WHPO Blog Archives for 2020-11

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/30/2020

We are reporting 142 cases from the holiday weekend  (one resident in their 70s, five in their 60s, six in their 50s, five in their 40s, seven in their 30s, eight in their 20s, three teens, and one pre-schooler), and 62 released, which brings us to a total of 3,035 positive cases -- 228 of which are active.

 

There are currently 29 COVID-positive Vermilion County residents hospitalized.

 

We have received 49,303 negative test results.

 

There are fewer staff working over the holiday weekend, but I would not be surprised to see 100 new cases or more reported routinely starting in December.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/26/2020

The Vermilion County Health Department says that 134 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 locally, and two more people have died from it.

 

Administrator Doug Toole says the two people who died were a woman in her 90’s and a man in his 70’s. Vermilion County has seen 36 COVID deaths since the pandemic began.

 

 

 Currently, there are 283 active cases locally, and 27 residents in the hospital. Vermilion County has seen a total of 2,893 cases since March.

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Illinois State Police Announce Results of Recent Distracted Driving Enforcement In Vermilion County

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the results of Distracted Driving Enforcement Program patrols held in Vermilion County during November. This program provided extra patrol coverage for ISP officers to focus on saving lives and reducing serious crashes by enforcing distracted driving laws.

Violations Enforcement Activity

Hand-held phone/device citations 9

Texting while driving citations 6

Other types of distracted driving citations 0

Total distracted driving citations 15

Total distracted driving written warnings 0

Total of all citations 26

Total of all written warnings 26

 

The extra enforcement patrols were made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/26/2020

Domestic Battery H20-5395 2020-9450

Time: 4:24PM

Location: 200 blk of N 9th Ave

Complainant: 20 year old Hoopeston Male

Arrested: Gage M Fouse (26) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for Domestic Battery

report. Mr. Fouse was later located and transported to HPD for processing

and later transported to PSB.

 

Warrant Arrest H20-5104

Time: 8:58pm

Location: 200 blk N Market St

Arrested: Jordan Davis-Ervin (29) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers located Mr. Davis-Ervin at the above location. A computer check

revealed he had an outstanding Vermilion County warrant. He was arrested and

taken to HPD to be processed. He was later released after posting bond and was

given a new court date.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/25/2020

We are reporting eighty-six new cases today (two residents in their 90s, five in their 80s, five in their 70s, fourteen in their 60s, eight in their 50s, seventeen in their 40s, thirteen in their 30s, eleven in their 20s, nine teens, one grade-school-aged child and one infant), and 111 released, which brings us to a total of 2,759 positive cases -- 248 of which are active. 

We are saddened to report four additional COVID-related deaths today -- a woman in her 90s, a man in his 90s, a woman in her 70s, and a man in his 60s.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to their friends and families, and to all of those whose lives have been impacted by this pandemic.  Thirty-four Vermilion County residents have suffered COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 24 COVID-positive Vermilion County residents hospitalized. 

We have received 48,867 negative test results.

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Volunteers from Watseka, IL asked to support "The Flagman's Mission Continues" setting up US Flags for the funeral of Sgt. Jeremy Sherman, United States Army

Help is needed to set up 2,000 plus US 3x5 foot flags on Friday November 27th for the funeral of Sgt. Jeremy Sherman, United States Army, who died on November 12th in a helicopter crash in Egypt.  After the event concludes, help is needed on Tuesday December 1st to take the flags down and reload them into the trailer.

 

Flags will be set up on Friday, November 27th.  Meet at NOON at the Trinity Church parking lot, 1658 East Walnut Street in Watseka.  Jeff Hastings, President of “The Flagman’s Mission Continues”, will provide instruction on how to use the post drivers and how to unfurl the flags for display.  Please bring work gloves!  Pickup trucks are most welcome and are very useful in taking the flags from the trailer at the church to the setup locations.

 

The funeral service is on Monday November 30th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM at Trinity Church with Pastor Ryan Mustered officiating.  Military rites will be provided by the United States Army and Watseka American Legion Post #23.

 

Flags will be taken down on Tuesday December 1st.  Meet at 9:00 AM at the Trinity Church parking lot.  Jeff will provide instructions on how to prepare the flags to put back in the trailer.  Pickup trucks are again most welcome.  Please bring work gloves!

 

Normally setup and take down can be completed in a couple of hours.  A very worthwhile and enjoyable use of your volunteer time!  Bring your cameras – the flags provide a lot of photo opportunities that can be shared with the family and others in the community!

 

Questions, contact Jeff Hastings at 618-409-0323.  For information about “The Flagman’s Mission Continues”, please visit www.theflagmanmission.org

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Fatal Car Crash in Iroquois County

Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle rollover accident early Sunday morning west of Chebanse, involving Kory S. Kohler(20) of Chebanse, Based upon evidence at the scene, Kohler had been traveling east on 3400N approaching 1100E, when he lost control of his 2010 Chevy Camaro. The vehicle skidded off the roadway into the south ditch, impacting the embankment and rolling over into a field, The vehicle sustained major damage & Kohler was trapped inside the car upside down. Riverside EMS and Cheabnse Township Fire arrived at the scene initially and found Kohler to be deceased. Also responding and investigating the crash was the Iroquois County Coroners Office

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Man who took out Floral Hill Cemetery's Entrance arrested-Iroquois County Sheriffs police news 11/24/2020

On November 20th, 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd, 000 N- and approx. 2420 E According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Daniel L. Allison Jr. age 62, ot Hoopeston was traveling north on N. Market St, in Vermilion Co. Upon entering Iroquois Co. Allison failed to negotiate the c,urve onto Co, Rd. 000 N, and continued straight striking a concrete wall- Allison was transported to Hoopeston Hospital for minor injuries. He would tater be placed in custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

 

On November 21 31, 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Poffce investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd, 1600 N. near Co


Rd. 1300 E. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Reginald E, Snyder, age 32, of Watseka was traveling west on Co. Rd. 1600 N, when a deer entered the roadway. Snyder maneuvered to avoid the deer and lost controt of the vehicle, Snyder entered the south ditch striking the embankment before coming to a rest in a field. Snyder sustained minor injuries, and no citations were issued.

 

On November 22nd, 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident near the Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Dylan L. Jones, age 20, of Stockland was operating a vehicle through Sugar Creek Cemetery and struck a tree before returning to his residence. After a brief investigation, Jones was placed into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol zero tolerance and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Jones was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On November 22nd, 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Darrell L. Jones, age 30, of Hoopeston. According to police reports, Jones was charged with contrjbuttng to the delinquenoy of a minor. Jones was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released,

 

On November 21 st, 2020, Milford Police arrested Phillip B. Millard, age 42, of Watseka- According to police reports, Millard was charged with driving while license revoked. Millard was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down 4% Nationally, 2.5% Locally

Thanksgiving celebrations will look different for many Americans this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gatherings are likely to be fewer and farther between, with social distancing and perhaps even remote family get-togethers. One tradition that continues this year is the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual cost survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table.

Farm Bureau’s 35th annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving feast for 10 remains affordable at $46.90 or less than $5.00 per person. This is a $2.01 de-crease from last year’s average of $48.91.

Locally, that same meal can be purchased in Vermilion County for $44.04. The local meal dropped a little less than the national average – $1.01. But that local meal still costs less than the national average – this year it’s 6.1% below the national number.

“The average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner is the lowest since 2010,” said AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton. “Pricing whole turkeys as ‘loss leaders’ to entice shoppers and move product is a strategy we’re seeing retailers use that’s increasingly common the closer we get to the holiday,” he explained.

The centerpiece on most Thanksgiving tables – the turkey – costs less than last year, at $19.39 for a 16-pound bird. That’s roughly $1.21 per pound, down 7% from last year. The survey results show that retail turkey prices are the lowest since 2010. The Vermilion County price dropped 10 cents from last year, to 89 cents per pound, for a total of $14.24 – more than $5.00 under the national price.

The shopping list for Farm Bureau’s informal survey includes turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a veggie tray, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and coffee and milk, all in quantities sufficient to serve a family of 10 with plenty for leftovers.

Items dropping locally included sweet potatoes (down 7%), a veggie tray of carrots and celery (down 5%), whole milk (down 6%) and whipping cream (down 17%). Items higher in the local survey were pumpkin pie mix with pie shells and frozen peas (both up 8%) and brown and serve rolls (up 20%). Local cranberries were unchanged at $2.49 per 12 oz. package.

After adjusting for inflation, the cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner is $18.01, down slightly from last year.

In recognition of changes in Thanksgiving dinner traditions, the Farm Bureau price survey also includes ham, potatoes and frozen green beans. Adding these foods to the classic menu increased the overall cost by $13.21, to $60.11. This updated basket of foods also declined slightly in price (4%) compared to 2019. These additional items were up locally, driving the total comparative price to $59.68 – still below the national average.

