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HANCOCK COUNTY REPORTS FOURTEEN CASES AND ONE DEATH RELATED TO COVID-19 FEBRUARY 17-22, 2021

HANCOCK COUNTY REPORTS FOURTEEN CASES AND ONE DEATH RELATED TO COVID-19 FEBRUARY 17-22, 2021

 

Carthage, IL – February 21, 2021 – The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report fourteen laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and one death February17-21, 2021.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the individuals who passed away.

Cases include two male in their 60’s, one male in his 50’s, one male in his 40’s, one male in his 30’s and one male in his 20’s.  In addition, one female in her 80’s, one female in her 70’s, three females in their 60’s, one female in her 50’s, one female in her 20’s and one female in her pre-teens. There have been a total of one-thousand-six-hundred-sixty-four (1664) cases in Hancock County, one-thousand-five-hundred-eighty-six (1586) people have recovered, forty-two (42) people are currently isolated, two (2) people are hospitalized, and thirty-four (34) have passed.  

Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary, they can be mild or severe depending on the person and their health conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home, and contact your healthcare provider or the illness clinic at 217-357-0617 to determine if you should get tested. 

  Stay home when ill, wash hands often, and clean and disinfect highly touched surfaces.  Additionally, people should wear a face covering when 6 ft. distancing cannot be maintained.  A person should quarantine at home while waiting for COVID-19 test results to return.  This will lessen the spread of illness.  If the test result is positive, isolating away from others in your household and others will help lessen the chances of them getting sick.   Close contacts of a positive are asked to quarantine in an effort to limit exposure to others they typically would come in contact with.   Everyone has a role in reducing the spread of illness.  Check-out Memorial Hospital and Hancock County Health Department’s Covid-19 case updates at  https://www.mhtlc.org/news-resources/coronavirus-covid19-informaiton/ 

HANCOCK COUNTY REPORTS NINETEEN CASES TO COVID-19 FEBRUARY 12-16, 2021

Carthage, IL – February 16, 2021 – The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report nineteen laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases February12-16, 2021.  

Cases include two males in their 70’s, two male in their 50’s, one male in his 40’s, one male in his 20’s and one male in his teens.  In addition, one female in her 70’s, one female in her 60’s, two females in their 50’s, three females in their 40’s, one female in her 30’s, two females in her 20’s and two females in their teens .  

There have been a total of one-thousand-six-hundred-fifty (1650) cases in Hancock County, one-thousand-five-hundred-seventy (1570) people have recovered, forty-three (43) people are currently isolated, four (4) people are hospitalized, and thirty-three (33) have passed.  

Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary, they can be mild or severe depending on the person and their health conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home, and contact your healthcare provider or the illness clinic at 217-357-0617 to determine if you should get tested.  Anyone who gets tested must quarantine until test results come back.  Some people who have been exposed to COVID-19 may not show symptoms or if they do it may take anywhere from 2 to 14 days for symptoms to appear.  

  Stay home when ill, wash hands often, and clean and disinfect highly touched surfaces.  Additionally, people should wear a face covering when 6 ft. distancing cannot be maintained.  A person should quarantine at home while waiting for COVID-19 test results to return.  This will lessen the spread of illness.  If the test result is positive, isolating away from others in your household will help lessen the chances of them getting sick.   Close contacts of a positive are asked to quarantine in an effort to limit exposure to others they typically would come in contact with.   Everyone has a role in reducing the spread of illness.  For daily updates online go to Memorial Hospital and Hancock County Health Department’s shared webpage at https://www.mhtlc.org/news-resources/coronavirus-covid19-informaiton/ 

