MONITORS POLICIES DISCUSSED BY HEALTH BOARD
The Bond County Health Board met Monday night and discussed
the Tele-health monitor policies. These monitors are offered
free of charge for home health clients and monitor weight,
blood pressure along with other vital statistics. Patients
are evaluated to see if they qualify and then are given
instruction on how to use the system. Of the 16 monitors
5 are already in patients homes. The policies governing
the monitors passed unanimously.
Board voted on a policy change that would allow Home Health
nurses to carry more supplies including epidermal shots.
A recent law that was passed, which implemented these
same changes, induced this change in policy.
Health Board also discussed and unanimously passed a new
addition to the Employee job description. This change
states that all employees will be required to participate
in an emergency response, drill or real event. It was
also said that employees have a responsibility to their
family first then to the county in an emergency situation.
other business there have been over 360 cases of Mumps
in Iowa along with cases in Kansas, Indiana and Illinois.
People who are most likely to catch mumps are infants
who have not had their immunizations and Adults who only
had one immunization. No Bond County cases were mentioned.
was also discussion about the whooping cough epidemic
in Bond County. The cases were all said to be children
in Jr. High. The problem seems to be that the vaccine
is wearing off by this age and another shot may be needed.
The Board will look at an estimate for the cost of vaccines
for next months meeting.
June Bond County Health Board meeting has been changed
to Monday the 19th.
ON HEALTH BOARD STORY ABOVE
have been two confirmed cases of whooping cough in Bond
County, one was a junior high student and the other was
a senior citizen. WGEL had incorrectly reported that this
had been referred to as an "epidemic" during
the health board meeting. There have been a larger number
of cases statewide among junior high age students. One
problem seems to be that the vaccine is wearing off by
junior high age and a booster shot may be needed. The
Bond County Health Board will look at an estimate for
the cost of vaccines for next month's meeting. Health
Department Director Maxine Barth told WGEL that unlike
other parts of the state, the number of influenza cases
in Bond County has also been low.
TO GET OUT OF THE BASEBALL PANTS BUSINESS
Citing the loss of around 900 pairs of pants in the
last five years, the Kingsbury Park District has decided
to no longer provide them for free. In recent years,
the KPD had provided pants to players and coaches while
team sponsors covered the cost of shirts and hats. However,
with the large number of pants that have not been returned
the park district will sell the remaining ones this
upcoming season. The pants cost the district roughly
$6.00 each for adults and $5 for children.
17th at 7PM will be the bid opening for the dam rehabilitation
and dredging of Patriot's Park Lake. Last month the
KPD board rejected the bid it had received for this
project and advertised for new bids. According to KPD
Director Jerry Sauerwein, eight sets of specs have been
picked up for the project. The bids are due at the park
district office by 4PM on April 17th.
park board announced that Janice Barth would be the
pool manager for the new season. A 10% discount is being
offered to those who purchase their pool passes prior
to May 1st. Sauerwein reported on recent vandalism at
the pool. He said that the damage was minor and can
can see the video of the Kingsbury Park Board meeting
tonight at 6 on Greenville Cable Channel 3.