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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/11/21

Due to our HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.   Local transmission decreased slightly to 500.28 over the last 7-day period.   Please continue to encourage people to get vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors, and make good decisions.  Our actions can affect everyone in this community.   For a full view of the CDC reports for Vermilion County, go to the CD Tracker Link:<>

Regional Hospital Information

Four of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs were at Peak Census as of this morning.  We have about 9 ADULT ICU beds open in Region 6 which includes 15 hospitals and 1 VA  (Region 6 covers 21 counties).  Status for our region as of this morning was that we have about 39 COVID patients in the ICU, 136 in non-ICU status, and 24 on ventilators (these numbers do not include PUIs).  There were about 18 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted.  There were also 4 interfacility transfers, which means the number of patients transferred the previous calendar day (midnight to 11:59 pm) from a hospital emergency department or a hospital inpatient area out to other facilities (whether in the same health system or another) due to lack of capacity.   Most of our hospitalizations are still with our unvaccinated population.   2 patients in our regional hospitals lost their lives since yesterday.  There were a couple of hospitals who had not updated their information by the time I retrieved their data.

Please remember it isn’t the number of actual beds available that is the problem, it is the number of available staff to provide care for those beds.   When you don’t have enough staff, you don’t have open beds.

As community leaders, I am asking you to encourage more in our community to be open to vaccinations, masking, and other prevention mitigations as our hospitals need help!  These are the current tools we have for prevention.  Our healthcare workers are exhausted and there aren’t enough of them.


We continue to get calls from community members who have been given misinformation about testing, quarantine and isolation.  If a person has been exposed to a positive case, their “quarantine clock” begins at LAST exposure, which would be day 0.  They will need to be out either at 7, 10, or 14 days depending on the options they qualify for.  If they are in a household with a person who has tested positive and cannot properly isolate from that person, they do NOT begin quarantine until the person who tested positive ends their isolation.    Please, if you are providing testing results to your patients, PLEASE give out the correct information as many of the schools and the health department are getting a lot of angry calls because people were told one thing and then we have to tell them another.

Testing Updates

Here is a breakdown of all the places I am aware of that does testing.   If you are having to get tested weekly due to not being vaccinated and are having difficulty getting tested, my recommendation is to get vaccinated.  We are trying to get more testing options here in the county.   If you have questions about the safety of vaccines, please visit:<>

Testing at VCHD

  *   Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at the Health Department EVERY Wednesday
  *   Time:  11am-3pm  (Appointments will NOW be required – you can make an appointment by clicking on the link and registering:  You will need a text number and an email address to receive your results.<>
  *   To register, you will need the Agency Code:  df5brbrj
  *   Testing is FREE and is a PCR test
  *   They are no longer requesting that you cannot eat or drink prior to getting tested.


  *   Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at DACC every Friday beginning September 24th
  *   Time:  9am – 3:00pm
  *   Location:  Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs Hall (south of the Bremer Conference Center)
  *   Who:  Open to public, no appointment is needed.  You will need to register once it is open.  OSF Healthcare will be performing the testing
  *   Testing is FREE and is a PCR test

Testing is also available in Vermilion County and in Champaign:

     *   CVS and Walgreens – must make an appointment online

    Get testing information for CVS<> & Walgreens<>.

·         OSF Urgo – must be symptomatic

·         Carle – DRIVE THRU CLINIC at the Danville Fairchild Site

·   M-F 8a-5p

·   Saturday and Sunday 8a-1p.

Testing in Champaign

COVID-19 testing location information<>

Community Based Testing Site at Marketplace Mall (2000 N. Neil St., Champaign<,-88.2423372,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x880cd9f762f670d5:0x64819ec672477633!2s2000+N+Neil+St,+Champaign,+IL+61820!3b1!8m2!3d40.1425481!4d-88.2427717!3m4!1s0x880cd9f764000001:0xacbd618465a48581!8m2!3d40.1434391!4d-88.2396163>):

  *   Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 8am-4pm
  *   Enter through the South mall entrance off of Market Street
  *   CBTS Registration<>

Carle Champaign on Mattis (1702 S. Mattis Ave., Champaign<,+Champaign,+IL+61821/@40.0963077,-88.2777035,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd1fdb2c3b6c5:0x1477dfdc98b7364b!8m2!3d40.0963077!4d-88.2755094>):

  *   Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-1pm
  *   Call the COVID-19 hotline at 217-902-6100 for appropriate next steps

SHIELD CU COVID-19 Testing (8 years and up):

