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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/31/21

We are reporting six new cases today (one resident in their 70s, one in their 60s, one in their 40s, one in their 30s, one in their 20s, and one infant), and three released, which brings us to a total of 8,830 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 122 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently seven Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 241 active COVID cases in the county.

We are urging adults who live or work in Vermilion County and who are interested in getting a COVID vaccination to take advantage of our temporary influx of State resources, and to make appointments for our upcoming clinics.

Next week, we will hold a J & J clinic at the Fischer on Wednesday (April 7) , a second-dose Moderna clinic at the Fischer on Thursday (April 8), and a J & J clinic on Saturday (April 10.)

Hoopeston Jaycee's to host Annual Easter Egg Hunt this weekend!

 

 

Come join the fun with thousands of eggs! Candy, prizes, and of course the Easter Bunny!

Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: McFerren Park, Legion Shelter (south of Civic Center)
Ages: 0-4, 5-7, 8-10
FREE!

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/29/21

We are continuing to vaccinate with the Illinois National Guard and we received great news that they can stay longer than we had originally anticipated!  We are looking to schedule more pop up clinics throughout April and May!  Please spread the word that the phases for waiting are no longer mandated here in Vermilion County!!  There are opportunities through Carle (https://carle.org/home/covid-19-resources/covid-19-vaccine-information/county-information ), OSF (https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/vaccine/),  Aunt Martha’s (https://www.auntmarthas.org/covid19resourcecenter/) , the VA, and the pharmacies to get vaccinated here in Vermilion County!  We have had to open up our clinics to the whole state to get them filled!! There is no reason a person in Vermilion County who wants a vaccine cannot receive one.  We are in the lower end still in getting our community vaccinated. 

 

We received a shipment of Johnson and Johnson today and will have a clinic for just Johnson and Johnson on April 7th from 9-2 at the Fischer Theatre and on April 10th here at the Vermilion County Health Department from 9-12.  PLEASE share the Attached flyer for April 7th and information to your Vermilion County Residents, Workers, clients, etc!!!  I want this clinic to be for Vermilion County Residents and workers, but if we do not fill it up, I will open it up to the rest of the state by April 5th.  I will be sending out a similar flyer for the 10th date as soon as I receive the link from Juvare. 

 

Please SHARE with your Vermilion County clients, congregation, workers, staff, groups, etc.   Again, I am supplying the Voucher Code to our stakeholders only.  On our website, they will have to call for the voucher code, as I’m trying to make it a little easier for people to sign in for Vermilion County, but I know it will not stop some people.   Once we hit April 5th, I will add the voucher code to our website to make sure we get it full. 

 

Regional Metrics

Region 6 – 2.3% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 1.3% positivity rate

ICU availability – 44%

Patient increases – 4 out of the last 10 days

 

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of March 29th, 2021

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  27,621
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  9,946
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  12.95%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  6,520
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  3,426

 

Vermilion County Case Counts – no updates today
Active Cases:  257
Hospitalizations:  5
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  8,786
Total Released / Recovered:  8,407
Total Deaths – 122

Hoopeston Police Report 3/29/21

Stolen Auto, Theft (Over) Criminal Damage to Property (Over) H21-1215 2021-2324

Time: 08:35 AM

Location: 200 block N 9th Avenue

Complainant: 43 year old Rossville Woman

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

Details: At the above time, complainant advised that her 2013 Chrysler 200 was stolen from the resident. The stolen car was located with the male who was taken into custody.

Gage was transported to HPD processed and then transferred to PSB Danville.

 

Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia H21-1248 2021-2402

Time: 10:52pm

Location: 300 blk E Maple

Arrested: Dennis Baker (40) (M) of Milford

Details: HPD officers checked out with Mr. Baker while he was riding his bike without a

light. Upon investigation, methamphetamines was found on his person. He was

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

in Danville to await arraignment.

Carle and IDPH announce partnership for Danville Mall Vaccination Clinic

Hoopeston, Ill. — Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Vermilion County Public Health Department are offering COVID-19 vaccines at Village Mall in Danville.

 

Same day and limited walk-in appointments are now available until all available dosages are administered. Vaccine is available for those who live or work in Vermilion County who are currently eligible to receive vaccine.

 

“Walk-in appointments are available, but you may be assigned a time slot later in the day based on capacity. Those people would be asked to return 5 minutes before their time slot to accommodate social distancing,” Kimberly Franklin, MSN, patient care manager, said.

