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Executive Order Gives Health Care Providers Immunity from Civil Liability

Executive Order Gives Health Care Providers Immunity from Civil Liability

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a sweeping executive order (2020-19) granting many health care providers immunity from civil liability during the COVID-19 crisis. Medical facilities, community-integrated living facilities, community mental health centers and others are providing COVID-19 health care services cannot be sued until after the governor’s disaster declaration finally expires. The same…read more »

With Lower Area COVID-19 Cases, Local Expert Encourages Diligence

With Lower Area COVID-19 Cases, Local Expert Encourages Diligence

ANNA – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in deep southern Illinois are still relatively low compared to the rest of the state, but according to experts, the numbers don’t mean the area is clear of an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Shawnna Rhine, Community Outreach Coordinator with the Southern Seven Health Department, said with testing numbers…read more »

One Injured in Pickup Truck-Motorcycle Crash in Makanda

One Injured in Pickup Truck-Motorcycle Crash in Makanda

MAKANDA – One person was injured in a crash involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle at the intersection of Cedar Creek Rd. and Old U.S. 51 in Makanda around 4:45 Monday afternoon. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, 65-year-old Sally Ellis of Carbondale was driving her pickup east on Cedar Creek Rd. when she entered…read more »

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