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Illinois Department of Public Health Issues COVID-19 Halloween Festivities Guidance

Illinois Department of Public Health Issues COVID-19 Halloween Festivities Guidance

The 3 W’s still apply – Wash your hands. Watch your distance. Wear your mask.

 

SPRINGFIELD – As we head into the holiday season, starting with Halloween, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is issuing guidance to help people celebrate safely as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.  Guidelines include following the 3 W’s – Wash your hands. Watch your distance. Wear your mask.

 

“One of the hallmarks of holidays and celebrations is gathering with friends, family and loved ones,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “We are still in a pandemic, and unfortunately, this year, that means the safest way to celebrate is to stay home and plan virtual gatherings. That said, IDPH recognizes that some who will choose to gather together anyway, and instead of denying that reality, we are issuing guidance and recommendations for safer ways to celebrate together in person. Remember, we know what our best tools are: wearing our masks, keeping our distance, limiting event sizes, washing your hands, and looking out for public health and each other.” 

 

If you think you could have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, do not participate in any in-person Halloween activities.

 

Trick-or-treating

Anyone participating in trick-or-treating, including those passing out candy, should maintain 6-feet of social distance and wear proper face coverings.
Consider leaving individually wrapped candy (spaced apart) on a table in driveways or in front of walkways, sidewalks, or any outdoor space where 6-feet of distance can be maintained.
A Halloween costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. Ensure that breathing is not impaired if a cloth mask is worn under a costume mask.  If so, discard the costume mask.
Trick-or-treat in groups with household members only.
Candy collected during trick-or-treating should not be eaten until after handwashing.
 

 

An alternative to traditional trick-or-treating is to set up in a large parking lot or other outdoor setting with tables with individually wrapped candy (spaced apart) where participants with a parent/guardian can parade past while still keeping 6-feet of distance and wearing a face covering.  It’s suggested to offer reserved time slots to limit everyone showing up at once.

 

Haunted Houses

Halloween haunted houses currently are not allowed in Restore Illinois Phase 4 Guidelines.
Consider open-air, one-way haunted forests or haunted walks where 6-feet of distance can be maintained and face coverings are used.
  

Adult costume parties, social gatherings, Halloween parties at bars

Gatherings of more than 50 people or 50% or more of a building’s maximum occupancy are prohibited. (Lower limits may apply for regions in additional mitigation.)
The more time you spend at a gathering, the closer the contact, the more people, the higher your risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Follow small social gathering safety tips from IDPH.
 

Pumpkin patches and orchards

Cloth face coverings and social distancing should be enforced.
Use hand sanitizer before handling pumpkins, apples, and other produce.
 

Hayrides

Hayrides should not exceed 50% capacity with parties spaced at least six feet apart.
Wear face coverings at all times when around people not from your household.
 

After participating in any of the above activities, if you think that you may have been exposed during your celebration, take extra precautions for 14 days after the event to help protect others.  You should:

Stay home as much as possible.
Avoid being around people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Consider getting tested for COVID-19.
 

IDPH Halloween guidance can be found on the IDPH website.

 

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Iroquois County Inmate Death Update

The Iroquois County coroner released the cause of death of an inmate found unresponsive in the Iroquois County Jail.

In a news release, Coroner William Cheatum said toxicology results showed Andre Maiden died from an overdose of fentanyl and heroin.

Maiden was one of two inmates that died in August. The cause of death of the other inmate, Jason Fancher, has not yet been released.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/30/2020

Theft H20-4573

Time: 5:01pm

Location: 600 E. Lincoln St

Complainant: (47) year old Hoopeston female

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered a sign was taken from her yard. Investigation continues.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/30/2020

We had a call with IDPH yesterday on region 6 and the fact that we are on our way to exceeding the 8% positivity rate threshold.  If our rolling average goes above 8% for 3 consecutive days, our region will be placed into more restrictions.  Please see the following link on what restrictions will be placed on us if we reach this level:   https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-mitigation-plan

 

It is important for us to stress to everyone the importance of adhering to the guidance to protect our community, our businesses, our schools, and our hospitals.  We have seen increases in positivity rates which means we are finding more illness even though the numbers of tests collected have been remaining pretty constant. 

 

Update on Cases

 

Today’s Cases:  18 new cases and 18 were released.  This puts our active cases at 100 with 9 in the hospital and 91 at home in isolation. We were able to release one from the hospital (that is included in our 18 released).   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 4 in their 20s, 2 in their 30s, 3 in their 40s, 2 in their 50s, 1 in their 60s, 5 in their 70s and 1 in their 90s.  7 of the cases are connected through households, family, or other connections. 

 

One thing to note is that we have been seeing increase in our senior population again, these are nursing home residents.     

   

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  26,752

Total positives: 673

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion 

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 4 days of positivity increases at 7.4%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  3 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics, including the breakdown by county:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

Testing

 

  • The Mobile testing van will be back next week.  Times are 9-4.  There are no qualifications to meet to get tested. 
    • Georgetown High School – September 29th
    • Hoopeston High School – October 3rd
    • VCHD – October 4th
  • CVS has testing available now, 7 days a week.  You MUST go online and fill out a form to see if you qualify and make an appointment.  Some areas do have the rapid testing, but mostly the PCR tests.  Available for anyone age 12 and over.  They will require you to do your own swabbing.  There are a lot of FAQs on the site, that should be able to answer all your questions. 

 

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

 

 

Charts

 

There was a request to continue to add the daily and 7 day rolling average graphic.  This can also be found at the following link if you want to see the other counties that are in our region.  You will have to scroll down all the way to see them. http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/29/2020

We are dangerously close on both a regional level (7.1%) and a county level (7.4%) to go over the 8% threshold for positivity rates.  IDPH has decided to exclude Champaign County from our region because of their enormous testing output which skews the region’s true positivity rate. 

 

Update on Cases

 

Over the weekend:  35 new cases and 21 released.  One new hospitalization.  3 preschool aged children, 1 grade school aged child, 2 teens,  4 in their 20s, 2 in their 30s, 4 in their 40s, 5 in their 50s, 6 in their 60s, 6 in their 70s, and 2 in their 80s.  11 of the cases were connected through families or households.   

 

Today’s Cases:  17 new cases and 34 were released.  This puts our active cases at 100 with 10 in the hospital and 90 at home in isolation.  One of our new cases is hospitalized.  We have 2 preschoolers, 2 grade school children, 1 in their teens, 1 in their 20s, 4 in their 30s, 2 in their 40s, 1 in their 50s, 2 in their 60s, and 2 in their 70s.  4 of the cases are connected through households or family.   

