While the unemployment rate decreased over-the-year in February in all fourteen Illinois metropolitan areas and all 102 counties, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), the department continues to receive an unprecedented number of unemployment claims as a result of COVID-19.
With the number of possible Coronavirus cases increasing daily, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is urging doctors, nurses and other professionals in Missouri to apply for Illinois’ new Out of State Temporary Practice Permits.
As potential shortages of masks and other personal protective equipment are being reported in the news, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has received several messages from members of the community inquiring whether St. Elizabeth’s will accept homemade, sewn cloth masks.
With the spike in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases throughout Illinois including the southern Illinois region, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is no longer allowing visitors to the hospital, effective immediately, and entrances have been restricted.
All childbirth education classes held at Alton Memorial Hospital have been canceled through at least the end of April (plus May 2) as AMH seeks to be diligent at reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
With the spike in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases throughout Illinois including the southern Illinois region, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese and Highland and HSHS Holy Family Hospital Greenville are no longer allowing visitors into the hospital effective on March 21 at 6 a.m.
Memorial Hospital, in cooperation with St. Clair County Health Department will open a drive-through Coronavirus (COVID-19) specimen collection site at 4000 North Illinois Lane in Swansea (former location of Siteman Cancer Center).