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Marion County added to COVID-19 warning list     

Marion and Wayne Counties have both been added to the COVID-19 warning list after their positivity rate jumped above eight percent.  Clinton, Effingham, and Washington County are repeating for another week. Marion County Health Department Administrator Melissa Mallow says making the weekly warning list does not result in any new sanctions, but is a signal…read more »

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New COVID-19 deaths reported in Clinton and Wayne Counties

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting two new COVID-19 deaths in South Central Illinois. The daily report for Wednesday indicates 35 additional deaths, including a male in his 90s in Clinton County and a female in her 50s in Wayne County.   The death is the 20th in Clinton County and the fifth in…read more »

Marion County reports nine new COVID-19 cases

The Marion County Health Department reports an additional nine new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. Health Department Administrator Melissa Mallow says all of the new cases are doing well and are on isolation at home. Of the nine new cases, five are listed as community spread and four are household/close contacts. There are now a total…read more »


Patoka High School going on full remote learning for 14 days starting Tuesday 

Patoka High School is going on full remote learning beginning Tuesday for 14 days as a result of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students and staff.   In-class learning is set to resume on Friday, September 25th. Superintendent David Rademacher, in a letter to the Patoka Community, says the decision was made based on guidance from…read more »

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