WHPO Blog Archives for 2020-12

Two Vehicle Personal Injury Traffic Crash

 

WHAT:                      ­­­­­­­Two Vehicle Personal Injury Traffic Crash

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 47 at Ford County .050 North Rd.

WHEN:                      Dec. 29, 2020 at approximately 10:45p.m.

VEHICLE:                Unit 1- Gray, 2001 BMW

                                    Unit 2- 2002 Pontiac

DRIVER:                   Unit 1- Dewey Couch, a 60-year-old male of Rankin, IL (Transported to an area hospital with serious injuries)

DRIVER:                   Unit 2- Donald Chapman, a 57-year-old male of Champaign, IL

            PRELIMINARY     A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling southbound on IL. Route 47, just north of Ford Co. .050 North Rd at the above approximate time.  Unit 1 had its exterior lights deactivated as the vehicle was attempting to elude the Gibson City Police Department following an attempted traffic stop.  Unit 2 was traveling northbound on IL. Route 47 when it was side-swiped by Unit 1.  Unit 1 continued south for approximately 1 tenth of a mile and ran off the roadway into a farm field.  Unit 1 overturned and the driver was ejected.  Unit 1 driver was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  No further information is available at this time.

                                                 

            CHARGES:               Pending Investigation 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/31/2020

General Updates

With the beginning of our vaccine initiation, it is possible that my daily updates may become every other day or even weekly.

Mitigation Measures


  *   Region 6 (without UIUC tests) 7-day rolling day positivity Rate is 8.3% (ending 12/26).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average decreased to 11.2%.
  *   Mitigation FAQs:  https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf<https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf>

Update on Cases

Today’s Report:  We have 176 confirmed new cases to report and 170 new releases.   675 are at home in isolation and 39 are hospitalized.

New cases for today include: 2 toddlers, 6 preschool-aged children, 10 grade-school children, 14 teens, 23 in their 20s, 28 in their 30s, 26 in their 40s, 23 in their 50s, 29 in their 60s, 7 in their 70s, 6 in their 80s, and 2 in their 90s.

Increased Cases / Outbreaks / Exposures


  *   Congregate Settings:  Long Term Care / Correctional Facilities
  *   Industries and Manufacturing
  *   Holiday Gatherings


Rumor Mill


  *   Nothing new at this time


Attachments

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



Statistics
Vermilion County
Total Negatives:  70,417
Total positives: 5,708

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics> (From 12/13-12/19)
 For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion> (from 12/13-12/19) If you click on Vermilion County and then click on the Metrics Section, it gives you a lot of visuals for Vermilion County Trends.


Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/27 for positivity and 12/29 for ICU/Med Surge Bed Information)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 11 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 8.3%
Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  7 days of hospital admission decreases
Med Surge Bed Availability:  27.2%  (below 20% is the threshold)
ICU Bed Availability:  33.8%  (below 20% is the threshold)
Currently, 18% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 34% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.

ICU bed count as of 12/29/2020 11:59PM
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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


  *   IDPH Mobile Testing will be December 31st HERE at the Vermilion County Health Department from 8 – 3:30.   Apparently, you will need to electronically fill out the IDPH My chart first.  https://idph-mychart.pchosted.com/idph/Authentication/Login<https://idph-mychart.pchosted.com/idph/Authentication/Login?>?  This allows you to get your results sent to you!!
  *   Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you can call 1-888-297-7208.  Please wait at least 3-4 days after testing before you call.  The State of Illinois Testing Center should call, but this is just in case.
  *   For Testing locations, please go to the following link:  https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf<https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf>

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

     *   VCHD has received their vaccine – if you are a healthcare worker or in phase 1a and are not in some other vaccine program (ie. Hospitals, VA, LTC – pharmacy), please reach out to me and we can get you signed up for your vaccine.

Updated/New Guidance

•     ACIP COVID19 Phased Allocation Slides (looks at all phases):  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/slides-12-20/02-COVID-Dooling.pdf<https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/slides-12-20/02-COVID-Dooling.pdf>
•     New ACIP guidance on Allocation of COVID19 Vaccine (Phase 1b, 1c and Phase 2):  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm695152e2-H.pdf<https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm695152e2-H.pdf>

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<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6>

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/30/2020

General Updates 

 

  

Mitigation Measures 

  

  

Update on Cases  

  

Today’s Report:  We have 91 confirmed new cases to report and 124 new releases.   667 are at home in isolation and 41 are hospitalized.  We had an additional 3 deaths; a gentleman in his 40s, a gentlewoman in her 70s and a gentlewoman in her 90s.  Our hearts go out to their family and friends.   This brings our total number of COVID19 related deaths to 77. 

  

New cases for today include: 3 grade-school children, 9 teens, 3 in their 20s, 4 in their 30s, 16 in their 40s, 6 in their 50s, 20 in their 60s, 11 in their 70s, 10 in their 80s, 7 in their 90s, and 2 in their 100s. 

  

Increased Cases / Outbreaks / Exposures 

  

  • Congregate Settings:  Long Term Care / Correctional Facilities  
  • Industries and Manufacturing 
  • Holiday Gatherings

  

  

Rumor Mill 

  

  • Nothing new at this time 

  

  

Attachments 

  • IDPH Update
  • VCHD Updated Graphic (in both JPG and PDF) 
  • December COVID19 Testing Dates Flyer attached – this is a perfect testing opportunity for post-Christmas celebration.  (6-7 days after Christmas)

 

 

Statistics 

Vermilion County 

Total Negatives:  69,275

Total positives: 5,532

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 12/13-12/19)

 For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 12/13-12/19) If you click on Vermilion County and then click on the Metrics Section, it gives you a lot of visuals for Vermilion County Trends.

 

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/26 for positivity and 12/28 for ICU/Med Surge Bed Information) 

 

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 11 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 8.3%   

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  8 days of hospital admission decreases 

Med Surge Bed Availability:  29.2%  as of 12/21 (below 20% is the threshold)  

ICU Bed Availability:  35.8% as of (below 20% is the threshold) 

Currently, 19% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 36% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.      

 

ICU bed count as of 12/28/2020 11:59PM 

 

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

 

Testing Information 

   

  • IDPH Mobile Testing will be here on December 30th and December 31st HERE at the Vermilion County Health Department. FLYER IS ATTACHED for details. 
  • 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:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan   

    • We are still waiting on vaccine for Vermilion County.

 

Updated/New Guidance  

 

·     ACIP COVID19 Phased Allocation Slides (looks at all phases):  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/slides-12-20/02-COVID-Dooling.pdf  

·     New ACIP guidance on Allocation of COVID19 Vaccine (Phase 1b, 1c and Phase 2):  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm695152e2-H.pdf  

 

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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January is 'Radon Action Month' in Illinois

IEMA, American Lung Association Encourages Home Radon Testing

 

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is urging residents to take time in the coming weeks to test their home for radon as part of Radon Action Month.  Radon related health risks are preventable with a simple home detection test. 

 

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is recognized as the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium and radium in the soil. This odorless, colorless, tasteless gas is found all over the United States in the air that we breathe in buildings, homes, offices and if not properly mitigated can reach drastically high levels causing major health concerns. It’s estimated more than 1,100 people in Illinois develop radon-related lung cancer each year.

 

“With more people staying home, working and learning remotely, this is a great time to test your home for radon,” said IEMA Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau. “Radon enters our homes through cracks and other holes in the structure’s foundation or crawl space. Homes trap radon where it can build up once inside. It’s important to note that radon can be found in older buildings and new constructions. A simple home test is an inexpensive and easy way to know if you and your family is at risk of exposure.”  

 

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the American Lung Association in Illinois (ALAIL) are teaming up to increase public awareness of radon risks and ways to reduce radon exposure.  IEMA and ALAIL announced the continuation of two statewide contest that encourages students to use their creative talents to promote radon awareness. The Radon Video Contest asks Illinois high school students to create a 30 second commercial style video, while the Radon Poster Contest asks middle school students to create a poster that will encourage people to test their homes for radon.

 

Radon Poster Contest           

Radon Video Contest

Eligibility

Students Age 9-14

All High School Students

Registration Status

Now Open

Now Open

Submissions Due

March 5

March 21

First Prize

$200

$1000 (student), $300 (school)

Second Prize

$150

$750 (student), $200 (school)

Third Prize

$100

$500 (student), $100 (school)

Honorable Mention

n/a

$250 (student)


All contest prizes are funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Both contests are sponsored by IEMA, ALAIL and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5.

In 2020, Illinois took home top honors in the National Radon Video Contest. The video, What’s Your Radon, was produced by Girl Scout Troop 41592 and comprised of students from Barrington High School. The top posters and videos from the 2020 state contests can be viewed on IEMA’s radon website at www.radon.illinois.gov.   The website also includes information about radon and lists of licensed measurement and mitigation professionals.  Information is also available through IEMA’s Radon Hotline at 800-325-1245.

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Illinois State Police to Conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols

Pesotum – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the ISP will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) in Vermilion County during January. OREPs allow the ISP to focus on safety belt and child safety seat laws. Illinois law requires all vehicle passengers (front and back) to be buckled up!

Safety belts are still one of the most effective safety devices in vehicles, estimated to save nearly 14,000 lives each year. Half of vehicle occupants killed in a traffic crash were not properly buckled up. The objective of this program is to increase occupant restraint compliance through education, child seat inspections, and enforcement.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/29/2020

General Updates

Mitigation Measures


  *   Region 6 (without UIUC tests) 7-day rolling day positivity Rate is  8.6% (ending 12/25).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average decreased to 11.5%.
  *   Mitigation FAQs were updated on 12/16:  https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf<https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf>

Update on Cases

Reports from 12/23 -12/27:  Of the 635 new cases over the holiday weekend, 519 were from a singular congregated living facility.  This is an ongoing outbreak and investigation.  The extent of the cases are from 11/14 – 12/23 and we expect to continue to see more cases.  156 cases were released over the weekend which includes 72 from the congregated living facility.

We had an additional death over the weekend, a gentleman in his 50s.  Our hearts go out to his family and friends.    This brings our total deaths to 74.

Today’s Report:  We have 88 confirmed new cases to report and 153 new releases.  705 are at home in isolation and 39 are hospitalized.

New cases for today include: 1 infant, 3 preschool, 3 grade-school children, 3 teens, 11 in their 20s, 10 in their 30s, 11 in their 40s, 12 in their 50s, 13 in their 60s, 13 in their 70s, 3 in their 80s, 4 in their 90s, and 1 in their 100s.

Increased Cases / Outbreaks / Exposures


  *   Congregate Settings:  Long Term Care / Correctional Facilities
  *   Industries and Manufacturing
  *   Holiday Gatherings


Rumor Mill


  *   Nothing new at this time


Attachments

  *   IDPH Update
  *   VCHD Updated Graphic (in both JPG and PDF)
  *   December COVID19 Testing Dates Flyer attached – this is a perfect testing opportunity for post-Christmas celebration.  (6-7 days after Christmas)


Statistics
Vermilion County
Total Negatives:  68,621
Total positives: 5,441

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics> (From 12/13-12/19)
New Cases Per 100,000:  956 per 100,000 (the week prior we had 676)
Number of Deaths:  4
Test Positivity: 13.7%
Tests Performed: 5,754
CLI (COVID19 Like Illnesses) Visits (%), Adults:  8.4%
Number of CLI Admissions:  28
Cluster of Cases:  51.4% (this would account for the number of outbreaks we are currently having)
ICU (%) Available:  28%

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion> (from 12/13-12/19) If you click on Vermilion County and then click on the Metrics Section, it gives you a lot of visuals for Vermilion County Trends.
Youth Case Increase:  79 Youth Cases
New Cases:  734

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/25 for positivity and 12/27 for ICU/Med Surge Bed Information)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 11 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 8.6%
Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  8 days of hospital admission decreases
Med Surge Bed Availability:  31.7%  as of 12/21 (below 20% is the threshold)
ICU Bed Availability:  37.5% as of (below 20% is the threshold)
Currently, 20% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 36% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.