Although it’s difficult to predict if panic purchasing will again become a concern due to the pandemic, “turkeys – and other staples of the traditional Thanksgiving meal – are currently in ample supply at grocery stores in most areas of the country,” Newton said.

Farmers’ perseverance in continuing to produce food throughout the pandemic despite the challenges of volatile markets has been recognized by the public, according to recent AFBF public opinion research. Nearly nine in 10 adults (88%) trust farmers, a 4% increase from AFBF’s June 2020 polling. Further, the #StillFarming campaign tells the stories of farmers and ranchers still hard at work during the pandemic – and the challenges they are overcoming to feed America and the world.

This year’s national average cost was calculated using more than 230 surveys completed with pricing data from all 50 states. Farm Bureau volunteer shoppers were encouraged to check prices online using grocery store apps and websites due to the pandemic. They looked for the best possible prices without taking advantage of special promotional coupons or purchase deals.

The AFBF Thanksgiving dinner survey was first conducted in 1986. The informal survey provides a record of comparative holiday meal costs over the years. Farm Bureau’s classic survey menu has remained unchanged since 1986 to allow for consistent price comparisons.

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/24/2020

We are reporting seventy-one new cases today (one resident in their 90s, seven in their 70s, twelve in their 60s, fourteen in their 50s, twelve in their 40s, seven in their 30s, six in their 20s, eight teens, three grade-school-aged children and one infant), and 33 released, which brings us to a total of 2,673 positive cases -- 273 of which are active.

There are currently 28 COVID-positive Vermilion County residents hospitalized.

We have received 48,140 negative test results.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/24/2020

Warrant Arrest H20-5366

Time: 1:36pm

Location: 600 block of S. 3rd Ave

Arrested: Rebecca Burton (48) (F) Hoopeston female

Details: While on scene for an unrelated call, a computer check revealed Burton had an outstanding warrant out of Vermilion County (18TR05921) Burton was taken to HPD, where she posted bond and was released with a new court date.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/23/2020

Vermilion county health department reporting 127 new cases of Covid 19 over the last several days, which brings Vermilion county to a total of 2,602 positive cases -- 235 of which are active.

 

There are currently 27 COVID-positive Vermilion County residents hospitalized.

 

We have received 46,852 negative test results.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/23/2020

Fire Call (Delayed Entry)

Time: 11:37pm

Location: N Market st/4300 North Rd

Details: HFD responded to the above with officers and EMS in reference to an accident with injuries.

 

Battery (City Ordinance) H20-5322

Time: 12:19am

Location: 300 block of E. Seminary

Arrested: Edmeralda Rojas (35) Hoopeston Female

Details: Officers were called to the above in reference to a battery that had occurred. Officers later located the above subject and charged her with the above. Rojas was taken to HPD, where she was processed and later released with a notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court.

Fire Call

Time: 1:13am

Location: Heritage Health Care

Details: HFD was dispatched to the above in reference to a fire alarm going off. It was determined it was a false alarm.

 

 

Disobeying Traffic Control Device; Operating an Uninsured Vehicle; Speeding; Operating

a Motor Vehicle with a Loud Muffler; Defective Windshield; and Driving While License

Revoked H20-5330

Time: 3:26pm

Location: S. Market St/E. Maple St

Arrested: Mark Carrillo (60) year old Hoopeston male

Details: While on a traffic stop a computer check revealed that subject did not have a valid license. Subject was taken to HPD where he was cited for the above, process and later rele

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/21/2020

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY H20-5314

Time: 11:05

Location: 600 Block E McNeil

Complainant: (61) year old Hoopeston Male

Details: HPD was called to the above location for a burglary. HPD will continue the investigation.

 

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT NO INJURIES H20-5312

Time: 07:31

Location: S 5th & E Orange Street

Unit 1: 2011 Chevy Malibu owner/driver William A Compton (M)(37) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2015 Chevy Cruz owner/driver Hana M Smith (F) (23) of Paris

Details: Unit #1 was heading East on E Orange St.& Unit #2 was slowing for a stopped car when Unit#1 ran into the back of Unit #2

Unit #2 received damage to the rear, driver side trunk/bumper area.

Unit #2 was able to drive the vehicle away on own power

Unit #1 received extensive damage to the front area of the vehicle that was mostly located on the passenger side grille/bumper area.

Unit #1was towed at the owners discretion.

No Injuries, No citations. Unit#1 at fault. Both vehicles insured.

FIRE CALL H20-0128

Time: 11:43

Location: State Route 9/N 2300 East Road

Details: HFD was dispatched to the area for one of 2 tanks leaking a white gassy substance. Tanks being pulled by a tractor. HFD was unable to locate the vehicles.

FIRE CALL H20-0129

Time: 16:42

Location: 426 E Honeywell Avenue, Centennial Manor Apartments

Details: HFD responded for an elevator rescue. Two subjs was trapped and rescued with no reported injuries.

 

 

 

Restraint of Dogs by Owners H20-5316

Time: 4:17pm

Location: 100 block of N. 6th Ave

Citation Issued to: Linda Drollinger (55) female of Hoopeston

Details: Citations were issued to the dog owner for the dogs being off property and running at large.

 

 

 

Accident (PD) H20-5318

Time 6:38pm

Location: 100 block of E. Lincoln St

Unit #1: 2019 Freightliner Truck Tractor driven by Alvin Carpenter (64) of GA

Unit #2: Concrete Barrier

Details: Unit #1 came to a dead end on Lincoln and when the driver attempted to turn right he struck a concrete barrier. Unit #1 was insured. No injuries reported. Driver was cited for Disobeying Traffic Control Device.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/21/2020

General Updates

 

Changes or updates in my daily emails will now be highlighted in RED

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 14.6% (ending 11/17).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average decreased to 14.3%.  The State continues an upward trend in deaths. All counties, except 1 (Union), are in the warning area. 

 

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

 

 

Mitigation Measures  (No new changes at this time)

 

Tier 3 Begins today!

 

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

 

Update on Cases

 

Today’s Report (2 days) on Cases:  We had 86 new cases and 101 released for a total of 245 active cases.  Currently 217 are in home isolation and 28 are hospitalized.  We had 5 new hospitalizations with our new cases.  We had an additional death who was hospitalized, a gentleman in his 80s.  Our hearts go out to his family in friends. 
This brings us to a total of 30 deaths. 

 

Today’s cases included, 3 infants, 1 toddler, 5 grade school children, 6 teens, 13 in their 20s, 14 in their 30s, 10 in their 40s, 13 in their 50s, 9 in their 60s, 8 in their 70s, 2 in their 80s, and 2 in their 90s. 

 

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

  • Long Term Care / Congregate living
  • Schools / Daycares
  • Businesses / Industries
  • Eating establishments
  • Households

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Nothing new at this time.

 

Attachments

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

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  46,852

Total positives: 2475

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 11/8/2020 - 11/14/2020)

New Cases per 100K:  677

Number of deaths:  7

Test positivity:  14.3%

Tests performed:  3,844

CLI (COVID19 like illness) ED visits (%), Adults:  7.6%

Number of CLI Admissions:  27

Cluster of Cases .6%

ICU (%) Available:  32%

 

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/8/2020-11/14/2020)

 Youth Case Increase:  93 Youth Cases (substantial increase) – the prior week we only had 29

New Total Cases:  520 (substantial) – the prior week we had 357

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 11/17)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 8 days of positivity currently at 14.6% 

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  6 days of hospital admission increases 

Med Surge Bed Availability:  28% 

ICU Bed Availability:  35%

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

 

Testing Information

 

  • COVID 19 Mobile Testing Van will be here at the Vermilion County Health Department:
    • November 27th from 9-4:30
  • Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you can call 1-888-297-7208.  Please wait at least 3-4 days after testing before you call.  The State of Illinois Testing Center should call, but this is just in case. 
  • For Testing locations, please go to the following link:  https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf

 

Vaccination Plans  (no set dates at this time) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan

    • Both Pfizer and Moderna have promising results in their COVID19 vaccines and are close to submission for EUA.  This could mean vaccines would be available to some of the population by the end of December or early January. 

 

Updated/New Guidance

 

  • Nothing New at this time

 

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. 

 

Charts

 

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  

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/20/2020

Theft(City)

Time: 5:31PM

Location: 800 blk of E Wyman

Arrested: Haley L Shantz(20)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a theft report.

Ms. Shantz was located and given a City notice to appear.

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Appointment of New Associate Judge for Vermilion County

Chief Circuit Judge Mitchell Shick of Charleston today announced the appointment of City of Danville Corporation Counsel Charles D. Mockbee, IV as an associate judge for the 5th Judicial Circuit. The 5th Circuit encompasses five counties: Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Edgar, and Vermilion. The new associate judge will primarily be assigned to Danville. He is expected to take office on December 18, 2020.

