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GOVERNOR PRITZKER ANNOUNCES NEW IDPH COVID-19 EMERGENCY RULES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Friday, August 7, 2020  CONTACT  Gov.Press@illinois.gov  Gov. Pritzker Announces Efforts to Protect Illinois Communities and Frontline Workers in Response to Ongoing COVID-19 …
Gov. Pritzker Announces Safety Guidelines for Recreational Sports Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Office of the Governor JB Pritzker FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2020 CONTACT Gov.Press@illinois.gov Gov. Pritzker Announces Safety Guidelines for Recreational Sports Amid Ongoing …
Help Illinois Families June 15, 2020 Help for Illinois Families: Relief for Households Across the State The Pritzker Administration, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic …
First Mosquitoes Testing Positive for West Nile Virus Reported June 11, 2020 First Mosquitoes Testing Positive for West Nile Virus Reported The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first mosquitoes to test …
Ford County Public Health Department Seeks Partnership with Local Establishments During COVID-19 Pandemic Ford County Public Health Department Seeks Partnership with Local Establishments During COVID-19 Pandemic Ford County, IL – Governor Pritzker recently announced a plan to safely …
Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Coming to Chicago Southside, Peoria, Champaign and Rolling Meadows IEMA and IDPH FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     CONTACT: May 15, 2020       Joint Information Center           Covid.Media@Illinois.gov   Free …
FCPHD Accepting Mask Donations Illinoisans are currently required to wear a face covering or mask in public, and FCPHD wants to ensure community members have what they need to …
National Nurses Week Today is National Nurses Day and kicks off National Nurses Week. This couldn’t be a better time to celebrate the work and dedication of nurses, …
FCPHD Staff Deliver Emergency Kits to Seniors During COVID-19 Outbreak FCPHD Helps Seniors in Need during COVID-19 Outbreak Because older adults are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19, it is important …
Statement Issued by Local Law Enforcement Leaders on Enforcement of Stay at Home Order FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In a joint statement issued today, local law enforcement leaders of Ford County confirmed that it was their intention to respond to …
Face Covering Requirement Flyer Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-32, all individuals over the age of two and those able to medically tolerate a face covering, are required to wear …
U.S. Census Bureau Releases New Experimental “Pulse” Surveys APRIL 21, 2020 — In response to the unprecedented circumstances presented by COVID-19 and the urgent need for data, the U.S. Census Bureau is launching two …
STD Awareness Month - Talk.Test.Treat STDs Surge Across the US: Ford County Public Health Department says Talk.Test.Treat. Three common STDs have increased sharply across the United States for the fourth year …
COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Surge in Exposures reported to Nation’s Oldest Poison Center April 14, 2020                                           …
Wearing Cloth Face Covering in Public Settings Now Recommended Wearing Cloth Face Covering in Public Settings Now Recommended On April 3, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new recommendation to …
Secretary of State Encourages Residents to Use Online Services during Office Closures Due to COVID-19 For Immediate Release:                                              …
Public Health Officials Announce 937 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Public Health Officials Announce 937 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 937 new cases of coronavirus …
FCPHD Announces First Positive COVID-19 Case in Ford County, IL First Positive COVID-19 Case in Ford County, IL Confirmed A Ford County resident has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Ford County Public Health …
Illinois Retail Merchants Association Releases Social Distancing Guidance for Retailers From Governor JB Pritzker - "Since our previous announcement about grocery stores offering dedicated hours to older and more vulnerable shoppers, we’ve continued to work …
2020 Census Ford County Public Health Department Encourages Ford County Residents to Complete the 2020 Census The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected many aspects of our everyday …
March 24, 2020 Press Release - COVID-19 Update Ford County Public Health Department Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 250 new cases of coronavirus …
Public Health Officials Announce 296 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Illinois Department of Public Health Public Health Officials Announce 296 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 296 …
Public Health Officials Announce the Deaths of Three More Individuals in Illinois with Coronavirus Disease FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: March 19, 2020 Melaney Arnold – 217-558-0500 Covid.media@illinois.gov Public Health Officials Announce the Deaths of Three More Individuals in Illinois with …
Economic Assistance for Illinois Families in Response to COVID-19 Apply for Unemployment Insurance if you're without access to paid sick leave or unable to work because of COVID-19.
