General Updates

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) decreased to 11.2% (ending 12/8).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average decreased to 13.1%.

Mitigation Measures

  *   Nothing new at this time

Update on Cases

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 65 new confirmed cases and 36 released for a total of 350 active cases.  Currently 306 are in home isolation and 44 are hospitalized.   We unfortunately had another COVID19 related death, a gentlewoman in her 90s.  That brings are total to 49 deaths.  We have about 10 more deaths we are trying to confirm addresses before we report them.

New cases for today include: 1 toddler, 2 preschooler, 1 grade school aged child, 7 teens, 13 in their 20s, 11 in their 30s, 10 in their 40s, 9 in their 50s, 2 in their 60s, 5 in their 70s, and 3 in their 80s and 1 in their 90s.

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

  *   There are currently around 11 outbreaks going on in Vermilion County that we are aware of.  Long Term Care Facilities and Manufacturing / Industries are the areas we are seeing the largest outbreaks.

Rumor Mill

  *   Nothing new at this time


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

Vermilion County
Total Negatives:  58,048
Total positives: 4091

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics> (From 11/29-12/5)
New Cases per 100,000:  663
Number of Deaths:  11
Test Positivity:  13.2%
Test Performed:  4,033
CLI (COVID19 like illness) Visits %, Adults:  5.8% (this is down from 8.8% the prior week)
Number of CLI Admissions:  17 (this is down from 31 the prior week)
Cluster of Cases:  6.3%
ICU (%) Available:  25.9% - this was on 12/5
For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion> (from 11/29-12/5)
Youth Case Increase:  71 Youth Cases
New Cases:  509 cases

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/8)

For Tier 3 mitigation metrics to be relaxed (i.e., move to Tier 2), a region must experience less than 12% test positivity rate (7-day rolling average) for three consecutive days, AND greater than 20% percent available intensive care unit (ICU) and medical/surgical bed availability (3-day rolling average) for three consecutive days, AND decline in the number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital (7-day rolling average) in 7 out of the last 10 days.

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 2 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 11.2%
Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  8 days of hospital admission decreases
Med Surge Bed Availability:  21.5%   (below 20% is the threshold)
ICU Bed Availability:  28.5% (below 20% is the threshold)
Currently, 21% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 40% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.

ICU bed count as of 12/10/2020 11:59PM
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

  *   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:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan>

     *   We are not on the list to get vaccine next week, but we should be seeing some the weeks after.  Remember the priority groups right now are Healthcare workers and Long Term Care.  Long Term Care are working with the Pharmacies to get their vaccine.  Everything is broken down in phases and they are saying that phase 1a alone could take a couple months or more.  It will be important for everyone to be patient.

Updated/New Guidance

  *   Quarantine Guidance – just a few things about the new Guidance that I’ve had questions about:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-options-to-reduce-quarantine.html<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-options-to-reduce-quarantine.html> .
     *   Congregate Settings such as Long Term Care, Jails, Group Homes, etc. should NOT implement the new guidance and continue with the 14 day quarantine
     *   Schools ARE allowed to implement the new guidance.  If schools or businesses choose to not implement the new guidance and stick with the 14 day quarantine, they are allowed to do so.
     *   ANY COVID19 like symptom during the quarantine, will disqualify them from the early release options.
     *   IF the individual meets the criteria for early release, they still MUST follow masking, social distancing, avoiding crowds, monitoring for symptoms, etc.
     *   The individual in quarantine IS RESPONSIBLE for obtaining their negative results – PLEASE DO NOT call the health department to obtain lab results, you must get those from the location you tested with.   If they go through the state for testing, there is a patient portal to get their results from.  I am waiting for information on this.
     *   Testing can be obtained by a viral test:  PCR test or an Antigen test.
     *   If testing to get out of quarantine, it MUST be 48 hours prior to RELEASE date.   You MUST receive your results prior to release.  A negative test the day after exposure DOES NOT count.
     *   EXAMPLE:  I am including this chart as an example for someone who was exposed on December 1st.  On the left side, it gives actual dates for the examples. On the right side, indicates just days so you can apply it to any date.
     *   NEW:  IDPH posted on their Facebook AGAIN, a graphic that took off the day 5 testing, so it is back to testing on day 6 or 7 for the 7-day release option.  I apologize for the confusion.
Date of Exposure:   December 1st, 2020

Day 0

7 Day Option
If asymptomatic, they can get tested on December 7th or 8th.
If asymptomatic AND If test from Day 6 or Day 7 is negative and already received, the person’s LAST day of Quarantine is on December 8th and they can be RELEASED on December 9th.

7 Day Option
Day 6 or Day 7 – Get Tested
Day 7 – LAST DAY OF QUARANTINE – if negative test result is received.
Day 8 – release

10 Day Option
If asymptomatic and no test, the person’s LAST day of Quarantine is on December 11th and can be released on December 12th.

10 Day Option
Day 11 - release

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>


Be Safe, Be Kind, and Be an Example,



COVID-19 Resources:

Vermilion County Hotline - 2-1-1

General Information:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html>
IDPH Travel Map Guidance:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/travel<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/travel>
Phase 4 Guidelines for Reopening Illinois:  https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/<https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/>
County Level Metrics - http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics>
Regional Level Metrics - http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics>
Releasing COVID-19 from Isolation and Quarantine - https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/isolation-quarantine<https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/isolation-quarantine>
Testing Sites and guidance in Illinois:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing>
Restore Illinois information:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore>
IDPH Guidance:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance>
Community Prevention:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html>

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