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Hoopeston Library Pumpkin Decorating Contest Returns!

Hoopeston Public Library’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest is back for 2021, but this time it will be virtual!

 

HPL has sponsored the popular fall event since 2017, with dozens of pumpkins grown and donated by Mel and Terri Hambleton. Covid-19 restrictions put it on hold in 2020, but the contest is back this year with a twist. Entries will NOT be returned to the library, but photos of the pumpkins will be submitted by email for judging.

 

Free pumpkins can be “checked out” at the library (lower level) beginning Monday, Oct. 4, while supplies last. Participants can then decorate their pumpkins, take a picture and send it back by email no later than October 18. Detailed instructions for emailing will be provided when pumpkins are checked out. Winners will be announced and contacted the week of Oct. 25.

 

As in the past, there will be five categories: ages 5-7, 8-11, 12-15, 16-adult, and family/group. First place winners will be selected in each category and each will receive a $10 gift certificate from a local restaurant. All photos received will be posted on the HPL Facebook page, published in the November HPL newsletter, and on display at the library.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/30/21

Vermilion County NEW Case Counts (as of 9/29)

Updated Case Numbers:   60 new cases and 37 were released.  Of the 60 new cases, 0 were fully vaccinated.  We had zero breakthrough cases (those who were vaccinated and were hospitalized or died) and zero reinfection.



We continue to see a high number of cases in our youth.



43 (68%) cases under the age of 20

13 cases between the ages of 20 – 49

7 cases over the age of 50 (only 2 were over the age of 70).



We had 1 additional death, a gentlewoman in her 70s.  Our thoughts go out to her family.







Regional Hospital Information (Region 6 covers 21 counties and has 15 hospitals and 1 VA)



Three of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs were at Peak Census as of this morning.  We are finally seeing hospitalizations go down as a whole in our region.  We have had over 10 days of patient decreases or days of stabilization.  Let’s hope this continues.



Adult ICU beds available:  23

Pediatric ICU beds available:  2

COVID19 Adult Patients in ICU beds:  15

COVID19 Adult Patients in Non-ICU beds:  88

COVID19 Pediatrics (under 18) in ICU beds: 0

COVID19 Pediatrics (under 18) in Non-ICU beds:  2

COVID19 patients on vents:  5

ED Boarders:  3

Interfacility Transfers:  7

Patient deaths:  4





Testing Updates



Testing in Vermilion County – Please visit our website for testing opportunities in Vermilion County:  https://vchd.org/<https://vchd.org/>

Testing in Champaign – Please visit CUPHD’s website for testing opportunities in Champaign.  https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-testing.html<https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-testing.html>





Vaccine Clinic Updates

Check our website for upcoming COVID19 Vaccination Clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department:  www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>  VCHD is not yet offering the 3rd Dose or the Booster.

  *   October 7th, 2021 (MODERNA ONLY)
     *   Time:  9am-11am
     *   Location:  VCHD
     *   Walk-ins welcome no later than 10:30am
     *   Please register at www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>



POP up Clinics through EMA and IDPH

  *   Rossville Fall Festival on October 2nd from 9am-5pm
     *   Moderna Vaccine
     *   129 S. Chicago Street, Rossville, IL
     *   For questions, please call Sherri Decker, 217-433-9056
  *   DACC – Bremer on October 1st from 9am-3pm
     *   Pfizer Vaccine
     *   2000 E. Main Street, Danville, IL
     *   For questions, please call 217-443-8756
  *   BHRA High School on October 5th from 7:30am-9:30am
     *   Pfizer Vaccine
     *   17268 E. 2750 North Rd, Bismarck, IL
     *   For questions, please call Kelly Strader, 217-759-7291



To have a Vaccine Clinic onsite, here is the link to fill out a Vaccine Clinic Application:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics>



Here is a list of other Locations in Vermilion County someone can receive COVID19 Vaccines.  It is important to call the location prior to going to make sure what vaccine is being offered as that can change depending on supply and demand.  We do not always know what every location is offering.



OSF https://osfil.vaccine.mychart.com/<https://osfil.vaccine.mychart.com/>

Carle https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/county-information?county=vermilion<https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/county-information?county=vermilion>

Local Pharmacies – check their websites

Aunt Martha’s – Call 877-692-8686 to schedule an appointment

Local HealthCare Providers- please check with your local provider as some have begun to carry COVID19 vaccines.
 

Hoopeston Man sent to six years in Prison

On September 24, 2021, Mathew Hofer, formerly of Hoopeston, Illinois, was sentenced today to six (6) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of Robbery, a Class 2 Felony, the sentence shall be followed by one (l) year of Mandatory Supervised Release (i.e., Parole).

Circuit Judge Charles Hall entered the sentence that was agreed to by the State's Attorney's Office and the defense. During the plea, the Court heard evidence establishing that on July 3, 2021 at around 1:25 p.m. the defendant walked into the 112 Wine and Coffee Shop in Hoopeston and ordered an employee to give him all the money. Defendant pretended during the Robbery that he was armed with a firearm. Defendant took cash and fled and was apprehended shortly after the robbery.

State's Attorney Lacy thanked the Hoopeston Police Department for their work in this case.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/29/21

Moving forward, to see total case counts, general vaccination rates, transmission levels, and regional metrics, you can see that on our COVID19 page (should be updated by end of business day):   https://vchd.org/covid-19/

 

Vermilion County NEW Case Counts (as of 9/28)

Updated Case Numbers:   54 new cases and 57 were released.  Of the 54 new cases, 1 was fully vaccinated.  We had one breakthrough case (those who were vaccinated and were hospitalized or died) and zero reinfection.   

27 cases under the age of 20; 17 cases between the ages of 20 – 49; 10 cases over the age of 50 (only 3 were over the age of 70).  

 

We had 2 additional deaths, a gentleman in his 50s and a gentleman in his 80s.  Our thoughts go out to their families. 

 

 

Regional Hospital Information (Region 6 covers 21 counties and has 15 hospitals and 1 VA)

 

Three of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs were at Peak Census as of this morning

 

Adult ICU beds available:  17

Pediatric ICU beds available:  0

COVID19 Adult Patients in ICU beds:  17

COVID19 Adult Patients in Non-ICU beds:  108

COVID19 Pediatrics (under 18) in ICU beds: 0

COVID19 Pediatrics (under 18) in Non-ICU beds:  5 

COVID19 patients on vents:  7

 

 

Testing Updates

 

Testing in Vermilion County – Please visit our website for testing opportunities in Vermilion County:  https://vchd.org/

Testing in Champaign – Please visit CUPHD’s website for testing opportunities in Champaign.  https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-testing.html

 

 

Vaccine Clinic Updates

Check our website for upcoming COVID19 Vaccination Clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department:  www.vchd.org  VCHD is not yet offering the 3rd Dose or the Booster. 

  • October 7th, 2021 (MODERNA ONLY)
    • Time:  9am-11am
    • Location:  VCHD
    • Walk-ins welcome no later than 10:30am
    • Please register at www.vchd.org

 

POP up Clinics through EMA and IDPH

  • Rossville Fall Festival on October 2nd from 9am-5pm
    • Moderna Vaccine
    • 129 S. Chicago Street, Rossville, IL
    • For questions, please call Sherri Decker, 217-433-9056
  • DACC – Bremer on October 1st from 9am-3pm
    • Pfizer Vaccine
    • 2000 E. Main Street, Danville, IL
    • For questions, please call 217-443-8756
  • BHRA High School on October 5th from 7:30am-9:30am
    • Pfizer Vaccine
    • 17268 E. 2750 North Rd, Bismarck, IL
    • For questions, please call Kelly Strader, 217-759-7291

 

To have a Vaccine Clinic onsite, here is the link to fill out a Vaccine Clinic Application:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics

 

Here is a list of other Locations in Vermilion County someone can receive COVID19 Vaccines.  It is important to call the location prior to going to make sure what vaccine is being offered as that can change depending on supply and demand.  We do not always know what every location is offering. 