During August of this year, in response in part to the case backlog caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Judge Shick requested that the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts authorize the filling of an associate judge position which had gone unfilled for a number of years. The Administrative Office gave its authorization and fourteen attorneys applied. Mockbee was elected by vote of the Circuit’s twelve circuit judges.

Responding to the appointment, Vermilion County Presiding Judge Thomas O’Shaughnessy said, “Mr. Mockbee has demonstrated the depth and breadth of legal knowledge, ability, and experience to have a successful judicial career. He has served the people of Vermilion County as an Assistant State’s Attorney, in private practice, and as Danville’s attorney, and has earned the opportunity to serve as an associate judge. He has consistently adhered to high ethical standards, and has a reputation for honesty, diligence, and fairness. He is thorough, prepared, pragmatic, patient, and courteous. He will be a good fit for our judicial team in Vermilion County. We congratulate him and welcome him to the Bench.”

Mockbee is a graduate of Bismarck-Henning High School and attended Danville Area Community College before earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, where he served on the Law Journal’s Board of Editors.

Mockbee has been active in community civic and social service organizations. He has taught criminal law at DACC, is a member and past president of the Bismarck Lions Club, a past member and president of the Danville Bell Credit Union Board, a past member of the Danville Library Foundation Board, and a past member of the Downtown Danville Board. He has volunteered for Peer Court, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and the Salvation Army. He is a member of the Vermilion County (past president) and Illinois State Bar Associations.

Mockbee and his wife, Rebecca, have one child.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/19/2020

General Updates

 

Changes or updates in my daily emails will now be highlighted in RED

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) maintained at 14.0% (ending 11/15).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average decreased 14.2%. 

 

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

 

 

Mitigation Measures  (No new changes at this time)

 

All 11 regions will move into Tier 3 effective November 20, 2020 at 12:01AM

 

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

 

Areas Affected:

  • Retail
  • Personal Care Service
  • Health and Fitness
  • Hotels
  • Manufacturing
  • Bars and Restaurants
  • Meetings and Social Events
  • Offices
  • Organized Group Recreational Activities
  • Indoor Recreation, Theaters, Cultural Institutions

 

School districts and local officials should follow extensive guidance released by IDPH and ISBE in August and make decisions related to in-person and remote learning at the local level, based on the unique needs of their communities.

 

Child care facilities may continue to operate subject to DCFS guidelines.

 

To get to Tier 2:  In order for a region to move back to Tier 2 mitigations, a region must experience less than 12% test positivity rate for 3 consecutive days AND greater than 20% available ICU and hospital bed availability AND declining COVID19 hospitalizations in 7 out of the last 10 days.  Once we reach that, then we will need to continue progress to get back to Tier 1 and then hopefully back to Phase 4.  I am anticipating this taking us well into December unfortunately. 

 

It’s going to take our community being responsible and making good decisions to get back open again.  I have included a graph that depicts what non-pharmaceutical interventions (social distancing, masking, closures) did for the United States during the 1918 pandemic.  Again, this is NOT the first time we’ve had a lot of people get sick and die from a virus and this is not the first time WE had to put in strong mitigations to combat a pandemic.  We can learn a lot from history.  As you can see when there was a lapse in social distancing measures, the deaths went up and once the social distancing measures were implemented, they went down. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/19/2020

Fire Call

Time: 4:39am

Location: 423 N Dixie Hwy, Heritage Health Care

Details: HFD was dispatched to a fire alarm at the above location. Nothing found and alarm

was reset.

 

 

Item Found

Details: Debit card was found outside the Drivers Facility. Owner may come to the station

to identify it.

 

 

Driving While License Revoked; Possession of Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of a Firearm by a Felon; Obstructing Justice; Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer

Time: 8:28pm

Location: 3rd St/Penn St

Arrested: Titus Barber (42) Hoopeston Male

Arrested: Andrew Thompson (56) Hoopeston Male

Details: While on a traffic stop a computer check revealed that Thompson did not have a valid license. The above subjects were found to be in possession of a firearm, methamphetamine, and paraphernalia. Both subjects were taken to HPD, where they were charged with the above, processed, and later transported to the PSB.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/18/2020

General Updates

Changes or updates in my daily emails will now be highlighted in RED

NEW MITIGATIONS - PLEASE SEE BELOW – MOVING TO TIER 3

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) maintained at 14.0% (ending 11/14).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average decreased 14.3%.

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


Mitigation Measures

All 11 regions will move into Tier 3 effective November 20, 2020 at 12:01AM:  I am still digesting this as it literally just came across my desk.  So please be patient for more information.

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

Areas Affected:

  *   Retail
  *   Personal Care Service
  *   Health and Fitness
  *   Hotels
  *   Manufacturing
  *   Bars and Restaurants
  *   Meetings and Social Events
  *   Offices
  *   Organized Group Recreational Activities
  *   Indoor Recreation, Theaters, Cultural Institutions

School districts and local officials should follow extensive guidance released by IDPH and ISBE<https://www.isbe.net/Pages/covid19.aspx> in August and make decisions related to in-person and remote learning at the local level, based on the unique needs of their communities.

Child care facilities may continue to operate subject to DCFS guidelines<https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/brighterfutures/healthy/Documents/Day_Care_Guidance.pdf>.


Update on Cases


Today’s confirmed cases:  We have 61 new cases and 126 released.  This brings our confirmed active case count to 258 with 235 in home isolation and 23 hospitalized (6 cases are no longer hospitalized, 1 was completely released, 4 were released to home isolation, and 1 has died).   A gentleman in his 70s has died.  Our hearts go out to his family and friends.

New cases include:  2 infants, 2 toddlers, 1 preschooler, 1 grade school child, 7 teens, 12 in their 20s, 11 in their 30s, 8 in their 40s, 7 in their 50s, 3 in their 60s, 5 in their 70s, 1 in their 80s and 1 in their 90s.

Hospitals and Congregate living facilities continue to have strains on their resources and personnel.

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

  *   Long Term Care / Congregate living
  *   Schools / Daycares
  *   Businesses / Industries


Rumor Mill


  *   Nothing new at this time.

Attachments

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



Statistics
Vermilion County
Total Negatives:  45,979
Total positives: 2267

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics> (From 11/1/2020 - 11/7/2020)
For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion> (from 11/1/2020-11/7/2020)

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 11/13)
Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 9 days of positivity currently at 14.0%
Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  5 days of hospital admission increases
Med Surge Bed Availability:  37%
ICU Bed Availability:  33%
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


  *   IMPORTANT:  If your agency is doing any testing, please make sure that your negative and positive results are being submitted through IDPH’s redcap system.  If you are not registered in redcap, you MUST create an account and begin to enter your results.  https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/<https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/> This is crucial that our county accounts for every test we do.
  *   Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you can call 1-800-889-3931 or 1-888-297-7208.  Please wait at least 3-4 days after testing before you call.  The State of Illinois Testing Center should call, but this is just in case.
  *   For Testing locations, please go to the following link:  https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf<https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf>

Vaccination Plans  (no set dates at this time) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan>

     *   If you plan on dispensing, please make sure that you are signed up in ICARE for COIVD19.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Updated/New Guidance


  *   Nothing New at this time

Updates of Flu

Early flu reports still indicate a lower than normal flu season.  For more information:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/influenza/influenza-surveillance<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/influenza/influenza-surveillance>

  *   Percent of outpatient visits for ILI (influenza like illness) – 1.46% (baseline is 1.9%)
  *   Percent /number of Influenza positive tests – Season so far is .8%
  *   Illinois influenza-associated ICU admissions – Season so far is 2



We still have about 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.

Charts

Positivity Rates:  This can also be found at the following link if you want to see the other counties that are in our region. REMINDER:  We want it to be UNDER 8%.  You will have to scroll down all the way to see them. http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6>

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Illinois State Police Announce Results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols in Vermilion County

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) held in Vermilion County during November. These OREPs provided extra patrol coverage for the ISP so officers could focus on saving lives by making sure all vehicle occupants were buckled up.

Violations Enforcement Activity

Safety Belt Citations 33

Child Restraint Citations 1

Total Citations 41

Total Written Warnings 8

 

Most motorists know safety belts save lives, but some ignore their safety and that of their families by neglecting to use safety belts and child restraint devices. These patrols reinforce the occupant protection message by focusing on those who ignore the law. Lives can be saved if people simply “buckle up!” This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/17/2020

Traffic Accident H20-5242

Time of Accident: 12:00 AM

Date of Accident: 11-14-2020

Location of Accident: 800 W Main Street Driveway

Unit 1: 2015 Jeep driven by Johanna Rutledge of Hoopeston (F) (26)

Unit 2: 2017 Chevy Equinox Owned by Brianna Meier of Milford

Parked Unit in drive.

