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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

March 30, 2020

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting 7 new cases and a death due to coronavirus disease (COVID19). Four males between the ages of 30-70s and three females between the ages of 20-40s tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019. We are saddened to report the death is a female in her 60s with additional health complexity. Our thoughts and well wishes are with her family at this time. This brings the total of Kendall County residents who had tested positive to 20.

For parents of young children, these uncertain times can be very difficult. We are all trying to understand this evolving situation, while also protecting our youth. Separation from school, family and friends can create a great amount of stress on youth. They often react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the coronavirus disease 2019 calmly and carefully, they can provide the best support for their youth.

Below are a few ideas on how to best support youth;

  • Talk with youth about the COVID-19 outbreak and teach them prevention
  • Reassure youth that your family is practicing good prevention
  • Moderate daily youth exposure to watching or listening to coronavirus stories
  • Maintain regular family routines
  • When schools are closed, create a schedule for learning and family fun activities
  • Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, and exercise
  • Eat healthy and well
  • Connect youth with friends and family members through the phone or video chat
  • Be a healthy role model

Youth can feel overwhelmed by their emotions during this time. If you have any questions or concerns about your youth, please feel free to contact the Kendall County Health Department.

Please continue to go to our website to keep in touch with this evolving situation. For more information on COVID-19, please visit these informational sites:

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