 

OSF https://osfil.vaccine.mychart.com/

Carle https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/county-information?county=vermilion

Local Pharmacies – check their websites

Aunt Martha’s – Call 877-692-8686 to schedule an appointment

Local HealthCare Providers- please check with your local provider as some have begun to carry COVID19 vaccines. 

Hoopeston Police Report 9/29/21

Driving while license suspended H21-4850

Time: 3:45PM

Location: 700 blk of W Orange St

Arrested: Kristy L Powers(42)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers conducted a traffic stop. During the stop a computer search

showed Ms. Powers to have a suspended license. Ms. Powers was arrested

and transported to HPD for processing and later released with a Vermilion

County Court Date.

ICPHD Flu Vaccine Clinics for October

The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) now has flu vaccine available. “The CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are strongly advising vaccinations for everyone 6 months of age or older,” said Jane Newell, RN, BSN, Director of Clinical Nursing Services for ICPHD.


Adult flu vaccine is now available in our office by appointment or walk-in for individuals over the age of 18, Monday-Friday; 9 AM- 3:30 PM. Flu vaccine is also available for children 6 months and older by appointment. Please note that individuals under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present at the time of vaccination. A physician’s order is required prior to giving a vaccination to a pregnant or breastfeeding woman.
ICPHD is also offering multiple community flu vaccine clinics for adults throughout Iroquois County: 


* Crescent City Community Center, Crescent City- October 5, 2021; 9-11 AM
* ICPHD (Evening Clinic), Watseka- October 6, 2021; 4-6 PM
* Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Iroquois- October 7, 2021; 9-10:30 AM
* Beaverville Hardware, Beaverville- October 7, 2021; 11 AM- 1 PM
* Citizens State Bank, Milford- October 14, 2021; 9- 10:30 AM
* The Garage Community Center, Gilman- October 14, 2021; 1-3 PM
* Clifton Community Center, Clifton- October 15, 2021; 10:30 AM- 12 PM
* Sheldon Community Center, Sheldon- October 19, 2021; 11 AM- 12 PM
* ICPHD (Evening Clinic), Watseka- October 20, 2021; 4-6 PM
* Creekside Terrace, Cissna Park- October 21, 2021; 2-2:30 PM
* Lakeview Country Club, Loda- October 22, 2021; 10 AM- 12 PM


Dee Ann Schippert, RN, BSN, Public Health Administrator said there is still a small percentage of the population that believes you can get the flu from the flu shot. “There is no live virus in the flu vaccines we provide. It is impossible to‘get the flu’ from the vaccine. The vaccines we utilize today are approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are very safe. It takes up to 2 weeks for protection to develop after the shot and there is the rare occasion when a person willbecome ill during that period of time. The illness is not from the flu vaccine. The person either had contracted the flu 
virus prior to achieving immunity or is suffering from another illness having same or similar symptoms as the flu.” Mrs. Schippert also noted that the flu vaccine that will be administered at public clinics is a quadrivalent vaccine which offers protection against four different strains of flu; is preservative free, containing no Thimerosal or Mercury; and will be administered using syringes that are latex free. 


The cost for the quadrivalent vaccine is $35 per dose. In addition to the quadrivalent flu vaccine, the Health Department will also be offering the high dose flu vaccine. It will cost $70 per dose. If you have coverage for the flu vaccine through 
Medicare or one of the following listed insurance companies, the Iroquois County Public Health Department can bill them directly. ICPHD can currently bill Aetna, BlueCross/Blue Shield of IL PPO, Health Alliance, HealthLink PPO, HealthLink HMO, Cigna and United Healthcare. A receipt will be provided to enable those with other insurance coverage to obtain reimbursement.

Hoopeston Police Report 9/28/21

Warrant Arrest 21CM568(Vermilion County) H21-4830 2021-8556

Time: 6:28PM

Location: W Lincoln St/S 1st Ave

Arrested: Julie Stevens(39)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were out with Ms. Stevens when a computer search showed

her to have an active Vermilion County Warrant. Ms. Stevens was arrested

and transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB by a

Vermilion County Deputy.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/28/21

Lots of new information including vaccination rates by Zip Code.  IDPH has that listed on their website now.

 

VCHD will be getting out their flu clinic schedule soon!  We finally received our shipment of flu. 

 

 

Due to our HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.   Please continue to encourage people to get vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors, and make good decisions.  Our actions can affect everyone in this community.   For a full view of the CDC reports for Vermilion County, go to the CD Tracker Link:  https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

 

Regional Hospital Information

 

One of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs was at Peak Census as of this morning.  We have about 27 ADULT ICU beds open in Region 6 which includes 15 hospitals and 1 VA  (Region 6 covers 21 counties).  Status for our region as of this morning was that we have about 16 COVID patients in the ICU, 105 in non-ICU status, and 7 on ventilators (these numbers do not include PUIs).  There were about 2 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted.  There were 5 interfacility transfers, which means the number of patients transferred the previous calendar day (midnight to 11:59 pm) from a hospital emergency department or a hospital inpatient area out to other facilities (whether in the same health system or another) due to lack of capacity.   Most of our hospitalizations are still with our unvaccinated population.   Five patients in our regional hospitals lost their lives since yesterday.   We also have 2 patients under the age of 18 hospitalized in non-ICU beds with COVID19 in our region. 

 

 

COVID19 Updates

The booster shot has been approved, but ONLY for Pfizer.  Please see the attachment for the information regarding who should receive the booster.  This is different for the “3rd dose” for immunocompromised that can receive either Pfizer or Moderna 28 days after their 2nd dose. 

For further questions about the booster/3rd dose, please see the information from IDPH.   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/third-dose-faq

 

 

Testing Updates

Here is a breakdown of all the places I am aware of that does testing.  Testing availability may change.  Please call the testing location to see if you can get tested as we are not always made aware of any changes. 

 

If you are having to get tested weekly due to not being vaccinated and are having difficulty getting tested, my recommendation is to get vaccinated.  We are trying to get more testing options here in the county, but so is everyone else.   If you have questions about the safety of vaccines, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html

 

Testing at VCHD

  • Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at the Health Department EVERY Wednesday
  • Time:  11am-3pm  (Appointments will NOW be required – you can make an appointment by clicking on the link and registering:  You will need a text number and an email address to receive your results.   https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx
  • To register, you will need the Agency Code:  df5brbrj
  • Testing is FREE and is a PCR test
  • They are no longer requesting that you cannot eat or drink prior to getting tested. 

 

Testing at DACC  (if you have questions about this location, please reach out to DACC, we are only sharing the information.)   

 

Testing is also available in Vermilion County (please check with the location prior to going as some of these sites are no longer available for State Mandated Screening – we are not always notified of changes)

    • CVS and Walgreens – must make an appointment online

·   Get testing information for CVS & Walgreens.

·   May only have PCR testing available at CVS

·         OSF Urgo – must be symptomatic

·         Carle – Testing no longer for mandatory testing.  Must make an appointment for testing if symptomatic or required by physician

 

Testing in Champaign – Please visit CUPHD’s website for testing opportunities in Champaign.  https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-testing.html

 

 

Vaccine Updates

Check our website for upcoming COVID19 Vaccination Clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department:  www.vchd.org  VCHD is not yet offering the 3rd Dose or the Booster. 

  • October 7th, 2021 (MODERNA ONLY)
    • Time:  9am-11am
    • Location:  VCHD
    • Walk-ins welcome no later than 10:30am
    • Please register at www.vchd.org

 

POP up Clinics through EMA and IDPH

  • Rossville Fall Festival on October 2nd from 9am-5pm
    • 129 S. Chicago Street, Rossville, IL

 

VCHD is not currently able to do any agency onsite clinics due to limited staff availability.  If you would like to set up an on-site clinic at your location, IEMA can bring in a mobile team.  They have come to multiple agencies already here in Vermilion County like the one above.  Here is the link so you can fill out a Vaccine Clinic Application:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics

 

Here is a list of other Locations in Vermilion County someone can receive COVID19 Vaccines.  It is important to call the location prior to going to make sure what vaccine is being offered as that can change depending on supply and demand.  We do not always know what every location is offering. 