Details: Unit 2 was parked overnight in a driveway, Unit 1 struck Unit 2 but did not realized she had hit the unit. Unit 1 did provide full details and cooperation. Both units insured no tickets, no injuries reported.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/17/2020

General Updates

 

Changes or updates in my daily emails will now be highlighted in RED

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 14.0% (ending 11/13).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average increased to 14.5%. 

 

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

 

 

Mitigation Measures  (This is NOT Phase 3)

 

TIER ONE – Still on Tier 1

 

The state has not put us on Tier 2 yet, even though it has been 14 days since we were put on Tier 1 and that is the guidance they have followed for other counties.  I have asked what plans are and am waiting to hear back.  I will keep you posted.  Continue to follow Tier 1 until we hear more.

 

IDPH released guidance on Region 6 - https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf

Mitigation Q and A (Updated on 11/9, begins on page 8): https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf

 

 

Update on Cases

 

Over the weekend we had 67 new confirmed cases and 41 released.  6 of these new cases were hospitalized.

 

Today’s confirmed cases:  We have 47 new cases and 28 released.  This brings our confirmed active case count to 324 with 295 in home isolation and 29 hospitalized   New cases include:  3 grade school children, 5 teens, 8 in their 20s, 4 in their 30s, 6 in their 40s, 5 in their 50s, 12 in their 60s, 2 in their 70s, and 2 in their 80s.   

 

 

PLEASE READ:  Strains on healthcare providers and LTCs are extremely high with the increase in COVID19 cases.       

 

 

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

  • Election Judges
  • Long Term Care / Congregate living
  • Schools / Daycares
  • Businesses / Industries

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Nothing new at this time.

 

Attachments

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

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  44,792

Total positives: 2267

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 11/1/2020 - 11/7/2020)

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/1/2020-11/7/2020)

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 11/13)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 9 days of positivity currently at 14.0% 

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  5 days of hospital admission increases 

Med Surge Bed Availability:  35% 

ICU Bed Availability:  32%

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

 

Testing Information

 

  • IMPORTANT:  If your agency is doing any testing, please make sure that your negative and positive results are being submitted through IDPH’s redcap system.  If you are not registered in redcap, you MUST create an account and begin to enter your results.  https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/ This is crucial that our county accounts for every test we do.   
  • Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you can call 1-800-889-3931 or 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. 

 

Vaccination Plans  (no set dates at this time) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan

    • If you plan on dispensing, please make sure that you are signed up in ICARE for COIVD19.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Updated/New Guidance

 

  • Nothing New at this time

 

Flu Shots

 

We still have about 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. 

 

Charts

 

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  

 

 

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Former Watseka man among dead in Egypt copter crash

A Watseka man has been identified as one of five soldiers who died in a helicopter crash November 12 in Sinai, Egypt. Sgt. Jeremy Cain Sherman, 23, of Watseka, was killed when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter he was on crashed Thursday in Sinai, Egypt. Four other service members died in the incident, including Capt. Seth Vernon, 31, of Katy, Tex.; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dallas Gearld Garza, 34, of Fayetteville N. Car., Chief Warrant Officer 2 Marwan Sameh Ghabour, 27, of Marlborough, Mass.; and Staff Sgt. Kyle Robert McKee, 35, of Painesville, Ohio. The United States Army announced the victims’ names Saturday. Two others - Sgt. Maj. Michaela Ticha, of the Czech Republic and Lt. Col. Sebastien Botta, of France - were confirmed as casualties by their respective governments. An unidentified U.S. service member was injured in the crash, but has not been identified. The soldier was medically evacuated to an Israeli hospital and was said to be in critical condition, according to media reports. According to social media, Sgt. Sherman attended Watseka Community High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 2015 and was a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter mechanic/ crew chief. Most recently, he and his wife, Kathleen, lived in Clarksville, Tenn. The soldiers, part of peacekeeping operations with the Multinational Force and Observers mission, were on a reconnaissance mission and crashed near the island of Tiran. The crash is under investigation. Mechanical failure is believed to have been the cause. Malicious activity does not appear to be involved, according to printed reports. About 700 troops are stationed in the area as part of a 35 -year-old peacekeeping mission, according to the Military Times. In recent months, troops in the area have assisted in operations against Islamic State group fighters, along with other regional security duties, the publication said. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/14/2020

Criminal Damage to Property H20-5240

Time: 5:33pm

Location: 500 blk N 10th Av

Complainant: 26 year old Hoopeston female

Details: HPD officers were called to the area for criminal damage to a vehicle. An

investigation continues.

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Jesse White Announces Closure of Driver Services Facilities from Nov. 17 until Dec. 7, 2020, Due to Worsening COVID-19 Pandemic

Driver’s licenses and ID card expirations will be extended until June 1, 2021 White encourages online renewal options CDL facilities remain open for truck drivers Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing Driver Services facilities statewide will be closed to the public for in person transactions effective Tuesday, Nov. 17 and will reopen on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. White is encouraging the public to take advantage of online services. In addition, White announced that expiration dates for driver’s licenses and ID cards will be extended until June 1, 2021. This June 1, 2021 extension also includes those who have February, March, April and May 2021 expiration dates. As a result, expired driver’s licenses and ID cards will remain valid until June 1, 2021. CDL (Commercial Driver License) holders and commercial permit holders are excluded from this extension due to federal requirements. “After careful consideration, we have decided to close all Driver Services facilities until December 7, 2020, due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic,” said White. “The health and safety of employees and the public remains paramount and face-to-face transactions potentially increase the further spread of the virus. We have extended expiration dates to assist people during this difficult time. I am also encouraging customers to consider using online services which are available for many office transactions.” As White noted, many transactions with the Secretary of State’s office may be conducted online at www.cyberdriveillinois.com, some of which include:

· Renewing a license plate sticker;

· Renewing a valid driver’s license for qualifying drivers;

· Renewing a valid ID card for those age 22-64 (seniors 65 and older have free, non-expiring IDs);

· Obtaining a driver record abstract;

· Filing Business Services documents, such as incorporations and annual reports; and · Customers with issues involving administrative hearings may contact adminhearings@ilsos.gov. Those who are eligible for online driver’s license renewal will receive a letter from the Secretary of State’s office with a PIN necessary for online renewal. Those whose driver’s licenses or ID cards expired between Feb. 1, 2020 and Jan. 31, 2021, who qualify for online renewal should receive their PIN letter in December 2020 or January 2021. Those whose driver’s licenses or ID cards expire after Feb. 1, 2021, will receive their PIN letter approximately 90 days before their expiration date.

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Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site Coming to Ford County

– Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing that a COVID-19 testing site is coming to the area next week. A mobile testing unit managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will be stationed in Paxton, IL according to the following schedule: Friday, November 20, 2020 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Anyone in line at 4:00 pm will be tested) Ford County Public Health Department 235 N. Taft St. Paxton, IL Know Before You Go Testing is free and open to all regardless of symptoms. Simple nasal swabs will be used. A phone number and name are required to receive testing results. Individuals will be called with results within 4-7 business days. Individuals are encouraged to bring their health insurance card but can still be tested without insurance. Other Testing Options State-run Community-Based Testing Sites located in Champaign (Market Place Mall, 2000 N. Neil St) and Bloomington (1106 Interstate Drive) are open 7 days a week. Testing at these sites is free. For more information, visit the IDPH website at https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid-19-testing-sites. Many healthcare providers in Ford County also have COVID-19 testing available. Please contact your provider or the facility to ask about testing criteria and appointment availability. “We encourage our residents to take advantage of the mobile testing site or Community-Based Testing Sites and get tested right away if they are experiencing symptoms, or after being exposed to an infected person,” says Lana Sample, FCPHD Administrator. “Testing is an important first step that help

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/13/2020

General Updates

 

Changes or updates in my daily emails will now be highlighted in RED

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 13.0% (ending 11/10).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average increased to 12.7%.  Vermilion County remains on the warning list.  See information below under statistics. 

 

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

 

 

Mitigation Measures  (This is NOT Phase 3)

 

TIER ONE Mitigations  (it is likely that we will go into Tier 2 mitigations by Monday) – here are the guidelines for Tier 2 - https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/Tier-2-COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf

  • Areas added under Tier 2 include are denoted by *

 

IDPH released guidance on Region 6 - https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf

Mitigation Q and A (Updated on 11/9, begins on page 8): https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf

 

 

Update on Cases

 

Today’s confirmed cases:  We have 90 new cases and 68 released.  This brings our confirmed active case count to 279 with 256 in home isolation and 23 hospitalized (we had 4 new hospitalizations, 1 released completely from the hospital and isolation and 3 released from the hospital into home isolation).  New cases include:  6 grade school children, 7 teens, 10 in their 20s, 9 in their 30s, 14 in their 40s, 13 in their 50s, 12 in their 60s, 9 in their 70s, 8 in their 80s and 2 in their 90s.   

