The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Public health officials and partners are working hard to identify the source of the 2019-nCoV and how it is transmitted. There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. For more information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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Employment Opportunity - The Adams County Board Office has a position open for a full-time Human Resources Assistant.

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Employment Opportunity - The Adams County Health Department has a position open for a full-time Maternal/Child Health & Communicable Disease Public Health Nurse.

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Employment Opportunity - The Adams County Merit Commission applicant testing for Corrections Officers for the Adams County Sheriff's Office will be Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 6pm, in the Adams County Board Room located at 507 Vermont St (West Entrance), Quincy, IL.

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Employment Opportunity - The Adams County Health Department has a position open for a full-time Dental Assistant.

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Employment Opportunity - The Juvenile Detention Center has a position open for a full-time detention officer.

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Employment Opportunity - The Adams County Ambulance and EMS Department is accepting employment applications for EMTs & Paramedics.

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Employment Opportunity - The Adams County Health Department has a position open for a full-time Clinical Services Public Health Nurse.

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    Located in west central Illinois, Adams County provides citizens with opportunity, diversity, and quality.  Most of the residents live in or near the City of Quincy, while most of the land is used for agriculture.  The county is on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    Quincy is the regional hub for medical services, manufacturing, entertainment, and education.  As the largest city within a 100 miles, Quincy provides the entire county with some of the amenities of larger cities.  And several smaller communities compliment Quincy by offering superb quality of life in rural settings.

The courthouse was constructed in 1950, but an extensive renovation project was completed in 1997.

Visitors to the east side of the building must pass through a security checkpoint and abide by certain rules.  Cell phones are not allowed.

In addition to several offices, there are eight courtrooms, backup 9-1-1 Center and a 100-bed jail in the building.

The Health Department is located just one block from the courthouse in downtown Quincy.  This building was built in 2009.  The Ambulance Department has an administrative office in this building also.

The Quincy / Adams County 9-1-1 Center began operations in a new facility in March, 2007.  The Emergency Management office is located here along with the Emergency Operations Center.
The Juvenile Detention Center was built in 2000.  The Juvenile Detention Facility provides detention services and behavioral programming for troubled youth from ages ten through seventeen. This is a secure custody facility with a maximum rated capacity of 30. 


The Highway Department moved from 36th and Broadway to 101 N 54th St in 1986.





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