ICU bed count as of 12/27/2020 11:59PM
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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


  *   IDPH Mobile Testing will be here on December 30th and December 31st HERE at the Vermilion County Health Department. FLYER IS ATTACHED for details.
  *   Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you can call 1-888-297-7208.  Please wait at least 3-4 days after testing before you call.  The State of Illinois Testing Center should call, but this is just in case.
  *   For Testing locations, please go to the following link:  https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf<https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf>

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

     *   We are still waiting on vaccine for Vermilion County.
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Updated/New Guidance

      ACIP COVID19 Phased Allocation Slides (looks at all phases):  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/slides-12-20/02-COVID-Dooling.pdf<https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/slides-12-20/02-COVID-Dooling.pdf>
      New ACIP guidance on Allocation of COVID19 Vaccine (Phase 1b, 1c and Phase 2):  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm695152e2-H.pdf<https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm695152e2-H.pdf>

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<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6>
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COVID-19 Resources:

Vermilion County Hotline - 2-1-1

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

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/28/2020

This report deals with an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak at a Illinois Department of Corrections in Vermilion County.

We are reporting five hundred and nineteen new cases today (one in their 80s, two in their 70s, twenty-nine in their 60s, fifty-nine in their 50s, ninety-nine in their 40s, one hundred and thirty-five in their 30s, one hundred and three in their 20s, and 91 whose ages are still being confirmed.)  Of those 519 cases, 72 have been released from isolation, and 447 are active. 

These COVID-19-positive cases occurred between November 14 and December 23.  The outbreak investigation is ongoing, and these numbers are expected to increase.


Adding these newly reported cases to our already-reported cases brings us to a total of 5,353 positive cases -- 810 of which are active.

We have lost 74 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 39 COVID-positive Vermilion County residents hospitalized. 

We have received a total of 65,379 negative test results.

We still have not received our initial shipment of COVID vaccine. 

The State's Mobile COVID-Testing Team will be at the Health Department two days next week, Wednesday the 30th and Thursday the 31st.

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Iroquois County police investigate double fatal crash

The Iroquois County Sheriff's Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash Saturday that left a Woodland couple dead and sent two teens to an Urbana hospital.

 

The crash occurred at the intersection of 1400N and 1500E, approximately 5 miles west of Woodland and about 5 miles southwest of Watseka. The accident occurred shortly after midnight early Saturday. The exact time of the accident has not been given.

 

Dominic Smith, 55, and his wife, Kimberly Smith, 60, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Iroquois County Coroner's Office, according to a news release from the Iroquois County Sheriff.

 

Police said 18-year-old Blake Martell, of Watseka, was southbound on 1500E Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with the Smiths' vehicle.

 

Both vehicles ran off the road and into a nearby field.

 

Dominic Smith and Kimberly Smith were both ejected from their vehicle.

 

Martell, along with a 17-year-old juvenile passenger, were also ejected from their vehicle.

 

They were both airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for treatment of their injuries.

Dominic Smith, a U.S. Army veteran, was a firefighter with the Champaign Fire Department for 16 years, according to a post on the department's Facebook page. He had been assigned to the department's Station 6, in southwest Champaign.

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Hoopeston Police Report 12/28/2020

Lost/Stolen Wallet (Delayed Entry) H20-5823

Time and Date: 10:57pm on 12/24/20

Location: 1030 W. Chestnut (IGA)

Complainant: (20) year old Hoopeston female

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered her wallet was missing. Investigation continues.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/24/2020



We are reporting seventy-six new cases today (one resident in their 90s, one in their 80s, seven in their 70s, seventeen in their 60s, eleven in their 50s, nine in their 40s, thirteen in their 30s, five in their 20s, three teens, seven grade-school-aged children, one toddler, and one infant), and 73 released, which brings us to a total of 4,794 positive cases -- 334 of which are active.

There are currently 38 COVID-positive Vermilion County residents hospitalized.

We have received a total of 65,379 negative test results.

Some counties in our region received their initial shipment of COVID vaccine today.  We have been told that if we do not receive ours today, we will likely receive it next week.

I *expect* that our health department will begin offering vaccinations in early January, using the State-provided phases :

Phase   Subgroup        Occupation Group

1A: Healthcare Personnel/Critical Pop.
        A.1     LTCF staff
        A.2     EMS
        A.3     Hospital-based Staff
        A.4     LHD staff
        A.5     Clinic Facility Staff
        A.6     Home-health personnel
        A.7     Pharmacy staff
        A.8     Other medical staff (dental, opt. etc)
        A.9     Other healthcare workers

1B: Critical Workforce  B.1     Firefighters
        B.2     Law Enforcement
        B.3     Other first-responders
        B.4     National Guard for COVID-19 Response
        B.5     Childcare Providers
        B.6     Congregate Care Facility Staff
        B.7     Teachers/Education Staff
        B.8     State & County Officials
        B.9     Correctional Staff
        B.10    Postal Service Workers
        B.11    Food production/delivery/processing
        B.12    Transportation

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ISP INVESTIGATES TRAFFIC CRASH WITH INJURY

WHAT:                      Single Vehicle Traffic Crash with Injury

 

WHERE:                   US Route 45 southbound at 1350N, approximately four miles north of Tuscola, Douglas County.

 

WHEN:                      Dec. 22, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1 – 2004 Harley Davidson Motorcycle

 

DRIVER:                   Unit 1 – Jeramiah A. Mckenzie, a 34-year-old male from Tuscola, IL – Airlifted to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigative details indicate the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling southbound on US Route 45 near 1350N in Douglas County. The drive of unit 1 lost control and left the roadway to the right. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle. The driver of Unit 1 was airlifted to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No further information will be disseminated at this time.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/23/2020

General Updates 

 

Mitigation Measures 

  

  

Update on Cases  

  

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 96 new confirmed cases and 78 released for a total of 331 active cases.  Currently 293 are in home isolation and 38 are hospitalized.  

 

Deaths:  We have finally been able to confirm our outstanding deaths.  We are adding 14 additional deaths for Vermilion County.  Please note that the dates of deaths range from October 2020 to December 2020, but the majority occurred in November.  We had 2 gentlemen in their 60s, 1 in his 70s, and 5 in their 80s.  We had 1 gentlewoman in her 70s, 3 in their 80s, and 2 in their 90s.  Our hearts go out to all their friends and family.  This brings our total number of deaths to 73.  About 48% of our total deaths occurred in the month of November alone.     

  

New cases for today include: 1 infant, 2 toddlers, 13 teens, 14 in their 20s, 10 in their 30s, 21 in their 40s, 13 in their 50s, 11 in their 60s, 5 in their 70s, 4 in their 80s, and 2 in their 90s. 

  

Increased Cases / Outbreaks 

  

  • Congregate Settings:  Long Term Care / Correctional Facilities  
  • Industries and Manufacturing 

  

  

Rumor Mill 

  

  • Nothing new at this time 

  

  

Attachments 

  • IDPH Update (We did not receive our normal attachment today, so here is a link:   
  • VCHD Updated Graphic (in both JPG and PDF) 

 

 

Statistics 

Vermilion County 

Total Negatives:  65,379 

Total positives: 4718 

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 12/6-12/12) 

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/29-12/5) 

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/19) 

 

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 11 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 9.0%   

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  8 days of hospital admission decreases 

Med Surge Bed Availability:  25.0%  as of 12/21 (below 20% is the threshold)  

ICU Bed Availability:  28.1% as of (below 20% is the threshold) 

Currently, 20% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 39% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.      

 

ICU bed count as of 12/21/2020 11:59PM 

 

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

 

Testing Information 

   

 

Vaccination Plans:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan   

    • Vermilion County should be receiving some vaccine this week.  This will mainly go to our Hospitals for HCW.     
      • Long Term Care – Vaccines will be done through the Pharmacy Partnership Program 
      • CILA Homes – The state is working on a plan currently to address vaccines.  Once I know more, I will update on current guidance.     

 

Updated/New Guidance  

 

·         ACIP COVID19 Phased Allocation Slides (looks at all phases):  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/slides-12-20/02-COVID-Dooling.pdf  

·         New ACIP guidance on Allocation of COVID19 Vaccine (Phase 1b, 1c and Phase 2):  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm695152e2-H.pdf  

 

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 12/23/2020

Restraint of Dogs(City) H20-5784

Time: 5:24PM

Location: 600 blk of W Elm

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

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the area above for a report of a dog running

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

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/22/2020

General Updates

 

Mitigation Measures

 

 

Update on Cases

 

Numbers for Friday and Saturday, no reports on Sunday:  We had 154 new confirmed cases and 151 released. We also had 3 additional deaths.  A gentleman in his 60s, a gentleman in his 70s, and gentlewoman in her 60s.  Our hearts go out to their family and friends.    

 

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 47 new confirmed cases and 50 released for a total of 327 active cases.  Currently 288 are in home isolation and 39 are hospitalized. 

 

New cases for today include: 3 grade school children, 6 teens, 11 in their 20s, 9 in their 30s, 6 in their 40s, 9 in their 50s, 2 in their 60s, and 1 in their 90s.

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

 

  • Congregate Settings:  Long Term Care / Correctional Facilities (We have seen a very large increase in our congregate settings)  We have not confirmed all the new cases yet, but hope to have those all soon.  As you can see, on 12/17 and 12/18, our daily rates below, we had a significant jump in IDPH’s tally of cases, we are still working on confirming those before we report them.  This is due to a few current outbreaks. 
  • Industries and Manufacturing

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Attachments

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

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  64,713

Total positives: 4622

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 12/6-12/12)

New Cases per 100,000:  676

Number of Deaths:  8

Test Positivity:  10.2%

Test Performed:  5,291
CLI (COVID19 like illness) Visits %, Adults:  8.8%

Number of CLI Admissions:  25

Cluster of Cases:  2.5%

ICU (%) Available:  28.2%

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/29-12/5)

Youth Case Increase:  68 Youth Cases

New Cases:  519 cases

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/18)

 

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 11 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 9.1% 

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  8 days of hospital admission decreases

Med Surge Bed Availability:  25.2%   (below 20% is the threshold)

ICU Bed Availability:  27.3% (below 20% is the threshold)

Currently, 20% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 39% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.     

 

ICU bed count as of 12/20/2020 11:59PM

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

 

Testing Information

 

 

Vaccination Plans:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan  

    • Vermilion County should be receiving some vaccine this week.  This will mainly go to our Hospitals for HCW.    
      • Long Term Care – Vaccines will be done through the Pharmacy Partnership Program
      • CILA Homes – The state is working on a plan currently to address vaccines.  Once I know more, I will update on current guidance.    

 

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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Judge O'Shaughnessy Elected as 5th Judicial Circuit's Chief Circuit Judge

Vermilion County Presiding Circuit Judge Thomas M. O’Shaughnessy has been elected as the 5th Judicial Circuit’s Chief Circuit Judge. The election occurred during the Circuit Judge Annual Meeting held December 8, 2020. He succeeds current Chief Judge Mitchell K. Shick of Charleston, who has served as Chief Judge for three years and did not seek another term. O’Shaughnessy will begin a two-year term on January 29, 2021.

The 5th Circuit encompasses five counties: Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Edgar, and Vermilion. Each of Illinois' 24 judicial circuits has a chief judge who, in addition to judicial responsibilities, has general supervisory authority over the administrative functions of the trial courts within the circuit.

