Dixon Warns Mandates Will Be Enforced as Complaints of People Gathering Come In

Dixon Warns Mandates Will Be Enforced as Complaints of People Gathering Come In

City Manager Dan Langloss said Thursday they have gotten complaints related to kids congregating at parks, playing basketball, and at least one bonfire party last night.  The Lee County Unified Executive Leadership Team is asking parents to ensure their kids are following the “Stay at Home” executive order.

On the day where the total cases in the United States surpassed 80,000 and Illinois saw the biggest jump in COVID-19 cases; local leaders are re-stating the significance of this order.  Lee County Health Department Administrator Cathy Ferguson-Allen said, “We are talking about peoples’ lives.  We are going to be under this stay at home order much longer if people keep doing this.”

While the police department is working with people to gain voluntary compliance, this order will be enforced.

To date, 219 people who meet criteria for COVID-19 have been tested by KSB Hospital.  156 test results are pending.  All 63 test results received have been negative.  For Lee County specifically, 41 tests have come back negative and 85 tests are pending.  Test results are taking up to 10 days to receive due to the back-up in labs across the state.  There are still no confirmed cases in Lee County.