General Updates

Changes or updates highlighted in BLUE

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 12.0% (ending 11/29).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average decreased to 14.6%.   Vermilion County’s ICU bed availability is ranging from 1 bed to 4 beds in the last couple days.

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

Mitigation Measures

Tier 3 Mitigations may continue while we wait to see if there is surge from the holidays. Mitigation FAQs were updated on 11/29/20:  https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf<https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf>

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

Update on Cases

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 74 new cases and 81 released for a total of 238 active cases.  Currently 204 are in home isolation and 34 are still hospitalized.  We are waiting on multiple deaths to be confirmed before we report them.

New cases for today include:  2 grade school aged children, 5 teens, 10 in their 20s, 11 in their 30s, 14 in their 40s, 18 in their 50s, 10 in their 60s, 3 in their 70s, and 1 in their 80s.

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

  *   Long Term Care / Congregate living
  *   Schools / Daycares
  *   Businesses / Industries / Manufacturing
  *   Households
  *   Thanksgiving Gatherings (we are already starting to see some groupings of cases)

Rumor Mill

  *   Nothing new at this time


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

Vermilion County
Total Negatives:  52,231
Total positives: 3311

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics> (From 11/15/2020 - 11/21/2020)
For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion> (from 11/15/2020-11/21/2020)

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 11/29)
Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 0 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 12%
Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  5 days of hospital admission decreases
Med Surge Bed Availability:  27.2%
ICU Bed Availability:  26.9%  (In the entire region 6, which includes 21 counties, there are 44 ICU beds available as of today) [cid:image001.png@01D6C8B9.EDE5E5A0]
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

  *   COVID 19 Mobile Testing Van will be here at the Vermilion County Health Department:
     *   December 6th from 9-4:30
  *   Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you can call 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>

     *   CDC determined that healthcare workers who have direct patient care and long-term care facilities will be the first in line to receive the vaccine.  We will keep you posted on more details.

Updated/New Guidance – This is still on hold until we get guidance IN HAND from IDPH, which should be soon.

  *   CDC has suggested new guidance on QUARANTINED individuals.  *We are waiting for actual written guidance before we recommend this*
     *   Best practice is still 14 days in quarantine
     *   You can now be released from quarantine after a full 10 days of quarantine IF you are symptom free with no COVID test
     *   You can be released after a FULL 7 days IF you are symptom free AND receive a negative test within 48 hours prior to release.  (still looking at that 5-7 days past exposure for testing)  This can be either a PCR or antigen test.  It will be extremely important for people to WAIT 5-7 days after exposure before they get tested.
     *   If you are released at 7 or 10 days, you should STILL monitor your symptoms for 14 days and immediately quarantine, reach out to your provider, or get tested if you develop symptoms.

Updates of Flu

We still have 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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