Responding to the news of his election, O’Shaughnessy said "I am honored to have the opportunity and privilege to serve as Chief Judge of the 5th Judicial Circuit, and humbled that my colleagues have such trust and confidence in me. I am blessed to work with judges who are innovative, creative, and conscientious, along with a staff dedicated to carrying out the important work of the trial courts. I look forward to working with them in this new capacity as together we serve the people of our judicial circuit. Chief Judge Shick had an exemplary term. He was a strong advocate at the state level for our circuit, and a leading and effective voice for all down-state circuits. He was calm, reasoned, and analytic in addressing the restrictions imposed upon the courts by the COVID-19 pandemic. His leadership permitted our courts to perform essential proceedings in manners consistent with protecting the rights of litigants while mitigating the spread and impact of the virus. We cannot thank him enough for his skillful management, counsel, and guidance.”

O’Shaughnessy is a 1975 graduate of Catlin High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana and his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale. He was first elected as a circuit judge during 2014 and retained for another six year term in this November’s general election.

O’Shaughnessy serves upon the Illinois Judges’ Association Board of Directors and its Judicial Selection & Retention and Government Affairs Committees. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, serving on the Child Law and the Bench & Bar Section Councils, and is a member and past president of the Vermilion County Bar Association. He is also a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Danville, and a member of the Catlin Lions Club and the Danville

Chapter of AMBUCS. O’Shaughnessy and his wife, Darla, have three adult children and nine grandchildren.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/22/2020

Criminal Damage to Property (under) H20-5764 2020-10162

Time: 2:58am

Location: 200 blk E Main St

Complainant: 59 year old Hoopeston female

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

Details: HPD was flagged down for a report of the arrested subject damaging Christmas

decorations in the area of the above. Subject was later located and arrested. He

was taken to HPD and later transported to the PSB.

 

 

Home Invasion, Criminal Trespass to Residence, Aggravated Battery, Criminal Damage to Property H20-5773 2020-10163

Time: 4:55PM

Location: 400 blk of S 2nd Ave

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

Details: HPD officers were called to the location above for a call of home invasion.

Mr Stevens was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later

transported to PSB to wait arraignment.

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ISP Fatal Traffic Crash Alert

WHAT: Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash


WHERE: Interstate 57 Northbound at Milepost 319, Kankakee County


WHEN: Dec. 20, 2020 at approximately 4:32 p.m.


VEHICLE: Unit 1- 2002 Maroon Pontiac Grand Prix


DRIVER: Unit 1- 30-year old male of Kankakee, IL (Deceased)


PRELIMINARY: A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was
traveling northbound on Interstate 57 near the Bourbonnais Parkway Exit,
Milepost 319. For an unknown reason the driver of Unit 1 lost control of
the vehicle and went into the ditch. The driver and sole occupant of Unit 1
was ejected from the vehicle and suffered life threatening injuries. The
driver was transported by Superior Air-Ground Ambulance service to an
area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.


The northbound lanes of Interstate 57 were shut down for the helicopter
landing at approximately 5:00 p.m. and re-opened at approximately 5:25
p.m.

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APEX CLEAN ENERGY WIND PROJECTS ANNOUNCE SPONSORSHIP OF EASTERN ILLINOIS FOODBANK

Urbana, IL – December 21, 2020 – Apex Clean Energy today announced a $60,000 donation to Eastern Illinois Foodbank to fund the operations of a mobile food pantry truck that will distribute food across 18 Illinois counties. This funding comes through a joint contribution from four area wind farms in development: Goose Creek Wind in Piatt County, Ford Ridge Wind in Ford County, Diamond Grove Wind in McLean County, and Coles Wind in Coles County.

 

As the primary source of food for a network of more than 170 pantries and feeding programs across 18 counties, Eastern Illinois Foodbank (EIF) is a vital resource for those living with food insecurity in eastern Illinois. Molly Delaney, Vice President of Development for EIF, said: “During a normal year, our foodmobile program distributes more than 600,000 pounds of food to nearly 25,000 individuals. As the need increases this fall, we know more mobile distributions are needed—especially in rural communities without enough pantry support. This donation will support the operations of the truck for the next three years, allowing us to serve even more residents in rural and underserved communities.”

 

Public Engagement Manager Max Jabrixio praised EIF’s work, saying, “Apex Clean Energy develops and operates renewable energy projects in many counties throughout Illinois, and Eastern Illinois Foodbank provides a vital service for thousands of people in communities where we work. This mobile food pantry creates a unique opportunity for several Apex wind projects to make a joint donation with a cumulatively larger impact. Sustainability is an Apex core value, and we are proud to give back to the community through a program that helps sustain families throughout the region, from Monticello to Mattoon to Sibley. In these unprecedented times, the demand for emergency food distribution has only increased, so this donation will make an immediate impact and also support this program for years to come.”

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Danville brothers die in house fire

Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden stated that an early evening house fire in Danville where two victims were found is still an on-going investigation by the Danville Fire Department, the Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Office and the Vermilion County Coroner’s Office.

 

The house fire was reported on Thursday, December 17, 2020 shortly after 5:23 p.m. at 419 N. Bowman Avenue. The victims have been identified as brothers; 45-year-old Edward B. Wilson and 41-year-old Martez L. Wilson, both of Danville. Coroner McFadden stated that that the victims will both be sent to autopsy for cause of death.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/21/2020

 

Fire Call

Time: 1:33am

Location: 7th St/E Young

Details: HFD was dispatch to smoke inside an apartment in the above location. Call was

unfounded.

 

Disorderly Conduct (City Ordinance) H20-5742

Time: 3:59pm

Location: 1030 W. Chestnut (IGA)

Arrested: Collin Shaner (26) Danville male

Details: Officers responded to the above in reference to a civil dispute. After investigation

the above male was located and charged with the above. Shaner was taken to HPD, where he was processed and later released with a NTA in Hoopeston City Court.

 

Traffic Accident, Driving While License Revoked, Disobeying a Traffic Control Device H20-5746

Time: 8:21pm

Location: 4th Av/W Maple St

Unit #1: 2015 Ford Explorer driven by April Fowler (37) (F) of Danville

Unit #2: 1999 Dodge Ran driven by Steven McCool (24) (M) of Hoopeston

Arrested: April Fowler (37) (F) of Danville

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a traffic accident. Driver

of Unit #1 ran the yield sign and Unit #2 struck Unit #1. No injuries were reported an both vehicles were insured. A computer check revealed that Ms. Fowler had a revoked driver’s license. She was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. She was later released with 2 traffic citations and traffic court date.

 

 

 

CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE H20-5756

Time: 12:06

Location: 300 blk W Elm Street

Complainant: 51 year old Hoopeston female

Details: HPD officer responded to the area for criminal damage to a vehicle. The investigation continues.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/19/2020

The Vermilion County Health Deparftment reported one hundred and four new cases today (two residents in their 80s, ten in their 70s, seventeen in their 60s, nineteen in their 50s, eight in their 40s, thirteen in their 30s, eleven in their 20s, eleven teens, nine grade-school-aged children, two pre-schoolers, and two toddlers), and 97 released, which brings us to a total of 4,525 positive cases -- 337 of which are active.

We are saddened to report three additional COVID-related deaths -- a woman in her 60s, a man in his 70s, and a man in his 60s.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and friends.  Vermilion County has now suffered 59 COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 39 COVID-positive Vermilion County residents hospitalized.

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Jesse White Awards more than $752,000 in "Back to Books" Grants

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded $752,835 in “Back to Books” grants to 187 Illinois libraries for fiction and nonfiction books. “It is important that our libraries have access to a diverse collection of books available for knowledge and enjoyment,” said White. “These grants are a great way for libraries to encourage reading and get more people to utilize their local library.” Libraries submitted applications specifying the types of books that were needed. Requests included:

 

· Building collections in women’s studies and sociology.

· New materials in science, technology, engineering and math(STEM).

· Cultural, geographical and travel books.

· Spanish-language fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks.

· Large-print books for senior citizens on topics related to retirement such as health, hobbies, finances and technology.

· Biographies and books on local, state, national and world history.

· E-books to support remote learning.

· Award-winning books such as Caldecott and Illinois Reads titles.

· Do-it-yourself projects, hobbies and craftsmanship subjects. Awards ranged from $465 to $4,900 per library and were made possible by federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. (A list of libraries receiving grants is enclosed.)

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/18/2020

Fire Call

Time: 5:07PM

Location: State Route 1/E 3800 N Rd

Details: HFD was dispatched to the above location for a field on fire. HFD

confirmed it was a control burn. No injuries were reported.

 

 

 

 

Possession of Methamphetamine H20-5716 2020-10055

Time: 7:24PM

Location: 600 blk of N Market

Arrested: Marcus Coe Sr.(46)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers during a traffic stop located Mr. Coe and a search of his persons found he was in possession of Methamphetamines. Mr. Coe was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB.

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FARM BUREAU PRESENTS AWARDS, ELECTS DIRECTORS

Vermilion County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce its annual award winners presented at our 102nd Annual Meeting in early December.

 

Mark Willard, of Rossville, was presented the Farm Bureau Distin-guished Service Award for 2020. Mark has been a great supporter of VCFB. He served on the Board of Directors for 17 years (1999-2016), including twelve as an officer. He’s been a strong member recruiter, being recognized multiple times with the IFB Director Five distinction, for signing five or more new members. He continues to contact friends and neighbors to encourage their ongoing Farm Bureau membership. Ag in the Classroom (AITC) has been another of Mark’s passions with Farm Bureau. When his wife, Susie, was a teacher at Liberty School in Danville, Mark would visit her class and talk about being a farmer. He’s also worked with her on the AITC partnership with the Douglas Discov-ery Garden, building garden boxes for student to plant seedlings in at the garden. Mark has served on the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Foundation Board of Trustees since its inception in 2008. He served as the interlocking member with the Farm Bureau board, including being chairman for the last eight years.

 

 

The Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year Award winner is Joan Dale, of Schlarman Academy in Danville. Joan has been a teacher in Vermilion County for 25 years, with 20 of those years in Danville District 118. She’s been teaching Language Arts teacher for 4th-6th graders at Schlarman the last five years. She has utilized Ag in the Classroom for nearly all those years. Last spring when schools shut down, Mrs. Dale was one of the teachers that used our Grab & Go activity bags for re-mote lessons. And she’s been incorporating the current Zoom AITC les-sons with her students. She first came to Danville from the south Chicago suburbs 32 years ago, and admits that she and her students alike have learned so much about farming and food through Ag in the Classroom.

 

And the Spokesperson of the Year Award was given to Curt Elmore, of Al-lerton. Curt farms in the Sidell and Allerton area. He has been active in Farm Bureau with the Young Leaders Committee and has served on the Board of Directors since 2015. He has written farming articles for The Sidell Re-porter for the last 12 years. His topics have covered farm safety, issues impacting farmers and National Agriculture Week. “It gives me the oppor-tunity to let people who aren’t directly involved in agriculture know what’s going on, what prices are doing and the issues we are facing day-to-day in the industry. It gives me an opportunity to reach out to those people.” He also participated in an IFB Leaders to Washington trip to share farmers’ views with members of Congress and regulators. “That was a great experi-ence. It’s something I look forward to doing again in the future.”

Directors re-elected to the Vermilion County Farm Bureau board during the meeting include: Cole Acton of Danville, Curt Elmore of Allerton, Andy Gernand of Potomac, Daniel Wagoner of Danville and Jay Winland of Georgetown.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/18/2020

General Updates

 

Mitigation Measures

 

 

Update on Cases

 

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 40 new confirmed cases and 37 released for a total of 330 active cases.  Currently 292 are in home isolation and 38 are hospitalized.  We had 1 new hospitalization.    

