Champaign County COVID-19 Pfizer Booster Vaccinations Available

Community vaccination clinics to begin next week for eligible individuals. 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 Pfizer booster vaccination clinics beginning next week.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many ofContinue reading “Champaign County COVID-19 Pfizer Booster Vaccinations Available”

Testing Site to Open at Stephen’s Family YMCA

Stephens Family YMCA in Champaign, Illinois has announced it will offer free COVID-19 testing to the general public through a partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and SHIELD Illinois. Members of the community, whether they are showing symptoms or not, can go to portal.shieldillinois.com to make an appointment. The testing site isContinue reading “Testing Site to Open at Stephen’s Family YMCA”

COVID-19 Testing Locations in Champaign County

As we continue to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and the variants that are increasing cases, it’s important to test after an exposure or if you’re experiencing symptoms. Here’s a handy graphic on all the testing options available by the day in Champaign County. The best way to combat the pandemic is to get vaccinated. AllContinue reading “COVID-19 Testing Locations in Champaign County”

Mask Mandate Updates + COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

Governor Pritzker Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Healthcare Workers, Pre-K-12 Teachers and Staff, Higher Education Personnel and Students  All Illinois Residents Required to Wear Masks Indoors, Regardless of Vaccination Status As COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates across the state continue to increase, particularly in downstate communities with the lowest vaccination rates, Governor JB Pritzker andContinue reading “Mask Mandate Updates + COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements”

Activities During COVID-19, Delta Variant Surge

Guidance provided by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District This advice is for those who are planning to host or attend events or gatherings (for exampleweddings, funerals, family gatherings, etc.) during this time. Our community is fortunate to be hometo the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which pioneered the SHIELD ecosystem, developed thesaliva test and expanded freeContinue reading “Activities During COVID-19, Delta Variant Surge”

Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccination Available to Individuals Meeting Certain Criteria

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and Community Healthcare Partners Encourage Individuals to Consult with a Healthcare Provider for Third COVID Vaccination Dose The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, and Promise Healthcare want to encourage those who are eligible for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to consultContinue reading “Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccination Available to Individuals Meeting Certain Criteria”

Illinois Launches ‘Vax Verify’ System

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is launching a new immunization portal, Vax Verify, that will allow Illinois residents 18 years and older to check their COVID-19 vaccination record.  Vax Verify can be accessed at  https://idphportal.illinois.gov. “As more businesses, events, organizations, and others require proof of vaccination, Illinois residents will be able to confirm usingContinue reading “Illinois Launches ‘Vax Verify’ System”

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

As the Delta variant continues to spread, it’s critical to get vaccinated to protect the health of our community. Numerous vaccine clinics are upcoming including: Saturday, July 31, 1:00–5:00 p.m. at Anita Purves Nature Center Saturday, August 7, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Douglass Park Thursday, August 12, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Country Brook Apartments Saturday, August 14, 12:00–4:00Continue reading “Upcoming Vaccination Clinics”

CDC Updates on Delta Variant & Masking

On July 27, the CDC updated their guidance surrounding prevention of COVID-19 and the Delta Variant. The top 5 things to know from the CDC include: Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death; it also helps reduce the spread of the virus in communities.  Unvaccinated individuals should get vaccinated and continue masking until theyContinue reading “CDC Updates on Delta Variant & Masking”

COVID-19 Delta Variant in Champaign County

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and Community Healthcare Partners Encourage Vaccination Against COVID-19 The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, and Promise Healthcare want to encourage those who are eligible and have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 to do so today. The vaccines are safe, effective, and widelyContinue reading “COVID-19 Delta Variant in Champaign County”