 

Walk-in appointments are available Tuesday, March 23 – Sunday, March 27 from 8 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.

 

Vermilion County vaccine clinics are held at Village Mall, 2917 N Vermilion St., Danville, IL (inside the former Hallmark storefront). Please enter through the main mall entrance near Joann Fabrics.

To pre-register:

 

· Schedule online through MyCarle.com for the fastest service.

 

· Call (217) 902-6100. Due to high call volume, you may experience an extended wait time so we appreciate your patience.

 

· Sign up for text or phone notification when new appointments become available at carle.org.

 

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

 

There is no cost to individuals to get a COVID vaccine. You may be asked to bring your insurance card if you have one, but you will not be turned away if you do not have insurance.

 

Vermilion County is now vaccinating:

· Residents 18-64 with underlying health conditions or disabilities

· Residents 65 or older in-person

And those who live or work in Vermilion County in these categories:

· Healthcare workers outlined in Phase 1a as those in hospital and non-hospital settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials as well as those who care for a disabled family member.

 

· Essential workers defined as:

o Staff at licensed day care workers State of Illinois approved early childhood and licensed day cares and K-12 (public, private and parochial) schools.

o Grocery store: Baggers, Cashiers, Stockers, Pick-Up, Customer Service.

o Food and Agriculture: Processing, Plants, Veterinary Health, Livestock Services, Animal Care.

o Shelter/Adult Day Care

o Postal Service.

o Manufacturing: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers.

o Public Transit: Flight Crew, Bus Drivers, Train Conductors, Taxi Drivers, Para-Transit Drivers, In-Person Support, Ride Sharing Services.

Visit Carle.org for more information about vaccine eligibility.

Vermilion County Covid 19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule Update

 *   March 25th, April 1st, and April 8th will be for 2nd dose APPOINTMENTS ONLY that received their 1st doses at the Fischer.  After that, we will no longer have clinics at the Fischer.  If you are coming to receive your second dose, please bring a completely filled out consent form and prescreening form (for Fischer location only) with you and your vaccination card.  Links are at the end of the blue section.

 

Please read all requirements to receive a vaccine for all locations below.

 

New Locations have been Set!!    You must click on the following links to set up an appointment for the following locations.  Clinics are open to all who are 18 and older. If someone cannot make the appointments online, they can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264 beginning 3/10/2021 and someone will be able to assist them.  You can sign up with the previous links now.

Vermilion County Health Department

COVID19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule

Appointments Highly Recommended

Intended for those who Work or Live in Vermilion County

 

Vermilion Regional Airport:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/ebbec390-aaf5-4278-8ac8-d1fe8bc0eeb8/   (This is a Drive Thru event and will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.  If cancelled, you will need to choose from the other dates provided as there will be no back-up location)   – Voucher Code:  VERMILIONCO8U82

  *   March 25th – 8am-3pm
  *   March 26th – 8am-3pm
  *   March 27th – 8am-3pm

DACC at Bremer :  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/e3885403-29e7-4bc5-a153-aef2f4efe251/
Voucher Code:  VERMILIONCOVWKF

  *   March 22nd – 8am-3pm
  *   March 24th – 8am – 3pm

New Life  – https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/798f01ec-72f5-4ec4-bd30-ed812003220b
Voucher Code:  NEWLIFE1419

  *   March 24th – 8am-3pm

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Westville:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/ecef62ee-c855-4958-8a94-7172b3f75a6d
Voucher Code:  STMARYS2021

  *   March 24th – 8am-3pm

  *   PLEASE, if you have an appointment, please DO NOT come more than 5 minutes before your appointment.

PLEASE READ:

The information below is for all sites.  You will be asked to remain in an observation area for 15-30 minutes post vaccination*.

  1.  Please wear short sleeves.  This will make it easier and quicker for people to get through the vaccine station.
  2.  If this is your 2nd dose, bring your vaccine card back with you.
  3.  If you answer “Yes” to being pregnant or breastfeeding ,  you must have a doctor’s note saying you can receive the vaccine.
  4.  *If you answer “Yes” to having a history of allergic reactions, taking blood thinners, or autoimmune system, you may be asked to remain in observation for 30 minutes.
  5.  If you answer “Yes” to having received passive antibody therapy as treatment for COVID-19, you will need to WAIT 90 days after initial infection before getting your vaccine.
  6.  If you answer “Yes” to having a vaccine in the last 14 days, you must wait 14 days after your last vaccine to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  7.  If you are currently in isolation due to a current infection with COVID-19, you CANNOT receive the vaccine at this time.
  8.  If you have a fever or are currently ill, you CANNOT receive the vaccine.
  9.  If you recently received your 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you cannot get your second dose until 28 days after your 1st dose.
  10. If you received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for your first dose, the only vaccine we are administering at this point is Moderna and you will NOT be able to get your second dose here.
  11. If you have had COVID19 in the last 90 days, Vaccination can be offered, but could also be delayed 90 days if desired.