 

OSF https://osfil.vaccine.mychart.com/

Carle https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/county-information?county=vermilion

Local Pharmacies – check their websites

Aunt Martha’s – Call 877-692-8686 to schedule an appointment

Local HealthCare Providers- please check with your local provider as some have begun to carry COVID19 vaccines. 

 

Regional Metrics (as of September 27th , 2021)

For updates to vaccine numbers and regional metrics, please visit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion or http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6.  The state updates these numbers at noon on Mondays-Fridays. 

 

Region 6 – 5.4% positivity rate (7 day rolling average) 

Vermilion County – 7.3% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  10.4%  daily positivity rate on 9/24/2021

Region 6 ICU availability – 20%

Region 6 Patient increases –  0 out of the last 10 days  

 

Hoopeston Police Hires new officer and promotes one of their own

The Hoopeston Police Commission has hired Thomas E. Kirby of Ridgefarm IL. as a fulltime probationary police officer. Officer Kirby is certified and witl begin his tour of duty with the Hoopeston Police Department on 10-11-2021.

 

The Hoopeston Police Commission has promoted Marvin Dobkins to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Dobkins began his distinguished career with the Hoopeston Police Department in November of 1985 as an Aux. Officer. He joined the force as a sworn officer in May of 2018 after retiring from the IL. Department of Corrections.

Hoopeston Police Report 9/27/21

Domestic Battery H21-4782 2021-8486

Time: 1:47am

Location: 300 block of E Penn St.

Arrested: Charles T. Hurt (M) (62) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers responded to the report of an altercation between Mr. Hurt and a female at the above location and Mr. Hurt was transported to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the Public Safety Building.

 

Possession of Methamphetamine; Possession with Intent to Deliver H21-4781 2021-8485

Time: 11:47pm

Location: E Young Ave / N 5th St.

Arrested: Myron D Wright (M) (38) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers conducted a traffic stop on car that Mr. Wright was in. Mr. Wright was transported to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the Public Safety Building.

 

Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct(City) H21-4788

Time: 09/25/2021

Location: 300 block of E Penn St

Arrested: Lisa M Staley(48)(F)of Watskea

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a Harassment call. Ms. Staley was located and mailed a City Notice to appear.

 

 

Item Found

Details: Black Women’s wallet was found in the area of the 500 blk of E Main. Owner may come to the station to identify.

 

Domestic Battery, Endangering The Life or Health of a Child H21-4797 2021-8508

Time: 10:13pm

Location: 700 Block of S 4th St.

Arrested: Victor H Rojas (M) (36) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers Responded to the above location for a altercation that took place. Mr. Rojas was transported to the Hoopeston Police Department where he was processed and later transported to the Public Safety Building.

 

Possession of a controlled substance with Intent to Deliver; Possession of Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Wanted on Ford County Warrant (FTA 18CF28) H21-4796 2021-8507

Time: 8:51pm

Location: Storage Units on S 1st Ave just South of Tedd’s

Arrested: Dakota J DeGarmo (M) (23) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers observed Mr. DeGarmo while out on patrol who they knew to be wanted out of Ford County. Mr. DeGarmo was transported to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the Public Safety Building.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/24/21


Updates – FDA approves Pfizer Booster Dose (different than 3rd dose for immunocompromised)

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-authorizes-booster-dose-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-certain-populations<https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-authorizes-booster-dose-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-certain-populations>





Due to our HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.   Please continue to encourage people to get vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors, and make good decisions.  Our actions can affect everyone in this community.   For a full view of the CDC reports for Vermilion County, go to the CD Tracker Link:  https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view<https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view>



Regional Hospital Information



One of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs was at Peak Census as of this morning.  We have about 26 ADULT ICU beds open in Region 6 which includes 15 hospitals and 1 VA  (Region 6 covers 21 counties).  Status for our region as of this morning was that we have about 18 COVID patients in the ICU, 102 (I apologize, it should have said 121 yesterday, not 1121!!) in non-ICU status, and 11 on ventilators (these numbers do not include PUIs).  There were about 6 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted.  There were 5 interfacility transfers, which means the number of patients transferred the previous calendar day (midnight to 11:59 pm) from a hospital emergency department or a hospital inpatient area out to other facilities (whether in the same health system or another) due to lack of capacity.   Most of our hospitalizations are still with our unvaccinated population.   Three patients in our regional hospitals lost their lives since yesterday.   We also have 3 patients under the age of 18 hospitalized with COVID19 in our region.



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For more information on Carle COVID19 Data, https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/Carle-Health-COVID-Numbers<https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/Carle-Health-COVID-Numbers>







Testing Updates

Here is a breakdown of all the places I am aware of that does testing.  Testing availability may change.  Please call the testing location to see if you can get tested as we are not always made aware of any changes.



If you are having to get tested weekly due to not being vaccinated and are having difficulty getting tested, my recommendation is to get vaccinated.  We are trying to get more testing options here in the county, but so is everyone else.   If you have questions about the safety of vaccines, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html<https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html>



Testing at VCHD

  *   Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at the Health Department EVERY Wednesday
  *   Time:  11am-3pm  (Appointments will NOW be required – you can make an appointment by clicking on the link and registering:  You will need a text number and an email address to receive your results.   https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx<https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx>
  *   To register, you will need the Agency Code:  df5brbrj
  *   Testing is FREE and is a PCR test
  *   They are no longer requesting that you cannot eat or drink prior to getting tested.



Testing at DACC  (if you have questions about this location, please reach out to DACC, we are only sharing the information.)

  *   Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at DACC every Friday beginning September 24th
  *   To set an appointment: You must register through the app called Safer Community by Rokmetro
     *   https://osfhealthcare.org/shield-cu<https://imsva91-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=https%3a%2f%2fosfhealthcare.org%2fshield%2dcu&umid=D57F05F9-CCA8-1705-8C53-AEC8242E9D23&auth=093a4b527975060589a391772a3e2db55fc9b3cf-c942b06f29b10d6d9bb15472646102912906d657>
        *   https://apps.apple.com/us/app/safer-community/id1545417277<https://apps.apple.com/us/app/safer-community/id1545417277>
        *   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rokmetro.safer&hl=en_US&gl=US<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rokmetro.safer&hl=en_US&gl=US>
  *   Time:  9am – 3:00pm
  *   Location:  Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs Hall (south of the Bremer Conference Center)
  *   Who:  Open to public, no appointment is needed.  You will need to register.  OSF Healthcare will be performing the testing
  *   Testing is FREE and is a PCR test



Testing is also available in Vermilion County:

     *   CVS and Walgreens – must make an appointment online

    Get testing information for CVS<https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing> & Walgreens<https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing>.

