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Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition Thursday update

Health professionals with Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition announced new COVID-19 cases in Scott and Rock Island counties during Thursday’s press briefing.
Published: Jul. 23, 2020 at 4:59 PM CDT
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QUAD CITIES (KWQC) - Health professionals with Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition announced new COVID-19 cases in Scott and Rock Island counties during Thursday’s press briefing.

  • Scott County: 1,389 total cases; 11 deaths
  • Rock Island County: 1,492 cases total (70 new cases since Monday); 18 currently in hospital; 30 deaths in Rock Island County; 164 total cases connected to Tyson; 2 deaths connected to Tyson

During the briefing, Rock Island County Health Dept. Chief Operating Officer Janet Hill reminded the public how to properly wear a mask, after saying she noticed more people wearing them incorrectly in public. The following are reminders from the Rock Island County Health Dept. and Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition:

Face covering dos:

  • Do wash your hands before putting on your face covering
  • Do put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Do try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
  • Do make sure you can breathe easily

Face covering don’ts:

  • Don’t put the face covering around your neck or up on your forehead
  • Don’t touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect

How to properly take off face covering when you’re home:

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
  • Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops
  • Handle only by the ear loops or ties
  • Fold outside corners together
  • Place covering in the washing machine every day

It’s also a good reminder to be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing. You are encouraged to wash hands immediately after removing.

Other tips:

  • Remember my face covering protects you and your face covering protects me
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds each time
  • Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • Remember that wearing a face covering is an act of kindness. It helps protect not only your loved ones but our entire community.

For a video recording of Thursday’s briefing, click here.

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