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Heath department: COVID-19 exposure at Crossing Church conference

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The Adams County Health Department (ACHD) has been notified of a public exposure to COVID-19 at a conference conducted by the Crossing Church on June 18 and June 19, 2021.

The ACHD issued a warning to notify all those who might be at risk because of an exposure to the virus.

In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health’s guidance, the ACHD requires everyone who attended the conference to quarantine for 10 days following the last exposure.

That means the quarantine started on June 20 and will conclude on the morning of June 30, if those impacted have no symptoms.

Vaccinated individuals are not required to quarantine.

Testing is warranted if anyone becomes symptomatic with any COVID-19 like symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chills, body aches, fatigue, change in taste or smell, stomach issues or sore throat.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available at the Adams County Health Department through July 23, 2021.

The testing site is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The rapid and PCR COVID-19 tests are available at no cost.

Rapid antibody tests are also available for an out-of-pocket cost of $10 cash.

People wishing to receive a test should enter the health department’s parking lot at the Vermont Street entrance

For those wishing to receive a vaccine against the virus, the ACHD will hold Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the health department on June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27 from 1pm-4pm.

The Pfizer vaccine is available for any Illinois resident ages 12 and older, and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is available for any Illinois resident ages 18 and older.

These clinics will be open by appointment only, people should call the health department at 217-222-8440 to schedule an appointment.

When receiving the Pfizer vaccine, recipients should plan to return at a 3- week interval during the same timeframe to complete the vaccine series.

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