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”

Updated Quarantine Guidance

 STARTING FRIDAY, Dec 4:  Based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CUPHD will implement a 10-day quarantine for persons identified as close contacts to someone with COVID-19. Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if a person does not have symptoms. For persons that choose this option, CUPHDContinue reading “Updated Quarantine Guidance”

Thanksgiving Football

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”

Quarantine Explained

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”

Tier Three Mitigations

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”

Safely Celebrating Thanksgiving

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”

Supporting Local Restaurants during Mitigation

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”