This illustration, created by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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Masking Guidelines Explained in YouTube Live Conference by Cook County Department of Public Health Co-Lead Dr. Rachel Rubin

117 The Cook County Department of Public Health has prohibited the following video from playback in third-party websites. Please touch or click the “Watch on YouTube” link in the playback area of the video. Dr. […]

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Prospect High School Girls Volleyball Players in 14-Day Quarantine as Precaution for Possible Close Contact with Person with Positive Test for COVID-19

518 Families of Prospect High School girls volleyball players were notified Monday, October 26, 2020 that a person who had contact with the team tested positive recently for COVID-19. As a precaution, a 14-day quarantine […]

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Northwest Central Dispatch 9-1-1 Plans Court Complaint for Temporary Restraining Order to Get Coronavirus Patient Information from Cook County Dept. of Public Health

780 Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS), the multi-community fire and police 9-1-1 center based in Arlington Heights, may proceed with plans to file suit in Cook County Court Friday, April 24, 2020 to attempt to […]

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District 25 Superintendent Sends ‘Abundance of Caution’ Email Explaining 1 Family Is Staying Home from 4 Schools Due to Possible Coronavirus Risk

2,322 District 25 Superintendent Lori D. Bein notified District 25 staff and families via email Sunday night, March 1, 2020 that two staff members and their children, who are connected to District 25 schools as […]