I did not grow up with Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is an American holiday with its attendant traditions. Being an immigrant from Singapore, I had to learn what Thanksgiving is all about. When my husband, Lawson, and I first arrived in Illinois as international students, church friends invited us into their homes to share in their ThanksgivingContinue reading “A Virtual Holiday with Dr. Pam Lau”
Every family has their own holiday traditions, from favorite dishes shared to playing a some football. Amidst COVID-19, no matter what your traditions, it’s important to adapt to safety guidelines from the CDC and IDPH. We thought we’d demonstrate at the new Rantoul Family Sports Complex. Thanks for doing your part to Spread Cheer, NotContinue reading “Thanksgiving Football”
Ready to celebrate a virtual Thanksgiving this week? Distanced holidays are the best gift of health you can give to your loved ones and your community this year. We’ve asked people in our community how their holiday traditions will change for 2020 to give you inspiration for your upcoming celebrations. Giving us inspiration, and makingContinue reading “A Virtual Holiday with Chancellor Robert J. Jones”
Planning a virtual alternative to your holiday plans? Good plan. Distanced holidays are the best gift of health you can give to your loved ones and your community this year. We’ve asked people in our community how their holiday traditions will change for 2020 to give you inspiration for your upcoming celebrations. First up, JulieContinue reading “A Virtual Holiday with Julie Pryde”
With case numbers rising locally, the number of close contacts in quarantine is also on the rise. Remaining in quarantine for the recommended time is critical to keeping our case load down and preventing spread. Check out this handy graphic from the Illinois Department of Public Health to make sure you’re staying home for theContinue reading “Quarantine Explained”
With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across the state of Illinois, the Midwest and the nation, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced additional COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will take effect in every region across the state in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Tier 3 mitigationsContinue reading “Tier Three Mitigations”
Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, Champaign County is seeing high positivity rate and higher hospitalizations due to COVID-19. While we all hope to gather with our family and friends during the holiday, it is critical to follow CDC guidelines and find alternatives to celebrate Thanksgiving. The CDC released their recommendations for individuals planning to celebrateContinue reading “Safely Celebrating Thanksgiving”
Due to increased call volume, the public is encouraged to visit CUPHD’s website & Facebook page for updates. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions that do not require an immediate response. Help them keep their phone lines open for people returning calls for interviews after a positive test result.
Community members can continue to play a critical role in supporting our local restaurants. As we head into mitigation efforts, residents can take the following steps: 1) Continue to follow IDPH and C-UPHD guidelines and wear your mask and social distance 2) Dine outdoors as weather allows. 3) Utilize curbside pickup and delivery services 4)Continue reading “Supporting Local Restaurants during Mitigation”
Contact tracing plays an integral role in Champaign County’s efforts to mitigate COVID-19. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District will do a phone call with all positive cases and contacts that have been in proximity of positive cases. Be aware of legitimate calls vs. scammers with this handy guide.