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GENOA – The City of Genoa staff is asking anyone who is ill to avoid visiting public places and public events, according to a City of Genoa news release.
For those who are sick and require emergency services from the Genoa Police Department or Genoa Fire District, the city wants those individuals to inform the 911 dispatcher of any potential illness in their location, the release states.
Residents with concerns with the city, who can talk on the phone about it, are asked to call City Hall rather than go in person.
The release states that public meetings – including the City Council, boards, and commissions – will take place as scheduled.
The city is also recommending people wash their hands, resist touching their eyes, nose, or mouth, and to avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Genoa Mayor Mark Vicary and his staff are closely monitoring the COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic.
"The City has been receiving updates via conference calls from the governor's office, which has been working closely with the [Illinois Department of Public Health] and [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]," the release states.
While zero cases have been reported in DeKalb County, a teenager tested positive for coronavirus in McHenry County and a woman in her 60s tested positive for coronavirus in Kane County.
Residents are encouraged to refer to the DeKalb County Health Department as a resource or to contact the Illinois coronavirus hotline at 800-889-3939, with any questions or concerns.