  *   Moderna Covid 19 Consent Form (CLICK HERE FOR FORM) – UPDATED VERSION 2/8/21
  *   Moderna Pre-Vaccination-Screening-Form (this has the screening questions and information about each question) – page 2 is blank for printing purposes. (CLICK HERE for form)
  *   Fact Sheet for Moderna COVID19 Vaccine
  *   Fact Sheet for Johnson and Johnson COVID19 Vaccine
  *   Fact Sheet for Pfizer COVID19 Vaccine

Other Locations you can receive a vaccine:

  *   Carle – Call 217-902-6100 to make an appointment or go to Carle’s Website for locations and online sign-ups
  *   OSF – Go to OSF’s Website for locations and online sign-ups.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/18/21

We are reporting 14 new cases today (one resident in their 80s, one in their 60s, one in their 50s, one in their 40s, three in their 30s, two in their 20s, three grade-school-aged children, and one toddler), and 9 released, which brings us to a total of 8,718 positive cases.

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death, a man in his 70s.  Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.  We have lost a total of 122 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently four Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 263 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 110,032 negative test results.

We vaccinated 160 people at our clinic at DACC today.  We will have a vaccination clinic at the Fischer Theatre tomorrow, and then will have outdoor drive-through clinics at the Airport on Friday and Saturday.

We are urging adults who live or work in Vermilion County and who are interested in getting a COVID vaccination to take advantage of this temporary influx of State resources.  In addition to healthcare providers and pharmacies, adults can receive vaccinations at our clinics by clicking on the registration link at www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>  or by calling 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/17/21

As of 03/16/2021 there have been 2,393 confirmed cases and 420 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been 1 new case since our last update.

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

 

 

*Vermilion County Covid 19 Vaccination Schedule Update*

Vermilion County Health Department 

COVID19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule 

Appointments Required 

Intended for those who Work or Live in Vermilion County 

All locations at this time will be Moderna Vaccine, except St. Mary's which will be Johnson and Johnson

 

Vermilion Regional Airport (Please note:  These could be cancelled in the future if there are weather issues):  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/ebbec390-aaf5-4278-8ac8-d1fe8bc0eeb8/) – Voucher Code:  VERMILIONCO8U82 

March 18th – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER 
March 19th – 8am-3pm 
March 20th – 8am-3pm 
March 25th – 8am-3pm 
March 26th – 8am-3pm 
March 27th – 8am-3pm 


DACC at Bremer :  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/e3885403-29e7-4bc5-a153-aef2f4efe251/ – Voucher Code:  VERMILIONCOVWKF 

March 17th – 8am-3pm 
March 21st – 8am-3pm 
March 22nd – 8am-3pm 
March 24th – 8am – 3pm 

 


McFerran Civic Center in Hoopeston: https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/26b53284-9bf1-41a5-9686-235f92ad4f17  Voucher Code – HOOPESTON2021 

March 21st 12p-4pm  

 

New Life  - https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/798f01ec-72f5-4ec4-bd30-ed812003220b Voucher Code:  NEWLIFE1419 

March 24th – 8am-3pm 

 

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Westville:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/ecef62ee-c855-4958-8a94-7172b3f75a6d Voucher Code:  STMARYS2021      - This will be for Johnson and Johnson and will be limited to 200 doses.   

March 24th – 8am-3pm 
 

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine appointments extended through Wednesday in Vermilion County

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), are offering COVID-19 vaccines at Village Mall in Danville.

 

Same day and limited walk-in appointments are now available until all available dosages are administered. Vaccine is available for those who live or work in Vermilion County who are currently eligible to receive vaccine.

 

“The walk-in opportunity has been well received,” Kimberly Franklin, MSN, patient care manager, said. “People are noting it’s very quick, easy and convenient. We hope to see more people out early this week to protect themselves and others by getting the vaccine.”

 

Walk-in appointments are available Monday, March 15 – Wednesday, March 17 from 8 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.

