General Updates

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Region 6 (without UIUC tests) maintained at 14.0% (ending 11/14).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average decreased 14.3%.

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

Mitigation Measures

All 11 regions will move into Tier 3 effective November 20, 2020 at 12:01AM:  I am still digesting this as it literally just came across my desk.  So please be patient for more information.

Please click on the following link for details:  https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-mitigation-plan<https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-mitigation-plan>

Areas Affected:

  *   Retail
  *   Personal Care Service
  *   Health and Fitness
  *   Hotels
  *   Manufacturing
  *   Bars and Restaurants
  *   Meetings and Social Events
  *   Offices
  *   Organized Group Recreational Activities
  *   Indoor Recreation, Theaters, Cultural Institutions

School districts and local officials should follow extensive guidance released by IDPH and ISBE<https://www.isbe.net/Pages/covid19.aspx> in August and make decisions related to in-person and remote learning at the local level, based on the unique needs of their communities.

Child care facilities may continue to operate subject to DCFS guidelines<https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/brighterfutures/healthy/Documents/Day_Care_Guidance.pdf>.

Update on Cases

Today’s confirmed cases:  We have 61 new cases and 126 released.  This brings our confirmed active case count to 258 with 235 in home isolation and 23 hospitalized (6 cases are no longer hospitalized, 1 was completely released, 4 were released to home isolation, and 1 has died).   A gentleman in his 70s has died.  Our hearts go out to his family and friends.

New cases include:  2 infants, 2 toddlers, 1 preschooler, 1 grade school child, 7 teens, 12 in their 20s, 11 in their 30s, 8 in their 40s, 7 in their 50s, 3 in their 60s, 5 in their 70s, 1 in their 80s and 1 in their 90s.

Hospitals and Congregate living facilities continue to have strains on their resources and personnel.

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

  *   Long Term Care / Congregate living
  *   Schools / Daycares
  *   Businesses / Industries

Rumor Mill

  *   Nothing new at this time.


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

Vermilion County
Total Negatives:  45,979
Total positives: 2267

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

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 11/13)
Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 9 days of positivity currently at 14.0%
Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  5 days of hospital admission increases
Med Surge Bed Availability:  37%
ICU Bed Availability:  33%
For Regional Metrics, including the breakdown by county:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics<https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dph.illinois.gov%2fregionmetrics&c=E,1,SrJAzCedeI1zVzqwerNImFBaKVhJ7q_Bb38Gy884N_Gf9_L2YqRagAA5jJDPUrgQyDCtH6VdOygne1QWQa6A4rFgJf-7fgpE_EtpeMiQ&typo=1>

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/<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.
  *   For Testing locations, please go to the following link:  https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf<https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf>

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

Updates of Flu

Early flu reports still indicate a lower than normal flu season.  For more information:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/influenza/influenza-surveillance<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/influenza/influenza-surveillance>

  *   Percent of outpatient visits for ILI (influenza like illness) – 1.46% (baseline is 1.9%)
  *   Percent /number of Influenza positive tests – Season so far is .8%
  *   Illinois influenza-associated ICU admissions – Season so far is 2

We still have about 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<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6>

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