   

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  26,524

Total positives: 655

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion 

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 3 days of positivity increases at 7.1%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  3 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics, including the breakdown by county:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics (I have added county positivity rates to our infographic that is attached)

 

Testing

 

  • The Mobile testing van will be back next week.  Flyer is attached
    • Georgetown High School – September 29th
    • Hoopeston High School – October 3rd
    • VCHD – October 4th
  • CVS has testing available now, 7 days a week.  You MUST go online and fill out a form to see if you qualify and make an appointment.  Some areas do have the rapid testing, but mostly the PCR tests.  Available for anyone age 12 and over.  They will require you to do your own swabbing.  There are a lot of FAQs on the site, that should be able to answer all your questions. 

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/28/2020

Warrant Arrest H20-4530

Time: 3:14am

Location: 800 block of S. 3rd St

Arrested: Ashton Luhrsen (25) Hoopeston male

Details: While on a traffic stop a computer check revealed Luhrsen to have an outstanding Vermilion County warrant (19CM0679) Subject posted bond and was released with a new court date.

 

Traffic Acciden H20-4522

Date and Time: 09/26/2020 8:53PM

Location: 824 S Dixie Hwy(McDonalds)

Unit 1: 2000 Jeep Cherokee driven by Justin R Jones(17)(M)of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2009 Harley Davidson Motorcycle driven by Chad Stephen(41)(M)of Hoopeston.

Details: Unit 2 was traveling northbound on Route 1. Unit 1 was traveling southbound on route 1 when he got into the turn lane to turn left into McDonald’s parking lot. Driver of Unit 1 did not see Unit 2 and turned in front of his motorcycle causing a collision and rider of Unit 2 to be thrown from his motorcycle. Driver of Unit 2 transported to the hospital for injuries. No citations.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/26/2020

Update on Cases

 

Today’s Cases:  15 new cases and 21 were released.  This puts our active cases at 103 with 8 in the hospital and 95 at home in isolation.  One of new cases is hospitalized.  We have 1 preschooler, 3 grade school children, 4 in their 30s, 1 in their 40s, 2 in their 60s, 3 in their 70s and 1 in their 90s.  9 of the cases are connected through households or family.  10 were symptomatic and 5 were asymptomatic. 

   

  

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Nothing new at this time.

 

 

Attachments

  • IDPH Update
  • VCHD Updated Graphic
  • Flu Shots Schedule for VCHD
  • COVID Mobile Clinic Testing Schedule
  • IDPH Weekly County update for Warning list

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  25,801

Total positives: 603

Overall Positivity Rate: 2.30%

Death Rate: .66%

Positivity Rate from 9/13 – 9/19:  6.8% (if we hit 8%, that adds another warning area) 

New cases from 9/13 – 9/19:   154 per 100,000 (118 actual cases),  anything over 50 is considered in the warning area.

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics

For County and School Metrics 9/13-9/19:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We only had 5 youth cases, which is considered to be minimal)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  2 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.5% (we could see our region rise in our positivity rates as IDPH wants to take Champaign out of our region because they are skewing the results)

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  3 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics, including the breakdown by county:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

  • They have expanded on the positivity rates and are now including daily testing rates.  I was told that the numbers have been cleaned up to recognize and fix errors before being posted.  8% is what IDPH considers to be the danger zone for the rolling average and we are definitely getting close! 

 

Testing

 

  • The Mobile testing van will be back next week.  Flyer is attached
    • Georgetown High School – September 29th
    • Hoopeston High School – October 3rd
    • VCHD – October 4th

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

    • Guidance that was released earlier today was for CASE DEFINITIONS only, schools are to continue to use their current guidance for symptoms. 

 

 

Charts

 

Active Cases June 5th – Present

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/26/2020

Traffic Accident (PI) H20-4479

Date of Accident: September 24, 2020

Time of Accident: 1:05pm

Location: Ford of Hoopeston 623 S Dixie Highway

Unit 1: 2006 Buick driven by: Vera K Crozier (F) (87) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2011 Chevy Work Truck driven by: Joel H Redeker (M) (25) of Crescent City

Unit 3: 2015 Red Ford owned by Ford of Hoopeston

Unit 4: 2017 Gray Ford UT owned by Ford of Hoopeston

Unit 5: 2017 White Ford owned by Ford of Hoopeston

Unit 6: 2017 Copper Tone Ford Escape owned by Ford of Hoopeston

Details: At the above time and date, Unit 1 was southbound on South Dixie Highway entered the turning lane to make left turn into oncoming traffic. Unit 1 was struck by Unit 2 which was north bound on South Dixie Highway. Collision left the highway into the lot of Ford of Hoopeston striking Units 3,4,5,6, causing damage. Driver of Unit 1 was transported directly to Carle Urbana for treatment and assessment. Driver of Unit 2 was not transported at time of accident report. Both Units 1 & 2 had to be towed from scene by Carnaghi’s Towing. Both Unis insured.

 

Traffic Accident (PD) H20-4480

Date of Accident: September 24, 2020

Time of Accident: 1:23 pm

Location: 824 S Dixie Highway, McDonalds Store.

Unit 1: 2004 Dodge Caravan Driven by: Sabas Villarreal (M) (62) of Ambia Indiana

Unit 2: 2014 Ford SUV Driven by: Concepsion Palomo (F) (47) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD was requested to respond and investigate an accident on the lot of the McDonalds, upon arrival it was determined that the driver of Unit 1 did not have a valid Driver’s License, No Insurance, and then was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance. Driver of Unit 1 was cited for No Valid driver’s License, No Valid Insurance as part of the accident. Unit 2 minor injuries reported time of the accident.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 09/25/2020

Update on Cases

 

Update on yesterday’s case count:  Due to a technical error, we will be removing one of the confirmed cases from yesterday as they were put on our list twice.  That has been fixed.  So, yesterday’s new cases should have been 22.  We apologize for the error. 

 

Today’s Cases:  19 new cases and 12 were released.  This puts our active cases at 109 with 7 still in the hospital and 102 at home in isolation.  None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 1 grade school child, 4 in their 20s, 2 in their 30s, 6 in their 40s, 3 in their 50s, 1 in their 60s, 1 in their 70s and 1 in their 80s.  2 of the cases are connected by households.     

  

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  25,571

Total positives: 588

Overall Positivity Rate: 2.25%

Death Rate: .68%

Positivity Rate from 9/6 – 9/12:  4.4%

New cases from 9/6 – 9/12:   87 per 100,000 (anything over 50 is considered to be a warning, 87 is considered to be moderate warning number)

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (under current warning )

For County and School Metrics 9/6-9/12:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We only had 4 youth cases this week, this puts us back to minimal)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.5%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics, including the breakdown by county:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

Testing

 

  • The Mobile testing van will be back next week.  Flyer is attached
    • Georgetown High School – September 29th
    • Hoopeston High School – October 3rd
    • VCHD – October 4th

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

    • IDPH released an infographic and information tips on small gatherings since holidays and cooler weather are approaching.  That guidance is attached.   