 

Vermilion County vaccine clinics are held at Village Mall, 2917 N Vermilion St., (inside the former Hallmark storefront). Please enter through the main mall entrance near Joann Fabrics.

To pre-register:

· Schedule online through MyCarle.com for the fastest service.

· Call (217) 902-6100. Due to high call volume, you may experience an extended wait time so we appreciate your patience.

· Sign up for text or phone notification when new appointments become available at carle.org.

 

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party who are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

 

There is no cost to individuals to get a COVID vaccine. You may be asked to bring your insurance card if you have one, but you will not be turned away if you do not have insurance.

 

Vermilion County is now vaccinating:

· Residents ages 18-64 with underlying health conditions or disabilities

· Residents age 65 or older in-person

And those who live or work in Vermilion County in these categories:

 

Healthcare workers outlined in Phase 1a as those in hospital and non-hospital settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials as well as those who care for a disabled family member.

· Essential workers defined as:

o Staff at licensed daycare workers, State of Illinois approved early childhood and licensed daycares and K-12 (public, private and parochial) schools.

o Grocery store: Baggers, Cashiers, Stockers, Pick-Up, Customer Service.

o Food and Agriculture: Processing, Plants, Veterinary Health, Livestock Services, Animal Care.

o Shelter/Adult Day Care.

o Postal Service.

o Manufacturing: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers.

o Public Transit: Flight Crew, Bus Drivers, Train Conductors, Taxi Drivers, Para-Transit Drivers, In-Person Support, Ride Sharing Services.

Visit Carle.org for more information about vaccine eligibility.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/16/21

We had a successful day at DACC and some of our manufacturers.  We vaccinated over 400 people today and we will be back at DACC on Wednesday.  Our Thursday Clinic at the Airport has been cancelled due to the impending weather, specifically the winds and how they will affect our tents. 

We have opened this week back open for people to make appointments at DACC and the airport as we have received more vaccine.  We are still going to try to limit our clinics to about 300 per day now due to the amount of vaccine we have so that we will be able to complete all clinics and not have to cancel them due to shortages.  Please go to our website for the DACC and Airport links.  www.vchd.org   Please encourage our community to get the vaccine and make use of the many opportunities through VCHD, Carle, OSF, and our pharmacies. 

I hope to open up our other locations by the end of the day tomorrow.   With offering clinics 6 days a week, I will be out of the office most days and if you need me, email will be the best lines of communication. 

Here is a breakdown of vaccines distribution and case updates: 

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of March 15th, 2021

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Vaccinations Administered (1st and 2nd doses):  21,725

Total Number of People FULLY Vaccinated:  8,168

 

Vermilion County Case Counts

Active Cases:  279

Hospitalizations:  6

Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  8,687

Total Released / Recovered:  8,287

Total Deaths – 121

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/15/21

We are reporting 114 new cases today (one resident in their 90s, three in their 80s, five in their 70s, seventeen in their 60s, fifteen in their 50s, eighteen in their 40s, nineteen in their 30s, twenty in their 20s, five teens, eight grade-school-aged children, one pre-schooler, one toddler, and an infant), and 65 released, which brings us to a total of 8,687 positive cases.

We are saddened to report another three COVID-related deaths -- two men in their 80s, and one man in his 50s.  Our sympathies go out to their families and friends.  We have lost a total of 121 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently six Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 279 active COVID cases in the county.

Some things of note regarding our COVID vaccination clinics :

Starting Monday, we will be offering vaccination clinics six days a weeks for a few weeks.  Our staff and volunteers are working overtime to make this happen, and we are being aided by some of our community partners, by additional vaccine and supplies from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and by personnel from the Illinois National Guard.  The Guard has been instrumental in the planning of these clinics, and will be a vital part of their operation.

We are urging adults who live or work in Vermilion County and who are interested in getting a COVID vaccination to take advantage of this temporary influx of resources.  In addition to healthcare providers and pharmacies, adults can receive vaccinations at our clinics by clicking on the registration link at www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>  or by calling 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.

Hoopeston Police Report 3/15/21

Warrant Arrest H21-1042

Time: 4:57am

Location: 200 blk E Main St

Arrested: Bradley David (M) (34) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers checked out with Mr. David at the above location. A computer

check revealed that he had an outstanding Vermilion County warrant. Subject was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later released after paying bond and given a new court date.