 

New cases for today include: 1 infant, 6 grade school children, 1 teen, 10 in their 20s, 4 in their 30s, 5 in their 40s, 5 in their 50s, 3 in their 60s, 4 in their 70s and 1 in their 80s.

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

 

  • Congregate Settings:  Long Term Care / Correctional Facilities, (we do have these numbers in our active cases / total count.  If a staff member /resident lives in a different county, those are not counted and transferred to that county.  If they are permanent residents in an LTC or prison, they are counted for Vermilion Count)
  • Industries and Manufacturing

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Attachments

  • IDPH Update
  • VCHD Updated Graphic (in both JPG and PDF)
  • CDC Quarantine Guidance Clarification

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  62,089

Total positives: 4421

 

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 12/14) 

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 8.5% 

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  8 days of hospital admission decreases

Med Surge Bed Availability:  25.9%   (below 20% is the threshold)

ICU Bed Availability:  29.0% (below 20% is the threshold)

Currently, 20% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 40% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.     

 

ICU bed count as of 12/16/2020 11:59PM

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

 

Testing Information

 

 

Vaccination Plans:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan  

    • We are hopeful that Moderna will be approved this week and will be shipped out next week.  If it does, expect shipments to go directly to providers who are signed up in ICARE and have signed the  COVID19 distribution agreement.  If you are a provider and would like to be able to give vaccines, please email the state at:  dph.immunizations@illinois.gov

 

Updated/New Guidance

 

·         Post Vaccine Considerations for Healthcare:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/post-vaccine-considerations-healthcare-personnel.html

·         Post Vaccine Considerations for Long Term Care / Hospital Patients:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/post-vaccine-considerations-residents.html

·         MMWR Updates on ACIP Vaccine Recommendations:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html

 

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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Vermilion Advantage new president selected

After conducting a nationwide search that spanned more than four months, the Vermilion Advantage Board will consider the appointment of Timothy Dudley of Decatur to the position of president/chief executive officer.

 

Dudley would replace Vicki Haugen, who led Vermilion Advantage since its inception 37 years ago as a Vermilion County-based economic-development corporation. Haugen passed away on Feb. 11, 2020.

 

Dudley has specialized in economic development for nearly a decade throughout Central Illinois. In his current role for the City of Decatur, he has spearheaded a renaissance in downtown revitalization. His key achievements included the $65 million construction of a Community Care Campus that was funded in part through the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. In his prior experience managing the Central Illinois region for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, one of his chief accomplishments was in acquiring grant support for Archer Daniels Midland in the construction of the Midwest Inland Port to improve transportation and logistics.

 

The Vermilion Advantage Board wanted to make sure it found the right person to continue Haugen’s tenure as president.

 

“Tim’s a pedigree in the world of economic development. He’s had hands-on experience addressing regional needs not unlike our own. He led major downtown-restoration projects in Macon County and throughout Central Illinois. He attracted industry to the regions he served. He supported the workforce needs of manufacturers. He helped welcome retailers into his communities. With this guy, we’re getting a full-service master in economic development. Best of all, he has family ties to Danville and has worked in our region on past projects,” said board chairman Stephen Nacco, through a press release.

 

With board approval next week, Dudley plans to get to work as soon as Jan. 4.

 

“I am honored and humbled to be chosen as the next President/CEO of Vermilion Advantage. I can’t wait to get started,” he said, through the press release.

 

Former Board chair Jon Stalcup organized the hiring process in two stages. Dan Laughner led a 14-member screening committee that winnowed out the top three candidates from among 20 applicants. Choosing Dudley from among the three finalists was an executive committee that included Nacco, Stalcup, Linda Darby-Dowers, Gardner Peck, Deanna Witzel, Jeff Fauver, Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. and Vermilion County Board Director Larry Baughn.

 

Nacco is grateful to board members on both the screening committee and the executive committee.

 

“I appreciate their patience and their trust in a process that led to what we think will be a real benefit to our community in the hiring of Tim Dudley,” Nacco said.

 

He also praised the four-member Vermilion Advantage staff “for holding the organization together and continuing to serve the community and member businesses in spite of losing a great leader in Vicki Haugen and in spite of COVID.”

 

The appointment of Dudley as the new president/CEO will be presented for a vote by the 73-member VA board via zoom next week.

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Vermilion county man sent to IDOC for Predatory Criminal Sexual

On December 16, 2020, Benny Helms pleaded guilty to one count of Predatory Criminal Sexual

Assault of a Child and was sentenced to sixteen (16) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Helms must serve at least 85% of his sentence and register as a sex offender for life. Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child is a Class X felony which is non-probational and carries a possible sentence of six (6) to sixty (60) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

 

In November of 2018, Helms moved into the home where the child victim resided. Shortly thereafter, the child victim reported to her mother that Helms was touching her inappropriately. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Helms committed numerous sexual acts with the child victim over a period of time spanning approximately three (3) to four (4) weeks.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/17/2020

General Updates

 

 

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) decreased to 8.6% (ending 12/13).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average maintained at 10.2%. 

 

Mitigation Measures 

 

Governor Extends Tier 3 Mitigations Through January 9th

On Friday, Illinois Governor Pritzker issued another disaster declaration dated December 11, 2020, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The December declaration is pretty consistent with the November declaration, including the Governor's finding that in-person attendance of more than ten people at a regular meeting location of a meeting subject to the Open Meetings Act is not feasible. 

The Governor also issued EO 2020-74 re-issuing many of the previous executive orders pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, including extending EO 2020-73 which imposed Tier 3 mitigation measures throughout the state until January 9, 2020. You can read the new EO here

 

Update on Cases

 

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 71 new confirmed cases and 64 released for a total of 321 active cases.  Currently 290 are in home isolation and 37 are hospitalized.  We had 4 new hospitalizations and one death that had been hospitalized.  Our additional death to report for today is a gentlewoman in her 80s.  Our hearts go out to her family and friends.  Our total number of deaths is 56.  We continue to look at our outstanding deaths for residency.   

 

New cases for today include: 2 toddlers, 3 grade school children, 5 teens, 17 in their 20s, 13 in their 30s, 4 in their 40s, 7 in their 50s, 12 in their 60s, 5 in their 70s and 3 in their 80s.

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

 

  • Congregate Settings:  Long Term Care / Correctional Facilities, Etc.
  • Industries and Manufacturing

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Attachments

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

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  Not Available Today

Total positives: 4381

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 11/22/2020 - 11/28/2020)

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/22/2020-11/28/2020)

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/13) 

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 8.6% 

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  8 days of hospital admission decreases

Med Surge Bed Availability:  27.8%   (below 20% is the threshold)

ICU Bed Availability:  30.8% (below 20% is the threshold)

Currently, 20% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 40% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.     

 

ICU bed count as of 12/15/2020 11:59PM

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

 

Testing Information

 

 

Vaccination Plans:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan  

    • Updated version of the vaccination plan is available. 

 

Updated/New Guidance

  • Quarantine Guidance – just a few things about the new Guidance that I’ve had questions about:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-options-to-reduce-quarantine.html . 
    • Congregate Settings such as Long Term Care, Jails, Group Homes, etc. should NOT implement the new guidance and continue with the 14 day quarantine
    • NEW:  Schools ARE allowed to implement the new guidance.  IDPH is suggesting schools DO NOT use the 7 days for schools for students, but can use it for Adult Staff, and if they choose to do the 10 days, it would be best for the kids to get tested 48 prior to the release date to come back.    If schools or businesses choose to not implement the new guidance and stick with the 14 day quarantine, they are allowed to do so. 
    • ANY COVID19 like symptom during the quarantine, will disqualify them from the early release options. 
    • IF the individual meets the criteria for early release, they still MUST follow masking, social distancing, avoiding crowds, monitoring for symptoms, etc.
    • The individual in quarantine IS RESPONSIBLE for obtaining their negative results – PLEASE DO NOT call the health department to obtain lab results, you must get those from the location you tested with.   If they go through the state for testing, there is a patient portal to get their results from.  I am waiting for information on this. 
    • Testing can be obtained by a viral test:  PCR test or an Antigen test. 
    • If testing to get out of quarantine, it MUST be 48 hours prior to RELEASE date.   You MUST receive your results prior to release.  A negative test the day after exposure DOES NOT count.
    • EXAMPLE:  I am including this chart as an example for someone who was exposed on December 1st.  On the left side, it gives actual dates for the examples. On the right side, indicates just days so you can apply it to any date.   
    • IDPH posted on their Facebook AGAIN, a graphic that took off the day 5 testing, so it is back to testing on day 6 or 7 for the 7-day release option.  I apologize for the confusion

Date of Exposure:   December 1st, 2020

Day 0

7 Day Option

If asymptomatic, they can get tested on December  7th or 8th.   

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

7 Day Option

Day 6 or Day 7 – Get Tested

Day 7 – LAST DAY OF QUARANTINE – if negative test result is received.

Day 8 – release

   

10 Day Option

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

10 Day Option

Day 10 – LAST DAY OF QUARANTINE

Day 11 - release

 

 

Updates of Flu

 

We still have flu shots left.  While we have completed our flu clinics, people can still do walk-ins.  If you are uncomfortable with coming in, you can request an appointment and we can do a drive thru.  You can call 431-2662 ext. 249 for more information. 

 

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 12/17/2020

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT (PD) H20-5695

Time: 11:35 am

Location: McFerren Park City of Hoopeston

Unit 1: 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Nikalas W Boyne (17) (M) of Rossville

Property: Fencing owned by City of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1 loss control of his vehicle and slide off the roadway into the fencing.

Unit was driven away, No report of Injuries, No Tickets issued.

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IDPH Covid-19 update 12/16/2020

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 7,123 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 146 additional deaths.

 

- Adams County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
- Christian County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Clay County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 100+
- Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 3 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 3 males 60s, 9 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 8 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s, 1 female 100+
- DeKalb County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Effingham County: 1 male 90s
- Fayette County: 1 female 80s
- Fulton County: 1 female 90s
- Grundy County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
- Iroquois County: 1 female 90s
- Jackson County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Jefferson County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
- Jersey County: 1 female 80s
- Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
- Kankakee County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
- Knox County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s
- Lake County: 1 male 60s
- LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
- Livingston County: 1 female 90s
- Macon County: 1 male 70s
- Macoupin County: 1 female 90s
- Madison County: 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
- Marion County: 2 males 70s
- Massac County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- McDonough County: 1 female 70s
- McHenry County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
- McLean County: 1male 70s
- Menard County: 1 male 90s
- Mercer County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Monroe County: 1 male 70s
- Montgomery County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
- Ogle County: 1 male 80s
- Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
- Perry County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Piatt County: 1 female 70s
- Randolph County: 1 male 90s
- Richland County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 80s
- Rock Island County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
- Sangamon County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 males 90s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
- Stark County: 1 female 80s
- Stephenson County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
- Tazewell County: 1 female 80s
- Vermilion County: 1 female 80s
- Washington County: 2 females 90s
- Will County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
- Williamson County: 1 male 70s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 80s

 

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 870,600 cases, including 14,655 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 93,278 specimens for a total 12,055,288. As of last night, 4,793 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,045 patients were in the ICU and 590 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 9 – December 15, 2020 is 8.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 9 – December 15, 2020 is 10.3%.

