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July 23, 2020 - The Whiteside County Health Department would like to clarify some potential reasons we may be seeing an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Whiteside County and what actions we are asking the public to take to protect themselves and others. The Whiteside County Health Department is not attributing the increase in cases in Whiteside County to specific exposures at any location under investigation. Instead, the increase is likely the result of community spread as people get together more frequently, in larger groups, and for longer periods of time.

Additional factors that may be playing a role in greater numbers of cases include: spikes in cases among neighboring states, increased summer travel, gatherings during 4th of July weekend, and the general loosening of restrictions during Restore Illinois Phase 4, which has led to more individuals working in person instead of remotely and an increase in events and gatherings.

Successful public health interventions can be complicated, and COVID-19 is no different. Stopping or slowing the spread of COVID-19 requires a multilayered approach with everyone working together. We are not perfect. We are not asking for perfection. We just ask everyone to do as much as they can as often as they can. If not to protect yourself, to protect the most vulnerable around us. This  includes:

BE ALERT: The FPD has recently received a number of calls from concerned citizens regarding phone scams, so here are 5 helpful (and hilarious) tips for detecting and avoiding phone scammers. ⚠️

Chicago, Illinois (July 15, 2020) During these challenging times, ComEd wants to make sure that you continue to enjoy reliable, safe & affordable electricity to power your lives.

ComEd understands that many people are experiencing financial hardship. That is why ComEd is offering more help. Here are some of the offerings for our eligible Residential Customers.

Fulton, Illinois (June 7, 2020) The City of Fulton Police Department is currently accepting applications for an immediate opening for a Certified Police Officer until July 30th, 2020.

Applications are available at City Hall or you can download one via this link.

Fulton, Illinois (June 24, 2020) Many people have been asking whether or not we're still planning to have Fulton's city wide garage sale event this year. 

Here's our "official" response to those inquiries:

Fulton, Illinois (June 12, 2020) UNITED WAY OF WHITESIDE COUNTY (UWWC) has received $10,000 in restricted grant monies and is collaborating with its partner agency, TRI-COUNTY OPPORTUNITIES COUNCIL (TCOC), and the CITY OF FULTON to distribute BASIC NEEDS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (BNAP) funds to households in FULTON that have fallen behind on rent, mortgage, or utility payments specifically due to COVID-19.

Fulton, Illinois(June 10, 2020) As city residents continue to adjust to the new garbage system, we thought it might be helpful to produce a brief video that provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we've received over the past couple of months.

Fulton, Illinois (June 03, 2020) Due to riots in the Quad Cities region that occurred on May 31, 2020, resulting in two deaths and two injuries, Mayor Mike Ottens of Fulton, Illinois made the decision to enact a citywide curfew from 9:00 P.M. - 5:00 A.M. until further notice. 

But as of yesterday, residents of Fulton recieved an exciting (and humorous) update via the city's social media pages...

Customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic encouraged to contact ComEd as soon as possible to explore flexible assistance options

CHICAGO (May 28, 2020) As people continue to feel the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, ComEd is voluntarily extending until at least July 1, 2020, its support for these customers by suspending disconnections and waiving new late payment charges and reconnection fees.

NOTICE:  PUBLIC MEETING Re:   U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2018 End-of-Cycle Plant Performance Assessment of Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station

“The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct an open house meeting on Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 5-6 p.m. at the River Valley District Library, 214 South Main Street, Port Byron, Illinois. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an open public forum for the Agency to discuss NRC activities with the public. In addition, members of the NRC will be available to discuss the assessment of the Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station’s performance.”

Teresa Ray
Resident Office Assistant
U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station/Clinton Nuclear Power Station
630-829-9771 (Quad); 630-829-9538 (Clinton)
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