 

 

Charts

 

Active Cases June 5th – Present

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/25/2020

Possession of Methamphetamine, No Valid Drivers License, Operating Uninsured Vehicle,

Wanted on Iroquois County Warrant H20-4480 2020-7663

Time: 1:23PM

Location: 824 S Dixie Hwy (McDonalds)

Arrested: Sabas Villarreal (51) (M) of Ambia IN.

Details: HPD was to the above location for an accident. A computer search showed Mr.

Villarreal to have no valid driver’s license and wanted on Iroquois warrant. Mr.

Villarreal was transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB to

await arraignment.

 

Possession of Methamphetamine H20-4490 2020-7686

Time: 23:45pm

Location: 110 N Market St

Arrested: Andrew Bourland (36) (M) of Urbana

Details: Officers were called to the area of the Hoopeston Fire Station for a suspicious

male. A search of the subject revealed methamphetamines on his person. He was

transported to HPD to be processed and later transported to the PSB in Danville to

await arraignment

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Illinois SBDC at DACC Small Business Stars

Each year, the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Danville Area Community College recognizes area small business stars during National Small Business Week. Since 1964, the Small Business Administration has set aside a time annually to recognize the hard work of entrepreneurs to provide goods and services, as well as jobs, to communities across the country.

The week was delayed from May to September and we are not able to recognize our small business stars at our typical breakfast awards event but these changes are small examples of the many challenges small businesses, throughout our communities and around the country, have tackled this year.

This year’s Illinois SBDC at DACC Small Business Stars are:

Small Business of the Year - Bricks and Ivy, 201 E. Main St., Hoopeston, IL

Small Business Start-Up of the Year - Venue 22 – 22 N Hazel St., Danville, IL

Entrepreneur of the Year - Amy Schweizer/Tiny Troops Soccer – based in Danville with 35 locations at military bases across the country

Legacy Small Business of the Year - Lincoln Lanes – 107 W Harrison St., Danville, IL

More information on each of our winners is available at https://illinoissbdcatdacc.com/illinois-sbdc-dacc-small-business-awards

The Illinois SBDC at DACC has served nearly 200 small businesses so far in 2020 as business people seek options to help them deal with weeks of shut downs, reduced capacities and increased safety requirements. At the same time, even more people are interested in starting businesses. The entrepreneurial spirit is still strong and will endure despite these setbacks.

The Illinois SBDC at DACC is part of a nationwide network funded at the federal level by the SBA at the state level by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and locally through Danville Area Community College to provide confidential, no-cost to the user one-on-one consulting services and free/low-cost training opportunities for businesses at all stages of their business life. For more information, email sbdc@dacc.edu, call 217-442-7232, or register for services on our website www.illinoissbdcatdacc.com . National Small Business Week Info - White House Press Release

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/24/2020

Update on Cases

 

Today’s Cases:  23 new cases and 11 were released.  3 of our new cases are hospitalized and 1 of the current hospitalized cases was released to isolation at home.  This puts our active cases at 103 with 7 in the hospital and 96 at home in isolation.  We have 2 in their teens, 4 in their 20s, 2 in their 30s, 8 in their 40s, 5 in their 60s, and 2 in their 70s.  6 of the cases are connected by households or families.    We continue to anticipate an upward trend of new cases.   

  

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  25,123

Total positives: 570

Overall Positivity Rate: 2.22%

Death Rate: .70%

Positivity Rate from 9/6 – 9/12:  4.4%

New cases from 9/6 – 9/12:   87 per 100,000 (anything over 50 is considered to be a warning, 87 is considered to be moderate warning number)

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (under current warning )

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/24/2020

Trespassing (City),Possession of Drug Paraphernalia(city) H20-4424

Time: 2:51PM

Location: 700 blk of S 1St Ave

Arrested: Randy S. Dillon(37)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a report of Trespassing. Mr. Dillon was arrested and a search of his persons resulted in Drug Paraphernalia found. Mr. Dillon was then transported to HPD for processing and later released with a City notice to appear.

Illegal Burning

Time: 08:15 am

Location: 700 S 2nd Avenue

Details: HFD, HPD, sent to investigate an illegal burning of railroad ties, which are illegal to burn because they contain creosol which causes breathing issues for people. Fire was put out and all units cleared.

 

 

Traffic Accident (PD Only) H20-4439

Time: 7:55 AM

Location: S 5th Avenue/W Lincoln Street

Unit 1: 2019 Hyundai driven by Raeanne Riesland (F) (29) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2017 GMC SUV driven by Shirley A Fell (F) (72) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD was requested to investigate an accident that had occurred at the above listed intersection. Driver of Unit 1 was south bound on South 5th Ave, she went to turn onto W Lincoln Street did not see Unit 2 and struck her GMC. Unit 1 towed from scene by Knuth’s, Both Units insured, and no report of injuries at the time of the report.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 6:11PM

Location: S 5th St/E Maple St

Details: HFD was dispatched for vehicle on fire. No injuries were reported.

 

Declaration and Disposition of Nuisance Dog (City) H20-4455

Time: 6:46PM

Location: 600 Blk of W Elm

Arrested: Holly Irvin(40)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a report of loose dog. Ms. Irvin was located and given a City Notice to appear.

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Pedestrian-train accident in Hoopeston

The Vermilion County Coroner, Jane McFadden has released the name of the 49-year-old Hoopeston woman who was involved in a pedestrian-train accident at the railroad crossing on East Lincoln Street in Hoopeston this morning as Jodi L. Tyszko.

 

The Hoopeston Police Department and the Vermilion County Coroner’s office continue to investigate.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/22/2020

 

Update on Cases From the Vermilion County Health Department 

Over the weekend, we were able to report 20 cases.  We had 4 teens, 3 in their 20s, 4 in their 30s, 3 in their 40s, 3 in their 50s, 1 in their 60s and 2 in their 80s. 

 

New cases for today.  Again, I caution you to be excited about today’s number.  Our nurses spent time training new contact tracers to help us with the abundance of cases.  Tomorrow will be a large increase as we report only those who we’ve confirmed, which is why there is a delay in the reporting.    3 new cases and 33 were released.  This puts our active cases at 89 with 5 still in the hospital and 84 at home in isolation.  We had 2 in their 50s and 1 in their 70s. No new cases were hospitalized. 

