Today, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,268 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois with 29,307 test specimens reported in the last 24 hours. Currently, IDPH has reported a total of 102,686 cases, including 4,607 deaths, in Illinois. Hickory Hills now has 101 confirmed COVID cases and unfortunately, today we had our 3rd COVID related death.
On April 9, 2020 I was involved in a virtual meeting at my regular job where we talked about employee safety protocols, working from home and what the new normal may look like. Six weeks later much has changed, but much has stayed the same. At least in our region, what has changed is that thanks to the efforts of many, our health care system’s capacity was never exceeded and our amazing health care workers have been able to properly care for the many COVID patients. What has not changed in the past six weeks is that there still is not a vaccine or treatment and medical experts continue to warn about how aggressive the virus spreads. As our state and region begin to slowly reopen, I merely caution everyone to not let their guard down as we get out and about more and see more people not wearing masks or not practicing social distancing. We simply cannot ignore that the virus remains with us and to be safe we must continue to adjust our lives accordingly.
So Inspiring…True Hero
Momma Did Not Chicken Out
A mother’s courage is limitless… pic.twitter.com/0hNUZLqqh9
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) May 21, 2020
Wipe It Down
I did the whipe it down trend pic.twitter.com/5KEeoZ47CK
— aisha (@aishrae) May 21, 2020
Have a great Friday and on this Memorial Day Weekend please remember to take time to remember and honor the brave military men and women who died in service to our country.