 

 

 

Criminal trespass to residence H21-1047

Time: 2:34PM

Location: 301 W Main St(Hoopeston Police Department)

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

Details: Mr. Stevens came to HPD to speak with an officer. While speaking with officer it was noted that Mr. Stevens had previous charges on him for Criminal trespass to residence. Mr. Stevens was processed and released with a Vermilion County Court date.

 

Fire Call

Time: 10:07pm

Location: 600 blk E McCracken

Details: HFD and HPD were dispatched to the report of a shed on fire. No injuries were reported. An investigation continues

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/13/21

Starting Monday, we will be offering vaccination clinics six days a weeks for a few weeks.  Our staff and volunteers are working overtime to make this happen, and we are being aided by some of our community partners, by additional vaccine and supplies from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and by personnel from the Illinois National Guard.  The Guard has been instrumental in the planning of these clinics, and will be a vital part of their operation.

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center announces change to COVID-19 testing Monday

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center will no longer offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing on the hospital campus beginning Monday, March 15.

 

Any individual needing a COVID-19 test due to symptoms or exposure is encouraged to contact Carle’s COVID-19 Hotline at (217) 902-6100, call their Carle provider, or visit their nearest Convenient Care location.

 

“We have seen a dramatic decrease in those needing COVID-19 testing for several weeks now, so we’re officially transitioning to indoor testing at Convenient Care,” Heather Tucker, MSN, hospital administrator, said. “We’ve continued to also serve those who need a test prior to a procedure or surgery.”

 

For the health and safety of all, anyone entering a Carle facility must wear a mask. Patients with COVID-19 symptoms or a known exposure to COVID-19 will be registered and roomed immediately.

 

Staff will ask patients to provide their phone number and to wait in their vehicle if there is not adequate space for social distancing. A staff member will call the patient to come back into the clinic when a room is ready.

 

“Although we are seeing less positive cases, we are still taking these precautions to ensure we are keeping our patients and staff protected. Safety is our number one priority so that we can continue to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Tucker said.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/12/21


We vaccinated 590 people at the Fischer Theatre Thursday.

The Mobile COVID-Testing Team has cancelled its testing event at the health department on March 17.

Both OSF and Carle Hoopeston are sending us some of their Moderna vaccine to allow us to resume scheduling appointments for clinics at DACC and at the airport March 21-27.  We are grateful beyond words.

Hoopeston Police Report 3/12/21

BURGLARY H21-1005

Time: 16:20

Location: 600 Blk S 3rd street

Victim: Hoopeston male (24)

Details: HPD officers were called to res reference a burglary. Back door forced open and several items missing. The incident is under investigation.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments now available for Vermilion County residents 65 and older

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), is offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics by appointment only at Village Mall in Danville.

 

CHRHC is one of 10 Critical Access Hospitals in Illinois supporting a pilot program to bring vaccine to underserved communities.

 

“We’re proud to partner with the State to ensure those who need vaccine most have an opportunity to receive it. The Village Mall storefront offers a convenient and accessible location with adequate social distancing to vaccinate more Vermilion County residents,” Kimberly Franklin, MSN, patient care manager, said. “We hope to serve several thousand people in the coming days.”

 

Vermilion County vaccine clinics are by appointment only at Village Mall, 2917 N Vermilion St., Danville, IL (inside the former Hallmark storefront). Please enter through the main mall entrance near Joann Fabrics.

To register:

  • Schedule online through MyCarle.com for the fastest service.
  • Call (217) 902-6100. Due to high call volume, you may experience an extended wait time so we appreciate your patience.
  • Sign up for text or phone notification when new appointments become available at carle.org.

 

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

 

There is no cost to individuals to get a COVID vaccine. You may be asked to bring your insurance card if you have one, but you will not be turned away if you do not have insurance.  

 

Vermilion County is now vaccinating:

  • Residents 16-64 with underlying health conditions or disabilities 
  • Residents 65 or older in-person 

And those who live or work in Vermilion County in these categories:

  • Healthcare workers outlined in Phase 1a as those in hospital and non-hospital settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials as well as those who care for a disabled family member.
  • Essential workers defined as:
    • Staff at licensed daycare workers State of Illinois approved early childhood and licensed daycares and K-12 (public, private and parochial) schools. 
    • Grocery store: Baggers, Cashiers, Stockers, Pick-Up, Customer Service.
    • Food and Agriculture: Processing, Plants, Veterinary Health, Livestock Services, Animal Care.
    • Shelter/Adult Day Care
    • Postal Service.
    • Manufacturing: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers. 
    • Public Transit: Flight Crew, Bus Drivers, Train Conductors, Taxi Drivers, Para-Transit Drivers, In-Person Support, Ride Sharing Services.