 

This morning, we were made aware of a few large gatherings over the weekend, so we hope that everyone took proper precautions and we do not see more outbreaks. I am posting this as a reminder and I encourage you to share.    While we understand that restrictions can be difficult, especially for special occasions, they are meant to stop the spread of COVID19.  Vermilion County is seeing a disturbing trend of case increases and until we take it seriously, it will only get worse.  While some businesses or events are choosing to not adhere to the guidelines, many are and it is up to the community to help them keep their staff safe and their doors open.    So I am including again, the FAQs, which go into more detail on some of the guidelines.  https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf

 

 

 

Attachments

  • IDPH Update
  • VCHD Updated Graphic

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  24,488

Total positives: 531

Overall Positivity Rate: 2.11%

Death Rate: .75%

Positivity Rate from 9/6 – 9/12:  4.4%

New cases from 9/6 – 9/12:   87 per 100,000 (anything over 50 is considered to be a warning, 87 is considered to be moderate warning number)

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (under current warning )

For County and School Metrics 9/6-9/12:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We only had 4 youth cases this week, this puts us back to minimal)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  3 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.8%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  3 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

Testing

 

  • The Mobile testing van will be back next week.  We are working on a flyer, but here are the dates and locations.  Times will probably be from 9-4.
    • Georgetown High School – September 29th
    • Hoopeston High School – October 3rd
    • VCHD – October 4th

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

    • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Charts

 

Active Cases June 5th – Present

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Fraud H20-4361

Time: 9:54pm

Location: 1022 W. Penn St (Casey’s)

Details: Employee called HPD when she discovered fraudulent checks. Investigation continues.

 

Driving While License Revoked, Operating Uninsured Vehicle H20-4078

Time: 7:54 AM

Location: 700 Blk S Second Ave

Arrested: Malik S Lacy (23) (M) of Champaign

Details: During a traffic stop a computer search showed Mr. Lacy to have a

revoked license. Mr. Lacy was arrested and transported to HPD for

processing and later released with Vermilion County Court date.

 

Declaration and Disposition of Nuisance Dog (City Ord) H20-4407

Time: 3:30pm

Location: 600 Blk of W Elm

Arrested: Holly Irvin (40) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a report of loose dog.

Ms. Irvin was located and given a City Notice to appear.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/18/2020

Today, we have 1 new case and 2 have been released.   We have a total of 92 active cases, with 88 at home in isolation and 4 hospitalized (a current active case is now hospitalized).   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 1 case in their 50s.

 

We had to release our information early today so we are working on a lot of new cases.  Remember, we do not post new cases until we have been able to reach them and confirm they live in Vermilion County and are a positive case.   So please do not think that because of today’s 1 case, we are back under control. 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  23,401

Total positives: 476

Overall Positivity Rate: 1.99%

Death Rate: .84%

Positivity Rate from 8/30 – 9/5:  3.8%

New cases from 8/30 – 9/5:   96 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (under current warning )

For County and School Metrics 8/30-9/5:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 20 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  3 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.7%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  2 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

Testing

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

 

  • Nothing new at this time.

Charts

 

Active Cases June 5th – Present

 

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/17/2020

Update on Cases

 

 

Today, we have 4 new cases and 1 has been released.   We have a total of 93 active cases, with 90 at home in isolation and 3 hospitalized.   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 1 case in their 20s, 1 in their 30s,  1 in their 40s, and 1 in their 60s.  Connections include workplace and exposure to household members who are positive.  While this number looks much better than yesterday, this is what we were able to get to today as with each active case includes many people who are contacts that we have to get in touch with. 

 

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

Yesterday, there was some confusion about my quarantine guidance post and I apologize for any confusion.  I would like to clarify that what I posted yesterday was what is the actual guidance and it was not the rumor. 

 

Many people believe they can test out of quarantine or if they wear a mask then it doesn’t count as a close contact, those are the rumors I was addressing.   

 

This is the ACTUAL GUIDANCE:  Quarantine is what happens when you have been identified as a close contact to a positive case.  If you have been exposed to someone with a positive COVID19 test, you MUST quarantine for 14 days after last exposure.  You cannot test out of quarantine.  What is the definition of “close contact”?  A Close Contact is someone that is closer than 6 feet for more than 15 cumulative minutes masked or unmasked.  It is possible that you may have to quarantine longer than 14 days if you are living with a person who is positive for COVID19 and cannot isolate from them.   Here are two resources that may help with further clarification.  https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/isolation-quarantine OR https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/home-quarantine-guidance

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  23,097

Total positives: 475

Overall Positivity Rate: 2.02%

Death Rate: .84%

Positivity Rate from 8/30 – 9/5:  3.8%%

New cases from 8/30 – 9/5:   96 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (under current warning )

For County and School Metrics 8/30-9/5:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 20 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.7%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  2 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

Testing

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

 

  • Nothing new at this time.

Charts

 

Active Cases June 5th – Present

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/16/2020

Update on Cases

 

 

Today, we have 32 new cases and 12 have been released.   We have a total of 90 active cases, with 87 at home in isolation and 3 hospitalized (one of our releases today was from the hospital).   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 2 cases that are preschool aged, 2 cases in their teens, 8 cases in their 20s, 2 in their 30s,  2 in their 40s, 9 in their 50s, 5 in their 70s, and 2 in their 80s.  Multiple connections through marriage, households, work related, and small outings with friends/family.  2 traveled out of state.     

 

We are not headed in a very good direction and this is a cause for concern.  I think it is very important to stress to the community how imperative it is to follow the social distancing, capacity limits and masking guidelines.  Through carelessness and cavalier attitudes, we are seeing schools, small businesses and restaurants having to close for 14 days to quarantine staff and students because people refuse to follow or enforce the guidance.  I know the schools are working tirelessly day and night to keep the children of this community safe and we have to help them.  Unfortunately, we cannot force people to care about others and we cannot watch over every establishment or person.   The warm weather is coming to a close soon and with that, we will see a greater risk of transmission.  Please remember that about 50% of our population here in Vermilion County have underlying health conditions and that’s probably on the very low end.   Enforcement has to come at all levels if we plan on getting control.   The last three days alone puts us well over 50 new cases per 100,000 that sets the stage for us staying in the warning area. 

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • If you are a close contact (less than 6 feet, more than 15 minutes cumulative) you MUST quarantine for 14 days.  This is still not being understood or enforced by many. 
  • Staff and employees MUST wear a mask (over their nose and mouth) when indoors UNLESS they can be 6 feet apart from each other (examples include being in their own office area). 

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  22,780 (There was an error in the number of negative tests yesterday and it has been fixed today – yesterday’s should have been 22,601)

Total positives: 471

Overall Positivity Rate: 2.03%

Death Rate: .85%

Positivity Rate from 8/30 – 9/5:  3.8%%

New cases from 8/30 – 9/5:   96 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (under current warning )

For County and School Metrics 8/30-9/5:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 20 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  3 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.4%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  3 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

 

 

 

Charts

 

Active Cases June 5th – Present

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/15/2020

Update on Cases

 

Over the weekend, we had 11 new cases.  All 11 cases were symptomatic.  4 of the cases can be tied to previous family related cases.  3 in their 20s, 3 in their 40s, 3 in their 60s, and 2 in their 70s. 