  *   Parkland College
     *   M4 parking lot tent, 2400 West Bradley Avenue in Champaign<,+Champaign,+IL+61821/@40.1327671,-88.2929539,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cda8209ee865d:0x3ebb12ae2a2bc039!8m2!3d40.1327671!4d-88.2907598>
     *   Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  *   Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE)
     *   1102 Gregory Dr., Urbana<,+1102+W+Gregory+Dr,+Urbana,+IL+61801/@40.1046767,-88.2239517,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd716ca79d079:0xb5740202a27a2f77!8m2!3d40.1046767!4d-88.2217576>
        *   Parking available at meters on Dorner Dr or meters in lot F28
     *   Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am-1:30pm (closed for lunch 11:30am-noon)
     *   Friday 1pm-4pm
     *   Sunday 10am-1:30pm
  *   Download the app!<>

Promise Healthcare (805 Bloomington Rd., Champaign<,+Champaign,+IL+61820/@40.1306129,-88.2579938,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd0a7c239edab:0xebd52b914cc253d1!8m2!3d40.1306129!4d-88.2557997>):

  *   Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
  *   APPOINTMENT ONLY. For an appointment call 217-403-5402.

CampusTown Urgent Care (631 E. Green St., Champaign<,+Champaign,+IL+61820/@40.1101452,-88.2313141,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd73f755ab87b:0x79829e251f64f7eb!8m2!3d40.1101452!4d-88.22912>):

  *   Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm
  *   You MUST register & make an appointment for the test. Register here<> or call 217-344-9909

Get testing information for CVS<> & Walgreens<>.

Vaccine Updates

Check our website for upcoming COVID19 Vaccination Clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department:<>  VCHD is not yet offering the 3rd Dose or the Booster.

For the clinic below:

Offering:  Pfizer

Ages:  12 and up

[Vaccine Flyer]

VCHD is not currently able to do any agency onsite clinics due to limited staff availability.  If you would like to set up an on-site clinic at your location, IEMA can bring in a mobile team.  They have come to multiple agencies already here in Vermilion County like the one above.  Here is the link so you can fill out a Vaccine Clinic Application:<>

Here is a list of other Locations in Vermilion County someone can receive COVID19 Vaccines.  It is important to call the location prior to going to make sure what vaccine is being offered as that can change depending on supply and demand.  We do not always know what every location is offering.



Local Pharmacies – check their websites

Aunt Martha’s – Call 877-692-8686 to schedule an appointment

Local HealthCare Providers- please check with your local provider as some have begun to carry COVID19 vaccines.

Regional Metrics (as of September 10th , 2021)

For updates to vaccine numbers and regional metrics, please visit<> or<>.  The state updates these numbers at noon on Mondays-Fridays.

Region 6 – 7.7% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 9.0% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  10.5%  daily positivity rate on 9/7/2021

Region 6 ICU availability – 18%

Region 6 Patient increases – 5 out of the last 10 days

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts (As of September 10th , 2021)<>

Numbers are still based on 2018 population
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  50,979
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  27,143
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  35.34%
For total population numbers ONLY,  if we go by the current estimated population (2021 - 73,870), Vermilion County looks closer to 36.74% fully vaccinated.

Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  73.05%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  69.73% / 10,359
Percentage of those who are ages 18-64 and have at least 1 dose:  40.70%
Percentage and Number of those who are 18-64 that are fully vaccinated:   36.26% / 15,902
Percentage of those who are 12-17 and have at least 1 dose:  18.07%
Percentage and Number of those who are ages 12-17 that are fully vaccinated:  14.53% / 882


Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 9/10)

Updated Case Numbers: 42 new cases and 94 were released.  Of the 42 new cases, NONE were vaccinated.  We had no breakthrough cases (those who were vaccinated and hospitalized or died) and no reinfections.

22 cases under the age of 20; 14 cases between the ages of 20 – 49; 6 cases over the age of 50.

Our under 20 population is still our highest group of new cases right now.  About 52% of the numbers today were of those under the age of 20.  15 of the 22 were in Grade School Levels (age 5) and up.  It is critical that we continue to use precautions in our schools.

Unfortunately, we again had 1 additional death, a gentlewoman in her 70s.  This brings our total to 172.  Our hearts go out to her family.  Since September 3rd, we have reported a total of 9 deaths related to COVID19.

Active Cases:  237

Hospitalizations:  39 (16.6% of active cases)

Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  12,107

Total Released / Recovered:  11,698

Total Deaths:  172

I updated the cases for each Zip Code in Vermilion County:


You can also visit our COVID19 page on our website for more information on numbers, as I update those numbers on a daily basis, except on weekends.<>

With the abundance of phone calls, emailing me is the quickest way to get in touch with me.

As always, be safe, be kind, make good decisions, and be vigilant.



COVID-19 Resources:

Vermilion County Hotline - 2-1-1

Vermilion County Statistics:<>

General Information:<>

CDC COVID19 Tracker:<>

IDPH General COVID Information:<>

Current Phase Guidance:<>

County Level Metrics -<>

Regional Level Metrics -<>

Guidance for Fully Vaccinated:<>

Releasing COVID-19 from Isolation and Quarantine -<>

Testing Sites and guidance in Illinois:<>

Vaccine Administration Data:<>

School Guidance Information:<>

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