811 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560
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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

May 23, 2020

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting 705 cases of coronavirus (COVID19), 386 in-recovery and 22 deaths.

Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 Information Page


REMOVE STANDING WATER

The Kendall County Health Department wants to remind residents of the potential hazard of leaving standing water in outdoor containers. During the late spring and summer, mosquitoes can develop in any standing water that lasts more than seven to 10 days. Because mosquitoes can carry disease, such as West Nile Virus, it’s very important to protect yourself and children from mosquitos. Below is a list of helpful tips:

  • Dispose of tires, cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or other unused similar water-holding containers
  • At least once per week, empty standing water from containers on your property
  • Fill in tree rot holes and hollow stumps that hold water
  • Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers that are left outdoors
  • Clean clogged roof gutters, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug
  • Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use
  • Turn over wheelbarrows and do not allow water to stagnate in bird baths
  • Store boats covered or upside down, or remove rainwater weekly
  • Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools that are not being used
  • Keep drains, ditches and culverts free of grass clippings, weeds and trash so water will drain properly
  • Fill in low areas on your property to eliminate standing water
Serving the Residents of Kendall County Since 1966
811 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560   •   630-553-9100