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Any consumers who still need assistance with health insurance should call the Marketplace Hotline (1-800-318-2596) or visit healthcare.gov
In case of an AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY, contact the health department emergency phone at 309-303-1375 or Environmental Health at 309-303-1381. During regular business hours, contact the health department at its regular number 309-925-5511.
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Employee Disaster Preparedness

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IEMA Highlights Employee Disaster Preparedness  

Home, Workplace Emergency Planning Can Protect Employees   

SPRINGFIELD – Recent widespread flooding affected many businesses and their employees in Illinois.  While most disasters can’t be prevented, emergency planning can help businesses keep employees safe in the workplace, and home emergency plans can keep those employees safe in their homes.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is highlighting employee preparedness throughout May as part of its 2013 preparedness campaign.

“Businesses that emphasize emergency preparedness both in the workplace and for their employees at home help protect their most important assets, their employees,” said IEMA...
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Avoiding Tickborne Disease

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Avoiding Tickborne Disease

 

Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, tularemia, ehrlichiosis

 

SPRINGFIELD – As the weather warms up and people spend more time outdoors, it’s important to take precautions against tick bites and the illnesses they can carry, like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, tularemia and ehrlichiosis.  Tickborne diseases can cause mild symptoms, severe infections requiring hospitalization and even death.  Last year in...
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Local Flooding Precautions

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Local Flooding Precautions

Public health and safety are the number one concerns after heavy rains and flooding. Flood water can carry bacteria and other contaminants that could cause disease and illness.

During times of flooding, people are often concerned about receiving a booster dose of tetanus.  The need for tetanus vaccination during the flood depends upon individual circumstances. The same recommendations that apply at any other time regarding tetanus vaccination also apply...
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:37 Read more...

Governor Quinn Declares 38 Counties State Disaster Areas

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Governor Quinn Declares 38 Counties State Disaster Areas

Disaster Declaration Issued to Ensure Continued Support for Affected Areas

           SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today declared 38 counties state disaster areas after surveying flood damage caused by several days of severe storms and heavy rainfall across much of Illinois. The disaster declaration will accelerate and expand access to state emergency resources as well as...
Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2013 12:10 Read more...

West Nile Virus Prevention Grants

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State Health Department Awards West Nile Virus Prevention Grants

 

2012 saw the second highest number of West Nile virus cases in Illinois

 

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health awarded West Nile virus grants totaling $3.4 million to 90 certified local health departments throughout Illinois.  The grants are based on West Nile virus activity surveillance for the previous three years, along with population.  Local health departments will use the...
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