General Updates


Changes or updates in my daily emails will now be highlighted in RED


Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 13.0% (ending 11/10).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average increased to 12.7%.  Vermilion County remains on the warning list.  See information below under statistics. 


COVID19 updates on our webpage:  https://vchd.org/covid-19/



Mitigation Measures  (This is NOT Phase 3)


TIER ONE Mitigations  (it is likely that we will go into Tier 2 mitigations by Monday) – here are the guidelines for Tier 2 - https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/Tier-2-COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf

  • Areas added under Tier 2 include are denoted by *


IDPH released guidance on Region 6 - https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf

Mitigation Q and A (Updated on 11/9, begins on page 8): https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf



Update on Cases


Today’s confirmed cases:  We have 90 new cases and 68 released.  This brings our confirmed active case count to 279 with 256 in home isolation and 23 hospitalized (we had 4 new hospitalizations, 1 released completely from the hospital and isolation and 3 released from the hospital into home isolation).  New cases include:  6 grade school children, 7 teens, 10 in their 20s, 9 in their 30s, 14 in their 40s, 13 in their 50s, 12 in their 60s, 9 in their 70s, 8 in their 80s and 2 in their 90s.   


We are reporting 10 deaths today (deaths stemming from 10/31-present), one gentleman in his 40s, one gentleman in his 60s, 6 gentlemen in their 70s, and 2 gentlemen in their 80s.  Our hearts go out to their friends and family.  We now have 27 deaths total from COVID19.     8 of these were from congregate living facilities. 


PLEASE READ:  Many of our VC hospitals and LTCs are in crisis mode with the number of outbreaks, availability of staff, etc.   Bed availability is down significantly.  Please remember that other emergencies are happening in our county and taking up beds and staff.  Higher numbers of COVID19 have added additional strain on current resources.  While I can report on Vermilion County residents, the current hospitalizations that we report do not reflect those who do not live in Vermilion County.       




Increased Cases / Outbreaks

  • Election Judges
  • Long Term Care / Congregate living – we have quite a few outbreaks in our long-term care and congregate setting facilities
  • Schools / Daycares
  • Businesses / Industries



Rumor Mill


  • Rumor is:  It’s okay to have COVID19 positive staff work.  The Truth is:  Once again, IDPH STRONGLY DOES NOT recommend having staff work that are COVID19 positive, especially those who are symptomatic.



  • IDPH Update
  • VCHD Updated Graphic (in both JPG and PDF)





Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  43,478

Total positives: 2153


For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 11/1/2020 - 11/7/2020)

New Cases  per 100,000:  465 per 100K

Number of deaths:  8

Test Positivity:  11.9%

Tests Performed:  3,068

CLI (COVID19 like Illness) ED Visits % (Adults):  6.7%

Number of CLI Admissions:  18

Cluster (%) of Cases 3.8%

ICU (%) Available:  39.8%

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/1/2020-11/7/2020)

Youth Case Increase – 29 youth cases (minimal)

New Cases - 357


Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 11/10)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 8 days of positivity currently at 13.0% 

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  5 days of hospital admission increases 

Med Surge Bed Availability:  31% 

ICU Bed Availability:  31%

For Regional Metrics, including the breakdown by county:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics


Testing Information


  • IMPORTANT:  If your agency is doing any testing, please make sure that your negative and positive results are being submitted through IDPH’s redcap system.  If you are not registered in redcap, you MUST create an account and begin to enter your results.  https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/ This is crucial that our county accounts for every test we do.   
  • Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you can call 1-800-889-3931 or 1-888-297-7208.  Please wait at least 3-4 days after testing before you call.  The State of Illinois Testing Center should call, but this is just in case. 


Vaccination Plans  (no set dates at this time) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan

    • If you plan on dispensing, please make sure that you are signed up in ICARE for COIVD19.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 


Updated/New Guidance


  • Nothing New at this time


Flu Shots


We still have about 400 flu shots left.  While we have completed our flu clinics, people can still do walk-ins.  If you are uncomfortable with coming in, you can request an appointment and we can do a drive thru.  You can call 431-2662 ext. 249 for more information. 




Positivity Rates:  This can also be found at the following link if you want to see the other counties that are in our region. REMINDER:  We want it to be UNDER 8%.  You will have to scroll down all the way to see them. http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6  


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