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HANOVER–The Jo Daviess County COVID Call Center is a busy place. The phones are ringing constantly as individuals call in, hoping to get on a wait list for the vaccine. Staffed by volunteers … more
GALENA–How to prioritize individuals on a wait list for the COVID-19 vaccine was the question public health administrator Sandra Schleicher posed to members of the Jo Daviess County Board of … more
ELIZABETH–Elizabeth resident Brenda Wand Ertmer and her daughter had a challenging time, but each successfully booked a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for two elderly family members through the Jo Daviess County Health Department... more
HANOVER–The Jo Daviess County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Hanover has been transformed into a call center with the goal of helping those in Phase 1b without access to a computer or … more
GALENA–Charlie Hartig, CEO of Hartig Drug, said his company is ready to help vaccinate individuals in Jo Daviess County. They’re just waiting for doses.“Unlike the public health … more
GALENA–Jo Davies County residents anticipating their second COVID-19 vaccination shot received a special email early this week. The email contained the link for the vaccination appointment … more
GALENA–Sandra Schleicher, county public health administrator, has requested more doses of COVID vaccine from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). These doses will not be available … more
GALENA–As of Feb. 5, Jo Daviess County reported 1,555 cases of COVID-19 since last spring. There have been 17 new cases since Feb. 1. Approximately, 1,530 of those are recovered. There have … more
GALENA–Requesting more doses, finding volunteers, establishing a call center, communicating more effectively with the public. All of these topics were on the minds of Peg Dittmar and Tracy … more
GALENA–In what feels like a scene from a science fiction movie, Jo Daviess County residents anxiously sit, glued to a computer screen in hopes of being lucky enough to land a rare dose of … more
GALENA–The vaccination landscape is changing rapidly for the Jo Daviess County Health Department as the vaccine rollout and allotment is updated and changed. The department is asking for … more
GALENA–As of Sunday, Jan. 17, Jo Daviess County has reported 1,481 cases since the spring. There have been 50 new cases since Jan. 11. Approximately 1,400 of these cases have recovered. There … more
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