Friday Walk-In Vaccine Clinics

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District will be holding free, walk-in clinics for those 18+ on Fridays. The events will happen at CUPHD at 201 W. Kenyon Rd., Champaign every Friday from 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. with no appointments needed.

The doses administered will be Moderna (for 18+), and appointments for second doses will be available 4 weeks after the first dose.

Those needing a ride to the clinic can contact ISCU at 217-621-7841.

Updated Mask Guidance from the CDC

Today, the CDC updated the recommended the mask policy to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. The following information is from the today’s update.

If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

  • When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity.
  • Outdoor visits and activities are safer than indoor activities and fully vaccinated people can participate in some indoor events safely, without much risk.
  • If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, get a vaccine as soon as you can.
Provided by the CDC

For more information, visit the CDC website.

We ask that you continue to respect and follow guidelines established in our community at and our local businesses. Thank you for doing your part to keep Champaign County Safe.

Champaign County Spring Resident Readiness Survey

As Champaign County businesses and economic development leaders are preparing for the summer season, we need your input on your plans for working, shopping, dining, and recreation this summer.

Please take 5-10 minutes to provide your opinions and share priorities on important questions. We all want to get back to doing the things we love in ways that make everyone feel safe and comfortable. Your answers will be completely confidential and survey results will be reported in group form only.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Stay safe and be well.

Vaccine Advocacy & Upcoming Clinics

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Students are helping answer questions about and advocate for the COVID-19 vaccine through a new vaccine public service announcement.

 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 hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for individuals that live or work in Champaign County, 16 years of age or older, who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. 

Additional vaccination clinics for the week of April 19, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

OSF HealthCare hosting at the Rantoul Youth Center, 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age. 

To register for Monday, April 19: 

  Online:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F44A4AE22AAFF2-osfcuphd3

To register for Tuesday, April 20: 

  Online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F44A4AE22AAFF2-osfcuphd4

  • Phone appointments: (217) 892-6844.  
  • Email address for questions and assistance: vaccinations@myrantoul.com.  
  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please call to reschedule.  

Christie Clinic hosting at Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, Champaign. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age.

To register:  

Online: https://www.christieclinic.com/about/covid-19-vaccination/.  

  • Stay up to date on community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics by downloading the Christie Clinic app and opting in to notifications.  
  • To expedite your appointment, please complete the form included in your confirmation email. 
  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please follow cancellation/rescheduling instructions in the confirmation email.  

Promise Healthcare, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign.

To register:

  • Call the COVID Care line at: (217) 403-5402.
  • Individuals will need to register as a patient.

Kohl’s Plaza: 

  • Call (217) 902-6100 to schedule or use MyCarle for the fastest service.
  • Those interested in receiving their vaccination at Kohl’s Plaza in Champaign should request to be notified of available appointments online at: https://tinyurl.com/CarleCCvax.  

Pharmacies:

Vaccinations for Week of April 19, 2021

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 hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for individuals that live or work in Champaign County, 16 years of age or older, who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. 

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are still limited and will remain in high demand until more supply becomes available. Vaccination clinics for the week of April 19, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

OSF HealthCare hosting at the Rantoul Youth Center, 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age. 

To register for Monday, April 19: 

To register for Tuesday, April 20: 

Promise Healthcare, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign.

To register:

  • Call the COVID Care line at: (217) 403-5402.
  • Individuals will need to register as a patient.

Kohl’s Plaza: 

  • Those interested in receiving their vaccination at Kohl’s Plaza in Champaign should request to be notified of available appointments online at: https://tinyurl.com/CarleCCvax.  

Pharmacies:

Additional notes:

It is important to note that while eligibility guidelines will include residents age 16 or older, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval. Moderna is currently available for individuals age 18 and older while Pfizer is available for those age 16 and older.

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. There will not be a waitlist; however, additional appointments will be available next week based on vaccine availability.

You cannot receive the COVID vaccine if you have received any other vaccinations within 14 days prior to your appointment. You may be asked to show an ID for verification of employment.

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

The vaccine itself is free but providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from the recipient’s plan or program (e.g., private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) for a vaccine administration fee. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance or charged the balance of the bill for the vaccine. If you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html.

Vaccinations for Week of April 12, 2021

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 hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone 16 years of age or older who has not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. It is important to note that while eligibility guidelines will include residents age 16 or older, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are currently available for individuals age 18 and older while Pfizer is available for those age 16 and older.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are still limited and will remain in high demand until more supply becomes available. Vaccination clinics for the week of April 12, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

Promise Healthcare, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign.

To register:

  • Call the COVID Care line at: (217) 403-5402.
  • Individuals will need to register as a patient.

Kohl’s Plaza: 

  • Those interested in receiving their vaccination at Kohl’s Plaza in Champaign should request to be notified of available appointments online at: https://tinyurl.com/CarleCCvax.  

Pharmacies:

Additional notes:

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. There will not be a waitlist; however, additional appointments will be available next week based on vaccine availability.

You cannot receive the COVID vaccine if you have received any other vaccinations within 14 days prior to your appointment. You may be asked to show an ID for verification of employment.

