COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


What does it mean when a County Moves to Phase 5?

Effective Friday June 11th. This marks a full reopening of all businesses and activities. This guidance will mean businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and seated-spectator venues, among others, will be able to operate at full capacity for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance comes as Illinois has recently reached a test positivity rate of less than 2 percent, more than half of the population has been fully vaccinated, and key hospitalization metrics have been declining since early May.  

Consistent with CDC guidance, fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons are required to wear a face covering in certain situations including (1) on public transportation, planes, buses, trains, and in transportation hubs such as airports and train and bus stations; (2) in congregate facilities such as correctional facilities and homeless shelters; and (3) in health care settings.  

The State is also lifting the outdoor mask requirement in schools in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Individuals in schools and day cares must also continue to wear face coverings per guidance issued by the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and the Illinois Department of Public Health. 

According to the CDC, it is critical that schools use and layer prevention strategies. Schools providing in-person instruction should prioritize two prevention strategies: 

  1. Universal and correct use of masks should be required; and 

  1. Physical distancing should be maximized to the greatest extent possible. 

You can find more information on the CDC website Community Mitigation Framework | CDC


These metrics are intended to be used for local level awareness to help local leaders, businesses, local health departments, and the public make informed decisions about personal and family gatherings, as well as what activities they choose to do. The metrics are updated weekly, from the Sunday-Saturday of the prior week.

A map and information of each county’s status can be found on the IDPH website at County Level COVID-19 Risk Metrics | IDPH


COVID-19 Vaccination Plan:


We currently have first and second doses available of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, and  

Johnson and Johnson available, which is a one shot fully vaccinated vaccine.

We now have third dose (Pfizer) available to those who are immunocompromised.

Go to for more details about clinics.

McDonough County COVID-19 Dashboard

McDonough county updates since Tuesday 9/21/21:  
8 new cases
3 females 5 males
•  1 in their 10s
•  1 in their 20s
•  1 in their 30s
•  2 in their 40s
•  1 in their 50s
•  1 in their 60s
•  1 in their 70s
 8 newly recovered cases

Contact tracing investigation is being conducted to follow up with close contacts and advise of potential exposure and steps they will need to take to monitor their health as well as any quarantine instructions. By tracing contacts, the individual had prior to the diagnosis, risk of additional transmission is reduced.

Vaccine data source: IDPH
Data is provisional and subject to change. Data source: Illinois National Electronic Disease Surveillance System: 

COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated daily Monday-Thursday by noon