The likelihood of an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in Winnebago County is very low, however, we are taking precautions by working with all of our local healthcare systems in preparedness planning and evaluating travelers who have returned from Africa.
If a case is suspected, we have processes in place to notify the local hospital as wwell as first responders. We would also receive support from the State Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign promotes a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe. It encourages parents to ASK if there is an unlocked gun in the homes where their children play. Check out the ASK website for information and resources.
The Winnebago County Land and Water Conservation Department held its "2015 Conservation Awareness Poster Contest" on December 4, 2014 that was open to kindergarten through 12th grade students. The contest’s theme this year was “Local Heroes - Your Hardworking Pollinators” which opened the door for students to gain a better understanding of What is a pollinator?, Why are pollinators important to us?, and What types of pollinators are