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Kendall County fire chiefs, health department urge unity amid COVID-19 crisis

Kendall County Health and Human Services office, 811 John Street, Yorkville.
Kendall County Health and Human Services office, 811 John Street, Yorkville.

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YORKVILLE – Kendall County health officials and local fire chiefs have released a joint statement with information meant to help the community during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Health and fire officials said in the Tuesday, March 24 statement that getting through this crisis means working together and, more than ever before, the actions everyone takes at home when they feel sick makes a difference for everyone else. They said in the statement for community members to call their primary care physicians if they feel ill with a headache, cough, fever, sneezing or a runny nose.

"During these times we will need to be fighting this virus together," the statement read. "That means giving up some of the social things we love so much like; hugging, shaking hands, and standing next to one another."

Health and fire officials within the county echo the advice of people standing 6 feet from others while picking up food, medication or doing other essential things within the community.

"The more we can stay home, the more we can force the flattening of this curve," the statement read.

Kendall County health officials said that, as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, there are no additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the county. That comes after county health officials reported a fourth confirmed case on Monday.

For more COVID-19 information, visit the Kendall County Health Department website at kendallhealth.org or call the health department at (630) 553-9100.

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