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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

April 6, 2020

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting 8 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID19) and 8 new recoveries. Four males between the ages of 50-60s and four females between the ages of 30-50s tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019. This brings the total of Kendall County residents who have tested positive to 60. Today we are also encouraged to report eight new recoveries; six females between the ages of 20-50s and two males; one in his 20s and one in his 40s.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

The most effective measures for preventing further spread of COVID-19 remain staying home when you are sick, maintain physical separation between other people while out in public (at least 6 feet), and frequently washing your hands with either soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.

For more guidance on the use of masks by the general public, please read more from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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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