·   May only have PCR testing available at CVS

·         OSF Urgo – must be symptomatic

·         Carle – Testing no longer for mandatory testing.  Must make an appointment for testing if symptomatic or required by physician



Testing in Champaign

COVID-19 testing location information<https://www.c-uphd.org/documents/admin/coronavirus/CU-COVID-Testing-Flier-combined-8-18-21.pdf>

Community Based Testing Site at Marketplace Mall (2000 N. Neil St., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/State+of+Illinois+Community-Based+Testing-Champaign/@40.14336,-88.2423372,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x880cd9f762f670d5:0x64819ec672477633!2s2000+N+Neil+St,+Champaign,+IL+61820!3b1!8m2!3d40.1425481!4d-88.2427717!3m4!1s0x880cd9f764000001:0xacbd618465a48581!8m2!3d40.1434391!4d-88.2396163>):

  *   Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 8am-4pm
  *   Enter through the South mall entrance off of Market Street
  *   CBTS Registration<https://idph-mychart.pchosted.com/idph/Authentication/Login?mode=stdfile&option=getstarted%22>

Carle Champaign on Mattis (1702 S. Mattis Ave., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/1702+S+Mattis+Ave,+Champaign,+IL+61821/@40.0963077,-88.2777035,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd1fdb2c3b6c5:0x1477dfdc98b7364b!8m2!3d40.0963077!4d-88.2755094>):

  *   Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-1pm
  *   Call the COVID-19 hotline at 217-902-6100 for appropriate next steps

SHIELD CU COVID-19 Testing (8 years and up): https://shieldcu.illinois.edu/<https://shieldcu.illinois.edu/> ( You will need to use this link and not the same link that is used for Vermilion County as that is Shield Illinois and the ones in Champaign are for Shield CU)

Parkland College

  *   Building D, room D244. West side of main campus, park in lot C4
     *   Monday 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
     *   Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
     *   Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
     *   Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE)

  *   1102 Gregory Dr., Urbana (Parking available at meters on Dorner Dr or meters in lot F28)
     *   Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     *   Monday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
     *   Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     *   Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  *   Download the app!<https://www.osfhealthcare.org/c/shield-cu/>

Promise Healthcare (805 Bloomington Rd., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/805+Bloomington+Rd,+Champaign,+IL+61820/@40.1306129,-88.2579938,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd0a7c239edab:0xebd52b914cc253d1!8m2!3d40.1306129!4d-88.2557997>):

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

CampusTown Urgent Care (631 E. Green St., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/631+E+Green+St,+Champaign,+IL+61820/@40.1101452,-88.2313141,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd73f755ab87b:0x79829e251f64f7eb!8m2!3d40.1101452!4d-88.22912>):

  *   Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm
  *   You MUST register & make an appointment for the test. Register here<https://covidtest.center/> or call 217-344-9909



Get testing information for CVS<https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing> & Walgreens<https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing>.





Vaccine Updates

Check our website for upcoming COVID19 Vaccination Clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department:  www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>  VCHD is not yet offering the 3rd Dose or the Booster.



POP up Clinics through EMA and IDPH

  *   There will be vaccines available to the public at Temple Plaza (102 N. Vermilion) from 12p-3p on Saturday, September 25th – J and J
  *   There will be vaccines available to the public at the Farmer’s Market in Danville (3613 N. Vermilion) from 8:30am-12pm on Saturday, September 25th – J and J



VCHD is not currently able to do any agency onsite clinics due to limited staff availability.  If you would like to set up an on-site clinic at your location, IEMA can bring in a mobile team.  They have come to multiple agencies already here in Vermilion County like the one above.  Here is the link so you can fill out a Vaccine Clinic Application:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics>



Here is a list of other Locations in Vermilion County someone can receive COVID19 Vaccines.  It is important to call the location prior to going to make sure what vaccine is being offered as that can change depending on supply and demand.  We do not always know what every location is offering.



OSF https://osfil.vaccine.mychart.com/<https://osfil.vaccine.mychart.com/>

Carle https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/county-information?county=vermilion<https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/county-information?county=vermilion>

Local Pharmacies – check their websites

Aunt Martha’s – Call 877-692-8686 to schedule an appointment

Local HealthCare Providers- please check with your local provider as some have begun to carry COVID19 vaccines.





Regional Metrics (as of September 23rd , 2021)

For updates to vaccine numbers and regional metrics, please visit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion> or http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6>.  The state updates these numbers at noon on Mondays-Fridays.



Region 6 – 6.5% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 9.2% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  10.9%  daily positivity rate on 9/19/2021

Region 6 ICU availability – 17% (14 consecutive days under the 20% threshold)

Region 6 Patient increases – 1 out of the last 10 days (8 consecutive days of patient decreases)



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Vermilion County Vaccination Counts (As of September 23rd , 2021) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion>

Numbers are still based on 2018 population
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  52,201
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  27,920
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  36.35%
For total population numbers ONLY, if we look at current estimated population, (2021 – 73,870), Vermilion County looks closer to 37.84% fully vaccinated.
Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  73.38%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  70.41% / 10,460
Percentage of those who are ages 18-64 and have at least 1 dose:  41.79%
Percentage and Number of those who are 18-64 that are fully vaccinated:   37.64% / 16,511
Percentage of those who are 12-17 and have at least 1 dose:  18.55%
Percentage and Number of those who are 12-17 that are fully vaccinated:  15.63% / 949



Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 9/23)

Updated Case Numbers:   59 new cases and 15 were released.  Of the 59 new cases, 1 was fully vaccinated.  We had zero breakthrough cases (those who were vaccinated and were hospitalized or died) and zero reinfection.

47 cases (80%) under the age of 20; 9 cases between the ages of 20 – 49; 3 cases over the age of 50.



We unfortunately had 1 additional death.  A gentleman in his 30s.  Our thoughts go out to his family.  This brings our total to 185 deaths.



Active Cases:  238

Hospitalizations:  27 (11.34% of active cases)

Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  12,614

Total Released / Recovered:  12,191

Total Deaths:  185





You can also visit our COVID19 page on our website for more information on numbers, as I update those numbers on a daily basis, except on weekends.    https://vchd.org/covid-19/<https://vchd.org/covid-19/>

 

Hoopeston Fire department called out twice Thursday

Fire Alarm Activation

Time: 11:58 am

Location: H.A.R.T. 901 W Main Street

Details: Fire and Smoke alarms activated HFD responded to investigate the cause. It was determined to steam cleaning of the floors was the cause. No fire or damage, Trucks returned to Service.

 

Fire Call

Time: 5:01pm

Location: S 6th Av/W Elm St

Details: HFD was called to the above location for the report of an illegal burn.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/23/21

Due to our HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.   Local transmission is at 572.88 new cases per 100,000 over the last 7 days.  Please continue to encourage people to get vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors, and make good decisions.  Our actions can affect everyone in this community.   For a full view of the CDC reports for Vermilion County, go to the CD Tracker Link:  https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view<https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view>



Regional Hospital Information



Three of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs was at Peak Census as of this morning.  We have about 28 ADULT ICU beds open in Region 6 which includes 15 hospitals and 1 VA  (Region 6 covers 21 counties).  Status for our region as of this morning was that we have about 17 COVID patients in the ICU, 1121 in non-ICU status, and 9 on ventilators (these numbers do not include PUIs).  There were about 7 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted.  There were 11 interfacility transfers, which means the number of patients transferred the previous calendar day (midnight to 11:59 pm) from a hospital emergency department or a hospital inpatient area out to other facilities (whether in the same health system or another) due to lack of capacity.   Most of our hospitalizations are still with our unvaccinated population.   Two patients in our regional hospitals lost their lives since yesterday.   We also have 3 patients under the age of 18 hospitalized with COVID19 in our region.



A little bit of light is that we are seeing.  As a region, our positivity rate has fallen steadily over the last week, and we have seen 7 days of patient decreases in a row.  We still have 11 consecutive days under our 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, but today’s numbers showed an increase in availability.  Forecasting shows that cases should continue to go down for the next month, but that is only a forecast and depends on how our community chooses to move forward.



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For more information on Carle COVID19 Data, https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/Carle-Health-COVID-Numbers<https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/Carle-Health-COVID-Numbers>







Testing Updates

Here is a breakdown of all the places I am aware of that does testing.   If you are having to get tested weekly due to not being vaccinated and are having difficulty getting tested, my recommendation is to get vaccinated.  We are trying to get more testing options here in the county.   If you have questions about the safety of vaccines, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html<https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html>



Testing at VCHD

  *   Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at the Health Department EVERY Wednesday
  *   Time:  11am-3pm  (Appointments will NOW be required – you can make an appointment by clicking on the link and registering:  You will need a text number and an email address to receive your results.   https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx<https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx>
  *   To register, you will need the Agency Code:  df5brbrj
  *   Testing is FREE and is a PCR test
  *   They are no longer requesting that you cannot eat or drink prior to getting tested.



