12 days ago on 03/25/2020 at 2:43 PM

As people discuss whether to continue to allow some playtime with friends, FYI the first US death of a minor involved someone with no pre-existing conditions close to Park Ridge. The 17 year old boy was denied a COVID test because he didn’t meet the strict criteria for testing. He ultimately died of septic shock and was diagnosed with COVID-19 post-mortem. BTW, It’s very possible (even likely) that he would have had the same outcome had he been tested. The point here is to remind people that the virus can affect people of all ages. https://www.the-sun.com/news/585672/first-us-minor-not-meet-criteria-coronavirus-test/?fbclid=IwAR3t9L5BgPvVaTKe-RgWZNZCjjvZG7NC1AJtFbZ_Q0Y1ZW1JQhZddFTs-KE