Staying the Course

The Champaign County community has remained vigilant in testing, helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This week, the community-based testing at Market Place Mall exceeded 110,000 tests, another remarkable feat for testing in our area.

Residents are encouraged to continue to test regularly at the site, open daily 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Utilize the new, pre-registration to speed the process.

As we approach year-end holidays, Julie Pryde, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Administrator states, “As we enter the holiday season and get close to the end of this very trying year, we understand everyone is tired. Everyone is tired of wearing a mask, everyone is tired of not being with family and friends, especially during the holidays. We ask that you continue to do your part to protect our community as we move through this pandemic. We have made great strides recently with lowering the number of local COVID cases which will in turn open up our community more quickly. The first doses of the COVID vaccine arrived in our community this week and availability will continue to increase in the coming weeks and months. We must stay the course until the pandemic is controlled and we can return to normal. Please continue to wear a mask, socially distance, and wash your hands frequently to protect yourself and others. Be kind to each other. Help those who need it. An end is in sight to the historic and devastating pandemic. Let’s all stick together and make sure everyone makes it through!”

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