 

Visit Carle.org for more information about vaccine eligibility.

 

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/11/21

I had hoped to announce a robust plan to provide vaccination clinics around Vermilion County, but vaccine scarcity is forcing us to adopt a more modest plan.

We expect to vaccinate 600 people at the Fischer Theatre today.

In addition to that, mobile vaccination teams will be visiting some of the county's larger employers tomorrow, Friday and Monday.

On Monday and Wednesday, a vaccination team plans to vaccinate a total of 650 people at DACC.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, a vaccination team plans to vaccinate a total of 825 people at the airport.

We had hoped to give as many as 1,680 vaccinations at DACC on Monday and Wednesday, and had hoped to give as many as 2,250 vaccinations at the airport on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Sadly, we do not have the vaccine for that.

Also, we have temporarily closed registration to any clinics beyond that.  We will reopen registration when we have enough vaccine to operate those clinics.

We are keeping enough vaccine to allow us to provide second-dose vaccinations to those who already have appointments for at the Fischer on March 18.

We appreciate the additional resources the State is making available to us.  I wish we had enough vaccine to utilize those resources to the fullest.

Hoopeston Police Report 3/11/21

Criminal Damage to Property H21-0985

Time: 06:52 am

Complainant: 67 year old Hoopeston Man

Location: 600 W Chestnut St

Details: Complainant reports of damage done to his window of his residence.

 

 

 

Fire Call (Mutual Aid Call)

Time: 12:20 PM

Location: 3630 North Rd/2150 East Rd

Details: Field fire was burning out of control, requested HFD respond with Brush Truck and personnel to assist in put out the fire. Original time of Call was at 11:00 Am

 

 

 

Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct; Restraint of Dog By Owner H21-0990

Time: 5:49pm

Location: 600 block of W. Elm St

Arrested: 16 year old male Hoopeston juvenile

Arrested: Thad Finnell (27) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: Officers were called to the above in reference to the 16 year old juvenile shooting a bb gun in the direction of the complainant and a dog running towards the complainant. After an investigation Finnell was issued a citation for Restraint of Dog by Owner and the male juvenile was issued a citation for Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/10/21

We are reporting 40 new cases today (four residents in their 70s, six in their 60s, six in their 50s, four in their 40s, three in their 30s, ten in their 20s, two teens, two pre-schoolers, two toddlers, and an infant), and 14 released, which brings us to a total of 8,573 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 118 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently seven Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 233 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 108,058 negative test results.

Some things of note regarding our COVID vaccination clinics :

We are no longer taking new appointments for the clinics at the Fischer Theatre.  Those who already have appointments to receive their first-dose or second-dose vaccinations at our March 11th clinic at the Fischer Theatre will receive their vaccinations there.  Those who received their first-dose vaccinations at the Fischer Theatre, and who have appointments to receive their second-dose vaccinations at our March 18th, March 25th, April 1st, and April 8th clinics at the Fischer, will receive their vaccinations there.   But we have not scheduled any clinics at the Fischer after April 8.

The Fischer Theatre has been an amazing host !!  We want to thank the staff and the volunteers there for all the help they have given to us.

With some help from our partners, we will be offering vaccination clinics at some new locations.

There will be indoor vaccination clinics at Danville Area Community College on certain days, and outdoor clinics at the Vermilion County Airport on certain days.  Additional clinics will be offered, as well.

These clinics will be held on an appointment basis.  People can make appointments two ways.

•             They can use the links on our website, www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>, which are https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/e3885403-29e7-4bc5-a153-aef2f4efe251/<https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/e3885403-29e7-4bc5-a153-aef2f4efe251/>  for the clinic at DACC, and https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/ebbec390-aaf5-4278-8ac8-d1fe8bc0eeb8/<https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/ebbec390-aaf5-4278-8ac8-d1fe8bc0eeb8/>  for the clinic at the airport.  These will allow people to schedule their own appointments, and to fill out the online consent form and pre-screening form.

•             Starting Wednesday, March 10, people can call (217) 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264, and someone will assist them in making the appointment and filling out the online consent form and pre-screening form.


We are calling the people who are on our wait-list and are signing them up for appointments at our upcoming clinics.

Those coming to our clinics at the Fischer Theatre still need to bring consent forms and pre-screening forms with them.  The other clinics will use online forms.

