COVID-19 Boosters Now Available to those Ages 5 to 11

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign continue to provide COVID-19 initial vaccination doses, boosters, and Pfizer pediatric vaccinations and boosters.  On Thursday, May 19, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave final approval supporting ACIP’s (Advisory CommitteeContinue reading “COVID-19 Boosters Now Available to those Ages 5 to 11”

COVID-19 Second Booster Now Available to Eligible Recipients

COVID vaccinations available throughout community The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign continue to provide COVID-19 initial vaccination doses, boosters, and Pfizer pediatric vaccinations.  On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “expanded eligibility for anContinue reading “COVID-19 Second Booster Now Available to Eligible Recipients”

Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Sites to End Operations March 31

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that in response to a sharp drop in the demand for COVID-19 testing services at the ten Community-Based Testing Sites (including Champaign) and the anticipated end of federal funding, operations at the locations will end on March 31. See full press release below. Find SHIELD testingContinue reading “Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Sites to End Operations March 31”

Illinois Indoor Masking Requirement to End Monday, February 28, 2022

Hospitalizations decrease by 50% and ICU capacity increased by 24% SPRINGFIELD – Due to the continued decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and increase in available ICU beds, the Illinois indoor mask requirement will end Monday, February 28, 2022, at 12:01 a.m.  Since the Governor announced his plan to lift the indoor mask requirement, the numberContinue reading “Illinois Indoor Masking Requirement to End Monday, February 28, 2022”

Statewide Indoor Mask Requirement to Lift on February 28

Gov. Pritzker Announces Illinois Plan to Lift Statewide Indoor Mask Requirement on Monday, February 28  Illinois Recording Fastest Hospitalization Decline of Pandemic   Larger Percentage of Illinoisans Have Received a COVID-19 Shot than Anywhere in Midwest CHICAGO – With statewide COVID-19 hospitalization rates declining faster than any other point in the pandemic, Illinois is on track toContinue reading “Statewide Indoor Mask Requirement to Lift on February 28”

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Effective immediately, every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them: https://www.covidtests.gov/ You can access the direct link to the USPS site (currently only available to residential households,Continue reading “Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests”

COVID-19 Testing FAQs

Provided by Illinois Department of Public Health Q: Does the Illinois Department of Public Health regulate COVID-19 testing sites?A: Illinois law does not assign the Illinois Department of Public Health (Department) or any state agency authority to license or authorize the operations of private specimen collection and testing sites for COVID-19, with a limited exception.Continue reading “COVID-19 Testing FAQs”

COVID-19 Testing Updates in Champaign County

Post-holiday gatherings, it is critical to get tested to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. To address the demand for testing, the community testing site at Market Place Mall Due will be open Monday through Friday (12/27/21–12/31/21) from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Starting next week on January 3 until further notice, it will beContinue reading “COVID-19 Testing Updates in Champaign County”

Testing Schedule During the Holidays

With surges in COVID-19 cases happening locally and around the country, testing before gathering for the holidays is critical. A variety of testing options are available for Champaign County residents. It is recommended to test as close as possible to your gathering and stay vigilant after testing. Community Based Testing at Market Place Mall (SouthContinue reading “Testing Schedule During the Holidays”