  

Today, we have 10 new cases and 11 have been released.  Majority of new cases were symptomatic.  We have a total of 70 active cases, with 66 at home in isolation and 4 hospitalized.   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 1 case in their teens, 1 case in their 20s, 2 in their 30s,  1 in their 40s, 2 in their 50s, 2 in their 60s, and 1 in their 80s.  5 of the cases are connected to family or friends who tested positive.   

 

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  23,601

Total positives: 439

Overall Positivity Rate:  1.83%

Death Rate: .91%

Positivity Rate from 8/30 – 9/5:  3.8%%

New cases from 8/30 – 9/5:   96 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (under current warning )

For County and School Metrics 8/30-9/5:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 20 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.4%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  2 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/15/2020

Accident Hit and Run H20-4281

Time of Incident: 1:30PM

Location: 701 E Orange St. (Hoopeston Carle Hospital)

Unit 1: Unknown

Unit 2: 2019 Dodge parked by Kaylee Watson(F)of Rossville

Details: Unit 2 was parked outside of above location. Unit 1 had backed out of a parking space preparing to leave when it struck Unit 2 and left the scene. Unit 2 is insured investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Area Middle School Teachers Host Tutor Sessions Across Central Illinois

HAMS Families:  In an effort to help meet the needs of our Middle School students, every Wednesday, beginning on September 16th,  a group of teachers from the Middle School will venture out into the community.  The teachers will spend one hour at each of the locations identified below.  The purpose of the visit is to assist with homework, answer questions about technology, and visit with the students.


Locations/Schedule:

8:30-9:30 Rankin Lions Club 

10:00-11:00    East Lynn Church Basement 

11:30-12:30 Wellington Lions Club Park Shelter [northeast side of town]

1:00-2:00 McFerren Park @ Jaycee Pavilion [by the playground]


This is a support specifically for our Middle School students.  We do ask that all those in attendance at these sessions wear a mask.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Middle School office at 217-283-6664.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/14/2020

Theft H20-4261

Time: 5:56am

Location: 800 E. McNeil Ave

Complainant: 80 year old Hoopeston female

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered her sign had been stolen.

Investigation continues.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/12/2020

Update on Cases

 

We have 13 new cases and 13 have been released.  We have a total of 60 active cases, with 56 at home in isolation and 4 hospitalized.   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 1 infant case, 4 cases in their 20s, 1 in their 30s,  4 in their 50s, 1 in their 60s, and 2 in their 70s.  3 of our  cases are in one family, 2 cases are married, and 1 case traveled to a Theme Park.      

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  21,953

Total positives: 418

Overall Positivity Rate:  1.87%

Death Rate: .96%

Positivity Rate from 8/30 – 9/5:  3.8%%

New cases from 8/30 – 9/5:   96 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (under current warning )

For County and School Metrics 8/30-9/5:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 20 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  6 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.4%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

 

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30 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease including Vermilion

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 30 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase.

Thirty counties are currently reported at a warning level – Bond, Bureau, Cass, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, DeKalb, DuPage, Effingham, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Jackson, Jasper, Jersey, Lawrence, Madison, McLean, Monroe, Morgan, Pulaski, Schuyler, Shelby, Stark, St. Clair, Tazewell, Vermilion, Washington, Williamson.

Although the reasons for counties reaching a warning level varies, some of the common factors for an increase in cases and outbreaks are associated with college parties, weddings, large gatherings, bars and clubs, long-term care facilities and other congregate settings, travel to neighboring states, and spread among members of the same household who are not isolating at home.  Cases connected to schools are beginning to be reported.  General transmission of the virus in the community is also increasing.

Public health officials are observing people not social distancing, gathering in large groups, and not using face coverings.  In some counties, local law enforcement and states’ attorneys are not enforcing important mitigation measures like social distancing and the wearing of face coverings.  Additionally, some people refuse to participate in contact tracing and are not providing information on close contacts or answering the phone.  Individuals are also waiting to get tested believing their symptoms are allergies or some other cause.

Several counties are taking swift action and implementing mitigation measures to help slow spread of the virus, including increasing testing opportunities, working with schools, meeting with local leaders, and educating businesses and large venues about the importance of mitigation measures.

IDPH uses numerous indicators when determining if a county is experiencing stable COVID-19 activity, or if there are warning signs of increased COVID-19 risk in the county.  A county is considered at the warning level when at least two of the following metrics triggers a warning.

• New cases per 100,000 people.  If there are more than 50 new cases per 100,000 people in the county, this triggers a warning.
• Number of deaths.  This metric indicates a warning when the weekly number of deaths increases more than 20% for two consecutive weeks.
 Weekly test positivity.  This metric indicates a warning when the 7-day test positivity rate rises above 8%.
• ICU availability.  If there are fewer than 20% of intensive care units available in the region, this triggers a warning.
• Weekly emergency department visits.   This metric indicates a warning when the weekly percent of COVID-19-like-illness emergency department visits increase by more than 20% for two consecutive weeks.
• Weekly hospital admissions.  A warning is triggered when the weekly number of hospital admissions for COVID-19-like-illness increases by more than 20% for two consecutive weeks.
• Tests performed.  This metric is used to provide context and indicate if more testing is needed in the county.
• Clusters. This metric looks at the percent of COVID-19 cases associated with clusters or outbreaks and is used to understand large increase in cases.

These metrics are intended to be used for local level awareness to help local leaders, businesses, local health departments, and the public make informed decisions about personal and family gatherings, as well as what activities they choose to do.  The metrics are updated weekly, from the Sunday-Saturday of the prior week.  

A map and information of each county’s status can be found on the IDPH website at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.

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First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois in 2020

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois for 2020
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first
confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2020. A DuPage County resident in her
40s became ill in mid-August.
“While we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also remember to take steps to
protect our health from other illnesses,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “In an effort to
decrease our risk of contracting COVID-19 from indoor settings, many of us are spending more
time outdoors while still socially distancing. As we enjoy the outdoors, we need to protect
ourselves from other viruses carried by mosquitoes by wearing insect repellent and getting rid of
standing water around our homes.”
Last year, 46 counties in Illinois reported a West Nile virus positive mosquito batch, bird, horse,
and/or human case. For the 2019 season, IDPH reported 28 human cases (although human cases
are underreported), including one death.
West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a Culex pipiens mosquito, commonly called a
house mosquito, which has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Common
symptoms include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches. Symptoms may last from a few
days to a few weeks. However, four out of five people infected with West Nile virus will not
show any symptoms. In rare cases, severe illness including meningitis, or even death, can occur.
People older than 60 and individuals with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for
severe illness from West Nile virus.
Precautions to Fight the Bite include practicing the three “R’s” – reduce, repel, and report.
REDUCE - make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. Repair or replace
screens that have tears or other openings. Try to keep doors and windows shut.
o Eliminate, or refresh each week, all sources of standing water where mosquitoes
can breed, including water in bird baths, ponds, flowerpots, wading pools, old
tires, and any other containers.
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Human West Nile Virus/ Page 2
REPEL - when outdoors, wear shoes and socks, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, and
apply insect repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR 3535
according to label instructions. Consult a physician before using repellents on infants.
REPORT – report locations where you see water sitting stagnant for more than a week
such as roadside ditches, flooded yards, and similar locations that may produce
mosquitoes. The local health department or city government may be able to add larvicide
to the water, which will kill any mosquito larvae.
Monitoring for West Nile virus in Illinois includes laboratory tests for mosquito batches, dead
crows, blue jays, robins and other perching birds, as well as testing humans with West Nile
virus-like symptoms. People who observe a sick or dying crow, blue jay, robin or other perching
bird should contact their local health department, who will determine if the bird will be picked
up for testing.
Additional information about West Nile virus can be found on the IDPH website