 

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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First Day for Building & Shelter Rentals Start Jan 4th, at Vermilion County Parks

FIRST DAY FOR BUILDING & SHELTER RENTALS

JANUARY 4, AT VERMILION COUNTY PARKS

 

Kennekuk County Park, Forest Glen Preserve, and Lake Vermilion County Park offer a variety of facilities to the public, which may be reserved for family or class reunions, graduation parties, church and company picnics, group retreats, meetings, or any social gathering.  The first day to make your reservation will be Monday, January 4, 2021.  Due to COVID19 we encourage calling us to make your shelter reservations.  The Visitor’s Center’s at Kennekuk and Forest Glen have walk up windows to serve you.  If you choose to make your reservation in person you will be waiting outside.

 

To book these facilities for the 2021 calendar year, phone calls will be taken at Kennekuk Park (for rentals at Kennekuk and Lake Vermilion) at 217-442-1691, or Forest Glen (for rentals at Forest Glen) at 217-662-2142 beginning at 8 a.m.  Reservations will also be taken in person beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Kennekuk Visitor's Center, and the Forest Glen LJK Visitor Center.

 

Regular office hours are Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Park offices will be closed for the holidays December 21 – January 3.

 

Kennekuk Park offers 3 enclosed buildings, 4 open air shelters, a Chapel, and Gazebo.  Forest Glen has 3 enclosed buildings and 2 shelters and Lake Vermilion has 1 shelter.  Information on these buildings and shelters may be viewed online http://www.vccd.org/ 

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/16/2020

General Updates

 

 

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) decreased to 9.1% (ending 12/12).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average increased to 10.2%. 

 

Mitigation Measures 

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

Update on Cases

 

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 60 new confirmed cases and 33 released for a total of 321 active cases.  Currently 287 are in home isolation and 34 are hospitalized.  We had an additional death to report for today, a gentleman in his 50s.  Our hearts go out to his family and friends.  Our total number of deaths is 55.  We are still looking into an additional 9 deaths for residency. 

 

New cases for today include: 4 grade school children, 6 teens, 9 in their 20s, 11 in their 30s, 9 in their 40s, 9 in their 50s, and 12 in their 60s.

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

 

  • Long Term Care
  • Industries and Manufacturing

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Attachments

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

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  60,736

Total positives: 4310

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 11/22/2020 - 11/28/2020)

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/22/2020-11/28/2020)

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/12)  We technically qualify to be in Tier 2, but I am unsure because of the holidays, if the state is maintaining Tier 3 until after Christmas.  I have asked this question and was told this was a state decision and would most likely come from the governor’s office.  So no update on this. 

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 9.1% 

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  8 days of hospital admission decreases

Med Surge Bed Availability:  29.5%   (below 20% is the threshold)

ICU Bed Availability:  30.2% (below 20% is the threshold)

Currently, 21% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 41% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.     

 

ICU bed count as of 12/14/2020 11:59PM

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

 

Testing Information

 

 

Vaccination Plans:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan  

    • Updated version of the vaccination plan is available. 

 

Updated/New Guidance

  • Quarantine Guidance – just a few things about the new Guidance that I’ve had questions about:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-options-to-reduce-quarantine.html . 
    • Congregate Settings such as Long Term Care, Jails, Group Homes, etc. should NOT implement the new guidance and continue with the 14 day quarantine
    • NEW:  Schools ARE allowed to implement the new guidance.  IDPH is suggesting schools DO NOT use the 7 days for schools for students, but can use it for Adult Staff, and if they choose to do the 10 days, it would be best for the kids to get tested 48 prior to the release date to come back.    If schools or businesses choose to not implement the new guidance and stick with the 14 day quarantine, they are allowed to do so. 
    • ANY COVID19 like symptom during the quarantine, will disqualify them from the early release options. 
    • IF the individual meets the criteria for early release, they still MUST follow masking, social distancing, avoiding crowds, monitoring for symptoms, etc.
    • The individual in quarantine IS RESPONSIBLE for obtaining their negative results – PLEASE DO NOT call the health department to obtain lab results, you must get those from the location you tested with.   If they go through the state for testing, there is a patient portal to get their results from.  I am waiting for information on this. 
    • Testing can be obtained by a viral test:  PCR test or an Antigen test. 
    • If testing to get out of quarantine, it MUST be 48 hours prior to RELEASE date.   You MUST receive your results prior to release.  A negative test the day after exposure DOES NOT count.
    • EXAMPLE:  I am including this chart as an example for someone who was exposed on December 1st.  On the left side, it gives actual dates for the examples. On the right side, indicates just days so you can apply it to any date.   
    • IDPH posted on their Facebook AGAIN, a graphic that took off the day 5 testing, so it is back to testing on day 6 or 7 for the 7-day release option.  I apologize for the confusion

Date of Exposure:   December 1st, 2020

Day 0

7 Day Option

If asymptomatic, they can get tested on December  7th or 8th.   

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

7 Day Option

Day 6 or Day 7 – Get Tested

Day 7 – LAST DAY OF QUARANTINE – if negative test result is received.

Day 8 – release

   

10 Day Option

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

10 Day Option

Day 10 – LAST DAY OF QUARANTINE

Day 11 - release

 

 

Updates of Flu

 

We still have flu shots left.  While we have completed our flu clinics, people can still do walk-ins.  If you are uncomfortable with coming in, you can request an appointment and we can do a drive thru.  You can call 431-2662 ext. 249 for more information. 

 

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 12/16/2020

Disobying Police, Interference with Police Prohibited H20-5689

Time: 10:11PM

Location: 800 blk of W Main St

Arrested: Anita Gunn(56)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a domestic

disturbance in progress. Ms. Gunn was arrested and transported to HPD for

processing and later released with a City Notice to appear

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New Minimum Wage Rates Set to Take Effect on New Year's Day

SPRINGFIELD – Illinoisans will ring in the New Year with an additional increase in the minimum wage to $11 an hour, and the Illinois Department of Labor is encouraging employees to watch their paychecks to ensure that time worked in 2021 is paid at the new rate.

 

Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation into law in 2019 providing a path to a $15 minimum wage by 2025. Minimum wage earners received two increases in 2020 to $9.25 an hour on January 1 followed by an increase to $10 an hour on July 1. The minimum wage will continue to increase an additional $1 an hour each January 1 until it reaches $15 an hour in 2025.

 

“We want to make sure that workers earning minimum wage are aware that the $1 increase should be reflected in their pay checks for any time they work after the first of the year,” said Michael Kleinik, director of the Illinois Department of Labor. “While we fully expect employers will pay the new wage, we also want workers to be aware of the change.”

 

Prior to the 2020 increases, the last time Illinois increased its minimum wage was more than a decade ago in 2010 when it was raised to $8.25. Cook County has a higher minimum wage than the state, currently $13 an hour. The current city of Chicago minimum wage is $13.50 an hour for small employers (4 to 20 employees) and $14 an hour for large employers (21 or more employees).

 

A recent study by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute at the University of Illinois indicated that more than 1.4 million adult hourly workers in Illinois make less than $15 per hour.

 

The new law maintains provisions for employers to count gratuities to offset wages for workers such as food servers who regularly earn tips. Tipped employees may be paid 60 percent of the hourly minimum wage. These workers must still earn the minimum wage after receiving tips or the employer must make up the difference.

 

Workers who are under 18 years old and work fewer than 650 hours in a year will earn a minimum wage of $8.50 per hour beginning January 1. The youth minimum wage rate will gradually rise to $13 an hour by 2025.

 

All Illinois employers are required to post the “Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws” in a conspicuous location on the premises of the employer where notices to employees are customarily posted. The color poster, which also covers other Illinois labor laws, can be found here in English and Spanish: https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/Employers/Pages/posters.aspx

Employees with problems regarding the minimum wage can file a complaint with IDOL at the following link: https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/Pages/Complaints.aspx  or call 312-793-2800.

 

                                                               New Minimum Wage Rates

1-1-2021                                                                                                                     $11.00

1-1-2022                                                                                                                     $12.00

1-1-2023                                                                                                                     $13.00

1-1-2024                                                                                                                     $14.00

1-1-2025                                                                                                                     $15.00

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/15/2020

General Updates



Region 6 (without UIUC tests) decreased to 9.2% (ending 12/11).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average increased to 10.1%.  On the 11th of December we had 1,585 tests done and 87 of those were positive.  That gave us a daily rate of 5.5%.

Mitigation Measures


  *   Nothing new at this time

Update on Cases

Over the weekend:  138 new confirmed cases and 149 released for a total 335 active cases.  We had 4 Vermilion County residents die from COVID19 related illnesses.  A gentleman in his 60s, a gentleman in his 90s, a gentlewoman in her 80s and a gentlewoman in her 90s.  Our thoughts go out to their friends and family.

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 21 new confirmed cases and 60 released for a total of 295 active cases.  Currently 262 are in home isolation and 33 are hospitalized.  We had an additional death to report for today, a gentleman in his 60s.  Our hearts go out to his family and friends.  Our total number of deaths is 54.  We are still looking into an additional 9 deaths for residency.

New cases for today include: 1 teens, 1 in their 20s, 3 in their 30s, 5 in their 50s, 5 in their 60s, 4 in their 70s, and 2 in their 80s.

Increased Cases / Outbreaks


  *   Long Term Care
  *   Industries and Manufacturing


Rumor Mill


  *   Nothing new at this time


Attachments

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

Statistics
Vermilion County
Total Negatives:  60,016
Total positives: 4250

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics> (From 11/22/2020 - 11/28/2020)
For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion> (from 11/22/2020-11/28/2020)

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/11)  We technically qualify to be in Tier 2, but I am unsure because of the holidays, if the state is maintaining Tier 3 until after Christmas.  I have asked this question and am waiting for a response.
Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 5 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 9.2%
Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  8 days of hospital admission decreases
Med Surge Bed Availability:  29.7%   (below 20% is the threshold)
ICU Bed Availability:  28.7% (below 20% is the threshold)
Currently, 21% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 42% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.

ICU bed count as of 12/13/2020 11:59PM
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For Regional Metrics, including the breakdown by county:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics<https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dph.illinois.gov%2fregionmetrics&c=E,1,SrJAzCedeI1zVzqwerNImFBaKVhJ7q_Bb38Gy884N_Gf9_L2YqRagAA5jJDPUrgQyDCtH6VdOygne1QWQa6A4rFgJf-7fgpE_EtpeMiQ&typo=1>

Testing Information


  *   Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you can call 1-888-297-7208.  Please wait at least 3-4 days after testing before you call.  The State of Illinois Testing Center should call, but this is just in case.
  *   For Testing locations, please go to the following link:  https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf<https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf>

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

     *   Updated version of the vaccination plan is available.

Updated/New Guidance

  *   Quarantine Guidance – just a few things about the new Guidance that I’ve had questions about:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-options-to-reduce-quarantine.html<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-options-to-reduce-quarantine.html> .
     *   Congregate Settings such as Long Term Care, Jails, Group Homes, etc. should NOT implement the new guidance and continue with the 14 day quarantine
     *   NEW:  Schools ARE allowed to implement the new guidance.  IDPH is suggesting schools DO NOT use the 7 days for schools, and if they choose to do the 10 days, it would be best for the kids to get tested 48 prior to the release date to come back.    If schools or businesses choose to not implement the new guidance and stick with the 14 day quarantine, they are allowed to do so.
     *   ANY COVID19 like symptom during the quarantine, will disqualify them from the early release options.
     *   IF the individual meets the criteria for early release, they still MUST follow masking, social distancing, avoiding crowds, monitoring for symptoms, etc.
     *   The individual in quarantine IS RESPONSIBLE for obtaining their negative results – PLEASE DO NOT call the health department to obtain lab results, you must get those from the location you tested with.   If they go through the state for testing, there is a patient portal to get their results from.  I am waiting for information on this.
     *   Testing can be obtained by a viral test:  PCR test or an Antigen test.
     *   If testing to get out of quarantine, it MUST be 48 hours prior to RELEASE date.   You MUST receive your results prior to release.  A negative test the day after exposure DOES NOT count.
     *   EXAMPLE:  I am including this chart as an example for someone who was exposed on December 1st.  On the left side, it gives actual dates for the examples. On the right side, indicates just days so you can apply it to any date.
     *   IDPH posted on their Facebook AGAIN, a graphic that took off the day 5 testing, so it is back to testing on day 6 or 7 for the 7-day release option.  I apologize for the confusion.
Date of Exposure:   December 1st, 2020

Day 0

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

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


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

10 Day Option
Day 10 – LAST DAY OF QUARANTINE
Day 11 - release



Updates of Flu

We still have flu shots left.  While we have completed our flu clinics, people can still do walk-ins.  If you are uncomfortable with coming in, you can request an appointment and we can do a drive thru.  You can call 431-2662 ext. 249 for more information.