Testing at DACC

  *   Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at DACC every Friday beginning September 24th
  *   To set an appointment: You must register through the app called Safer Community by Rokmetro



     *   https://apps.apple.com/us/app/safer-community/id1545417277<https://apps.apple.com/us/app/safer-community/id1545417277>
     *   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rokmetro.safer&hl=en_US&gl=US<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rokmetro.safer&hl=en_US&gl=US>
  *
  *   Time:  9am – 3:00pm
  *   Location:  Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs Hall (south of the Bremer Conference Center)
  *   Who:  Open to public, no appointment is needed.  You will need to register once it is open.  OSF Healthcare will be performing the testing
  *   Testing is FREE and is a PCR test



Testing is also available in Vermilion County and in Champaign:

     *   CVS and Walgreens – must make an appointment online

    Get testing information for CVS<https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing> & Walgreens<https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing>.

·       OSF Urgo – must be symptomatic

·       Carle – DRIVE THRU CLINIC at the Danville Fairchild Site

·   M-F 8a-5p

·   Saturday and Sunday 8a-1p.



Testing in Champaign

COVID-19 testing location information<https://www.c-uphd.org/documents/admin/coronavirus/CU-COVID-Testing-Flier-combined-8-18-21.pdf>

Community Based Testing Site at Marketplace Mall (2000 N. Neil St., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/State+of+Illinois+Community-Based+Testing-Champaign/@40.14336,-88.2423372,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x880cd9f762f670d5:0x64819ec672477633!2s2000+N+Neil+St,+Champaign,+IL+61820!3b1!8m2!3d40.1425481!4d-88.2427717!3m4!1s0x880cd9f764000001:0xacbd618465a48581!8m2!3d40.1434391!4d-88.2396163>):

  *   Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 8am-4pm
  *   Enter through the South mall entrance off of Market Street
  *   CBTS Registration<https://idph-mychart.pchosted.com/idph/Authentication/Login?mode=stdfile&option=getstarted%22>

Carle Champaign on Mattis (1702 S. Mattis Ave., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/1702+S+Mattis+Ave,+Champaign,+IL+61821/@40.0963077,-88.2777035,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd1fdb2c3b6c5:0x1477dfdc98b7364b!8m2!3d40.0963077!4d-88.2755094>):

  *   Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-1pm
  *   Call the COVID-19 hotline at 217-902-6100 for appropriate next steps

SHIELD CU COVID-19 Testing (8 years and up): https://shieldcu.illinois.edu/<https://shieldcu.illinois.edu/> ( You will need to use this link and not the same link that is used for Vermilion County as that is Shield Illinois and the ones in Champaign are for Shield CU)

Parkland College

  *   Building D, room D244. West side of main campus, park in lot C4
     *   Monday 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
     *   Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
     *   Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
     *   Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE)

  *   1102 Gregory Dr., Urbana (Parking available at meters on Dorner Dr or meters in lot F28)
     *   Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     *   Monday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
     *   Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     *   Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  *   Download the app!<https://www.osfhealthcare.org/c/shield-cu/>

Promise Healthcare (805 Bloomington Rd., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/805+Bloomington+Rd,+Champaign,+IL+61820/@40.1306129,-88.2579938,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd0a7c239edab:0xebd52b914cc253d1!8m2!3d40.1306129!4d-88.2557997>):

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

CampusTown Urgent Care (631 E. Green St., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/631+E+Green+St,+Champaign,+IL+61820/@40.1101452,-88.2313141,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd73f755ab87b:0x79829e251f64f7eb!8m2!3d40.1101452!4d-88.22912>):

  *   Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm
  *   You MUST register & make an appointment for the test. Register here<https://covidtest.center/> or call 217-344-9909



Get testing information for CVS<https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing> & Walgreens<https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing>.





Vaccine Updates

Check our website for upcoming COVID19 Vaccination Clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department:  www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>  VCHD is not yet offering the 3rd Dose or the Booster.



VCHD is not currently able to do any agency onsite clinics due to limited staff availability.  If you would like to set up an on-site clinic at your location, IEMA can bring in a mobile team.  They have come to multiple agencies already here in Vermilion County like the one above.  Here is the link so you can fill out a Vaccine Clinic Application:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics>



Here is a list of other Locations in Vermilion County someone can receive COVID19 Vaccines.  It is important to call the location prior to going to make sure what vaccine is being offered as that can change depending on supply and demand.  We do not always know what every location is offering.



OSF https://osfil.vaccine.mychart.com/<https://osfil.vaccine.mychart.com/>

Carle https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/county-information?county=vermilion<https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/county-information?county=vermilion>

Local Pharmacies – check their websites

Aunt Martha’s – Call 877-692-8686 to schedule an appointment

Local HealthCare Providers- please check with your local provider as some have begun to carry COVID19 vaccines.





Regional Metrics (as of September 22nd , 2021)

For updates to vaccine numbers and regional metrics, please visit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion> or http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6>.  The state updates these numbers at noon on Mondays-Fridays.



Region 6 – 6.5% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 8.9% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  5.9%  daily positivity rate on 9/19/2021

Region 6 ICU availability – 16% (13 consecutive days under the 20% threshold)

Region 6 Patient increases – 2 out of the last 10 days (7 consecutive days of patient decreases)



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Vermilion County Vaccination Counts (As of September 22nd , 2021) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion>

Numbers are still based on 2018 population
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  52,090
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  27,873
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  36.29%
For total population numbers ONLY,  if we go by the current estimated population (2021 - 73,870), Vermilion County looks closer to 37.73% fully vaccinated.

Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  73.35%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  70.40% / 10,458
Percentage of those who are ages 18-64 and have at least 1 dose:  41.68%
Percentage and Number of those who are 18-64 that are fully vaccinated:   37.55% / 16,469
Percentage of those who are 12-17 and have at least 1 dose:  18.42%
Percentage and Number of those who are ages 12-17 that are fully vaccinated:  15.58% / 946



Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 9/22)

Updated Case Numbers:   50 new cases and 51 were released.  Of the 50 new cases, 0 were fully vaccinated.  We had zero breakthrough cases (those who were vaccinated and were hospitalized or died) and zero reinfection.

13 cases under the age of 20; 26 cases between the ages of 20 – 49; 11 cases over the age of 50.



Our last 2 reports have seen a reduction in cases under the age of 20.  I hope this is a trend we will continue to see.



In the last 30 days, 86% of our new cases have been aged 60 or under and about 33% of our deaths have been under the age of 60.



We unfortunately had 2 additional deaths.  Two gentlemen in their 50s and their 70s.  Our thoughts go out to their families.  This brings our total to 184 deaths.



Active Cases:  195

Hospitalizations:  29 (14.9% of active cases)

Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  12,555

Total Released / Recovered:  12,176

Total Deaths:  184





You can also visit our COVID19 page on our website for more information on numbers, as I update those numbers on a daily basis, except on weekends.    https://vchd.org/covid-19/<https://vchd.org/covid-19/>
 

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/22/21



Due to our HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.   Local transmission is at 479.16 new cases per 100,000 over the last 7 days.  Please continue to encourage people to get vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors, and make good decisions.  Our actions can affect everyone in this community.   For a full view of the CDC reports for Vermilion County, go to the CD Tracker Link:  https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view<https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view>



Regional Hospital Information



One of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs was at Peak Census as of this morning.  We have about 14 ADULT ICU beds open in Region 6 which includes 15 hospitals and 1 VA  (Region 6 covers 21 counties).  Status for our region as of this morning was that we have about 17 COVID patients in the ICU, 117 in non-ICU status, and 11 on ventilators (these numbers do not include PUIs).  There were about 5 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted.  There were 9 interfacility transfers, which means the number of patients transferred the previous calendar day (midnight to 11:59 pm) from a hospital emergency department or a hospital inpatient area out to other facilities (whether in the same health system or another) due to lack of capacity.   Most of our hospitalizations are still with our unvaccinated population.   One patient in our regional hospitals lost their lives since yesterday.

