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McHenry County Department of Health cannot test for coronavirus

The McHenry County Health Department is continuing to investigate the contacts of two confirmed coronavirus cases in the county while also reminding the public they cannot test for the virus. “As a result of the high demand for testing, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) laboratories has instituted a prioritization process for testing,” said […]

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Illinois governor orders all restaurants, bars to close to dine-in customers as coronavirus cases rise to 93

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has ordered all restaurants and bars to be closed to dine-in customers through March 30 as the number of coronavirus cases jumps to 93. The order came Sunday afternoon during the governor’s daily press conference regarding COVID-19 and the order will take place starting Monday. Restaurants will still be open for […]

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McHenry County officials say there was no reason to close Woodstock DMV due to coronavirus

The McHenry County Health Department said they were not consulted about the Woodstock DMV closing Wednesday due to a possible “indirect exposure” to coronavirus at the facility. The Secretary of State facility located at 428 South Eastwood Drive in Woodstock was closed Wednesday. Their website lists the location as being “temporarily closed.” “Out of an […]

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State of emergency declared for McHenry County due to coronavirus

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has declared a state of emergency on Wednesday for McHenry County in response to the county’s first case of coronavirus. The declaration activates the emergency operations plans of the McHenry County Department of Health and the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency, and requests state and federal funding and resources […]

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McHenry County’s first coronavirus case is being treated at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington

A 19-year-old McHenry County man is being treated at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington after testing positive for COVID-19, sources said. The man arrived at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital on Thursday and tested positive for coronavirus, sources told Lake and McHenry County Scanner. The man is being kept in isolation in a negative pressure […]