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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

November 16, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Case Counts* in Kendall County

Total Cases in Residents: 4540

New Cases**: 166

Total Cases of Residents In-Recovery:  2460

Total Deaths:  33

*Case Counts are provisional as of 4:00 pm on 11.16.2020 and subject to change.

**New cases are included in total case number.

Today, we are sad to report the deaths of three individuals – a female in her 80’s, a female in her 60’s, and a male in his 80’s.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and friends during this difficult time.

When to Wear a Mask

Everyone over the age of 2 who can medically tolerate a face covering over their nose and mouth must wear one in a public place when unable to maintain a safe distance (6 feet) from others.  Examples include:

  • Shopping at essential businesses, like grocery stores or pharmacies.
  • Picking up food from the drive thru or curbside.
  • Visiting a health care provider.
  • Traveling on public transportation.
  • Interacting with customers, clients, or coworkers at essential businesses.
  • Performing essential services for state and local government agencies, such as laboratory testing, where close interactions with other people are unavoidable. 
  • When feeling sick, coughing, or sneezing.

Those who are staying home and have no close contacts that are infected with COVID-19 do not need a mask while at home. Provided you do so alone or with close, household contacts, other situations that don’t require a mask or face covering include running or walking in your neighborhood, mowing the lawn, yard cleanup, gardening, driveway car washing, and other outdoor activities on your property. Nevertheless, we must be intentional about avoiding crowds and social distancing so we can enjoy physical connections later.

By following this guidance when you must leave your home, you help protect others in case you’re infected but don’t have symptoms.

For more information on COIVD in Kendall County, please visit our website at www.kendallhealth.org

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