Area Cancelations February 16th,2021

Closing and Cancelations  February 16th,2021 Update 10:29 AM

Tonight's IWHS events/activities have been canceled

Beardstown  Closed - Tuesday   
Beardstown Christian Academy  Closed - Tuesday   
Bluffs  Closed - Tuesday   
Brown County Schools  Closed - Tuesday   
Camp Point Central  Closed - Tuesday   
Carl Sandburg College  Closed/No After School Activities - Mon   
Carthage Elementary  Remote Learning Day - Tuesday   
Dallas City Elementary  Closed - Tuesday   
Four Rivers Special Ed  Closed - Tuesday   
Griggsville-Perry CUSD No. 4  Closed - Tuesday   
Hamilton  Closed - Tuesday   
Illini West #307  Remote Learning Day - Tuesday   
Jacksonville  Closed - Tuesday   
LaHarpe Elementary  Remote Learning Day - Tuesday   
Liberty  Closed - Tuesday   
Macomb  Remote Learning Day - Tuesday   
Mendon-Unity Unit 4  Remote Learning Day - Tuesday   
Meredosia-Chambersburg  Remote Learning Day - Tuesday   
Nauvoo-Colusa CSD 325  Closed - Tuesday   
Our Savior Grade School  Closed - Tuesday   
Payson School District  Closed/No After School Activities - Tue   
Pike Co. Christian Academy  Closed - Tuesday   
Pikeland CUSD No. 10  Closed - Tuesday   
Pleasant Hill  Closed - Tuesday   
Quincy Christian School  Closed - Tuesday   
Quincy Public & Parochial  Closed - Tuesday   
Quincy University  Remote Learning Day - Monday   
Routt Catholic High School  Closed - Tuesday   
Schuyler-Industry  Closed - Tuesday   
Southeastern  Remote Learning Day - Tuesday   
Spoon River College  Closed - Tuesday   
St. James Lutheran School  Closed - Tuesday   
St. Mary's School Mt. Sterling  Closed - Tuesday   
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School  Remote Learning Day - Tuesday   
Trinity Academy  Remote Learning Day - Tuesday   
VIT  Remote Learning Day - Tuesday   
Warsaw  Closed - Tuesday   
Western CUSD 12  Remote Learning Day - Tuesday   
Winchester  Closed/No After School Activities - Tue   
Central Lee  Buses on Hard Surfaces Only - Tuesday   
Fort Madison/Holy Trinity  Buses on Hard Surfaces Only - Tuesday   
Keokuk Academy and PreK  Closed - Tuesday   
Keokuk Public  Opening 2 Hrs late   
Abilities  Closed - Tuesday   
Calvary Baptist Childcare  Closed - Tuesday   
Canton R-5  Remote Learning Day - Tuesday   
Clark County R-1  Closed - Tuesday   
Clopton  Closed - Tuesday   
Douglass Community Services  Closed - Tuesday   
Early Head Start Clinic  Closed - Tuesday   
Early Head Start Johnson  Closed - Tuesday   
Hannibal Head Start  Closed - Tuesday   
Hannibal Public Schools  Closed - Tuesday   
Hannibal-LaGrange University  Closed - Tuesday   
Holliday C-2  Closed - Tuesday   
Holy Family School  Closed - Tuesday   
Knox County R-1  Remote Learning Day - Tuesday   
Lewis County Head Start  Closed - Tuesday   
Louisiana R-2  Closed - Tuesday   
MACC in Hannibal  Closed - Tuesday   
Marion County R-2  Closed - Tuesday   
Mississippi Valley State  Closed - Tuesday   
Monroe County Head Start  Closed - Tuesday   
North Shelby  Closed - Tuesday   
Palmyra Head Start  Closed - Tuesday   
Paris R-2  Closed - Tuesday   
Scotland County  Closed - Tuesday   
Shelby County R-4  Closed - Tuesday   
St Johns Lutheran School  Closed - Tuesday   
Van-Far  Closed - Tuesday   
Zion Lutheran PreK  Closed - Tuesday   
2 Rivers Industries - Hannibal  Closed - Tuesday   
Community For Christ Assistance Center  Closed - Tuesday   
Kroc Center  Opening at 7:00 AM   
Ladies of Charity of Quincy  Closed - Tuesday   
OATS Public Transportation  Closed - Tuesday   
Gene Grawe Fund  Closed - Tuesday   
The Crossing Macomb Preschool  Closed - Tuesday 

Hancock County Vaccination Update

Hancock County Vaccination Update

 

Governor Pritzker announced this past Wednesday that starting on February 25, Illinois is expanding the Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination eligibility list to people who are 16 to 64 years old, have comorbidities and underlying conditions as defined by the CDC. Conditions include; Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Diabetes, Heart Condition, Immunocompromised State from a Solid Organ Transplant, Obesity,  Pregnancy, Pulmonary Disease, and Sickle Cell Disease. Illinois will also begin vaccinating individuals with disabilities.  The list is subject to change as guidance evolves. For additional information go to https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq .

The Hancock County Health Department continues to work through their call back list that began in mid-January to schedule vaccination appointments for people in  Phase 1B.  Now that people with underlying health conditions have been added to the phase 1B category, the health department encourages those people to call 217-357-2171 option 0 (during business hours Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM) or option * (after hours). In addition, a message can be left at 217-357-7449 or an email sent to covid19vaccine@hchd1.org .

Hancock County continues to receive limited weekly vaccine allocations and are fortunate that Hancock County residents have options of places to go to when it is their turn to get vaccinated. For instance, Adams County Health Department is collaborating with Hancock County and other surrounding rural counties to get people vaccinated.   To register online go to adamscountytogether.com/vaccinate or by call 217-600-4VAX.   In addition, some HyVee pharmacies are providing vaccinations. To register go to www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/covid-vaccine-consent.  