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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IDPH Covid-19 Update 12/14/2020

Public Health Officials Announce 7,214 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 7,214 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 103 additional deaths.

 

- Boone County: 1 male 80s
- Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 3 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 11 females 60s, 14 males 60s, 9 females 70s, 7 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 12 males 80s, 11 females 90s, 9 males 90s
- Fayette County: 1 female 80s
- Jackson County: 1 male 60s
- Kane County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
- Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
- LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
- Mason County: 1 male 60s
- McHenry County: 1 female 90s
- Monroe County: 1 male 70s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 70s
- Wabash County: 1 female 80s
- Will County: 1 female 70s

 

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 856,118 cases, including 14,394 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 92,256 specimens for a total 11,869,088. As of last night, 4,951 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,070 patients were in the ICU and 621 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 7 – December 13, 2020 is 8.7%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 7 – December 13, 2020 is 10.3%.

 

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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Illinois State Police Announce Roadside Safety Check Results 12/14/2020

Illinois State Police Announce Roadside Safety Check Results

Pesotum – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held in Vermilion County from late night December 12, 2020 to early morning December 13, 2020. The RSC was conducted at Illinois Route 1 southbound at Ross Lane, by District 10 officers.

 

Violations Enforcement Activity

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Citations 1

Other Alcohol/Drug Citations 2

Occupant Restraint Offenses 1

Registration Offenses 1

Driver’s License Offenses 6

Insurance Violations 14

Total Citations/Arrests 17

Total Written Warnings 17

 

Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois, and throughout the U.S., nearly 10,000 people die each year due to alcohol-impaired driving. RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road. This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/14/2020

Accident(Delayed entry) H20-5640

Date and Time: 12/12/2020 at 3:22 PM

Location: 300 blk of E Washington St

Unit 1: 2013 Ford driven by Janice E Manion(45)(F) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2014 Chevrolet parked by Joseph W Hughes(M)of Watskea

Details: Unit 1backed from a driveway and made contact with Unit 2 on the rear passenger side. No injuries were reported. Unit 1 was citied for having no insurance.

 

 

 

Accident H20-5648

Time: 12:35AM

Location: W Maple St/S 4th ave

Unit 1: 2017 Chevrolet Pickup driven by Kenneth E Ray(19)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1 was traveling westbound on W. Maple Street making a left turn on to s 4th ave. While unit 1 was making the turn the front axel broke causing the vehicle to strike the fire hydrant causing damage to the vehicle. No injuries or citations were reported.

 

Fire Call

Time: 2:04PM

Details: Mutual Aid for Rossville Fire Structure

 

 

 

Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Failure to secure registration H20-5644

Time: 7:04PM

Location: S Market/E Penn St

Arrested: Suzie M Davis(38)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers conducted a traffic stop and a computer search showed the

registration had not been transferred yet to Ms. Davis. Ms. Davis was give a

Vermilion County Court date.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 7:40PM

Location: 600 blk of W Penn

Details: HFD was dispatched to the area for a CO alarm in progress. HFD advs it

an accidently alarm.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/12/2020

General Updates


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

Mitigation Measures


  *   Nothing new at this time

Update on Cases

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

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

Increased Cases / Outbreaks


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


Rumor Mill


  *   Nothing new at this time


Attachments

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICU bed count as of 12/10/2020 11:59PM
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For Regional Metrics, including the breakdown by county:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics<https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dph.illinois.gov%2fregionmetrics&c=E,1,SrJAzCedeI1zVzqwerNImFBaKVhJ7q_Bb38Gy884N_Gf9_L2YqRagAA5jJDPUrgQyDCtH6VdOygne1QWQa6A4rFgJf-7fgpE_EtpeMiQ&typo=1>

Testing Information


  *   Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you can call 1-888-297-7208.  Please wait at least 3-4 days after testing before you call.  The State of Illinois Testing Center should call, but this is just in case.
  *   For Testing locations, please go to the following link:  https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf<https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf>

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

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

Updated/New Guidance

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

Day 0

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

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


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

10 Day Option
Day 10 – LAST DAY OF QUARANTINE
Day 11 - release



Updates of Flu

We still have flu shots left.  While we have completed our flu clinics, people can still do walk-ins.  If you are uncomfortable with coming in, you can request an appointment and we can do a drive thru.  You can call 431-2662 ext. 249 for more information.

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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Be Safe, Be Kind, and Be an Example,

Melissa


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COVID-19 Resources:

Vermilion County Hotline - 2-1-1

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

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/11/2020

Criminal Damage (Over) H20-5609 2020-9871

Time: 3:19pm

Location: 700 block of S. 6th Ave

Arrested: Joseph Cannon (48) Hoopeston male

Details: Officers were dispatched to the above in reference to a criminal damage report.

Officers observed damage that had been done the complainant’s vehicle.

Cannon was later located and taken to HPD, where he was processed and later transported to the PSB.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update

General Updates

 

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) decreased to 11.7% (ending 12/7).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average increased to 13.7%. 

 

To get to Tier 2, here is what has to happen:

 

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

 

Mitigation Measures 

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

Update on Cases

 

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 93 new confirmed cases and 103 released for a total of 322 active cases.  Currently 280 are in home isolation and 42 are hospitalized. 

 

New cases for today include: 1 toddler, 1 preschooler, 2 grade school aged children, 5 teens, 22 in their 20s, 17 in their 30s, 9 in their 40s, 18 in their 50s, 10 in their 60s, 7 in their 70s, and 1 in their 80s.

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Attachments

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

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  Not available today

Total positives: 4026

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 11/22/2020 - 11/28/2020)

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/22/2020-11/28/2020)

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/7)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 11.7% 

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  7 days of hospital admission decreases

Med Surge Bed Availability:  23.1%   (below 20% is the threshold)

ICU Bed Availability:  28.7% (below 20% is the threshold)

Currently, 21% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 40% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.     

 

ICU bed count as of 12/9/2020 11:59PM

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

 

Testing Information

 

 

Vaccination Plans:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan  

    • Updated version of the vaccination plan is available. 

 

Updated/New Guidance

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

Date of Exposure:   December 1st, 2020

Day 0

7 Day Option

If asymptomatic, they can get tested on December  7th or 8th.   

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

7 Day Option

Day 6 or Day 7 – Get Tested

Day 7 – LAST DAY OF QUARANTINE – if negative test result is received.

Day 8 – release

   

10 Day Option

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

10 Day Option

Day 10 – LAST DAY OF QUARANTINE

Day 11 - release

 

 

Updates of Flu

 

We still have flu shots left.  While we have completed our flu clinics, people can still do walk-ins.  If you are uncomfortable with coming in, you can request an appointment and we can do a drive thru.  You can call 431-2662 ext. 249 for more information. 

 

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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HPL Holiday Cookbooks are here!

Hoopeston Public Library's new Holiday Cookbook is now available!

 

The booklet features more than two dozen tasty holiday recipes for cookies and other seasonal goodies. Everyone who submitted a recipe for the cookbook will receive a free copy. A limited number of extra copies are available while supplies last for a suggested donation of $2 each.

 

Call the library at 217-283-6711 to arrange pickup of your copy.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update

General Updates

 

 

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 12.0% (ending 12/6).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average increased to 13.7%. 

 

Mitigation Measures 

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

Update on Cases

 

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 100 new confirmed cases and 84 released for a total of 332 active cases.  Currently 290 are in home isolation and 42 are hospitalized. .   

 

New cases for today include: 2 infant, 1 toddler, 1 preschooler, 3 grade school aged children, 3 teens, 15 in their 20s, 14 in their 30s, 15 in their 40s, 19 in their 50s, 16 in their 60s, 7 in their 70s, 3 in their 80s, and 1 in their 90s.

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Attachments

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

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  56,411

Total positives: 3933

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 11/22/2020 - 11/28/2020)

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/22/2020-11/28/2020)

 

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

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 12.0% 

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

Med Surge Bed Availability:  25.5%   (below 20% is the threshold)

ICU Bed Availability:  28.3% (below 20% is the threshold)

Currently, 21% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 43% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.     

 

ICU bed count as of 12/8/2020 11:59PM

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

 

Testing Information

 

 

Vaccination Plans:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan  

    • Updated version of the vaccination plan is available. 

 

Updated/New Guidance

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

Date of Exposure:   December 1st, 2020

Day 0

7 Day Option

If asymptomatic, they can get tested on December 6th, 7th or 8th.   

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

7 Day Option

Day 5, 6 or Day 7 – Get Tested

Day 7 – LAST DAY OF QUARANTINE – if negative test result is received.

Day 8 - release

   

10 Day Option

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

10 Day Option

Day 10 – LAST DAY OF QUARANTINE

Day 11 - release

 

 

Updates of Flu

 

We still have flu shots left.  While we have completed our flu clinics, people can still do walk-ins.  If you are uncomfortable with coming in, you can request an appointment and we can do a drive thru.  You can call 431-2662 ext. 249 for more information. 

 

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 12/9/2020

Aggravated Battery H20-5573 2020-9783

Time: 12:15am

Location: 200 block of N. Market

Arrested: Jordan Davis-Ervin (29) year old Hoopeston male

Details: Officers were dispatched to the above in reference to a civil disturbance and male laying in the road. Once on scene they found a male who had appeared to have been battered. The above subject was later located and taken to HPD. Davis was charged with the above, processed and transported to the PSB

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/9/2020

General Updates

 

Changes or updates highlighted in BLUE

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) is at 11.9% (ending 12/5).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average decreased to 13.2%. 

 

I went into more detail about the new quarantine guidance below. 

 

Mitigation Measures 

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

Update on Cases

 

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 78 new confirmed cases and 92 released for a total of 316 active cases.  Currently 276 are in home isolation and 40 are hospitalized.  We had 2 deaths who were hospitalized and 8 new hospitalizations.  We had a gentlewoman in her 60s and a gentleman in his 90s die from COVID19-related illnesses.  Our hearts go out to their friends and family.  This brings our total deaths to 48.   

 

New cases for today include: 1 grade school aged child, 6 teens, 13 in their 20s, 11 in their 30s, 9 in their 40s, 14 in their 50s, 11 in their 60s, 7 in their 70s, 5 in their 80s, and 1 in their 90s.

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Attachments

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

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  55,624

Total positives: 3833

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 11/22/2020 - 11/28/2020)

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/22/2020-11/28/2020)

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/5)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 11.9% 

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

Med Surge Bed Availability:  27.9%   (below 20% is the threshold)

ICU Bed Availability:  28.7% (below 20% is the threshold)

Currently, 21% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 40% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.     

 

ICU bed count as of 12/7/2020 11:59PM

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

 

Testing Information

 

 

Vaccination Plans:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan  

    • Updated version of the vaccination plan is available. 

 

Updated/New Guidance

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

Date of Exposure:   December 1st, 2020

Day 0

7 Day Option

If asymptomatic, they can get tested on December 7th or December 8th .  