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For more information on Carle COVID19 Data, https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/Carle-Health-COVID-Numbers<https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/Carle-Health-COVID-Numbers>

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Testing Updates

Here is a breakdown of all the places I am aware of that does testing.   If you are having to get tested weekly due to not being vaccinated and are having difficulty getting tested, my recommendation is to get vaccinated.  We are trying to get more testing options here in the county.   If you have questions about the safety of vaccines, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html<https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html>



Testing at VCHD

  *   Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at the Health Department EVERY Wednesday
  *   Time:  11am-3pm  (Appointments will NOW be required – you can make an appointment by clicking on the link and registering:  You will need a text number and an email address to receive your results.   https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx<https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx>
  *   To register, you will need the Agency Code:  df5brbrj
  *   Testing is FREE and is a PCR test
  *   They are no longer requesting that you cannot eat or drink prior to getting tested.



Testing at DACC (REGISTRATION HAS NOT OPENED YET)

  *   Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at DACC every Friday beginning September 24th
  *   Time:  9am – 3:00pm
  *   Location:  Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs Hall (south of the Bremer Conference Center)
  *   Who:  Open to public, no appointment is needed.  You will need to register once it is open.  OSF Healthcare will be performing the testing
  *   Testing is FREE and is a PCR test



Testing is also available in Vermilion County and in Champaign:

     *   CVS and Walgreens – must make an appointment online

    Get testing information for CVS<https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing> & Walgreens<https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing>.

·         OSF Urgo – must be symptomatic

·         Carle – DRIVE THRU CLINIC at the Danville Fairchild Site

·   M-F 8a-5p

·   Saturday and Sunday 8a-1p.



Testing in Champaign

COVID-19 testing location information<https://www.c-uphd.org/documents/admin/coronavirus/CU-COVID-Testing-Flier-combined-8-18-21.pdf>

Community Based Testing Site at Marketplace Mall (2000 N. Neil St., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/State+of+Illinois+Community-Based+Testing-Champaign/@40.14336,-88.2423372,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x880cd9f762f670d5:0x64819ec672477633!2s2000+N+Neil+St,+Champaign,+IL+61820!3b1!8m2!3d40.1425481!4d-88.2427717!3m4!1s0x880cd9f764000001:0xacbd618465a48581!8m2!3d40.1434391!4d-88.2396163>):

  *   Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 8am-4pm
  *   Enter through the South mall entrance off of Market Street
  *   CBTS Registration<https://idph-mychart.pchosted.com/idph/Authentication/Login?mode=stdfile&option=getstarted%22>

Carle Champaign on Mattis (1702 S. Mattis Ave., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/1702+S+Mattis+Ave,+Champaign,+IL+61821/@40.0963077,-88.2777035,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd1fdb2c3b6c5:0x1477dfdc98b7364b!8m2!3d40.0963077!4d-88.2755094>):

  *   Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-1pm
  *   Call the COVID-19 hotline at 217-902-6100 for appropriate next steps

SHIELD CU COVID-19 Testing (8 years and up): https://shieldcu.illinois.edu/<https://shieldcu.illinois.edu/> ( You will need to use this link and not the same link that is used for Vermilion County as that is Shield Illinois and the ones in Champaign are for Shield CU)

Parkland College

  *   Building D, room D244. West side of main campus, park in lot C4
     *   Monday 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
     *   Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
     *   Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
     *   Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE)

  *   1102 Gregory Dr., Urbana (Parking available at meters on Dorner Dr or meters in lot F28)
     *   Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     *   Monday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
     *   Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     *   Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  *   Download the app!<https://www.osfhealthcare.org/c/shield-cu/>

Promise Healthcare (805 Bloomington Rd., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/805+Bloomington+Rd,+Champaign,+IL+61820/@40.1306129,-88.2579938,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd0a7c239edab:0xebd52b914cc253d1!8m2!3d40.1306129!4d-88.2557997>):

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

CampusTown Urgent Care (631 E. Green St., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/631+E+Green+St,+Champaign,+IL+61820/@40.1101452,-88.2313141,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd73f755ab87b:0x79829e251f64f7eb!8m2!3d40.1101452!4d-88.22912>):

  *   Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm
  *   You MUST register & make an appointment for the test. Register here<https://covidtest.center/> or call 217-344-9909



Get testing information for CVS<https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing> & Walgreens<https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing>.





Vaccine Updates

Check our website for upcoming COVID19 Vaccination Clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department:  www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>  VCHD is not yet offering the 3rd Dose or the Booster.



VCHD is not currently able to do any agency onsite clinics due to limited staff availability.  If you would like to set up an on-site clinic at your location, IEMA can bring in a mobile team.  They have come to multiple agencies already here in Vermilion County like the one above.  Here is the link so you can fill out a Vaccine Clinic Application:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics>



Here is a list of other Locations in Vermilion County someone can receive COVID19 Vaccines.  It is important to call the location prior to going to make sure what vaccine is being offered as that can change depending on supply and demand.  We do not always know what every location is offering.



OSF https://osfil.vaccine.mychart.com/<https://osfil.vaccine.mychart.com/>

Carle https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/county-information?county=vermilion<https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/county-information?county=vermilion>

Local Pharmacies – check their websites

Aunt Martha’s – Call 877-692-8686 to schedule an appointment

Local HealthCare Providers- please check with your local provider as some have begun to carry COVID19 vaccines.





Regional Metrics (as of September 21st , 2021)

For updates to vaccine numbers and regional metrics, please visit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion> or http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6>.  The state updates these numbers at noon on Mondays-Fridays.



Region 6 – 6.6% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 9.3% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  6.9%  daily positivity rate on 9/18/2021

Region 6 ICU availability – 16% (11 days under the 20% threshold)

Region 6 Patient increases – 3 out of the last 10 days



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Below is a graph of the last year and Vermilion County’s positivity rates.  IDPH began looking at daily rates and 7 day rolling averages.  The Blue Line is for our daily rates and the Red Line is for the 7 day rolling average.



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Vermilion County Vaccination Counts (As of September 21st , 2021) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion>

Numbers are still based on 2018 population
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  52,003
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  27,821
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  36.22%
For total population numbers ONLY,  if we go by the current estimated population (2021 - 73,870), Vermilion County looks closer to 37.66% fully vaccinated.

Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  73.34%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  70.38% / 10,455
Percentage of those who are ages 18-64 and have at least 1 dose:  41.61%
Percentage and Number of those who are 18-64 that are fully vaccinated:   37.45% / 16,424
Percentage of those who are 12-17 and have at least 1 dose:  18.39%
Percentage and Number of those who are ages 12-17 that are fully vaccinated:  15.52% / 942



Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 9/21)

Updated Case Numbers (includes numbers from Saturday – today):   150 new cases and 181 were released.  Of the 150 new cases, 6 were fully vaccinated.  We had zero breakthrough cases (those who were vaccinated and were hospitalized or died) and zero reinfection.

51 cases under the age of 20; 54 cases between the ages of 20 – 49; 45 cases over the age of 50.



This was the first time our under 20 population was not our highest group of new cases in awhile.    39 of the 51 were in Grade School Levels (age 5) and up.  It is critical that we continue to use precautions in our schools.



We unfortunately had 4 additional deaths.  A gentlewoman in her 30s, a gentlewoman in her 50s, and two gentlemen in their 60s.  Our thoughts go out to their families.  This brings our total to 182 deaths.



