Mike Halpin recovering from COVID-19; other Rock Island County offices impacted


The recorder’s office is back open after being closed last week when a staffer tested positive for coronavirus. Recorder Kelly Fisher said the employee, who had no symptoms, notified Fisher immediately and quarantined at home. The recorder’s office has nine employees, including Fisher. 

“We were closed on Tuesday for the election, but we closed down Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until we all got our test results back,” Fisher said. “We’re back in good shape now. We had ServePro come in and do a deep clean of the office.”

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Circuit Clerk Tammy Weikert said two employees in her office tested positive this week.

“Anytime I have a positive case, I tell my staff immediately,” Weikert said. “I would assume that if Chief Judge Frank Fuhr feels the numbers have skyrocketed to a point where there is concern about the court schedule, they’ll be limiting that. I’m working closely with the court partners — the state’s attorney’s office and the judges — to implement Zoom (court) hearings as quickly as possible.”

County Clerk Karen Kinney said a poll worker at the Silvis voting center — Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 800 17th St. — was positive for coronavirus on election night but wasn’t aware.


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November 11, 2020 at 06:34PM

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