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

7 Day Option

Day 6 or Day 7 – Get Tested

Day 7 – LAST DAY OF QUARANTINE – if negative test result is received.

Day 8 - release

   

10 Day Option

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

10 Day Option

Day 10 – LAST DAY OF QUARANTINE

Day 11 - release

 

 

Updates of Flu

 

We still have flu shots left.  While we have completed our flu clinics, people can still do walk-ins.  If you are uncomfortable with coming in, you can request an appointment and we can do a drive thru.  You can call 431-2662 ext. 249 for more information. 

 

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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3 New County Board Members Sworn-in, Baughn Remains Chairman

Three new Vermilion County Board members officially took their seats on the board Monday night during the reorganization meeting which was held at the Bremer Theatre at Danville Area Community College.

 

Shelley McLain of Catlin replaces Chuck Nesbitt, who did not seek reelection in November.

 

Jerry Hawker of Danville won his District 7 seat on the board by defeating incumbent Greg Thatcher in the November election.

 

Mary Surprenant of Danville replaces Deanna Witzel, who did not seek reelection in November.

 

Board members unanimously chose Larry Baughn of Hoopeston to remain County Board Chairman for the second consecutive term. Craig Golden was also chosen unanimously as Vice Chairman.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/8/2020

General Updates

 

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) is at 12.2% (ending 12/4).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average decreased to 13.8%.  Vermilion County tested 925 (the most we’ve tested in one day) people on 12/4 and had 88 positives for a daily positivity percentage of 9.5%.  That brought out rate down quite a bit.

 

At this time, the vaccine will go to the 50 counties that have the highest death rate in the state.  Vermilion County is not one of the 50.    We will keep you posted as we know more.   Hospitals and Long Term Care Facilities are in the top tier. 

 

Mitigation Measures 

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

Update on Cases

 

Over the Weekend:  We had 131 new cases and 111 releases.  We also had 2 additional deaths reported, a gentlewoman in her 80s and a gentleman in his 80s.  Our hearts go out to their family and friends. 

 

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 32 new confirmed cases and 30 released for a total of 332 active cases.  Currently 298 are in home isolation and 34 are still hospitalized.  Today’s count is low because we didn’t have as many people working on cases last night and just a few this morning.  We normally turn in all confirmed cases and releases to our CD coordinator at 10AM each day for the daily reporting.  We are still about 400 cases behind, with about 50-100 new cases coming in each day. 

 

New cases for today include: 1 toddler, 1 grade school aged children, 2 teens, 7 in their 20s, 6 in their 30s, 6 in their 40s, 6 in their 50s, and 3 in their 60s.

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Attachments

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

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  55,014

Total positives: 3755

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 11/22/2020 - 11/28/2020)

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/22/2020-11/28/2020)

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/4)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 0 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 12.2% 

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

Med Surge Bed Availability:  29.2%   (below 20% is the threshold)

ICU Bed Availability:  26.0% (below 20% is the threshold)

Currently, 22% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 43% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.     

 

ICU bed count as of 12/6/2020 11:59PM

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

 

Testing Information

 

  • COVID 19 Mobile Testing Van
    • The mobile testing group tested 75 people on Sunday.  Unfortunately, there was a mix up at the state level and the mobile clinic was rerouted to another county.  Once the mistake was fixed, they did not get here until almost 12:00 yesterday.  We have asked them to come back, but do not have any dates yet. 
  • 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:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan  

    • Updated version of the vaccination plan is available. 

 

Updated/New Guidance

 

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 12/8/2020

Traffic Accident H20-5565

Time: 1:44PM

Location: W Orange/S Dixie Hwy

Unit 1: 2016 Chrysler Van driven by David Weber(47)(M)of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2017 Ford Van driven by Timothy M George(61)(M)of East Lynn

Details: The driver of Unit 1 was reentering the roadway after leaving First

Farmers Bank, when he accidentally collided with the rear driver side of Unit 2.

Both vehicles were drivable and insured. No injuries were reported.

 

 

Driving While License Suspended, Operating Uninsured vehicle, Operating vehicle with suspended registration. H20-5568

Time: 5:31PM

Location: S 2nd Ave/W Main St

Arrested: James F Shoulders(46)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: During a traffic stop a computer search showed that Mr. Shoulders had a suspended License and the registration was suspended. Mr. Shoulders was arrested

and transported to HPD for processing and later released with a Vermilion County Court date.

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OSF HealthCare Announces New Chief Nursing Officers in Urbana and Danville

OSF HealthCare is excited to announce new additions to the leadership teams at both OSF
HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana and OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, in the
position of vice president and chief nursing officer.
Deborah McCarter, RN, DNP, has accepted the position of vice president and chief nursing officer for OSF Heart of Mary
beginning December 28. McCarter joins OSF HealthCare from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where she
served as assistant vice president of Patient Services.
Julie Welch, RN, MSN, has accepted the position of vice president and chief nursing officer for OSF Sacred Heart
beginning January 11, 2021. Welch has been with OSF HealthCare since 2016, most recently as the director of Children’s
Care Services at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
In this role, McCarter and Welch will be accountable for leading the nursing operations to achieve key results and drive
superior clinical outcomes. Together with other members of the leadership teams, they will establish quality standards
and develop policies and procedures for the nursing staff. McCarter and Welch will ensure adequate staffing levels are
maintained through the development of continuing education programs.
“I’m really excited for both Julie and Deborah to join the chief nursing executive counsel,” said Lori Wiegand, chief
nursing officer for OSF HealthCare. “They both bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be crucial in helping
OSF HealthCare continue to provide excellent, patient centered care that focuses on quality and safety.”
McCarter earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Ball State University in Indiana. She went on to receive both her
Master of Science in nursing administration and Doctorate of Nursing from Indiana University School of Nursing.
Welch received her nursing degree from Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing. She went on to earn her Master
of Science in nursing from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Welch and McCarter’s appointments follow the passing of Molly Nicholson, RN, DNP, who served as the vice president and
chief nursing officer for both hospitals under a combined hospital administration. The hospital administrations have since
separated, allowing each respective administration to focus on the unique needs of the individual communities they serve.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/7/2020

Vermilion County is reporting 131 new cases today (one resident in their 80s, one in their 60s, eight in their 50s, four in their 40s, five in their 30s, twelve in their 20s, six teens, three grade-school children, one pre-schooler, and one toddler), and 45 released, which brings us to a total of 3,723 positive cases -- 332 of which are active. 

We are saddened to report an additional COVID-related death today : a woman in her 80s.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to her families and friends.  That increases our total deaths to 46.

There are currently 34 COVID-positive Vermilion County residents hospitalized. 

We have received 53,544 negative test results.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/7/2020

Disorderly Conduct, Resisting/Obstucting Justice H20-5534

Time: 2:31PM

Location: 700 blk of E Penn St.

Arrested: Chase R. Hensley(25)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above area for a Civil Disturbance. Mr.

Hensley was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later

Released with a Vermilion County Court Date.

 

 

Restraint of Dogs(City) H20-5536

Time: 3:17PM

Location: 600 blk of W Elm St

Arrested: Karla Cassady(38)(F)of Hoopeston

Arrested: Scott J Howe(36)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above area for a complaint of dogs loose. Both Ms. Cassady and Mr. Howe were citied and give a Hoopeston City Court.

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FILING FOR THE CONSOLIDATED ELECTION 4/6/2021

Vermilion County Clerk, Cathy Jenkins, wishes to remind candidates that all Vermilion County School District Board Members and Vermilion Regional Board of School Trustees will be filing at the Vermilion County Clerk’s Office beginning December 14, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

 

Nomination petitions and other filing forms are available at the Vermilion County Clerk’s Office through December 21, 2020, and petitions are currently being circulated. Filing for these positions will take place beginning at 8:00 a.m. on December 14, 2020 through 5:00 p.m. on December 21, 2020. Candidates who file simultaneously for the same office in the same district either at 8:00 a.m. on December 14th or within the last hour on December 21st will be included in a lottery to determine ballot position. Candidates who file after 8:00 a.m. on the first day shall be deemed filed in the order of actual receipt.

 

Any potential candidate should contact the County Clerk’s Office to ascertain which district format their school elects board members, and from which areas in the district candidates may be elected.

 

All other offices including Township Offices, City/Village Offices, Library District Trustees, Township & Municipal Library Trustees, Park District Commissioners or Trustees, Community College District Trustees, Fire Protection District Trustees, & Township Land Commissioners will file with their Local Election Official (Clerk or Secretary).

 

For any questions, please feel free to contact Lindsay Light, Chief Deputy County Clerk/Supervisor of Elections at (217) 554-1911 or ccelections@vercounty.org.

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Fatal Car Crash in Iroquois County

On 12/03/20, at approx. 2:21 pm, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle, rollover, accident that occurred on Co. Rd. 1900E at approx. % mile north of Co. Rd. 3150N in rural St. Anne, IL. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by James F.

Green, 62, of Watseka, IL was traveling north on Co. Rd. 1900E on a loose gravel road. Green began to lose control of his vehicle, a 2003 Ford Explorer, and entered the west ditch embankment. Green's vehicle then proceeded to overturn approx. 2 % times, ejecting him in the process, before coming to a rest on it's roof in a plowed field, Green's passenger was transported to Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, IL by Riverside EMS with non-life threatening injuries. She was later treated and released. Green was transported to Riverside Hospital by Riverside EMS where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Papineau Fire and EMS, and Riverside EMS assisted with the scene.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/5/2020

General Updates

 

 

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 12.4% (ending 12/1).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average increased to 15.1%.   New Country Metrics came out today, we are still on the warning list.

 

Mitigation Measures 

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

Update on Cases

 

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 114 new confirmed cases and 78 released for a total of 312 active cases.  Currently 278 are in home isolation and 34 are still hospitalized.  One new confirmed death to report today, a gentlewoman in her 90s.  Our hearts go out to their friends and family.  That increases our total deaths to 44.   

 

New cases for today include: 1 infant, 1 toddler, 1 preschooler, 3 grade school aged children, 9 teens, 26 in their 20s, 13 in their 30s, 14 in their 40s, 22 in their 50s, 12 in their 60s, 10 in their 70s, and 2 in their 80s.

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

 

  • Long Term Care / Congregate living
  • Schools / Daycares
  • Businesses / Industries / Manufacturing
  • Households
  • Thanksgiving Gatherings

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

Attachments

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

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  53,544

Total positives: 3592

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 11/22/2020 - 11/28/2020)

New Cases per 100,000:  658

Number of Deaths:  5

Test Positivity:  15.2%

Test Performed:  3,647
CLI (COVID19 like illness) Visits %, Adults:  8.8%

Number of CLI Admissions:  31

Cluster of Cases:  .2%

ICU (%) Available:  31% - this was on 11/28

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/22/2020-11/28/2020)

Youth Case Increase:  89 Youth Cases

New Cases:  505 cases

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/1)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 0 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 12.4% 

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

Med Surge Bed Availability:  24.4%   (below 20% is the threshold)

ICU Bed Availability:  25.8%  (In the entire region 6, which includes 21 counties, there are 39 ICU beds available as of today)

Currently, 22% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 43% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.     

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: Correction on Time
    • December 6th from 8-3:30
  • 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  

    • Nothing new at this time.

 

Updated/New Guidance

  • We are still waiting on the approval guidance from IDPH for the quarantine change.  Here is the document from CDC with the changes.  Please take caution with this information as to me it seems incomplete on the 7 days with testing as there is no mention that the testing needs to be within 48 hours of release.  I do not want people thinking they can get tested the day after their exposure and then be released after 7 FULL days of quarantine.  I will keep you posted when IDPH comes out with their guidance.   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html (updated 12/2)

 

 

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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ISP Fatal Traffic Crash Alert

WHAT:                      Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Interstate 72 westbound at Milepost 164, just west of Monticello, Piatt County.