 

We are reporting 10 deaths today (deaths stemming from 10/31-present), one gentleman in his 40s, one gentleman in his 60s, 6 gentlemen in their 70s, and 2 gentlemen in their 80s.  Our hearts go out to their friends and family.  We now have 27 deaths total from COVID19.     8 of these were from congregate living facilities. 

 

PLEASE READ:  Many of our VC hospitals and LTCs are in crisis mode with the number of outbreaks, availability of staff, etc.   Bed availability is down significantly.  Please remember that other emergencies are happening in our county and taking up beds and staff.  Higher numbers of COVID19 have added additional strain on current resources.  While I can report on Vermilion County residents, the current hospitalizations that we report do not reflect those who do not live in Vermilion County.       

 

 

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

  • Election Judges
  • Long Term Care / Congregate living – we have quite a few outbreaks in our long-term care and congregate setting facilities
  • Schools / Daycares
  • Businesses / Industries

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Rumor is:  It’s okay to have COVID19 positive staff work.  The Truth is:  Once again, IDPH STRONGLY DOES NOT recommend having staff work that are COVID19 positive, especially those who are symptomatic.

 

Attachments

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

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  43,478

Total positives: 2153

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 11/1/2020 - 11/7/2020)

New Cases  per 100,000:  465 per 100K

Number of deaths:  8

Test Positivity:  11.9%

Tests Performed:  3,068

CLI (COVID19 like Illness) ED Visits % (Adults):  6.7%

Number of CLI Admissions:  18

Cluster (%) of Cases 3.8%

ICU (%) Available:  39.8%

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/1/2020-11/7/2020)

Youth Case Increase – 29 youth cases (minimal)

New Cases - 357

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 11/10)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 8 days of positivity currently at 13.0% 

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  5 days of hospital admission increases 

Med Surge Bed Availability:  31% 

ICU Bed Availability:  31%

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

 

Testing Information

 

  • IMPORTANT:  If your agency is doing any testing, please make sure that your negative and positive results are being submitted through IDPH’s redcap system.  If you are not registered in redcap, you MUST create an account and begin to enter your results.  https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/ This is crucial that our county accounts for every test we do.   
  • Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you can call 1-800-889-3931 or 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. 

 

Vaccination Plans  (no set dates at this time) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan

    • If you plan on dispensing, please make sure that you are signed up in ICARE for COIVD19.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Updated/New Guidance

 

  • Nothing New at this time

 

Flu Shots

 

We still have about 400 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. 

 

Charts

 

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  

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 11/13/2020

Criminal Damage to Vehicle H20-5218

Time: 08:35

Location: 300 block S 4th Street

Complainant: 27-year-old Hoopeston Male

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

Details: HPD was called to the above location for criminal damage to vehicle. After officer’s investigation, Ms. Edwards was placed under arrest and taken to HPD for processing. Ms. Edwards was transported to Vermilion County Jail.

 

 

Item Recovered

*** Update*** Owner located and phone returned.

Location: 400 blk of S Market

Details: A phone was found in the above location. Owner may come to the station to

identify it.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/13/2020

 

General Updates

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 12.7% (ending 11/9).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average went down from yesterday (12.3) to 12.2%.  We had a positivity rate of only 8.5% on 11/9.  We still had 52 positive cases, but had tested over 600 (graph for this is at the end of the email). 

 

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

 

 

Mitigation Measures  (This is NOT Phase 3)

 

TIER ONE Mitigations  (it is likely that we will see additional restrictions placed on our region as we have not reduced our positivity rate and would have needed to see under 6.5% for the 7 day rolling average by 11/13)

 

IDPH released guidance on Region 6 - https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf

Mitigation Q and A (Updated on 11/9, begins on page 8): https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf

 

 

Update on Cases

 

 

Today’s confirmed cases:  We have 35 new cases and 18 released.  This brings our confirmed active case count to 267 with 244 in home isolation and 23 hospitalized.  New cases include:  1 toddler, 5 teens, 6 in their 20s, 3 in their 30s, 5 in their 40s, 6 in their 50s, 4 in their 60s, 4 in their 70s, and 1 in their 80s.   

 

We have about 6 deaths right now that we are still waiting on residency information on. 

 

 

IDPH is asking everyone to really limit their outings and gatherings in the next 3 weeks.  Our hospitals are getting closer to reaching full capacity and our healthcare workers in the hospitals and our nursing home facilities are overwhelmed and working long and exhausting hours.  New reports from our hospitals show transfers now due to reaching capacity.  We are getting to the point where there are more people needing to be admitted than there are beds!  I don’t know what more to say to show the seriousness that we are getting into. 

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

  • Election Judges (we have had a few cases among election judges – many we were told were not wearing masks)
  • Long Term Care / Congregate living
  • Schools / Daycares
  • Businesses / Industries

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Rumor is:  It’s okay to have COVID19 positive people work.  The Truth is:  Once again, IDPH STRONGLY DOES NOT recommend having staff work that are COVID19 positive. 

 

Attachments

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

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  42,871

Total positives: 2063

 

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 UIUC Testing (ending on 11/9)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 8 days of positivity currently at 12.7% 

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  5 days of hospital admission increases 

Med Surge Bed Availability:  32% 

ICU Bed Availability:  33%

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

 

Testing Information

 

  • IMPORTANT:  If your agency is doing any testing, please make sure that your negative and positive results are being submitted through IDPH’s redcap system.  If you are not registered in redcap, you MUST create an account and begin to enter your results.  https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/ This is crucial that our county accounts for every test we do.   
  • Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you can call 1-800-889-3931 or 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. 

 

Vaccination Plans  (no set dates at this time) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan

    • If you plan on dispensing, please make sure that you are signed up in ICARE for COIVD19.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Updated/New Guidance

 

  • Nothing New at this time

 

Flu Shots

 

We still have about 400 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. 

 

Charts

 

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  

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 11/12/2020

Fire Call

Time: 2:10PM

Location: 600 blk of E Young

Details: HFD and HPD were dispatched to the above location for smoke showing on

the porch. No injuries were reported.

 

 

Driving while license suspended, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle H20-5212

Time: 6:04PM

Location: W Orange st/S 2nd Ave

Arrested: Craig Stevens(42)(M)of Hoopeston

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

suspended drivers license. Mr. Stevens was arrested and transported to HPD

for processing and later released with a Vermilion County Court Date.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/12/2020


The Vermilion County Health Department is reporting 45 new cases yesterday (one resident in their 90s, two in their 80s, two in their 70s, three in their 60s, five in their 50s, ten in their 40s, six in their 30s, eight in their 20s, two teens, five grade-school-aged children, and one pre-schooler), and 31 released, which brings us to a total of 2,028 positive cases -- 250 of which are active.

There are currently 23 COVID-positive Vermilion County residents hospitalized.

We have received 40,846 negative test results.

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FARM BUREAU HOSTS WIND / SOLAR FARM INFORMATION ZOOM MEETING

As wind and solar companies propose expansions in new area of our county, Vermilion County Farm Bureau is hosting a Wind / Solar Farm Information Meeting on Zoom on Monday, December 7, 2020. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm.

 

Attorneys with Illinois Farm Bureau General Counsel who have worked with members on wind and solar projects across the state will review the basics points that landowners should have covered in their land leases. They’ll discuss such things as easements, access to property, crop damage, equipment removal after use and other important items to cover in your agreement.

 

Farm Bureau members that are interested in participating in the meeting should contact the Farm Bureau office at (217) 442-8713 to receive details for joining the Zoom broadcast.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/11/2020

General Updates

 

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 11.9% (ending 11/7).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average went up to 11.9%.  11/7 reported our highest positivity rate of 14.8% since keeping track of daily rates.

 

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

 

 

Mitigation Measures  (This is NOT Phase 3)

 

TIER ONE Mitigations  (it is likely that we will see additional restrictions placed on our region as we have not reduced our positivity rate and would have needed to see under 6.5% for the 7 day rolling average by 11/13)

 

IDPH released guidance on Region 6 - https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf

Mitigation Q and A (Updated on 11/9, begins on page 8): https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf

 

 

Update on Cases

 

Today’s cases:  58 new cases and 61 releases.  This puts our active cases at 236 with 213 in home isolation and 23 hospitalized.  We had 2 released from the hospital, but 4 added.  We also had 2 additional deaths that we can report: 2 gentlemen in their 80s.  Our hearts go out to their family and friends.  These are our 16th and 17th deaths, and we are still waiting on some residency information on a few more. 

