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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/14/21




Due to our HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.   Local transmission decreased slightly to 528.00 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


Five of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs were at Peak Census as of this morning.  We have about 28 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 33 COVID patients in the ICU, 139 in non-ICU status, and 19 on ventilators (these numbers do not include PUIs).  There were about 8 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted.  There was only 1 interfacility transfer, 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.   3 patients in our regional hospitals lost their lives since yesterday.  


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):

  • 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):

  • 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):

Promise Healthcare (805 Bloomington Rd., Champaign):

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

CampusTown Urgent Care (631 E. Green St., Champaign):

  • 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


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