 

WHEN:                      Dec. 3, 2020 9:45 P.M.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1- Red 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

 

DRIVER:                   Unit 1 - A 42-year-old male from Decatur, IL – Transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. (Awaiting notification of next of kin)

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigative details indicate the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling west on Interstate 72 near Milepost 164 in Piatt County.  Unit 1 ran off the roadway to the left, traveled through the median and overturned.  Unit 1 came to rest upside down in the median. The driver of unit 1 was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. No further information will be disseminated at this time.

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State's Attorney asks for 5 years, Judge gives probation

Chelsea Robinson of 233 Poland Road, Danville, Illinois, was sentenced today to forty-eight months of Specialized Sex Offender Probation by Circuit Judge Nancy S. Fahey for the offense of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. At the sentencing hearing, the Prosecution requested that Robinson serve five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for her crime. As part of any sentence, the defendant is required to register as a Sex Offender for the remainder of her natural life.

In the summer of 2018, the Danville Police Department learned from the victim in this case, then a seventeen (17) year old student at Danville High School, that he and Robinson, a teacher at that same institution, had been involved in a sexual relationship. In an ensuing investigation, Robinson confessed to Danville Police Detectives that she and the victim did engage in sexual intercourse on at least three (3) occasions in her Danville home.

During the sentencing hearing, the defense presented evidence from Robinson's mother, Robinson's Pastor, and Robinson herself. During cross-examinations of the witnesses, it was revealed that Robinson, to this day, believes that she was sexually assaulted by the minor. Thereafter, she explained through questioning by her attorney, that though she was "taken advantage of," she pleaded guilty because she "was the adult" in the situation.

The Prosecution presented the victim's mother at the sentencing hearing pursuant to the Illinois Rights of Crime Victims Act. She provided the Court with an impassioned statement articulating the profound impact Robinson's conduct has had upon her son, her, and their entire family.

State's Attorney Jacqueline Lacy noted that she and her Office will continue to vigorously prosecute sex offenders, as such criminals pose a uniquely serious threat to our community. Unfortunately, victims of sexual abuse are most often juveniles, and when such acts are committed upon our society's children by those with whom they have been entrusted, like a teacher, those crimes are particularly abhorrent. Such conduct simply will not be tolerated.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/4/2020

General Updates

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 12.1% (ending 11/30).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average increased to 14.7%.  

 

United States has reached 13,626,022 total cases and 269,763 deaths for COVID19. 

 

Flu Numbers for Illinois for Week 48 (Week ending Saturday, November 28, 2020)

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Accident H20-5503

Time: 1:55PM

Location: s 3rd Ave/W Penn St

Unit 1: 2015 Nissan Altima driven by Dalton Leyva (22)(M)of Hoopeston

Unit2: 2014 ford Utility driven by Kermit Hasselbring(78)(M)of Milford

Details: Drive of Unit 1 was northbound on 3rd Ave when he stated that he did not see Unit 2 when he was entering the intersection and struck Unit 2 in the

Drivers side back door area. Both drivers were not injured. Both Units were insured but had to be towed from the scene. Driver of Unit 1 was citied.

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Illinois State Police Announce the Use of Roadside Safety Checks

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the ISP will conduct Roadside Safety Checks (RSCs) in Vermilion County during December. The use of RSCs combine a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement in order to save lives of the motoring public.

The ISP has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois. Officers working the detail will be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, and most importantly:

- Driving Under the Influence (DUI);

- Safety Belt and Child Restraint use;

- Speeding;

- Distracted Driving; and,

- All Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Violations.

 

Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois, and throughout the U.S., nearly 10,000 people die each year due to alcohol-impaired driving. RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/3/2020

General Updates

Changes or updates highlighted in BLUE

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 12.0% (ending 11/29).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average decreased to 14.6%.   Vermilion County’s ICU bed availability is ranging from 1 bed to 4 beds in the last couple days.

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


Mitigation Measures

Tier 3 Mitigations may continue while we wait to see if there is surge from the holidays. Mitigation FAQs were updated on 11/29/20:  https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf<https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf>

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

Update on Cases

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 74 new cases and 81 released for a total of 238 active cases.  Currently 204 are in home isolation and 34 are still hospitalized.  We are waiting on multiple deaths to be confirmed before we report them.

New cases for today include:  2 grade school aged children, 5 teens, 10 in their 20s, 11 in their 30s, 14 in their 40s, 18 in their 50s, 10 in their 60s, 3 in their 70s, and 1 in their 80s.

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

  *   Long Term Care / Congregate living
  *   Schools / Daycares
  *   Businesses / Industries / Manufacturing
  *   Households
  *   Thanksgiving Gatherings (we are already starting to see some groupings of cases)


Rumor Mill


  *   Nothing new at this time


Attachments

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


Statistics
Vermilion County
Total Negatives:  52,231
Total positives: 3311

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics> (From 11/15/2020 - 11/21/2020)
For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion> (from 11/15/2020-11/21/2020)

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 11/29)
Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 0 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 12%
Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  5 days of hospital admission decreases
Med Surge Bed Availability:  27.2%
ICU Bed Availability:  26.9%  (In the entire region 6, which includes 21 counties, there are 44 ICU beds available as of today) [cid:image001.png@01D6C8B9.EDE5E5A0]
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


  *   COVID 19 Mobile Testing Van will be here at the Vermilion County Health Department:
     *   December 6th 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<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>

     *   CDC determined that healthcare workers who have direct patient care and long-term care facilities will be the first in line to receive the vaccine.  We will keep you posted on more details.

Updated/New Guidance – This is still on hold until we get guidance IN HAND from IDPH, which should be soon.


  *   CDC has suggested new guidance on QUARANTINED individuals.  *We are waiting for actual written guidance before we recommend this*
     *   Best practice is still 14 days in quarantine
     *   You can now be released from quarantine after a full 10 days of quarantine IF you are symptom free with no COVID test
     *   You can be released after a FULL 7 days IF you are symptom free AND receive a negative test within 48 hours prior to release.  (still looking at that 5-7 days past exposure for testing)  This can be either a PCR or antigen test.  It will be extremely important for people to WAIT 5-7 days after exposure before they get tested.
     *   If you are released at 7 or 10 days, you should STILL monitor your symptoms for 14 days and immediately quarantine, reach out to your provider, or get tested if you develop symptoms.

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<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6>

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/3/2020

Aggravated DUI, Driving While License Suspended, No Insurance, No Insurance, Illegal

Transportation of Alcohol, Failure to Signal a Turn, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,

Resisting, Obstructing Police H20-5495 2020-9641

Time: 10:18pm

Location: E Thompson/7th St

Arrested: Lonnie Davis (46) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD attempted to stopped the vehicle Mr. Davis for a traffic violation. A

computer check revealed that he had a suspended driver’s license. Subject was

arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later transported to the PSB

on the above charges to await arraignment.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/2/2020

General Updates

 

Changes or updates highlighted in RED

 

Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 11.9% from the prior day 11.7%  (ending 11/28).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average increased to 15.2% from 14.7%.   As mentioned in earlier emails that October and November are usually bad months for pandemics, they both proved to be our worst months for cases, deaths, and hospitalizations for Vermilion County.   If we continue the trend we are on, December will be no different.    

 

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

 

 

Mitigation Measures 

 

Tier 3 Mitigations may continue while we wait to see if there is surge from the holidays. Mitigation FAQs were updated on 11/29/20:  https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf

 

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

 

Update on Cases

 

Case updates from 11/21-11/30:  We had 628 new cases and 648 released.  6 additional deaths were confirmed.   We hired 6 additional contact tracers and they are making headway into our backlog of cases. 

 

Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 134 new cases and 104 released for a total of 245 active cases.  Currently 211 are in home isolation and 34 are hospitalized.  We had 4 additional deaths.  One gentleman in his 60s, 2 gentlemen in their 70s, and one gentlewoman in her 100s.  Our hearts go out to their family and friends.  This brings us to a total of 40 deaths.

 

New cases for today include:  2 toddlers, 8 grade school aged children, 8 teens, 16 in their 20s, 24 in their 30s, 18 in their 40s, 19 in their 50s, 15 in their 60s, 12 in their 70s, 11 in their 80s and 1 in their 90s.  

 

 

Increased Cases / Outbreaks

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

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • Rumor is:  You only need to get tested if you have symptoms.  Truth is:  We encourage anyone and everyone to get tested.  We do ask that if you were exposed or think you might have been exposed to wait 5-7 days after exposure to get a more reliable result.  A reminder, though, even if you test negative when you are in QUARANTINE, you still have to quarantine for 14 days. 

 

 

Attachments

  • IDPH Update
  • VCHD Updated Graphic (in both JPG and PDF)
  • COVID19 Violence Prevention – resources to help with mental health and violence

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  51,800

Total positives: 3237

 

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 11/15/2020 - 11/21/2020)

New Cases per 100K:  703

Number of deaths:  12

Test positivity:  14.5%

Tests performed:  3,895

CLI (COVID19 like illness) ED visits (%), Adults:  8.4%

Number of CLI Admissions:  28

Cluster of Cases .7%

ICU (%) Available:  34.1%

 

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/15/2020-11/21/2020)

 Youth Case Increase:  85 Youth Cases – the prior week we had 93

New Total Cases:  540 – the prior week we had 520

 

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 11/28)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 2 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 11.9% 

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

Med Surge Bed Availability:  31.4% 

ICU Bed Availability:  27.7%  (ICU bed availability is severely at a minimum in our area)

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:
    • December 6th 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

    • Nothing new at this time – changes daily

 

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 12/2/2020

Warrant Arrest H20-5458

Time: 2:25am

Location: Hoopeston Police Department

Arrested: Robin Irvin (40) (F) of Rantoul

Details: HPD officers arrested Ms. Irvin after she turned herself into the Hoopeston

Police Department on an outstanding Champaign County warrant. She was

processed and later released with a new court date after posting bond.

 

Traffic Accident H20-5468

Time: 4:14pm

Location: S Market St/E Penn St

Unit #1: 2017 GMC Acadia driven by Shirley Fell (F) (72) of Hoopeston

Unit #2: 2020 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Emily Brown (F) (43) of Hoopeston

Details: Unit #1 was driving westbound on Penn St, stopped at the stop sign, and proceeded

through the intersection and struck Unit #2. Driver of Unit #1 advised she did not

see Unit #2 driving northbound on Market. No tickets were issued, no injuries

were reported and Unit #2 was towed.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 12/1/2020

We are reporting seventy-one new cases today (one resident in their 80s, three in their 70s, four in their 60s, eleven in their 50s, eleven in their 40s, eighteen in their 30s, five in their 20s, five teens, six grade-school students, three toddlers, and one infant), and 68 released, which brings us to a total of 3,103 positive cases -- 219 of which are active

 

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

 

We have received 51,379 negative test results.

 

The Mobile COVID-Testing Team will be back at the Health Department parking lot on Sunday, December 6.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/1/2020

Possession of Controlled Substance; Possession of Controlled Substance w/ Intent to

Deliver; No Valid License H20-5449 2020-9587

Time: 3:28pm

Location: 700 block of W. Orange St

Arrested: Jorge Casillas (51) Hoopeston male

Arrested: Elisa Rivera (48) Hoopeston female

Details: A traffic contact was made while assisting another agency.

During the contact Rivera was found to not have a valid drivers license and Casillas was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Both subjects were taken to HPD where they were charged with the above and processed. Rivera was released with a NTA in Traffic Court and Casillas was taken to the PSB.

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