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April 2, 2020 


County not a disaster area yet
The Crawford County Board will not declare the county to be in a state of disaster just yet.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Second case of COVID-19 tied to Crawford County
A second case of coronavirus has been connected to Crawford County.

A 40-year-old man who recently spent time in the county has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning home March 21.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Pritzker extends stay at home order
Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the extension of his stay at home order Tuesday for another 30 days.

Pritzker said he will sign the order into effect April 1. The proclamation gives him the authority to sign additional executive orders.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Health Department asking for more cooperation with 'stay at home'
With cases of COVID-19 increasing nationwide and within Illinois, following Governor J.B. Pritzker's stay at home order is critical for controlling the spread of the virus.
Monday, March 30, 2020

CMH clinic appointments moved
Crawford Memorial Hospital will move some of their qualifying Rural Health Clinic appointments to telehealth.
Monday, March 30, 2020

Emergency powers of governor tested by pandemic
When the COVID-19 pandemic became widespread in the United States, governors of various states, including Illinois, began making executive orders or using a wide range of emergency powers. But where do these powers come from and just what can the governors do?
Monday, March 30, 2020

Illinois unemployment claims skyrocket amid COVID-19 shutdowns
More than 114,000 workers in Illinois filed unemployment claims last week. That's more than 10 times more than the week before.

The United States saw its biggest one-week spike in history with more than 3.2 million workers filing for benefits.

Monday, 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


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