KSB Hospital is committed to safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping our community protected and informed. At KSBCOVIDHub.com, you can find the latest data on how the pandemic is affecting our region. We hope this will serve as a useful source of truth for the Sauk Valley.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay smart. Together, we will see this through.
Daily New Cases
Daily Number of Cases by County
Daily Percentage of Positive Results
Total Confirmed Cases and Deaths by County
Current KSB Inpatients with COVID Symptoms:
January 28, 2021
Current Phase: PHASE 1B
Based on the Illinois Department of Health COVID-19 vaccination plan, the COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed in a phased approach. We are using state and federal guidelines to ensure our community members stay informed about their COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. KSB is collaborating with the Lee County Health Department and surrounding counties to provide vaccination resources and opportunities for residents outlined below.
Illinois Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (page 12)
- Long-term care residents
- Long-term care staff
- Healthcare personnel
- Hospital healthcare
- Non-hospital healthcare
- Other Congregate Care
- Persons aged 65+ years
- Essential Frontline Workers
- First Responders
- Firefighters (including volunteer)
- National guard acting in the capacity of a first responder. (Note: EMS is included in Health Care Personnel)
- Food & Agriculture
- Meat processing plants workers
- Transit and trucking workers
- Corrections Officers
- Persons aged 16-64 years old with high-risk medical conditions:
- Pulmonary disease
- Heart condition (including hypertension)
- Kidney disease
- Sickle Cell
- Other essential workers
- Transportation & logistics
- Water & wastewater
- Food service
- Shelter and housing (contruction)
- Information technology & communications
- Media and public safety
- Public health workers
- It is possible that Phase 2 will include the rest of the population aged 16+ years old.
- ACIP will make specific age recommendations as data becomes available.
Possible groups could include:
- Children under the age of 18.
This is dependent upon a pediatric vaccine approval/availability
Vaccine Scheduling by County
To schedule a vaccine appointment please visit your county’s website:
Lee County Residents:
Vaccinations for Phase 1b residents by the Lee County Health Department are being offered now.
Ogle County Residents:
Vaccinations for Phase 1b residents by the Ogle County Health Department are being offered now.
Whiteside County Residents:
Vaccinations for Phase 1a residents by the Whiteside County Health Department are being offered now.
Frequently Asked Questions
At first, there will be a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine which means that not everyone will be able to be vaccinated right away. This supply will increase in 2021 and eventually, everyone will be able to receive the vaccine.
That is why the federal government began investing in select vaccine manufacturers to help increase their ability to quickly make and distribute a large amount of the COVID-19 vaccine. This will allow the United States to start with as much vaccine as possible and continually increase the supply in the weeks and months to follow.
The vaccine is the most effective tool for ending this global pandemic. We encourage all our associates, as well as all members of our community, to consider a vaccine. Since the start of the pandemic, caregivers have been at risk for contracting the coronavirus in their work caring for patients and the communities they serve. Numerous nurses, physicians and other clinicians around the country have contracted the virus, and some have died.
Why would a vaccine be needed if we can do other things, like social distance and wear masks, to prevent the virus from spreading?
Vaccines work with an individual’s immune system to prepare your body to fight the virus if exposed. Social distancing and wearing a mask will help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus and spreading it to others.
No, it is a myth that you’ll get COVID-19 from the COVID-19 vaccine. You will not get COVID-19 from the vaccine because it does not use the live virus. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines utilize a new type of vaccine, known as mRNA, which introduces a genetic code the body can use to make its own viral protein to induce an immune response to fight off the coronavirus.
It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. It is possible to become infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and get sick—this is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.
Local, Helpful Information
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