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

The vaccine itself is free but providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from the recipient’s plan or program (e.g., private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) for a vaccine administration fee. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance or charged the balance of the bill for the vaccine. If you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html.

COVID Vaccinations to All Champaign County Residents Age 16 and Older Beginning April 5

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 hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone 16 years of age or older who has not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. It is important to note that while eligibility guidelines will include residents age 16 or older, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are currently available for individuals age 18 and older while Pfizer is available for those age 16 and older.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are still limited and will remain in high demand until more supply becomes available. Vaccination clinics for the week of April 5, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

OSF HealthCare hosting at the Rantoul Youth Center, 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age.

To register:

Christie Clinic hosting at Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, Champaign. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age.

To register: 

  • Online: https://www.christieclinic.com/about/covid-19-vaccination/
  • Stay up to date on community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics by downloading the Christie Clinic app and opting in to notifications. 
  • To expedite your appointment, please complete the form included in your confirmation email.
  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please follow cancellation/rescheduling instructions in the confirmation email. 

Promise Healthcare, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign.

To register:

  • Call the COVID Care line at: (217) 403-5402.
  • Individuals will need to register as a patient.

Kohl’s Plaza: 

  • Those interested in receiving their vaccination at Kohl’s Plaza in Champaign should request to be notified of available appointments online at: https://tinyurl.com/CarleCCvax.  

Pharmacies:

  • Visit www.walgreens.com for available COVID-19 vaccination appointments at local Walgreens stores.

Additional notes:

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. There will not be a waitlist; however, additional appointments will be available next week based on vaccine availability.

You cannot receive the COVID vaccine if you have received any other vaccinations within 14 days prior to your appointment. You may be asked to show an ID for verification of employment.

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

The vaccine itself is free but providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from the recipient’s plan or program (e.g., private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) for a vaccine administration fee. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance or charged the balance of the bill for the vaccine. If you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html.

Champaign County COVID-19 Updates

While vaccinations are ramping up in Champaign County, we must continue to stay vigilant in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Through masking, testing, social distancing, and getting your vaccination when eligible, we are protecting each other and supporting our local businesses. Here’s some updates on the status of COVID-19 in our community.

Testing remains available for free at the community testing site at Market Place Mall on the East side from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Learn more.

When visiting local restaurants, wear a mask when not eating or drinking. Here’s our handy video as a reminder of mask etiquette when dining out.

When you are eligible for a vaccine, schedule an appointment as soon as one is available. Seniors that still need a vaccine can contact the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department directly at 217-531-6369 or email  jpryde@c-uphd.org to get an appointment.

Thank you for doing your part in continuing to make Champaign County Safe!

Tips for a Safe Easter Weekend

Heading into Easter weekend, families are preparing to gather to celebrate the holiday. Julie Pryde sits down with Elizabeth from Urbana Public TV to share some tips for safely gathering.

As a reminder, CDC guidelines state that while fully-vaccinated individuals can gather without masks, until vaccinations are wide-spread and all individuals at your gathering are vaccinated it’s critical to continue to practice safety precautions including:

  • Wearing a mask indoors & outdoors
  • Social distance at least 6 ft.
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Stay home if you’re feeling ill

Thank you for continuing to do your part in keeping Champaign County Safe.

Free Mask Pickup for Individuals & Businesses

A large donation of masks has created an opportunity for individuals and businesses to access these masks at no cost.

MASK DETAILS

Reusable Cloth Face Mask

(made by Herff Jones)

Product Description:

  • Product Classification: Reusable Non-Medical Face Mask (machine washable and reusable); these masks are not for medical use
  • Construction/Design: Double-Layer material; 5.5″ interior pocket for filter media; 2 ear straps
  • Composition: 115 GSM 100% woven polyester mask; braided elastic ear straps
  • Color: Black
  • Size: One size fits all
  • Service Life: The service life of this product will vary depending on the application and type of care administered. This product should be replaced immediately once a critical or major defect (as defined below) is noted.
    • Critical Defects: Holes / Tears
    • Major Defects: Dimensional or weight nonconformance, discoloration, other fabric defects

The masks will be distributed through numerous locations in Champaign County. Note the following pickup locations and their hours:

LOCATIONHOURS
Champaign County Economic Development Corporation – Lobby 
(located inside Illini Plaza)
1817 S. Neil Street, Suite 100
Champaign, IL 61820
7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Monday–Friday
Champaign County Chamber of Commerce
303 W. Kirby Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Call to arrange number
needed or knock on the interior door
217-359-1791
Brookens Administrative Center
1776 E. Washington St.
Urbana, IL 61802
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday–Friday
Village of Mahomet
503 E. Main Street
Mahomet, IL 61853
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday–Friday
Champaign Center Partnership
301 N Neil St, Floor 4
Champaign, IL 61820
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Monday–Friday
Village of Savoy – Municipal Center
611 N. Dunlap Ave.
Savoy, IL  61874
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday–Friday
Parking (north side of building) – please enter off of W. Tomaras Ave.
Front entrance—faces N. Dunlap Ave.
St. Joseph Village Hall
207 E. Lincoln
St. Joseph, IL 61873
7:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m
Monday–Friday
Parking is available in front of the office and a parking lot on the west side of the building.