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The Grundy County Health Department (GCHD) announces a fifth positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Grundy County, IL. This resident is a male in his 50's. Public health officials are identifying and working with all close contacts. 

Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any additional information. COVID-19 is now considered wide spread in the community, and health care systems are not designed to withstand the impact of a pandemic outbreak. 

It is extremely important that everyone contribute to the solution and help to slow down the transmission of the virus. Governor J.B. Pritzker has issued a stay at home order, which is now effective through April 30, 2020. 

Grundy County Health Administrator Michelle Pruim said we are still in the early stages of this pandemic, and yet our local resources are limited. It is so important that every person evaluate how they can continue to contribute to the solution. We need people to stay at home. 

To obtain current information, please visit the following websites: 

www.grundyhealth.com

  dph.illinois.gov

  cdc.gov