Vaccinations available for Champaign County Residents 65+

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 will be now be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for all Champaign County residents 65 years of age and older. There are two convenient locations to receive your vaccine the week of January 25th: TheContinue reading “Vaccinations available for Champaign County Residents 65+”

Region 6 Moves to Tier One Mitigations

Today, January 18, Region 6 qualifies for Tier One mitigations. Under Tier One, the following changes apply: Bars & Restaurants All bars and restaurants close at 11pm and may reopen no earlier than 6am the following day Indoor service limited to the lesser of 25 guests or 25% capacity per room Establishments offering indoor serviceContinue reading “Region 6 Moves to Tier One Mitigations”

Champaign County Vaccination Expands

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is expanding Phase 1B COVID Vaccinations to include persons Age 65-74 with underlying health conditions starting January 19. The upcoming clinics will be held January 19-22, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Next week’s clinics will serve anyone 75 years of age or older that did notContinue reading “Champaign County Vaccination Expands”

Vaccinations for Champaign County Residents 75 Years of Age & Older

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 are preparing two community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Champaign County residents 75 years of age or older. The group will hold vaccination clinics January 12-14, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointmentContinue reading “Vaccinations for Champaign County Residents 75 Years of Age & Older”

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,Continue reading “Staying the Course”

A Testing Milestone

The latest COVID-19 milestone achieved by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign? One million saliva-based tests administered on campus. The development of the saliva-based, rapid-result PCR COVID-19 test proved to be a critical innovation at a University well-known for their world-changing innovations. Through aggressive testing of students, faculty and staff, the University safely opened the Urbana-ChampaignContinue reading “A Testing Milestone”

Holiday Season Safety Tips

Our year-end holidays are well under way. Protecting your family, friends, and community should be at the top of your list this season. As we await a vaccine, the Illinois Department of Public Health has various recommendations to keep you safe. Planning holiday travel? Among their recommendations, “Carry a small personal sanitizing kit that containsContinue reading “Holiday Season Safety Tips”

A Make-At-Home Recipe with Punch!

While Tier Three mitigations remain in place under the Restore Illinois plan, we continue to play bartender at home. Hunter with Punch! Bar & Lounge in downtown Champaign shows us an easy make-at-home drink that is sure to keep us warm on these cold winter nights. If you’re not up to being the mixologist atContinue reading “A Make-At-Home Recipe with Punch!”

A Virtual Community Potluck

Continuing to plan your reduced-size holiday meal? Cooking everything at home may not be necessary. We asked individuals working behind the scenes on Champaign County Safe what dish they would bring from a local restaurant to a holiday meal. Here’s what they had to say. FIRST COURSE To kick off this community potluck, we haveContinue reading “A Virtual Community Potluck”