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Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry Gives Update On Coronavirus

Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry issued a press release to the people of Taylorville to address what the city is doing to handle the coronavirus outbreak. Mayor Barry urges the public to stay home and limit the access that you have to groups like churches, grocery stores, and other public gatherings. You are encouraged to use other avenues to communicate such as cell phones, internet or email. 


If you think you may have symptoms or don’t feel well, please first call your Doctor’s office or clinic. Do not go to the office unless you call first. If you have any questions or concerns please call the Christian County Public Health Department at 217-824-4113.
If you need food, Mayor Barry is urging you to call his office at 287-7946.


As far as the City Council meeting Monday evening, it will be open to the public but Mayor Barry requests that you call the Mayor or your Alderman with any specific concerns and to limit access for the safety of City Officials, Superintendents, and other management. There will be no Youth of the Month or Volunteer of the Month and there will be limited access to the Municipal Building itself. Mayor Barry announced also that cleaning at the Municipal Building has increased to several times throughout the day. 


For more information on COVID-19 or to report a suspected case call 1-800-889-3931 or visit IDPH.illinois.gov. You can also contact Taylorville Urgent Care at 824-8244 or the Springfield Clinic at 287-8855 or HSHS at 321-9310.

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