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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

September 28, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Case Counts* in Kendall County

Total Cases in Residents: 2078

New Cases**: 17

Total Cases of Residents In-Recovery:  1564

Total Deaths:  26

*Case Counts are provisional as of 5:00 pm on 09.28.2020 and subject to change.

**New cases are included in total case number.

Share the Road This Harvest Season

This autumn, drivers are reminded to be on the lookout for slow-moving farm vehicles on Kendall County roadways. Please remember that farmers are simply doing their jobs when moving equipment from field to field. It’s important that drivers be patient and drive carefully around farm vehicles.

“September is tractor season in Illinois,” said Michael Kleinik, director of the Illinois Department of Labor. “This is the time of year when it is so important for both farmers and motorists to be patient and share the roads. We want everyone to head home to their families safe and sound at the end of each day.”

Non-farm motorists may not immediately recognize farm equipment on roadways or be aware of the special hazards they present. Lighting and reflector locations on tractors, combines and other farm equipment are different from other motor vehicles. Loads on farm vehicles may be wider than other vehicles, which present special hazards for other motorists when left, right, rear and front projections are not easily recognizable. The most common collisions occur when the approaching motorist hits a farm vehicle from behind or when a passing motorist hits a farm vehicle that is attempting to make a wide left turn.

Here are a few simple tips when driving around slow-moving farm machinery:

  • Be mindful that it’s harvest season and keep an eye out for machinery.
  • Be patient and remember that farmers are just doing their jobs.
  • Loads on farm vehicles may be wider, which present unique conditions for other motorists.
  • Always pass on the left and only when you have clear sight distance.
  • Always wear your seat belt. It’s your best defense in any traffic crash.
  • Keep your full attention on the road and put your cell phone down.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit our Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 information page. 

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