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Another COVID-19 Outbreak in Rushville

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For the third day in a row, the Schuyler County Health Department is reporting a COVID-19 outbreak in Rushville.

The latest is at Washington Elementary School, where there are three confirmed cases. Earlier outbreaks this week were at Webster Elementary School and the Fitness and Community Center Daycare program.

The Illinois Department of Public Health defines an outbreak at a congregate setting as two or more lab confirmed cases along with reports of others who are ill with symptoms.

The county health department said all three facilities in Rushville are currently following direction from health agencies to limit the spread of the virus:

  • Students, teachers, and staff are being tested for COVID-19
  • Those who feel ill are being told to stay home
  • Increased disinfection efforts are underway
  • Masks are being worn indoors
  • Social distancing is being maintained

The Schuyler County Health Department reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 15. Three of the people are under age 20 and two of those three are under age 10.
The department said one more person recovered from the virus on Wednesday.

The agency also said it has fully vaccinated 2,921 people against COVID-19.

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