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Due to an increase in positive cases of COVID-19 among high school teams around the state, the Illinois High School Association, IHSA, and Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on July 9 announced that they were jointly collaborating to modify the IHSA’s Phase 4 Return To Play Guidelines. ...
Shawnee Community College is preparing to welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus for the fall 2020 semester.  The college notes that the beginning of the semester will be noticeably different from the traditional fall return due to changes necessitated by the coronavirus/COVID-19...
The City of Anna is planning to host a special 2020 census event on Monday, July 20. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the front lawn at Anna City Hall. City hall is located on Market Street. The city will be answering questions about the 2020 census.  Assistance will be available to...
The number of COVID-19 cases in Union County has topped 200. Southern Seven Health Department on Monday, July 13, confirmed 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the region it serves in Southern Illinois. Ten new cases were confirmed in Union County. As of Monday, the county had a total of 209 cases. That...
Community leaders across Illinois are working hard to adopt and overcome challenges posed by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey conducted by University of Illinois Extension.  Town, city and county leaders across the state are concerned about the health of residents and...
Southern Seven Health Department is reporting a dramatic decrease in routine childhood vaccinations during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The health department noted in a July 6 news release that according to recent reports released by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, CDC,...
The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, OSFM, and Gov. JB Pritzker have announced the recipients of the Small Equipment Grant Program.  A total of $3.5 million was awarded to 154 fire departments/districts and EMS providers.  The OSFM received 540 applications, requesting around $12 million...
Southern Seven Health Department on Monday, June 29, confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in the region it serves in Southern Illinois. The cases confirmed on Monday, by county, gender and age, included: Union County: one female in her 30s. Massac County: one male in his 30s, one female in her 50s...
Southern Seven Head Start assistant site supervisor/parent coordinator Michelle Carrillo reviews COVID-19 planning information for the Anna Head Start site. Photo provided.
As children were winding down a school year that was anything but ordinary, Southern Seven Head Start is looking ahead to measures to safeguard children against COVID-19 in the classroom.   On June 12, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, IDCFS, released reopening guidance for...
Southern Seven Health Department continues to work to promote participation by area residents in the 2020 national census. The health department, which serves Union County and six other area counties, reported that the U.S. Census Bureau planned to resume the Enumerate Operation on June 14.   This...

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