 

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

  • Long Term Care / Congregate living
  • Schools / Daycares (again, for the most part, cases have been through outside transmission, not internally with the students / teachers)
  • Businesses / Industries

 

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  41,846

Total positives: 1983

 

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 UIUC Testing (ending on 11/7)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 8 days of positivity currently at 11.9% 

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  5 days of hospital admission increases 

Med Surge Bed Availability:  35% 

ICU Bed Availability:  36%

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

 

Testing Information

 

  • IMPORTANT:  If your agency is doing any testing, please make sure that your negative and positive results are being submitted through IDPH’s redcap system.  If you are not registered in redcap, you MUST create an account and begin to enter your results.  https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/ This is crucial that our county accounts for every test we do.   
  • Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you can call 1-800-889-3931 or 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. 

 

Vaccination Plans  (no set dates at this time) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan

    • If you plan on dispensing, please make sure that you are signed up in ICARE for COIVD19.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Updated/New Guidance

 

Flu Shots

 

We still have about 400 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. 

 

Charts

 

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  

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 11/11/2020

Burglary to Business Building H20-5177

Time of Report: 2:24 pm

Date of Report: November 9, 2020

Location: 325 S Dixie Hwy, Ross-Leemon Construction

Details: At the above time and date, Business contacted HPD reference to person(s) unknown and without permission had forced entry to the secured section of the property.

 

Brush Fire Call

Time: 1:23 pm

Location: 1300 block W Orange Street Hoopeston Cattle Pen Property

Details: HFD was sent with equipment reference to a brush fire that got out of control.

No injuries or damage reported.

 

 

Driving while license revoked H20-5193

Time: 3:16PM

Location: N 3Rd St/E Thompson Ave

Arrested: Josh Edwards(43)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: During a traffic stop a computer check showed Mr. Edwards to have a revoked

license. Mr. Edwards was transported to HPD for processing and later released

with a Vermilion County Court date.

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ISP Multi-Vehicle Traffic Crash on Illinois 47

WHAT:                      Three Vehicle Injury Traffic Crash

WHERE:                   Illinois 47 approximately ½ mile South of 3300 North, Champaign County

WHEN:                      Nov. 10, 2020 at approximately 4:29 a.m.

VEHICLES:              Unit 1- 2004 White Chevrolet Truck

                                    Unit 2- 2020 White International Truck Tractor Semi Trailer Combination

                                    Unit 3- 2017 Silver Chevrolet SUV

 

DRIVERS:                 Unit 1- Nelson Towery, 45-year-old male from Pekin, IL - Uninjured

                                    Unit 2- Adetunji Adegoke, 66-year-old male from Woodridge, IL - Uninjured

                                    Unit 3- Bettykay Benningfield, 66-year-old female from Gibson City, IL – Transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

PRELIMINARY:      A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was stopped for unknown reasons in the north bound lane of Illinois 47 approximately ½ mile south of 3300 north in Champaign County. Unit 1 also had no lights activated. Unit 2 was traveling north at the same location and swerved to avoid striking Unit 1, causing the trailer being towed by Unit 2 to detach and overturn, blocking the south bound lanes of Illinois 47. Unit 3 was traveling south and struck the rear side of the overturned trailer blocking the south bound lane. The driver of Unit 3 was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both Unit 1 and Unit 2 drivers were uninjured. The roadway was closed for approximately 2 ½ hours.

CHARGES:               Unit 1 driver was cited for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Improper Stopping on a Roadway and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/10/2020

General Updates

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 11.3% (ending 11/6).   Vermilion County’s 7 day rolling average went down to 11.6%.  

 

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

 

 

Mitigation Measures  (This is NOT Phase 3)

 

TIER ONE Mitigations

 

IDPH released guidance on Region 6 - https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf

Mitigation Q and A (begins on page 9): https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf

 

 

Update on Cases

 

Over the weekend:  59 new cases and 43 released.  IDPH is reporting that we have 20 deaths from COVID19.  We are waiting on information on residency for some of these before we will report.

 

Today’s cases:  Our case numbers will be low as our CD Coordinator will be out today, but back in this evening to confirm the names of our new cases so there is no duplication.  We are working as hard as we can to pull in contact tracers from other departments to try to catch up, but it is a never-ending task.  We hope to pull in even more contact tracers soon. 

 

12 new cases today and 1 released from isolation.  This puts us at 241 active cases with 220 in home isolation and 21 still hospitalized.  We unfortunately can report that we had an additional death, a female in their 100s.  This is our 15th confirmed COVID19 death.  Our hearts go out to their family and friends.    

 

Outbreak / Increased Case Information

  • There are increased cases or outbreaks in the following areas:
    • Congregate Living Facilities – both staff and residents
    • Large and Small Gatherings - small gatherings are especially cause for concern as people usually are around close friends and family when masks and social distancing are not being done.
    • Households – once it gets into a household, it spreads very quickly if the individuals cannot social distance and mask from each other. 
    • Industries
    • Workplaces
    • Schools / Daycares – Mainly at the schools, we are seeing kids and teachers out because of outside exposures and not necessarily an in house outbreak.  I would like to thank our schools for doing a GREAT job!!  It’s not an easy task at all.  I also want to thank the schools for helping us with contact tracing when it comes to the schools!!  We really couldn’t do this without you!

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Rumor is:  You can test out of quarantine.  THIS IS FALSE.  You cannot test out of being in quarantine.  Remember, quarantine is if you were exposed to someone with COVID19. 
  • Rumor is:  You can still go to work if you test positive.  THIS IS FALSE.  You should never allow an employee to work if they test positive.  There are some instances when a critical infrastructure worker can work if they have been exposed, but that is it and extra precautions must be taken.

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  41,413

Total positives: 1925

 

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 UIUC Testing (ending on 11/6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 8 days of positivity currently at 11.3% 

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

Med Surge Bed Availability:  34% 

ICU Bed Availability:  40%

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

 

Testing Information

 

  • IMPORTANT:  If your agency is doing any testing, please make sure that your negative and positive results are being submitted through IDPH’s redcap system.  If you are not registered in redcap, you MUST create an account and begin to enter your results.  https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/ This is crucial that our county accounts for every test we do.   
  • Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you an call 1-800-889-3931 or 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. 

 

Vaccination Plans  (no set dates at this time) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan

    • If you plan on dispensing, please make sure that you are signed up in ICARE for COIVD19.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Flu Shots

 

We still have about 400 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. 

 

Charts

 

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  

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/9/2020

 

Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful use of Weapon, Defacing of Firearm, Driving Suspended, No Insurance.

H20-5143 2020-8920

Time: 18:42

Location: 1000 blk of W Penn St.

Arrested: Marci Howey (46) (F) of Indianapolis, IN.

Details: HPD officer conducted a traffic stop. A quick search of the vehicle resulted

in possession of methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia. Ms. Howey was

arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB.

 

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 2:48am

Location: 800 blk E Main St

Details: HFD was dispatched to the above location for the smell of natural gas inside the

residence. Fire department cleared after finding no leaks.

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Iroquois county man arrested on Criminal Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Abuse, and Sexual Relations within Families

On Monday, November 9th , 2020 the Iroquois County Sheriff's Office arrested Douglas E. Brown, age 51 , of Woodland, IL, on charges of Criminal Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Abuse, and Sexual Relations within Families. Following an investigation, Mr. Brown was taken into custody by Iroquois County Deputies. Mr. Brown was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains awaiting a court appearance.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/9/2020

We are reporting 59 new cases over the weekend and 24 released, which brings us to a total of 1,913 positive cases -- 231 of which are active at this time.

 

There are currently 21 COVID-positive Vermilion County residents hospitalized.

 

We have received 40,107 negative test results.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/6/2020

General Updates

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased at 10.2% (ending 11/2).   Vermilion County’s 7 day rolling average went down to 11.7%.   

 

Vermilion County is officially back on the Warning List. 

 

IDPH has put together a few new statistics that they will be releasing today and on a regular basis:  I have included the links to these as I don’t want list everything for each of them. 

 

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

 

 

Mitigation Measures  (This is NOT Phase 3)

 

TIER ONE Mitigations

 

IDPH released guidance on Region 6 - https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf

Mitigation Q and A (begins on page 9): https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf

 

 

Update on Cases

 

Today’s Cases:  32 new cases – 215 active and 22 hospitalized.   

