the Western Illinois University Spring 2022 semester progresses toward spring break, March 14-18, COVID-19 campus procedures have been amended to continue to ensure the health and safety of the members of University community. Spring Break Week Testing Center Hours WIU-Macomb (register in advance at bit.ly/WIUCOVID19Testing): Student Recreation Center MAC Gym (south gym) Monday, March 14: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Beginning Monday, March 21, the WIU Macomb Testing Center Hours will be adjusted to 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday for the reminder of the spring semester. If individuals are unable to make... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois In Danger Of Masking Up Again As Covid Rises?

March 11th, 2022
A greater portion of people in Scott County have been fully vaccinated than Rock Island County -- 58% compared to 50%.

BREAKING NEWS: Could Illinois be in danger of having to mask up again as covid begins to rise in some areas of the state? Businesses, schools, and people in general have been happy but cautious since the statewide mask mandate was lifted Feb. 28, but as covid-19 numbers decline overall statewide, some parts of the state are seeing numbers spike up again and some are in the high risk transmission area that could see local officials tell those Illinois residents to mask up again. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has ruled out returning to a statewide mask mandate as long as covid numbers remain at low levels.... Read More

Some Of Illinois Could Return To Masks As Covid Numbers RISE; Is Your Area At Risk?

March 11th, 2022
Some Of Illinois Could Return To Masks As Covid Numbers RISE; Is Your Area At Risk?

As covid-19 numbers decline overall statewide, some parts of the state are seeing numbers spike up again and some are in the high risk transmission area that could see local officials tell those Illinois residents to mask up again. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has ruled out returning to a statewide mask mandate as long as covid numbers remain at low levels. However, he has said it’s at the discretion of area officials if they want to implement a mandate in their counties. More than 90 percent of the U.S. is now at medium or low risk for covid, and in those areas, the Centers for Disease Control... Read More

Illinois Mask Mandate Ending TODAY, But Where Are Masks STILL Required?

February 28th, 2022
Illinois Mask Mandate Ending TODAY, But Where Are Masks STILL Required?

With covid numbers dropping a whopping 94 percent since the peak of the omicron variant surge, hospitalizations down 84 percent, and death rates down 50 percent, Illinois dropped its statewide mask mandate today for indoor spaces as well as schools. However, there are still some areas where masks are required; where are they? The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday reported 13,028 new cases for the week, an average of about 1,861 per day — numbers down considerably from the omicron peaks of over 40,000 per day in January. In addition, the IDPH reported that hospitalizations have plunged... Read More

Masks No Longer Required In Illinois Businesses, OR Schools, Starting TOMORROW

February 27th, 2022
Masks No Longer Required In Illinois Businesses, OR Schools, Starting TOMORROW

Illinois will no longer have a statewide mask mandate starting Monday — including in schools. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Friday that students and staff in schools statewide will no longer be required to wear masks in Illinois schools as of Monday, and he will withdraw the executive order for that mandate, in alignment with new Centers for Disease Control recommendations. The new CDC rules are more targeting, saying people should only wear masks indoors in communities where hospitals are at risk of being overwhelmed by patients diagnosed with covid. The new rules no longer call for all... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Moline Ending Mask Mandate Monday

February 25th, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: Moline Ending Mask Mandate Monday

BREAKING NEWS: Beginning Monday, February 28, masks will no longer be required in Moline City Hall or any other City of Moline public buildings. In addition, all public meetings will be conducted in person with full public attendance allowed. The decision corresponds with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s recscinding the state mask mandate on the same date. On Friday, Feb. 24, the Rock Island County Health Department reported that the COVID-19 case positivity rate in the county had fallen to 4.28%. Visitors to Moline City Hall or other public buildings may continue to wear masks if they choose.  Read More