Hoopeston Police Report 3/10/21

Fire Call

Time: 05:59 AM

Location: 600 N 7th Street

Details: Arrow was dispatched to lifting assistance call and requested HFD to respond and assist them.

Vermilion County Covid 19 Shot clinic update


  *   We are calling ALL of our waitlist folks and are signing them up for our upcoming clinics.   Those who signed up for our March 11th Clinic will still be at the Fischer Theater.  If you received your first dose at the Fischer Theatre, your 2nd dose will also be at the Fischer Theater.   March 18th, March 25th, April 1st, and April 8th will be for 2nd dose APPOINTMENTS ONLY that received their 1st doses at the Fischer Theater.  After that, we will no longer have clinics at the Fischer Theater.

  *   We are setting up new locations!!  We are having a Drive Thru BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Clinic at the Airport and a walk-in BY APPOINTMENT ONLY clinic at DACC on certain days.  You must click on the following links to set up an appointment for DACC and the Airport.  We will have links to other sites by the end of the week.

  *   For the Airport:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/ebbec390-aaf5-4278-8ac8-d1fe8bc0eeb8/>
  *   For DACC:  
https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/e3885403-29e7-4bc5-a153-aef2f4efe251/>
  *   If someone cannot make the appointments online, they can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264 beginning 3/10/2021 and someone will be able to assist them.  You can sign up with the previous links now.
  *   If you sign up for the Airport or DACC, you do not need to fill out a consent form or the prescreening form.  That will be available onsite.

Hoopeston Police Report 3/9/21

Fire Call

Time: 3:53PM

Location: 400 blk of N 4th St

Details: HFD, HPD and Arrow were dispatched to the above location for a person trapped under a vehicle. They were transported to the hospital by Arrow.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 10:17pm

Location: 500 S. 6th Ave

Details: HFD was dispatched to the above in reference to a grass fire.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 10:58pm

Location: State Rt 9/2150 East Road

Details: HFD, VCSD, and Arrow ambulance responded to the above for a single vehicle accident.

Hoopeston Police Report 3/8/21

CRIMINAL TRESPASS TO RESIDENCE H21-0925

Time: 10:02 am

Location: 300 Blk W Elm Street

Details: HPD was called to a residence for a break in. Someone entered the home without permission. Investigation will continue.

 

 

Traffic Accident H21-0931

Time: 7:15PM

Location: S 5th St/E Penn St

Unit 1: 2014 Dodge Carryall driven by Angelina Barreto(17)(F)of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2007 Honda driven by Dalton Morgan(22)(M)of Sheldon

Details: Unit 1 was in Unit 2 lane of traffic when Unit 1 was struck. No injuries were

reported, no tickets were given.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/8/21

We are reporting 34 new cases today (one resident in their 80s, two in their 70s, five in their 60s, four in their 50s, one in their 40s, two in their 30s, five in their 20s, six teens, and eight grade-school-aged children), and 83 released, which brings us to a total of 8,533 positive cases.

We are saddened to report another 12 COVID-related deaths (occurring over the past 10 weeks) -- two women in their 90s, two women in their 80s, two women in their 70s, four men in their 80s, one man in his 70s, and a man in his 60s.  Our sympathies go out to their families and friends.  We have lost a total of 118 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently five Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 222 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 106,350 negative test results.

We are working with some new partners, and plan to offer COVID vaccination clinics -- including drive-through clinics -- at some new locations soon.

DANVILLE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER

Attorney General Kwame Raoul today announced a Danville man was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Danville man. A Vermilion County jury found Dyontae Bright, 21, of Danville, guilty of the first-degree murder of Albert Gardner, 23, of Danville. Vermilion County Circuit Court Judge Nancy Fahey set Bright’s post-trial motions for April 22, 2021. “After shooting the victim, the defendant fled to a neighboring state in an attempt to avoid accountability,” Raoul said. “As with this case, collaborations between federal, state, county and local law enforcement are critical to ensuring that individuals who perpetrate violent crimes are convicted – particularly when they go to extreme lengths to avoid capture. I look forward to continue these partnerships to protect communities from gun violence.”

 

On June 16, 2018, at around 2 a.m., at the Untouchables Motorcycle Club in Danville, Bright shot and killed Albert Gardner. The Attorney General’s office prosecuted the case in cooperation with Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy’s office. “Today’s jury verdict of guilty against Dyontae Bright clearly demonstrates that the good people of our community simply will not tolerate violent gang shootings,” said Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline M. Lacy. “I also would like to take this opportunity to thank Attorney General Kwame Raoul and his entire staff for their assistance to the State’s Attorney’s office in the prosecution of this murderer. Our continued partnership in the ongoing battle against violent crime truly is an asset to Vermilion County.”