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/11/2020

Update on Cases

 

We have 14 new cases and 10 have been released.  We have a total of 60 active cases, with 56 at home in isolation and 4 hospitalized.   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 3 cases in their 20s, 1 in their 30s, 2 in their 40s, 4 in their 50s, 1 in their 60s, and 3 in their 70s.  1 case is connected to a prior case and 2 are related to prior cases.      

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  21,621 

Total positives: 405

Overall Positivity Rate:  1.84%

Death Rate: .99%

Positivity Rate from 8/23 – 8/29:  2.6%

New cases from 8/23 – 8/29:   47 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (no current warnings for Vermilion County)

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 11 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  6 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.3%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

 

 

 

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PETITION PACKETS FOR CONSOLIDATED ELECTION – APRIL 6, 2021

Petition packets for candidates who wish to run for School Board or Regional Board of School Trustees in the Consolidated Election to be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 will be available in the Vermilion County Clerk’s Office on September 22, 2020. Packets may be picked up between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Packets are also available via email by sending a request to Lindsay Light at ccelections@vercounty.org. The first day petitions may be circulated is Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Petitions must be filed with the Vermilion County Clerk beginning Monday, December 14 at 8:00 a.m. through Monday, December 21 by 5:00 p.m. Local offices to be elected at the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election include Township Supervisor, Clerk, Assessor/Multi-Township Assessor, Highway Commissioner and Trustee; City/Village Mayor/President, Clerk, Treasurer, and Alderman/Commissioners/Trustees; Park District Commissioners; Public Library District and/or Township Library Trustees; Regional Board of School Trustees; School Board Members; Community College Trustees; Township Land Commissioners; and Fire Protection District Trustees. *Offices other than School Board or Regional Board of Trustees will pick up packets with each jurisdictions’ secretary/clerk. A Candidate’s Guide, the 2021 Township Caucus Guide, and campaign finance information may be found on the State Board of Elections’ website, www.elections.il.gov. 

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I-74 work near Danville begins Sept. 21

– The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on Interstate 74 near Danville, just east of exit 210, begins Sept. 21. The project involves replacing the bridges that carry I-74 over the Salt Fork Vermilion River. Two median crossovers will be needed to accommodate construction, which will require lane closures. One lane in both directions will be open at all times during the work, this year’s portion of which is expected to be complete by the end of November. “This Rebuild Illinois project is another example of the significant investment being made for the future,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “Thanks to Gov. Pritzker’s support and leadership, Rebuild Illinois is creating economic opportunity across the state by investing in infrastructure while improving safety and quality of life.” Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements. For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 5 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com. 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/10/2020

Update on Cases

 

We have 9 new cases and 8 have been released.  We have a total of 56 active cases, with 52 at home in isolation and 4 hospitalized.   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 3 cases in their 20s, 2 in their 30s, 3 in their 40s, and 1 in their 90s.  2 of the cases are married, 1 case is connected to a prior case and 1 is a college student.      

 

 

 

Attachments

  • IDPH Update
  • VCHD Updated Graphic
  • Testing Site for Vermilion County – Gibson Health at Hoopeston updated

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  21,307 

Total positives: 391

Overall Positivity Rate:  1.80%

Death Rate: 1.02%

Positivity Rate from 8/23 – 8/29:  2.6%

New cases from 8/23 – 8/29:   47 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (no current warnings for Vermilion County)

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 11 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  6 Days of positivity increases, currently at 2.4 %

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 Days of Hospital Admission Increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/10/2020

Theft (City Ordinance) 2 counts H20-4165

Time of Incident: 6:55 PM

Date of Incident: September 8, 2020

Location: 300 W Penn St, Hoopeston

Complainant: 32 Year Old Hoopeston Woman

Arrestee 1: Brayboy, James A (M) (23) of Hoopeston

Arrestee 2: 15 year old Hoopeston Male Juvenile

Details: At the above time and date, the complainant contacted HPD reference to a stolen purse and the complainant knew who the suspect were. Arrestee 1: was processed at HPD and released with Notice to Appear citation, Arrestee 2: was processed and released on Notice to Appear into the custody of his mother.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/9/2020

Warrant Arrest (2 counts) H20-4146

Time: 06:00 AM

Location: 300 block W Chestnut St

Arrested: Edwards, Haley M (F) (24) of Hoopeston

Details: While HPD responded to a call in the area of above, Haley Edwards was located at the residence and taken into custody on 2 outstanding Vermilion County Warrants. She was released after processing on OR Bond.

 

 

Theft (2 counts) H20-3849 & H20-3985

Date of Theft (1): August 23rd, 2020 11:30 PM

Date of Theft (2): August 31st, 2020 4 AM

Location: 300 block S 3rd Street Hoopeston

Complainant: 66 year old Hoopeston Man

Arrested: Edwards, Haley M (F) (24) of Hoopeston

Details: On 2 separate occasions there was a theft of plants taken from a residence in the area listed above. Suspect was identified and located processed, released on Notice to Appear City Ordinance charges.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/9/2020

 

 

Update on Cases

 

We had 5 new cases and 2 released over the weekend.  1 of our current cases became hospitalized, none of the new cases over the weekend were hospitalized.  1 in their teens, 1 in their 20s 2 in their 30s, and 1 in their 70s.

 

Today, we have 11 new cases and 13 have been released.  We have a total of 55 active cases, with 51 at home in isolation and 4 hospitalized.   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 1 case in their teens, 3 in their 20s, 1 in their 30s, 1 in their 50s, 2 in their 60s, 2 in their 70s, and 1 in their 80s.  2 of the cases are married and 1 case traveled.      

