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This is a guide to the things we do know, from scientists, doctors and public health experts — a resource that changes alongside our understanding of this virus.

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State of IL

If a region in Illinois can meet certain requirements, it may reopen before May 30.

Jackson County Public Health

Eight additional COVID-19 Cases were announced in Jackson County. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday announced 3,137 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 105 additional deaths.

Southern Seven Health Department

6 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Southern Seven Health Department Region. 

Betsy Goulet has worked to help and protect children since the late 80s. After a brief stint as a Child Protective Investigator for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, she went on to found such groups as the Sangamon County Child Advocacy Center and advise public leaders on at-risk youth and victims of childhood violence.

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Governor JB Pritzker holds a press briefing on the state’s current response and action plan for managing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Illinois.

The live stream will begin at 2:30 p.m.

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City of Marion

The City of Marion won't be enforcing Governor JB Pritzker's stay-at-home order extension, which takes effect Friday.

Despite a number of legal challenges that have yet to be resolved, Governor J.B. Pritzker says Illinois will remain under a stay-at-home order, which takes effect Friday through the end of May.

If someone gets sick in a seven county swath of the Ozarks of southeastern Missouri, the closest place they can go for care is a clinic run by Missouri Highlands Health Care. Highlands operates in some of the least populated and poorest counties in the state. Now, it’s cutting back.

Jackson County Public Health

Jackson County Health Department announced two deaths and 14 new cases of COVID-19. 

Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker says another stay-at-home order will go into effect starting Friday. That’s despite some pending legal challenges.

Southern Seven Health: 5 New Cases of COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020
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Southern Seven Health Department announced 5 new cases of COVID-19. 

SIU Trustees and administrators say they're doing the best they can to respond to COVID-19's effects on the university, as well as plan for numerous future scenarios.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 2,563 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 141 additional deaths.

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The son of an emergency room doctor in Cape Girardeau is doing what he can to help protect his father from COVID-19.

Saxony Lutheran High School senior Andrew Hyatt built an intubation box for his dad to use while working on patients.

Two Cases of COVID-19 in Williamson County

Apr 30, 2020
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Franklin-Williamson County Health Department

Two new COVID-19 Cases Reported in Williamson County. 

2 New Cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County

Apr 30, 2020
Jefferson County Health Department

The Jefferson County Health Department has announced two new cases of COVID-19.

Richland County authorities are contacting people who may have come in contact with a person infected with COVID-19, who went shopping earlier this week after her diagnosis.

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Governor JB Pritzker holds a press briefing on the state’s current response and action plan for managing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Illinois.

 The live stream will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Lisa Marlow is worried about her students. Marlow is a school nurse and educator with the Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186. 

The district serves primarily low-income students in a rural part of southern Illinois. 

When school is in session, Marlow says having eyes on students, especially those with chronic conditions like Type 1 diabetes or asthma, is crucial.

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More and more small business owners across Illinois are pushing to convince Governor J-B Pritzker to re-open parts of the economy in places where there are relatively few COVID-19 cases.

21 Additional COVID-19 Cases in Jackson County

Apr 29, 2020
Jackson County Public Health

Twenty-One Additional COVID-19 Cases are reported in Jackson County

After nearly six weeks, Southern Illinois Healthcare says it's working on a plan to resume elective surgeries in the region.

SIH halted the surgeries due to the COVID-19 crisis, and furloughed employees because of the cutback in activity.

Expanded COVID-19 Testing In Southern Illinois

Apr 29, 2020
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Illinois is expanding testing for the coronavirus.

The expanded testing efforts don’t require a doctor’s order. Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache or new loss of taste or smell ​can be tested.

3 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Union County

Apr 29, 2020
Southern Seven Health Department

Southern Seven Health Department announced 3 new cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven Region.

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Franklin-Williamson County Health Department

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department announced three new COVID-19 cases.

IDPH: Over 50,000 COVID-19 Total Cases

Apr 29, 2020
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The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,253 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 92 additional deaths.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs about the state's Bridge Loan program for businesses, and Charitable Trust program for non-profits.

Collaborative Kitchen Helps Those Needing Food

Apr 29, 2020

Two Carbondale restaurants, New Kahala and Cristaudo's, are organizing the Southern Illinois Collaborative Kitchen, in an effort to team up with other restaurants to provide food during this time.

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Governor JB Pritzker holds a press briefing on the state’s current response and action plan for managing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Illinois.

 The live stream will begin at 2:30 p.m.

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