 

 

Outbreak Information

  • There are increased cases or outbreaks in the following areas:
    • Congregate Living Facilities – both staff and residents
    • Large and Small Gatherings - small gatherings are especially cause for concern as people usually are around close friends and family when masks and social distancing are not being done.
    • Households – once it gets into a household, it spreads very quickly if the individuals cannot social distance and mask from each other. 
    • We have already had some possible exposures from Halloween. 
    • Industries
    • Workplaces
    • Schools / Daycares

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

      • Nothing at this time

 

 

Attachments

  • IDPH Update
  • No graphic today

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  40,107

Total positives: 1854

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (for 10/25-10/31)

  • New Cases per 100K:  333
  • New deaths:  2
  • 7 day rolling average positivity rate:  12.0%
  • CLI (COVID Like Illness) ED visits (adults):  6.1%
  • CLI Hospital Admissions:  19
  • Clusters:  3.5%
  • ICU Bed Availability:  39.7%

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (for 10/25-10/31)

  • New Youth Cases:  29 (minimal level)

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 11/3)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 9 days of positivity currently at 10.2% 

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

Med Surge Bed Availability:  34% 

ICU Bed Availability:  38%

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

 

Testing Information

 

  • COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van at DACC (2000 E. Main St. Danville) in their north parking lot from 9-4:30
    • 11/2 – 11/8
  • IMPORTANT:  If your agency is doing any testing, please make sure that your negative and positive results are being submitted through IDPH’s redcap system.  If you are not registered in redcap, you MUST create an account and begin to enter your results.  https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/ This is crucial that our county accounts for every test we do.   

 

Vaccination Plans  (no set dates at this time) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan

    • If you plan on dispensing, please make sure that you are signed up in ICARE for COIVD19.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Updated/New Guidance

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

Flu Shots

 

We will have drive-thru flu clinics on the following days HERE at the Vermilion County Health Department.

  • November 7 (Sat) 9:00 - noon

 

Charts

 

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  

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update11/6/2020

General Updates

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) remained at 10.0% (ending 11/2).   Vermilion County’s 7 day rolling average went down to 11.9%.  On 11/2, we only had a daily rate of 7.5.  This was also the first day we had the mobile testing clinic back in town.  The last time the mobile testing clinic was in town, we were able to get our 7-day rolling average under 8%.  I encourage anyone wanting to get tested this week, to do so.  The mobile clinic is here until Sunday at DACC.   

 

Tomorrow, IDPH will release the new update on County warning levels.  Since they will go by the week of 10/25-10/31, I will assume we will be back on the warning list due to just our positivity rate (on 10/31 it was 12%) and new case rate alone. 

 

COVID19 cases/deaths (Source:  John Hopkins)

Global confirmed:  48,450,292

Global Deaths:  1,229,671

US Confirmed:  9,537,515
US Deaths:  234,225

 

 

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

 

 

Mitigation Measures  (This is NOT Phase 3)

 

TIER ONE Mitigations

 

IDPH released guidance on Region 6 - https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf

Mitigation Q and A (begins on page 9): https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf

 

 

Update on Cases

 

Today’s Cases:  44 new cases and 35 were released out of isolation and 3 released out of the hospital.   Our active cases are now at 196 with 174 isolated at home and 25 hospitalized (6 new hospitalizations were added today).  We have 1 toddler, 1 preschooler, 4 grade school children, 3 teens, 7 in their 20s, 7 in their 30s, 5 in their 40s, 6 in their 50s, 4 in their 60s, 5 in their 70s, and 1 in their 90s. 

 

On IDPH’s release today, it lists 4 deaths in Vermilion County.  3 of those deaths were from this week that we reported on Monday and Wednesday.  We are still waiting on notification on residency on about 4-5 deaths that have occurred in the last week in either congregate settings or the hospitals.  We only report on deaths of Vermilion County residents.  So, if they were in a facility, but listed their home address on the death certificate in another county, we do not count that as a Vermilion County death. 

 

We also saw today’s state death count back to almost 100.  I cannot stress enough that we are back in the thick of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths and we need to tread carefully if we want to keep our healthcare providers and our hospitals from being overwhelmed. 

 

Outbreak Information

  • There are increased cases or outbreaks in the following areas:
    • Congregate Living Facilities – both staff and residents
    • Large and Small Gatherings - small gatherings are especially cause for concern as people usually are around close friends and family when masks and social distancing are not being done.
    • Households – once it gets into a household, it spreads very quickly if the individuals cannot social distance and mask from each other. 
    • We have already had some possible exposures from Halloween. 
    • Industries
    • Workplaces
    • Schools / Daycares

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • We had someone notify us that they were being told by health professionals that if you have the flu and get tested for COVID19, you will test positive because COVID19 is a flu virus strain.  THIS IS FALSE. 
    • The truth is:  While both can cause respiratory illnesses, they are completely different viruses.  There are many types of viruses out there and influenza and coronaviruses are just two of about 1 million various viruses out there.  So, if you have the flu and get tested for COVID19 but do not have COVID19, you will not test positive for COVID19 because you have the flu. It is possible to be infected with both the flu and COVID19 at the same time, but you would need to have BOTH a flu test and a COVID19 test to determine that. If you like to get into the nitty gritty of the differences, I have included information that gets pretty technical:
      • A coronavirus in an enveloped positive-sense RNA virus, which is characterized by club-like spikes that project from their surface, an unusually large RNA genome, and a unique replication strategy.  Under a microscope it appears to have small crowns surrounding it, hence the name “corona”.  Coronaviruses (CoVs) are the largest group of viruses belonging to the Nidovirales order, which includes CoronaviridaeArteriviridaeMesoniviridae, and Roniviridae families. The Coronavirinae comprise one of two subfamilies in the Coronaviridae family, with the other being the Torovirinae. The Coronavirinae are further subdivided into four genera, the alpha, beta, gamma, and delta coronaviruses. The viruses were initially sorted into these genera based on serology but are now divided by phylogenetic clustering.  (Source:  National Institutes of Health)
      • Human influenza viruses on the other hand belong to the Orthomyxoviridae family, which consists of the genera influenza A, B, and C virus, thogotovirus (carried by ticks, and infecting humans), and isavirus (infecting fish), as well as of a few other, newly described arboviruses. Only influenza A and B viruses cause epidemics in human beings.  Based on their main antigenic determinants, the haemagglutinin (H or HA) and neuraminidase (N or NA) transmembrane glycoproteins, influenza A viruses are further subdivided into 18 H (H1–H18) and 11 N (N1–N11) subtypes. Influenza A subtypes and B viruses are further classified by strains. The nomenclature for influenza virus isolates includes the influenza virus type (A or B), host species (omitted if human in origin), geographical site, serial number, year of isolation and, lastly, the H and N variants in brackets. Influenza viruses have a single-stranded, negative-sense RNA genome and a pleiomorphic (non-uniform) envelope with a diameter of 50–120 nm. HA and NA glycoproteins form “spikes” that are spread over the surface of the viral particle. The influenza A and B virus genomes consist of 8 separate segments, each coding for 1 or several functionally important proteins required for virus entry, replication or virus structure.  (Source:  WHO)

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  39,665

Total positives: 1822

 

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 UIUC Testing (ending on 11/2)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 9 days of positivity currently at 10.0% 

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

Med Surge Bed Availability:  34% 

ICU Bed Availability:  38%

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

 

Testing Information

 

  • COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van at DACC (2000 E. Main St. Danville) in their north parking lot from 9-4:30
    • 11/2 – 11/8
  • IMPORTANT:  If your agency is doing any testing, please make sure that your negative and positive results are being submitted through IDPH’s redcap system.  If you are not registered in redcap, you MUST create an account and begin to enter your results.  https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/ This is crucial that our county accounts for every test we do.   

 

Vaccination Plans  (no set dates at this time) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan

    • If you plan on dispensing, please make sure that you are signed up in ICARE for COIVD19.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Updated/New Guidance

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

Flu Shots

 

We will have drive-thru flu clinics on the following days HERE at the Vermilion County Health Department.

  • November 6 (Fri) 1:00 - 4:00
  • November 7 (Sat) 9:00 - noon

 

Charts

 

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  

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/6/2020

Trespassing H20-5131

Time: 3:25pm

Location: 700 blk of S 1st Ave

Arrested: Daytan L. Davis(24)(M)of Rantoul

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above in reference to a civil disturbance. While on scene Mr. Davis was found to be on the property. Mr. Davis was charged with the above and transported to HPD, where he was processed and released with a notice to appear.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/5/2020

General Updates

 

*See Guidance section as there are two updates, one for schools and one for mitigation FAQs*

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 10.0% (ending 11/1).   Vermilion County increased to our highest 7-day rolling average of 12.3%.   

 

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

 

 

Mitigation Measures  (This is NOT Phase 3)

 

TIER ONE Mitigations

 

IDPH released guidance on Region 6 - https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf

 

 

Update on Cases

 

Yesterday’s count:  We had 50 new cases and 29 released yesterday.  We also had to take away another death due to a reporting error, so our total was 13 yesterday. 

