October 5, 2020 Update from the Mayor
Illinois public health officials reported Sunday they had logged 1,453 newly diagnosed cases and 17 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID. Over the weekend, the state broke a grim record: more than 300,000 Illinoisans have been stricken with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. There are now 336 cumulative cases of COVID in Hickory Hills and 7 related deaths.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Once Again Confirms Virus Spread Via Airborne Transmission
“CDC continues to believe, based on current science, that people are more likely to become infected the longer and closer they are to a person with COVID-19,” the agency said in a statement on Monday.
“Today’s update acknowledges the existence of some published reports showing limited, uncommon circumstances where people with COVID-19 infected others who were more than 6 feet away or shortly after the COVID-19-positive person left an area. In these instances, transmission occurred in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces that often involved activities that caused heavier breathing, like singing or exercise. Such environments and activities may contribute to the buildup of virus-carrying particles.”
Census Filing Period Extended
The Census Bureau sent out a press release that they will be extending the deadline back to October 31st. If you have not completed your Census form please do so It is entirely confidential and helps bring critical federal funding to our community as the City receives certain funding based on our population.
HOWEVER YOU DO IT….PLEASE VOTE!!
Planet Earth….Think Twice About Single Use Plastics
Great Baseball Prank
On this day, 28 years ago: In one of the greatest pranks in sports history, Joe Carter drives rookie Derek Bell’s car onto the field mid-game as part of a mock raffle, while the announcer reads a winning raffle ticket. The look on Bell’s face is the best.pic.twitter.com/dWs3m949z5
— Yoni (@OriginalYoni) October 5, 2020
Two and a half minutes of nature in high Sierras
Stay safe and have a good rest of the week!