 

Assistant Attorneys General Mike Falagario and Haley Bookhout handled the case for Raoul’s Criminal Prosecutions and Trials Assistance Bureau. 

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/5/21


For updates on Vaccine Sign ups or information on what you need to bring to your appointment, please go to our website:  www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>
Also, for updates on guidance, numbers, etc., please check out IDPH’s COVID19 webpage:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19>

Mitigation Updates – Region Six in Phase 4

Current Positivity Rate for Region 6 is:   2.2%
Vermilion County’s Positivity Rate is:     2.9%
ICU Availability:  47%

Vaccination Updates

15,205 vaccine doses have been administered to Vermilion County residents.  4,348 have been fully vaccinated.

We vaccinated almost 640 people today at our clinic!

Hoopeston Police Report 3/5/21

Traffic Accident H21-900

Time: 2:54PM

Location: S 6th Ave/W Main St

Unit 1: 2016 Jeep Renegade driven by Bradly Linton(57)(M) of Danville

Unit 2: 2013 Ford Edge driven by Bryson Irvin(25)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1 was backing out of a parking area and preparing to head south when he struck the rear of Unit 2. Drive of Unit 1 was a fault for improper backing and issued a citation for expired registration. Both units are insured and both were able to drive away.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/4/21


We are reporting 26 new cases today (four residents in their 90s, four in their 80s, two in their 70s, five in their 60s, five in their 50s, four in their 20s, and two grade-school-aged children), and 24 released, which brings us to a total of 8,499 positive cases.

We are saddened to report another three COVID-related deaths -- a woman in her 90s, a woman in her 80s, and a man in his 50s.  Our sympathies go out to their families and friends.  We have lost a total of 103 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently nine Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 271 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 104,262 negative test results.

The State Mobile COVID-Testing Team tested nine people today.

Hoopeston Police Report 3/4/21

Warrant Arrest H21-0871

Time: 1:21am

Location: 301 W Main St, HPD

Arrested: James Roof (M) (51) Hoopeston male

Details: Mr. Roof turned himself into the Hoopeston Police Department on an outstanding

Vermilion County warrant. He was processed and released after posting bond and

given a new court date.

 

 

Warrant Arrest H21-877

Time: 4:55PM

Location: 301 w Main St, HPD

Arrested: Austin Johnston(27)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: Mr. Johnston turned himself into the Hoopeston Police Department on an

outstanding Vermilion County warrant. He was processed and released after

posting bond and given a new court date.

 

 

Warrant Arrest H21-0879

Time: 6:24 PM

Location: 700 Blk of E Elm St

Arrested: Corey Inman (36)(M)of Mattoon IL.

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location. Mr. Inman was located and a

computer search showed him to have a Warrant through Vermilion County. Mr.

Inman was arrested taken to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB by

County Deptuy.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/3/2021

We are reporting 6 new cases today (one resident in their 50s, one in their 20s, and one teen, and two grade-school-aged children), and 22 released, which brings us to a total of 8,473 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 103 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently eight Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 269 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 104,262 negative test results.

Hoopeston Police Report 3/3/21

CRIMINAL TRESPASS TO STATE SUPPORTED PROPERTY H21-0863

Time: 3:20 pm

Location: Parkview Court Hoopeston IL Danville Housing Authority

Complainant: Danville Housing Authority Site Supervisor

Arrestee: Coffey, Jacky A (M) (46) of Fithian IL

Details: HPD responded to call of supposed un-authorized persons in an apartment, but up on arrival one of the males showed he had permission to be there to get his belongings. Mr. Coffey was on the property after he had been barred back in 2019. Transported to HPD processed and released on OR Bond with a Vermilion County Court Date.

Hoopeston Police Report 3/2/21

Battery (city citation) H21-0851

Time: 9:27pm

Location: 700 blk E Honeywell

Complainant: 41 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Elbert Cannon (54) (M) from Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the area for a report of a battery. Mr. Cannon was

arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later released with a city

citation and court date.

 

 

Lost/Stolen Registration H21-0852

Time: 10:16pm

Location: 400 S 3rd St

Complainant: 62 year old male

Details: Complainant contacted HPD to advise that his plate had either been lost or stolen.

An investigation continues.

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