Active Cases:  198

Hospitalizations:  32 (16.2% of active cases)

Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  12,505

Total Released / Recovered:  12,125

Total Deaths:  182



We have had 25 deaths in the last 30 days.  Here is the breakdown in ages:



30s:  3

40s:  2

50s:  3

60s:  6

70s:  7

80s: 2

90s: 2













You can also visit our COVID19 page on our website for more information on numbers, as I update those numbers on a daily basis, except on weekends.    https://vchd.org/covid-19/<https://vchd.org/covid-19/>

Vermilion County Coroner has identified the victims of a shooting on East Main Street in Danville on early Saturday morning

The Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden has identified the victims of a shooting on East Main Street in Danville on early Saturday morning, 09/18/2021, as 20-year-old Leslie E. Fisher, Jr. and 21-year-old Charles L. Jones, Jr. both of Danville.

 

Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden stated that both victims’ families have been notified. Autopsies are scheduled for today. The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office and the Vermilion County Coroner’s Office continue to investigate. If anyone has information about this or other crimes, they are encouraged to call the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.

National Farm Safety and Health Week runs September 19-25

Farm Safety Yields Real Results

 

National Farm Safety and Health Week runs September 19-25. This year’s theme is ‘Farm Safety Yields Real Results.’

 

Harvest season can be particularly dangerous for farmers with long hours and stress of weather delays, equipment breakdowns or high operating costs, and National Farm Safety and Health Week reinforces the importance of working together to ensure farmers make it home safely to their families at night.

 

The 2019 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 573 fatalities, or an equivalent of 23.1 deaths per 100,000 workers. Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. For this reason, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week.

 

“Farmers are notorious for their work ethic and determination, both qualities that also can be a detriment when it comes to safety,” said Kerry Wienke, executive director with Vermilion County Farm Bureau. “While farm safety is top of mind every week for farmers, their families and their employees, National Farm Safety and Health Week is an opportunity to spotlight safety reminders that keep those both inside and outside the agriculture industry aware and mindful during the busy harvest season.”

 

For more information about National Farm Safety and Health Week, visit www.necasag.org.

 

 

 

Simple Road Safety Steps for Farmers:

 

  • Keep SMV signs, lights, and the body of farm vehicles clean. Dirt or debris can cover these safety features which lowers equipment visibility. Also, depositing anything on the road that obstructs traffic is illegal and dangerous.
  • Travel in farm vehicles at low traffic times when possible. Roads are typically busiest on weekdays when people are traveling to and from work.
  • Continue to be observant. As always, be aware and attentive when driving. Distracted driving is just as dangerous in farm vehicles as it is in regular vehicles.

 

 

Simple Road Safety Steps for Other Drivers:

 

  • Find the lights on farm vehicles. Farm vehicles are required to have amber and red rear lights. The amber lights should be visible to the front and rear. They should flash as a warning to other motorists.
  • Slow down as soon as you see a farm vehicle and the orange SMV emblem. Most farm equipment only travels 15 to 20 miles per hour, so it is crucial to slow down before it is too late.
  • Be cognizant of the time of year. Harvest season typically runs from September through November. Drivers should expect to see farm vehicles on the road during this time.

Hoopeston Police Report 9/20/21

Warrant Arrest H21-4685 2021-8320

Time: 10:58pm

Location: S 4th Av/W Penn

Arrested: James Shoulders (47) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers stopped the vehicle Mr. Shoulders was in for a traffic violation.

A computer checked revealed that he had an outstanding Vermilion County

warrant. He was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later

transported to the PBS in Danville in lieu of bond.

Hoopeston Police Report 9/18/21

Warrant Arrest, Criminal Damage to Property H21-4640 2021-8228

Time: 4:35am

Location: 800 blk E McCracken Av

Complainant: 70 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested: Linsey Warner (F) (33) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched for the report of criminal damage. A

computer check revealed that Ms. Warner had an outstanding Vermilion

County warrant. She was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.

She was later transported to the PSB in lieu of bond.

 

 

Item found

Details: Cricket phone was found in the 700 blk of W Penn. Owner may come to the

station to identify it.

 

Warrant Arrest H21-4651

Time: 5:22PM

Location: 824 S Dixie Highway(McDonalds)

Arrested: Breanna Lowe(22)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers while on a traffic stop made contact with Ms. Lowe. A Computer

search showed Ms. Lowe to have an active Ford County Warrant. Ms. Lowe was

transported to HPD for processing and transported by a Ford County Deputy to

the Ford County jail.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update9/18/21

We are reporting 98 new cases (three residents in their 80s, seven in their 70s, five in their 60s, ten in their 50s, eleven in their 40s, eighteen in their 30s, twenty-two in their 20s, five teens, eleven grade-school-aged children, and two toddlers), and 43 released, which brings us to a total of 12,355 positive cases.



We are saddened to report another COVID-related death -- a woman in her 40s.  Our sympathies go out to her family and friends.  We have lost a total of 178 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.



There are currently 30 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 234 active COVID cases in the county.



We are aware of nine Vermilion County residents who have become reinfected with COVID since June 1.



Of the 98 cases being reported today, three of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.  As part of the interview process, our contact tracers ask each person who tested positive whether they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.



Of the 30 county residents currently hospitalized with COVID, four of them are fully vaccinated.



Vaccinations save lives.





Due to Vermilion County’s HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.



We are encouraging our community to get vaccinated, to get tested, to stay home when they are sick, and to wear face masks.



SHIELD ILLINOIS saliva COVID testing will be at the Health Department every Wednesday.



Please check our website, www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>, for information about our upcoming COVID vaccination clinics.  Our local hospitals (OSF, Carle, and the VA), pharmacies, Aunt Martha’s, and some private providers are providing COVID vaccination clinics, as well.



You can also visit our COVID-19 page on our website, https://vchd.org/covid-19/<https://vchd.org/covid-19/>, for more information.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/17/21



We are reporting 25 new cases (one resident in their 70s, three in their 60s, one in their 50s, three in their 40s, one in their 30s, one in their 20s, eleven teens, three grade-school-aged children, and one pre-schooler), and 38 released, which brings us to a total of 12,237 positive cases.



We have lost a total of 174 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.



There are currently 32 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 182 active COVID cases in the county.



We are aware of nine Vermilion County residents who have become reinfected with COVID since June 1.



Of the 25 cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.  As part of the interview process, our contact tracers ask each person who tested positive whether they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.



Of the 31 county residents currently hospitalized with COVID, four of them are fully vaccinated.



Vaccinations save lives.





Due to Vermilion County’s HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.



We are encouraging our community to get vaccinated, to get tested, to stay home when they are sick, and to wear face masks.



SHIELD ILLINOIS saliva COVID testing will be at the Health Department every Wednesday.





Please check our website, www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>, for information about our upcoming COVID vaccination clinics.  Our local hospitals (OSF, Carle, and the VA), pharmacies, Aunt Martha’s, and some private providers are providing COVID vaccination clinics, as well.



You can also visit our COVID-19 page on our website, https://vchd.org/covid-19/<https://vchd.org/covid-19/>, for more information.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/15/2021

 

 

Due to our HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.   No change due to “over the weekend numbers not reported”.   Please continue to encourage people to get vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors, and make good decisions.  Our actions can affect everyone in this community.   For a full view of the CDC reports for Vermilion County, go to the CD Tracker Link:  https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

 

Regional Hospital Information

 

Five of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs were at Peak Census as of this morning.  We have about 19 ADULT ICU beds open in Region 6 which includes 15 hospitals and 1 VA  (Region 6 covers 21 counties).  Status for our region as of this morning was that we have about 29 COVID patients in the ICU, 140 in non-ICU status, and 22 on ventilators (these numbers do not include PUIs).  There were about 21 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted.  There were 8 interfacility transfers, which means the number of patients transferred the previous calendar day (midnight to 11:59 pm) from a hospital emergency department or a hospital inpatient area out to other facilities (whether in the same health system or another) due to lack of capacity.   Most of our hospitalizations are still with our unvaccinated population.   Four patients in our regional hospitals lost their lives since yesterday.  

