COVID – Cases On The Rise

January 07, 2022

1 in 5 Residents Being Tested for COVID are Positive

The Kane County Health Department encourages residents to be extra cautious amid record numbers of COVID cases.

KCHD Press Release

January 5, 2022 – Kane County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting that one in five residents being tested for COVID are positive. Kane County is averaging over 900 new COVID cases per day over the past week, while hospitalizations due to COVID have more than doubled over the past month.

“We want to let our residents know that the potential to come into contact with someone with COVID is higher than it has ever been. We hope this information will be helpful in making decisions whether to be around others over the next few weeks,” said Kane County Board Chair Corinne Pierog. “I would like to encourage our residents to wear a mask, practice social distancing and get vaccinated.”

KCHD continues to offer a full range of COVID vaccines for those five and older at the Kane Vax Hub in Batavia. Check KaneVax.org for availability.

In addition, KCHD has identified more than 90 Kane County community partners that also provide COVID-19 vaccine. An updated list is available online at KaneHealth.com.

What Does This Mean for AAIFP?

The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry (AAIFP) will continue to implement drive through style distributions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. When visiting AAIFP please wear a mask on building grounds, indoors, outside and in your car when windows are down. 

Tentatively starting in February, distributions will move back indoors, three times a week (Monday-Tuesday, Thursday from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM). Pantry To-Go will remain on Mondays to those who are homebound. Follow the AAIFP on Facebook and check your emails (sign up to receive emails about our food assistance programs) to stay up to date on changes that may occur. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these unpredictable times.

Find a Vaccine Clinic Near You

Vaccines are available for residents ages 5 and up. Appointments can be scheduled at your local pharmacy (e.g. Walgreens or CVS), through your physician’s office, or at the Kane Vax Hub.

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The AAIFP hopes to host a vaccine clinic in February. Follow AAIFP social media pages and check emails for the latest news.

Sign-up for COVID-19 Updates

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To opt-in: Text the word COVID to 36363