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  21,107 

Total positives: 382

Overall Positivity Rate:  1.78%

Death Rate: 1.05%

Positivity Rate from 8/23 – 8/29:  2.6%

New cases from 8/23 – 8/29:   47 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (no current warnings for Vermilion County)

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 11 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  5 Days of positivity increases, currently at 2.2 %

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 Days of Hospital Admission Increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

Testing

 

  • Apparently, once the word got out about the testing at Gibson Health of Hoopeston, they got overwhelmed and their supply pretty much got depleted.  They are now changing their qualifications to get tested and only have so many rapid tests, but they also have the other swab tests. 
    • They will now ONLY test their patients, people who need testing before going through procedures under the Gibson Hospital Facilities, AND ANYONE who needs a test to get back to school or work.  I am very sorry for the inconvenience.  Again, it is advised to call ahead to find out what is available and if you will be able to get a test. 
    • Just a reminder that the rapid test is an antigen test, not a PCR test.  There are some places that do require the PCR (swab test that is sent to a lab). 
  • See attachment for updated testing sites

 

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American Legion to Host Fish Fry Friday, Sept. 11th 2020

The American Legion in Hoopeston, IL will be hosting a Fish Fry Friday, September 11th, 2020.

 

Serving from 5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

 

$9 - 2 Pieces of Golden Fried Cod

      Choice of French Fries/ Onion Rings

      Coleslaw 

      Dinner Roll

 

$9 - Breaded Jumbo Shrimp - 5 pieces 

       Choice of French Fries/Onion Rings

       Coleslaw

       Dinner Roll

 

Come out and enjoy a delicious meal to support the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384!

 

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Little Lorraine Theater Movies/Events Fall 2020

Friday (Pizza Night) at 7 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.

 

September 18,19,20   Trolls World Tour (this is a new release)


September 25,26,27   Jaws


October 2,3,4              ET


October 9,10,11          Psycho


October 16,17,18        Beetlejuice


October 23,24,25        Monsters, Inc.


October 30,31,Nov 1   Hocus Pocus


November 6,7,8           The Burbs


November 13,14,15      American Graffiti


November 20,21,22      Julie & Julia

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/4-9/8/2020

Driving While License Revoked, Operating Uninsured Vehicle H20-4084

Time: 15:33 PM

Location: S 3rd St/E Maple St

Arrested: Patrick J Griffin (51) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: During a traffic stop a computer search showed Mr. Griffin to have a

revoked license. Mr. Griffin was arrested and transported to HPD for

processing and later released with Vermilion County Court date.

 

Domestic Battery H20-4074 2020-7111

Time of Call: 12:41am

Time Arrest: 6:20pm

Location: 400 blk N 3rd St

Complainant: 24 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Kody McGee (28) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called out in reference to a domestic situation. Later,

Mr. McGee was located, arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He

was later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

 

Fire Call

Time: 8:23pm

Location: Hoopeston City Slab

Details: HFD responded to the report of a brush fire at the city slab

Fire Call

Time: 3:25am

Location: 400 blk W Maple St

Details: HFD and HPD were dispatched to the report of a structure fire. No injuries were

reported. An investigation continues.

 

Aggravated Domestic Battery H20-4110

Time: 11:48am

Location: 400 blk W Lincoln

Complainant: 20 year old female

Arrested: Darion Woods (18) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD was called to the above location in reference to a domestic battery report.

After an investigation, Mr. Woods was arrested and taken to HPD to be

processed. He was later transported to the PSB to await arraignment.

Fire Call

Time: 2:29am

Location: 1100 blk Savannah Court

Details: HFD was called to the above location for a carbon monoxide detector alarm.

 

Theft, Possession of Cannabis, Wanted on Vermilion County Warrant,

Time: 06:30 AM H20-4104 & H20-4129

Location: 300 W Chestnut St Hoopeston

Arrested: Griffin, Tyler C (M) (29) of Hoopeston

Details: Mr Griffin was charged with City Ordinances of Theft, Possession of Cannabis, and release on Notice to Appear tickets. Vermilion County Traffic Warrant, was FTA Warrant on traffic offense. Bond was $3,000 10% and FTA Fee of $75 dollars.

 

 

Trespassing(City) H20-4133

Time: 2:01PM

Location: 200 blk of S Market St

Arrested: Titus T. Barber(42)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officer observed Mr. Barber to be in an area that was blocked off. Mr. Barber

was transported to HPD were he was processed and released with a City Notice to

appear.

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IGA Steak Fry Set for September 5th in Hoopeston

Come out Saturday, September 5th from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. to IGA in Hoopeston, IL for a fresh Steak Dinner!

 

$10

8oz Ribeye Steak

Baked potato 

Dinner roll

 

Don't forget to grab your favorite dessert from the on-site bake sale, or try your luck in the 50/50 Raffle! 

 

All Proceeds will be donated to the Hoopeston Area Animal Rescue Team.

 

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Traffic Accident (PD) H20-4021

Time: 09:06 am

Location: 115 E Orange Street, Casey’s General Store

Unit 1: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, Driven by: Miller, Anita L (F) (55) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2019 Ford F-150 Parked: Owned by: Grant, Nicholas A of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1 struck Unit 2 while they were backing up striking Unit 2 on the Drivers side of the truck. Unit 1 was at fault for improper backing and was Issued Citation for no Valid Proof of Insurance. Unit 2 was driven away.

 

 

 

Burglary to Motor Vehicle H20-4027

Time: 3:21pm

Location: 400 block of E. Honeywell

Complainant: (51) year old Milford Female

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered items missing from her vehicle. Investigation continues.

 

 

Disobeying Police (City Ordinance) H20-4036

Time: 6:21pm

Location: 40 block of S. 5th St

Arrested: Vicki Ford (62) of Hoopeston

Details: Officers were dispatched to the above in reference to a domestic disturbance in progress. After disobeying multiple times Ford was charged with the above. Ford was taken to HPD, processed and later released with an notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court.

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OSF HealthCare to Open Primary Care in Savoy, IL

(Urbana, IL | September 3, 2020) – As OSF HealthCare continues to expand access to
health care options in Champaign County, we are excited to announce our newest primary care
location in Savoy.


The OSF Medical Group Primary Care Office will be located at 501 N. Dunlap Street in Savoy.
The 7,800 square foot location with have 9 exam rooms and will provide family medicine
services such as general wellness exams, preventative care, treatment and management of
chronic diseases, preventative medicine and caring for patients with acute medical conditions.
Joining the OSF HealthCare Ministry to provide care at the Union Square location is Dr. Andrew
Zasada, an internal medicine specialist.


Zasada received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University. He attended medical school
at the Warsaw Academy of Medicine at Warsaw Poland. He completed his internal medicine
residency at the Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, and the University of Illinois
College of Medicine.


“The people of Savoy and Champaign are honest, warm-hearted and hard-working people,”
Zasada said. “I look forward to taking care of them, and consider it to be a privilege.”


Physician Assistant Flora Adams Williams, who currently provides care at the primary care office
in Urbana, will also be transferring to this location to provide patient care.


