Regional Radio News has learned upwards of 30 cases of COVID are in Liberty Village between staff and residents.
The community has pressed both Liberty Village and the health department for answers and health department executive director Dave Remmert says he can confirm there is an outbreak at the facility but believes the situation there is not the health department's story to tell.
Multiple attempts to reach Liberty Village officials in Clinton have been unsuccessful. The only correspondence with them has been through a written statement by their Regional Director of Marketing for Liberty Village, Ken Miars (myers), who said quote - "Currently all symptomatic and or positive residents have been moved to our secured COVID-19 unit with strict isolation protocols. We continue to monitor all resident vital signs every four hours as well as exhibiting any symptoms. Our staff continues to be screened and monitored twice per shift for any new symptoms. We are appropriately staffed with adequate PPE. Testing will continue to be performed weekly for all residents and staff. We truly appreciate the support of the community of Clinton and surrounding communities have shown us through many acts of kindness since the very beginning of this pandemic. We ask that you continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers."
DeWitt County was attributed a third COVID fatality earlier in the week by the Illinois Department of Public Health. It is unknown if it is a fatality related to the COVID outbreak at Liberty Village.