 

Today’s Cases:  27 new cases and 29 were released out of isolation.   Our active cases are now at 196 with 174 isolated at home and 22 hospitalized.  We have 3 grade school children, 3 teens, 2 in their 20s, 1 in their 30s, 6 in their 40s, 6 in their 50s, 3 in their 60s, 2 in their 70s, and 1 in their 80s. 

 

We regret to report we have an additional death, one of our hospitalized.  A gentleman in his 70s, brings our total number of deaths back to 14.  Our hearts go out to his family and friends. 

 

Outbreak Information

There are increased cases or outbreaks in the following areas:
Congregate Living Facilities – both staff and residents
Large and Small Gatherings - small gatherings are especially cause for concern as people usually are around close friends and family when masks and social distancing are not being done.
Households – once it gets into a household, it spreads very quickly if the individuals cannot social distance and mask from each other. 
We have already had some possible exposures from Halloween. 
Industries
Workplaces
Schools / Daycares
 

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  39,220

Total positives: 1778

 

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 UIUC Testing (ending on 11/1)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 10 days of positivity currently at 10.0% 

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

Med Surge Bed Availability:  34% 

ICU Bed Availability:  39%

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

 

Testing Information

 

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van at DACC (2000 E. Main St. Danville) in their north parking lot from 9-4:30
11/2 – 11/8
IMPORTANT:  If your agency is doing any testing, please make sure that your negative and positive results are being submitted through IDPH’s redcap system.  If you are not registered in redcap, you MUST create an account and begin to enter your results.  https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/ This is crucial that our county accounts for every test we do.   
 

Vaccination Plans  (no set dates at this time) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan

If you plan on dispensing, please make sure that you are signed up in ICARE for COIVD19.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
 

Updated/New Guidance

 

The FAQs for business and mitigations have been updated today:  Mitigation information begins on page 9. https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf
School FAQ guidance was updated 11/4:  https://www.isbe.net/Documents/IDPH-School-FAQs.pdf.  Major changes on question 15 for what we see as an outbreak.  Used to be 2, now it is 5.
 

Flu Shots

 

We will have drive-thru flu clinics on the following days HERE at the Vermilion County Health Department.

November 6 (Fri) 1:00 - 4:00
November 7 (Sat) 9:00 - noon
 

Charts

 

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  

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/4/2020

The Vermilion County Health Department is reporting 50 new cases today (three residents in their 80s, three in their 70s, ten in their 60s, six in their 50s, eight in their 40s, seven in their 30s, five in their 20s, six teens, and two grade-school-aged children), which brings us to a total of 1,751 positive cases -- 200 of which are active.

 

There are currently 19 COVID-positive Vermilion County residents hospitalized.

 

The State's Mobile COVID -Testing Team will be in the front parking lot of DACC for seven days, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 8.

 

We will have two upcoming adult flu-vaccination clinics :

 

Friday, Nov. 6 from 1 - 4

 

Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 - noon

 

We accept most insurances.  Get vaccinated against seasonal flu !!

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Prefiling notices for Grant township officials

The office of Grant township at 525 S. Market St., Hoopeston will be
open from 10 am - 12 noon on Monday, November 9, 2020 and 1-3 pm on
Tuesday, November 10, 2020, for the purpose of accepting candidate
petitions for the Grant Township Republican Caucus election that will
be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 for the following offices:

SUPERVISOR
HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER
CLERK
TRUSTEES (4)



The office of Grant-Butler Township Assessing District (MTAD) at 525
S. Market St., Hoopeston will be open from 10 am - 12 noon on Monday,
November 9, 2020 and 1-3 pm on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, for the
purpose of accepting candidate petitions for the Grantt-Butler
Township Assessing District (MTAD) Republican Caucus election to be
held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 for the following office:

GRANT-BUTLER TOWNSHIP ASSESSING DISTRICT (MTAD) ASSESSOR

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/3/2020

General Updates

 

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 9.5% (ending 10/30).   Vermilion County shot back up to 10.9%.  We also continue to see higher numbers of hospitalizations and our ICU bed availability in the region is at 37%. 

 

The graphic below looks at the entire state for hospital beds and what is open, being used by non-COVID patients, and COVID patients.  The dark blue is COVID19 patients and that line is rising again.  You can see this graphic also here:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/hospitalization-utilization

 

 

Also, if you would like to look at the latest information on Influenza Surveillance - https://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/CDCS%20Influenza%20Surveillance%20Reports%202020-2021%20Week%2043.pdf

 

IDPH also released death statistics for 2019.  There were 2,106 deaths related to flu and pneumonia.  In 2020 so far, there have been 9,810 deaths related to COVD19. If we continue pace, COVID19 could be in the top 3 for leading causes of death for 2020.  In Vermilion County, we had 15 deaths from Influenza and Pneumonia in 2019.  https://www.dph.illinois.gov/data-statistics/vital-statistics/death-statistics   Deaths that have on the death certificate that lists COVDI19 as an underlying cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.  (this does not include someone who dies, for example, in a car wreck).

 

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

 

I welcome any feedback on what more we can be doing to keep our community healthy and safe. 

 

Mitigation Measures  (This is NOT Phase 3)

 

TIER ONE Mitigations

 

IDPH released guidance on Region 6 - https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf

 

Tomorrow is Election Day:  The new guidance does not affect Polling locations.  We do ask that polling places encourage social distancing and masking.  Please remember, you CANNOT deny someone their right to vote who refuses to wear a mask.  If someone tests positive or has to quarantine, please call the County Clerk’s office on guidance on how they can still vote.   

 

 

Update on Cases

 

Over the weekend:  25 new cases and 18 released.  Total Cases 1675 and active cases at 185.

 

Today’s Cases:  27 new cases and 32 were released out of isolation.   Our active cases are now at 178 with 163 isolated at home and 15 hospitalized.  We have 1 toddler, 1 grade school children, 4 teens, 2 in their 20s, 3 in their 30s, 4 in their 40s, 4 in their 50s, 4 in their 60s, 3 in their 70s, and 1 in their 80s. 

 

CORRECTION:  We had an individual counted as one of our previous deaths due to a reporting error, so that has been removed from out death total number and our total confirmed number.  We apologize for the mistake.  Unfortunately, we are adding 2 new deaths to the count today.   2 gentlemen in their 80s who were previously hospitalized.  Our hearts go out to their friends and family.  This makes our total deaths at 14. 

 

 

Outbreak Information

  • There are increased cases or outbreaks in the following areas:
    • Congregate Living Facilities – both staff and residents
    • Large and Small Gatherings - small gatherings are especially cause for concern as people usually are around close friends and family when masks and social distancing are not being done.
    • Households – once it gets into a household, it spreads very quickly if the individuals cannot social distance and mask from each other. 
    • Industries
    • Workplaces
    • Schools / Daycares

 

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  38,536

Total positives: 1701

 

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 UIUC Testing (ending on 10/30)

Test Positivity 7 Day Roll

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/3/2020

Fire Call

Time: 12:30 pm

Location: 701 E Orange St, Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Care

Details: Fire alarm was activated for Heat Detector in the Kitchen area which turned out to

Be workers on the roof of the facility. Cleared after confirming no issues

 

Fire Call

Time: 23:49

Location: 426 E Honeywell, Centennial Manor

Details: HFD was dispatched to a fire alarm at the above location. The location of the

smoke was located and the fire department cleared without incident.

 

Fire Call

Time: 11:48

Location: 912 S Dixie Highway, Subway Sandwich Shop

Details: HFD and Arrow Ambulance Dispatched to report of the building on fire, Units got on the scene and put the fire that caused damage. No report of damages and no reports of injuries.

 

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 6:32PM

Location: 800 blk of E Lincoln

Details: HFD and Arrow Ambulance dispatched to report of water heater smoking. No report of damages or injuries.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/2/2020

The Vermilion County Health Department is reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19 for the weekend.  which brings Vermilion County  to a total of 1,675 positive cases -- 185 of which are active.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/2/2020

ACCIDENT HIT AND RUN H20-5072

Time: 4:40PM

Location: 500 blk of W Washington St

Unit 1: Unknown

Unit 2: 1995 Chevrolet Utility parked by Todd Longest(31)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 2 while parked facing westbound on the street in front of 514 W Washington

was struck on the drivers side door area causing extensive damage to the door and

mirror. There were no witnesses to the accident and Unit 1 left the scene of the

accident.

 

 

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 5:06PM

Location: 800 blk of S Market

Details: HPD and HFD were dispatched to the above location for a report of logs on fire.

No injuries or damage was reported.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/1/2020

Fire Call

Time: 9:29PM

Location: 700 blk of E Main St

Details: HFD and HPD were dispatched to the above location for oven on fire. No injuries were reported.

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