Rest assured, the Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital are working diligently to get people in Hancock County vaccinated with the resources they have.  Their strong collaborative efforts will continue to help the residents of Hancock County get through this challenging time.

HANCOCK COUNTY REPORTS EIGHTEEN CASES TO COVID-19 FEBRUARY 8-11, 2021

HANCOCK COUNTY REPORTS EIGHTEEN CASES 

TO COVID-19 FEBRUARY 8-11, 2021

 

Carthage, IL – February 11, 2021 – The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report eighteen laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases February 8-11, 2021.  

Cases include one male in his 70’s, one male in his 50’s, four males in their 30’s, and one pre-teen male.  In addition, two females in their 60’s, one female in her 50’s, two females in their 40’s, two females in their 30’s, three females in their 20’s and one female under the age of 10 years old .  

There have been a total of one-thousand-six-hundred-thirty-one (1631) cases in Hancock County, one-thousand-five-hundred-forty-four (1544) people have recovered, fifty (50) people are currently isolated, four (4) people are hospitalized, and thirty-three (33) have passed.  

Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary, they can be mild or severe depending on the person and their health conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home, and contact your healthcare provider or the illness clinic at 217-357-0617 to determine if you should get tested.  Anyone who gets tested must quarantine until test results come back.  Some people who have been exposed to COVID-19 may not show symptoms or if they do it may take anywhere from 2 to 14 days for symptoms to appear.  

  Stay home when ill, wash hands often, and clean and disinfect highly touched surfaces.  Additionally, people should wear a face covering when 6 ft. distancing cannot be maintained.  A person should quarantine at home while waiting for COVID-19 test results to return.  This will lessen the spread of illness.  If the test result is positive, isolating away from others in your household will help lessen the chances of them getting sick.   Close contacts of a positive are asked to quarantine in an effort to limit exposure to others they typically would come in contact with.   Everyone has a role in reducing the spread of illness.  For daily updates online go to Memorial Hospital and Hancock County Health Department’s shared webpage at https://www.mhtlc.org/news-resources/coronavirus-covid19-informaiton/ 

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Amy Gee and Tory Buckert from the Carthage Library on Real Country Mornings

Amy Gee confirms the upcoming meetings for the Carthage Library expansion and bond issue as well as the addition of another virtual meeting/live meeting.  She also confirms the Zoom availability for all the informational meetings.  Tory Buckert provides an overview of this month's Carthage Library programs for children and adults.  Both describe the various audio versions of popular books available at the library.

 

Closings and Delays for Monday February 8th

Closings and Delays  Updated 11:05 am 

 

For Monday February 8th 2021

Illini West:All of tonight's activities have been canceled. No practice, no games, and no weight room.  

Tonight's girls game vs. Central that was scheduled for tonight will be played Wednesday, 2/10, JV to start at 6pm with the varsity to follow.  Bus time is still 4:45.  

Dallas City Elementary School       All Evening Activities Cancelled

La Harpe CSD #347 Evening Activities Canceled

 

Beardstown SchoolsClosed 

Carthage ElementaryRemote Learning 

Dallas City ElementaryClosed 

Ft. Madison Public, TrinityDelayed 2 hours; Buses on Main roads only

Hamilton SchoolsClosed 

Illini WestRemote Learning 

Keokuk Christian AcademyClosed 

LaHarpe ElementaryRemote Learning 

Nauvoo-Colusa SchoolsClosed; Evening Activities Cancelled

Quincy ChristianClosed 

Quincy Public/ParochialClosed 

Schuyler-Industry Unit #5Closed ; Evening Activities Cancelled

Southeastern Dist. 337Remote Learning 

WarsawClosed 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANCOCK COUNTY REPORTS TEN CASES & ONE ADDITIONAL DEATH RELATED TO COVID-19 FEBRUARY 3-7, 2021

HANCOCK COUNTY REPORTS TEN CASES & ONE ADDITIONAL DEATH RELATED

TO COVID-19 FEBRUARY 3-7, 2021

 

Carthage, IL – February 8, 2021 – The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report ten laboratory-confirmed positive cases and one additional death related to COVID-19 February 3-7, 2021.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends of the person who passed away.

Cases include one male in his 70’s, one male in his 60’s, two males in their 40’s, one male in his 30’s, and one male in his 20’s.  In addition, one female in her 60’s, one female in her 50’s, one female in her 40’s and one female in her 30’s.  There have been a total of one-thousand-six-hundred-thirteen (1613) cases in Hancock County, one-thousand-five-hundred-forty-four (1544) people have recovered, thirty-three (33) people are currently isolated, three (3) people are hospitalized, and thirty-three (33) have passed.  

Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary, they can be mild or severe depending on the person and their health conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home, and contact your healthcare provider or the illness clinic at 217-357-0617 to determine if you should get tested.  Anyone who gets tested must quarantine until test results come back.  Some people who have been exposed to COVID-19 may not show symptoms or if they do it may take anywhere from 2 to 14 days for symptoms to appear.  

  Stay home when ill, wash hands often, and clean and disinfect highly touched surfaces.  Additionally, people should wear a face covering when 6 ft. distancing cannot be maintained.  A person should quarantine at home while waiting for COVID-19 test results to return.  This will lessen the spread of illness.  If the test result is positive, isolating away from others in your household will help lessen the chances of them getting sick.   Close contacts of a positive are asked to quarantine in an effort to limit exposure to others they typically would come in contact with.   Everyone has a role in reducing the spread of illness.  For daily updates online go to Memorial Hospital and Hancock County Health Department’s shared webpage at https://www.mhtlc.org/news-resources/coronavirus-covid19-informaiton/ 

Melita Finney - Hancock County Health Department updates for 1B tier Vaccinations

 

Updated : 3:45 pm

Melita Finney joins Real Country in the Mornings with Kevin Flynn on What Hancock County Health Department is doing for people in the 1B vaccination tier.

For those that are still needing to receive the vaccination  the following options are available:

Hancock County Health Department

http://covid19vaccine@hchd1.org 

Adam County Health Department

https://www.co.adams.il.us/government/departments/health-department/covid-19-vaccination-information  

Hy-Vee Pharmacies 

https://www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/covid-vaccine-consent

 

 Do you live in Hancock County, and are you 65+. Adams County will vaccinate Hancock County residents who qualify through FEBRUARY 12. For those who qualify for PHASE 1B Vaccines.

If you are interested, you can register on-line at www.adamscountytogether.com/vaccinate or call 217-600-4VAX

 

 

 

 

2021 Hancock County Farm Bureau Foundation scholarships

HANCOCK COUNTY FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION TO OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                            JANUARY 25, 2021

 

CONTACT:           KRISTIN HULS

                                Manager

                                Hancock County Farm Bureau

                                217-357-3141

                                hcfbmanager@gmail.com

 

 

CARTHAGE, Ill. — The Hancock County Farm Bureau Foundation is offering three $1,000 scholarships to college bound students who plan to major in agriculture, agribusiness, or have a general interest in agriculture. 

 

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of exceptional scholastic ability, financial need, character, leadership, and involvement in agriculture.  Previous scholarship winners are not eligible to apply.

 

Scholarship applications will be online this year. Information is available from high school guidance counselors and ag teachers, as well as online at www.hancockcountyfarmbureau.com. The deadline for online submission is March 31, 2021.  For more information contact the office by calling (217) 357-3141 or email hcfbmanager@gmail.com.

 

Hancock County Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship winners in 2020 included Wyatt Johnson, Carlie Mettler, and Rylie Whitaker.

 

The Legacy Theater in Carthage announces "Continuing the Legacy,"

The Legacy Theater in Carthage announces “Continuing the Legacy,”  a series of regional performance videos that will premiere February 11 on the www.thelegacytheater.com , www.wcazradio.com  and on The Legacy Theater facebook pages .

The first show features Rick Marshall of Nauvoo with a program of timeless classics and show tunes.  It can be viewed for two weeks on the theater’s website and Facebook page.

A new addition to the series will be added every two weeks, featuring piano music, Bluegrass, classic country rock, story telling, Christian praise, and more.

“This series of video shows promotes the arts, showcases local talent, and continues the mission of The Legacy Theater, which is to bring great entertainment to the region,” according to Amy Graham, Legacy Theater Foundation board member, and chairman of the theater’s performance recruitment committee.

“All of these performers have been hand-picked to create a high quality series, and each group has willingly donated their time and talent to be a part of it,” Graham said.

Rick Marshall has a degree in music from BYU and is now director of the Nauvoo Orchestra and Choir. Rick Marshall Sings is a compassionate service with song. Marshall has conducted various concerts and cantatas through the years.

“We are saddened that our theater has been dark for nearly a year,” said Doug Groth, chairman of The Legacy Theater Foundation board. “We believe our patrons miss our shows as much as we do. This is one way for the theater to provide entertainment and highlight some great performers from this part of the Tri-State area.”

Without ticket sales for most of 2020, The Legacy Theater has relied on donations to cover ongoing theater expenses – utilities, maintenance, insurance, the limited staff, and deposits for future performers.

There is no charge for viewing the “Continuing the Legacy” series. A button is available if viewers choose to make a donation.

“While we cannot say when the theater will reopen, plans are moving forward. We have some great talent lined up for 2021,” said Groth. “We are excited about the future, when we can again gather for live entertainment at The Legacy Theater.”

The Legacy Theater is excited to bring you a piece of Our Legacy beginning  February 11.

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