Many questions cropped up in connection with COVID-19. This week's questions focus on several local issues, with the Adams County Health Department and Quincy Public Schools helping with answers.
Why is Adams County not getting test results back that quickly?
Adams County Health Department Administrator Jerrod Welch said a majority of the tests are sent to a private lab that has an extreme backlog.
"Right now the labs are batching those, from what I understand, so they could dump positives or negatives to us at any time, Welch said. "We just have to sit and wait for them."
Some priority tests from health care providers can be tested quicker through the Illinois Department of Public Health labs.
"As soon as we get those results, we're going to get some internal notification, which we expect to take about an hour in time," Welch said.
The short answer is yes. Illinois will fall back an hour later this year along with the majority of the nation.
Thanks to the staff at Sunset Home for helping out with this question. The drawing provided by Sunset features the original Methodist Sunset Home, as well as Charles and Augusta Pfeiffer who owned the home.
Last week, we had a question regarding the Keck Bros Dairy. A reader forwarded along a photo from 1962 of the dairy at its 718 State location.
A building permit with the city of Quincy shows that the former Motorola plant at 17th and Locust is having space renovated along with the addition of a few offices.