OSF Medical Group – Primary Care is tentatively scheduled to open later this fall. 

 

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ISP Reports Single Vehicle Fatal Car Crash in Ford County

ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT

 

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police

District 21

 

 

WHAT:                      Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 115 at 1250 N (Ford County)

 

WHEN:                      Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 6:05 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1:  2001 Chevrolet S-10                        

                                                                       

DRIVER:                   Unit 1:  Dustin J. Graf, 30-year-old male of Watseka, IL (Deceased)

                                   

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling southbound on Illinois Route 115 approaching 1250 N. Unit 1 entered the northbound lane, the driver over corrected back into the southbound lane. This caused the vehicle to roll on the roadway. Unit 1 then left the roadway to the east, continuing to roll. Unit 1 came to rest in a cornfield. The driver was ejected and pronounced deceased on scene by the Ford county coroner.  

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/2-9/3/2020

Burglary to Auto H20-3995

Time: 06:31 am

Location: 400 block S 4th Street

Complainant: 26 year old Hoopeston Resident

Details: At the above time complainant reported that person(s) unknown and without permission entered her vehicle and stole property.

 

 

Criminal Damage to Property H20-3996

Time: 07:35 AM

Location: 819 S 6th Avenue, Limbach Detail Shop

Details: At the above time, complainant reported that person(s) unknown and without permission had done damage to the west side of their building shop.

 

 

Theft H20-4001

Time: 1:36pm

Location: 719 W. Elm St (Fast Lanes Pit Stop)

Complainant: (74) year old Hoopeston male

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when he discovered his phone was taken.

Investigation continues.

 

 

Burglary H20-4002

Time: 5:23pm

Location: 700 block of S. 3rd St

Complainant: (25) year old Hoopeston male

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when he discovered someone had made entry into his residence and removed items without his permission. Investigation continues.

Theft (SOLVED) H20-4001

Time: 1:36pm

Location: 719 W. Elm St (Fast Lanes Pit Stop)

Complainant: (74) year old Hoopeston male

Arrested: James Shoulders (46) year old Hoopeston male

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when he discovered his phone was taken.

Investigation continues.

 

Shoulders was identified through security camera footage.

Subject was taken to HPD, processed and later released with a notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court

 

 

Violation of Order of Protection; Resist/Obstruct Peace Officer H20-3561 2020-7018

Date and Time of Offense: 8/8/20 02:21am

Date and Time of Arrest: 9/2/20 4:07pm

Location: 1st Ave/Maple St

Arrested: Chad Baker (46) year old Sheldon male

Details: On 8/8/2020 Mr. Baker was in violation of an outstanding Iroquois County Order of Protection (18OP196)

On 9/2/2020 Mr. Baker was located and charged with the above. Baker was taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB.

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Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash

WHAT:                      Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Interstate 57 Northbound @ Milepost 227.5 (Champaign County) 

 

WHEN:                      Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 5:50 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1:  2020 Freightliner Utility Truck        

                                   

DRIVER:                   Unit 1:  John P. Wilson 62-year-old male of Oakwood, IL (Deceased)

 

PASSENGER:           Unit 1:  Troy W. Tranchant 51-year-old male of Danville, IL (Transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries)

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling northbound on Interstate 57 near milepost 227.5 in the left lane when for unknown reasons left the roadway to the left.  The driver of Unit 1 over corrected and lost control leaving the roadway to the right and over turned in the right-side ditch. 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update

Update on Cases

 

 

We have 8 new cases and 4 have been released.  We have a total of 47 active cases, with 46 at home in isolation and 1 hospitalized.    No new cases are hospitalized.  We have 3 cases in their teens, 1 in their 20s, 1 in their 30s, 2 in their 40s, and 1 in their 80s. 

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  IDPH is updating their server and until the update is complete, we cannot access our total number of negative results. 

Total positives: 344

Overall Positivity Rate:  not available at this time because we do not have an accurate account of our negative results.   

Death Rate: 1.16%

Positivity Rate from 8/16 – 8/22:  2.0%

New cases from 8/16 – 8/22:   34 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  2 Days of positivity increases, currently at 1.7%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  3 Days of Hospital Admission Increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update

Update on Cases

 

Over the weekend, we had 6 new cases.  2 were from the gathering from last week, 2 were connected by family, and 1 was connected by a previous case.  We also increased to 2 hospitalizations. 

 

Today’s update:  We have 6 new cases and 13 released.  None of the new cases are hospitalized.  Our total of active cases is 38, with 2 being hospitalized and the rest are at home in isolation.  Two of the new cases were related to a case over the weekend. 

 

 

 

Attachments

  • IDPH Update
  • VCHD Updated Graphic
  • Testing Site Locations – UPDATED (Carle’s testing site information has been updated to include Carle’s exposure criteria which is less than 6ft, more than 15 minutes, and NO mask).  This mask criteria differs from IDPH and VCHD’s definition of direct exposure for the public and we still define close contact exposure as less than 6ft, more than 15 minutes, whether you are masked or unmasked and we recommend testing.

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

We had incurred an error when we looked at our total negative tests and hopefully will have the total number tomorrow. Our total positives increased to 330

For Vermilion County our overall positivity rate is at 1.72%. 

Death Rate is .91%

Positivity Rate from 8/16 – 8/22:  2.0%

New cases from 8/16 – 8/22:   34 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Positivity Rate:  on the test positivity 7 day rolling average, we are maintaining at 1.7%, but still  have only 2 days of increases. We are maintaining at 2 days of hospital admission increases.       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

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Personal Injury Traffic Crash in Vermilion County

WHAT:                      Personal Injury Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 1 at Main Street in Westville (Vermillion County)

 

WHEN:                      Sunday, August 30, 2020, 9:08 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1:  Black 2020 Kawasaki Sport Motorcycle

                                    Unit 2:  Tan 1997 Saturn SL1            

                                                                                            

DRIVER:                   Unit 1:  Shane A. Green, 29-year-old male of Georgetown, IL

(Transported via helicopter to a local area hospital with serious injuries)

Unit 2:  Jarred Nelk, 27-year-old male of Clarks Hill, IN (No injuries)

 

PASSENGER:           Unit 2:  Blase S. Sanders, 20-year-old male of Danville, IL

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred:  The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Unit 1 which was traveling southbound on Illinois Route 1 (N State Street in Westville). Unit 1 did not stop and ran a stop light.   Unit 2 had been stopped at a stop light facing east on west Main Street at Illinois Route 1, when the light turned green, Unit 2 began to pull into the intersection to turn north onto Illinois Route 1 when Unit 1 disregarded the red light and struck the front end of Unit 2. 

 

CHARGES:               The driver of Unit 1 was issued a citation Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident and Disobeying a Stop Light.  The Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department has additional charges.

 

The public is reminded all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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