State of Illinois Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 Per Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order dated March 16, 2020, all businesses in the state of Illinois that offer food or beverages for on-premises consumption must …
What You Need to Know About COVID-19 What You Should Know About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) What is COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. …
COVID-19 Update Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update & Guidance to Minimize Risk & Spread of COVID-19 Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) continues to work with the Illinois Department …
Free Tax Preparation Assistance Available in Illinois Free Tax Preparation Assistance Available Throughout Illinois Springfield, IL – Low-to-moderate income families and senior citizens needing assistance filing their 2019 income taxes can receive free …
Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Course Offered Ford County Public Health Department Hosting Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Course Taught by Parkland Community College The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that roughly …
FCPHD 2020 Census Partner Ford County Public Health Department Is a 2020 Census Partner The Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is excited to announce it is partnering with the …
Ford County Public Health Department Encourages Residents to Stay Informed and  Take Every Day Preventative Steps during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak Ford County Public Health Department Encourages Residents to Stay Informed and Take Every Day Preventative Steps during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak COVID-19 Update Coronavirus …
Illinois Taking Preventative Action to Limit Spread of Coronavirus Illinois Taking Preventative Action to Limit Spread of Coronavirus Current risk to Illinoisans remains low, but state taking all steps to prepare SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois …
FCPHD Recognizes Go Red Day Each year on the first Friday in February, the American Heart Association encourages individuals nationwide to wear red to raise awareness about heart disease as …
February is Earthquake Preparedness Month in Illinois Illinois e-News Release February is Earthquake Preparedness Month in Illinois SPRINGFIELD, IL – While some hazards such as storms, tornadoes and floods can be forecasted …
Who’s Really Calling? Beware of Growing Government Imposter Phone and Email Scams Who’s Really Calling? Beware of Growing Government Imposter Phone and Email Scams Scammers are increasingly using phone calls, emails, and even text messages to impersonate …
Office Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day The Ford County Public Health Department will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020, due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Normal business hours will …
Fraud Advisory: Inspector General Warns Public About  New Twist to Social Security Phone Scams FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2020 The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public that telephone scammers may send faked …
January is ‘Radon Action Month’ in Illinois January is ‘Radon Action Month’ in Illinois Statewide Radon Poster and Video Contests Now Accepting Entries SPRINGFIELD – Cold weather might put a damper on …
CANNABIS IS NOW LEGAL IN ILLINOIS The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act provides for the controlled legalization of adult use cannabis in Illinois beginning January 1, 2020. What is Cannabis? Cannabis …
Don't Let This Guest Ruin Your New Year's Eve Party Lot's of People, Lot's of Leftovers Bacteria love parties! Between food sitting out for too long and more leftovers than you can handle, you have …
Holiday Office Hours Ford County Public Health Department's holiday office hours are as follows. Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019 - Normal business hours, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm …
Ford County Public Health Department Hosting Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Course Taught by Parkland Community College Ford County Public Health Department Hosting Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Course Taught by Parkland Community College The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that …
Ford County Public Health Department Offers Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance   FORD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE Medicare’s open enrollment ends December 7, 2018, so now is the time to compare prescription drug plans.  It is important for …
National Immunization Awareness Month National Immunization Awareness Month celebrates the important of vaccines SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recognizing August as National Immunization …
West Nile Virus Positive Bird Reported in Ford County West Nile Virus Positive Bird Reported in Ford County     The Ford County Public Health Department is reporting the first West Nile virus positive …
Ford County Public Health Department Kicks off Mosquito Surveillance Program Ford County Public Health Department Kicks off Mosquito Surveillance Program Through an Illinois Department of Public Health Vector Control Grant, Ford County Public Health Department …
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Ford County Public Health Department Asking Public to Wear Purple on June 15, 2017  in Recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day   Ford County, …
Dead Birds Being Collected by Ford County Public Health Department Dead Birds Being Collected By Ford County Public Health Department     Ford County, IL - Ford County Public Health Department collects dead birds May …
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