Galesburg police were dispatched to Cottage Hospital on Jan. 8 for a report of a bomb threat according to a Galesburg police report; the same day Cottage Hospital closed and fired multiple staff members.
More than half the state’s elected County Sheriffs have announced their exit from the profession since passage of the Safe-T Act, according to Spain. Most cited the attacks by politicians on law enforcement.
OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg has established a hotline for receiving calls of Cottage Hospital-Clinic patients who want to transfer their care. The hotline number is 309-344-9438.
Those who test positive will receive a text message from IDPH and individuals must answer to the text to opt into the state contact tracing system to receive a return to work letter, according to the Peoria City/County Health Department.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation to shorten the interval from 6 months to 5 months for when people who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can get a booster dose.
On Monday, December 27, the CDC updated its recommendation to decrease isolation for people who test positive from 10 days to 5 days if they do not have symptoms (may include fever, chills, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, loss of taste and/or smell) but must continue to mask for 5 days after isolation ends.