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March 30, 2020 


County has first positive test for coronavirus
The Crawford County Health Department confirmed Sunday that a Crawford County man has tested positive for COVID-19.

The man in his 70s is thought to have been exposed to the virus on a recent trip to Arizona.

Illinois Department of Public Health, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Crawford County Health Department, and the individual have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Teachers find new ways to interact with their students
Teachers and faculty at Unit 2 schools have found some fun ways to connect with the students through social media.

The teachers have done a variety of things while the students are at home during the shelter in place order that went into effect March 17.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Robinson library patrons can get ebooks
The Robinson Public Library may be closed by the threat of the coronavirus, but that doesn't mean it can't still be of service.

Persons with valid library cards can use them to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from the online Cloud Library, libary board President Debbie Scott said.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Still no COVID-19 cases in Crawford County
There are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Crawford County, despite a rumor to the contrary.
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Stores fight to keep shelves filled here
One of the biggest changes wrought by COVID-19 for many Crawford County residents is that they are more aware of something they may have taken for granted: groceries.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

U of I: Food believed to be safe from virus
The University of Illinois Extension Service says produce should not be contaminated with coronavirus.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Local police report no problems with 'shelter in place'
Gov. J.B. Pritzker's "shelter in place" order hasn't caused any problems for Crawford County law enforcement
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

No coronavirus cases in Crawford County
As of Monday, the Crawford County Health Department is not reporting any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

Governor J.B. Pritzker's stay at home is affecting some services the department offers.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

CCHD limits services
The Crawford County Health Department has limited services to curbside WIC pickup and urgent lab orders.
Monday, March 23, 2020

Unit 2 food distribution changes
Robinson Unit 2 has made changes in how it provides meals to students during the shutdown.
Monday, March 23, 2020

Gas, oil prices experience 'unprecedented' drop
Gas prices continue to fall nationwide due in part to fears of the growing coronavirus pandemic and continued tensions between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Monday, March 23, 2020

Relief loans available to small businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Thursday that it is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Illinois small businesses suffering losses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Monday, March 23, 2020

Health Department increasing safety measures
The Crawford County Health Department issued new directives Friday to increase efforts to minimize the spread of the coronavirus and other illnesses.
Friday, March 20, 2020

CMH preparing for coronavirus fight
Crawford Memorial Hospital continues to take steps to get ready to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the event it spreads here.

Volunteers from the Robinson Fire Department, Robinson Street Department and Marathon erected a tent under the canopy of the east entrance to the hospital.

Friday, March 20, 2020

United Way establishes COVID-19 impact fund
The United Way of Crawford County is establishing a Local Impact Fund to assist agencies in the area deal with emergency food and other basic needs during the current pandemic.
Friday, March 20, 2020

Social distancing could protect county
There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Crawford County. Social distancing may be the key to keeping the local threat of the coronavirus to a minimum.
Thursday, March 19, 2020

County annex closed to public
Public access to the Crawford County Annex Building will be limited until March 31.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Robinson City Hall closed to public
The City of Robinson announced Wednesday that city hall would be closed to the public to help safeguard the health and safety of clients and employees.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

No COVID-19 cases reported here
The Crawford County Health Department is closely monitor the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak and says no cases of the virus have been reported in the county.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Closings, cancellations mount
The following events have been canceled or postponed and policies changed due to recent concerns of COVID-19.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020


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