Hoopeston Police Report 9/15/21

Fire Call

Time: 10:48 am Location: 17000 E State Route 9 Details: HFD, Arrow, Vermilion County Sheriff all dispatched to single vehicle accident east of Hoopeston. Secretary of State Police came across it advised of possible injuries requested EMS for the victim.

 

Warrant Arrest (20CF823) H21-4574 2021-8126

Time: 2:45pm Location: 400 block of w Penn St. Arrest: Craig I. Stevens (M) (43) of Hoopeston Details: HPD Officers responded to the report of a suspicious person in an abandoned residence. A computer check showed Mr. Stevens to a Warrant out of Vermilion County. Mr. Stevens was transported to HPD where he was processed then transported to the Public Safety Building.

 

Warrant Arrest (Iroquois)(20CF144) H21-4582

Time: 6:43pm Location: 500 Block of W Main St. Arrested: Carrie M Gray (F) (49) of Hoopeston Details: HPD Officers responded to the above location in reference to a follow-up a computer check showed Ms. Gray to have a Iroquois County Warrant. Ms. Gray was transported to HPD and was processed and later transported to Iroquois County.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/14/21

 

 

 

Due to our HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.   Local transmission decreased slightly to 528.00 over the last 7-day period.   Please continue to encourage people to get vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors, and make good decisions.  Our actions can affect everyone in this community.   For a full view of the CDC reports for Vermilion County, go to the CD Tracker Link:  https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

 

Regional Hospital Information

 

Five of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs were at Peak Census as of this morning.  We have about 28 ADULT ICU beds open in Region 6 which includes 15 hospitals and 1 VA  (Region 6 covers 21 counties).  Status for our region as of this morning was that we have about 33 COVID patients in the ICU, 139 in non-ICU status, and 19 on ventilators (these numbers do not include PUIs).  There were about 8 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted.  There was only 1 interfacility transfer, which means the number of patients transferred the previous calendar day (midnight to 11:59 pm) from a hospital emergency department or a hospital inpatient area out to other facilities (whether in the same health system or another) due to lack of capacity.   Most of our hospitalizations are still with our unvaccinated population.   3 patients in our regional hospitals lost their lives since yesterday.  

 

Testing Updates

Here is a breakdown of all the places I am aware of that does testing.   If you are having to get tested weekly due to not being vaccinated and are having difficulty getting tested, my recommendation is to get vaccinated.  We are trying to get more testing options here in the county.   If you have questions about the safety of vaccines, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html

 

Testing at VCHD

  • Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at the Health Department EVERY Wednesday
  • Time:  11am-3pm  (Appointments will NOW be required – you can make an appointment by clicking on the link and registering:  You will need a text number and an email address to receive your results.   https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx
  • To register, you will need the Agency Code:  df5brbrj
  • Testing is FREE and is a PCR test
  • They are no longer requesting that you cannot eat or drink prior to getting tested. 

 

Testing at DACC (REGISTRATION HAS NOT OPENED YET)

  • Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at DACC every Friday beginning September 24th
  • Time:  9am – 3:00pm
  • Location:  Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs Hall (south of the Bremer Conference Center)
  • Who:  Open to public, no appointment is needed.  You will need to register once it is open.  OSF Healthcare will be performing the testing
  • Testing is FREE and is a PCR test

 

Testing is also available in Vermilion County and in Champaign: 

    • CVS and Walgreens – must make an appointment online

·   Get testing information for CVS & Walgreens.

·         OSF Urgo – must be symptomatic

·         Carle – DRIVE THRU CLINIC at the Danville Fairchild Site

·   M-F 8a-5p

·   Saturday and Sunday 8a-1p.

 

Testing in Champaign

COVID-19 testing location information

Community Based Testing Site at Marketplace Mall (2000 N. Neil St., Champaign):

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 8am-4pm
  • Enter through the South mall entrance off of Market Street
  • CBTS Registration

Carle Champaign on Mattis (1702 S. Mattis Ave., Champaign):

  • Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-1pm
  • Call the COVID-19 hotline at 217-902-6100 for appropriate next steps

SHIELD CU COVID-19 Testing (8 years and up):

Promise Healthcare (805 Bloomington Rd., Champaign):

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

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

  • Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm
  • You MUST register & make an appointment for the test. Register here or call 217-344-9909

 

Get testing information for CVS & Walgreens.

 

 

Vaccine Updates

Check our website for upcoming COVID19 Vaccination Clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department:  www.vchd.org  VCHD is not yet offering the 3rd Dose or the Booster. 

 

For the clinic below: 

 

Offering:  Pfizer

Ages:  12 and up

 

Vaccine Flyer

Hoopeston Police Report 9/13/21

Traffic Accident H21-4504 Time: 10:17am Location: S 3rd St/E Washington St Unit 1: 2016 Ford Focus driven by Olivia O’dell(21)(F)of Champaign Unit 2: 2008 Chrysler Sebring driven by Terry Greeson(64)(M)of Hoopeston Details: Unit 2 was traveling westbound on E Washington St. approaching the intersection of s 3rd st. Unit 1 was traveling southbound on S 3rd St. Unit 1 failed to yield to the yield sign striking Unit 2. Unit 1 was towed from the scene and driver of Unit 1 had minor injuries. Unit 1 was cited for disobeying a yield sign and Unit 2 was cited for Operating Uninsured Vehicle.

 

Fire Call Time: 11:02pm Location: 500 S 6th Ave Details: Hoopeston Fire Dept. was called out to the above location for a pile of clothes on fire outside the resident. No reports of damage or injuries at the time of call.

 

Battery: Date and Time: 09/11/2021 3:22PM Location: 1022 W Penn St(Casey’s General Store) Arrested: Steven E Robinson(48)(M)of Hoopeston Details: HPD officers were advised of an incident that happened at the above location. Mr. Robinson was located and given a City notice to appear.

Hoopeston Police Report 9/11/21

Fire Call (Vehicle) Time: 08:28 am Location: NAPA Store 226 E Main St Hoopeston Details: HFD dispatched to a possible vehicle fire, nothing located and no vehicle in the downtown area with an issue

 

Found Item Details: Keys were found at S 4th St and E Main St. Owner may come to the station to identify them.

 

Hit and Run Accident H21-4485 Time: 3:45pm Location: Unknown Unit #1: Unknown Unit #2: 2017 Nissan Altima, parked and owned by Russell Hughes of Hoopeston Details: HPD officers were called to the 300 blk of W. Penn for a hit and run accident report. The owner of Unit #2 advised that at an unknown time and location, his vehicle was damaged. An investigation continues.

 

Fire Call (Brush) Time: 6:41PM Location: S 6th Ave/W Elm St Details: HFD dispatched to a large brush fire. HFD advise it was a control burn. No injuries to report. Theft H21-4487 Time: 5:50pm Location: 600 blk W Maple St Details: HPD was called to the above location for a theft of several items. An investigation continues.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/11/21




Due to our HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.   Local transmission decreased slightly to 500.28 over the last 7-day period.   Please continue to encourage people to get vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors, and make good decisions.  Our actions can affect everyone in this community.   For a full view of the CDC reports for Vermilion County, go to the CD Tracker Link:  https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view<https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view>



Regional Hospital Information



Four of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs were at Peak Census as of this morning.  We have about 9 ADULT ICU beds open in Region 6 which includes 15 hospitals and 1 VA  (Region 6 covers 21 counties).  Status for our region as of this morning was that we have about 39 COVID patients in the ICU, 136 in non-ICU status, and 24 on ventilators (these numbers do not include PUIs).  There were about 18 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted.  There were also 4 interfacility transfers, which means the number of patients transferred the previous calendar day (midnight to 11:59 pm) from a hospital emergency department or a hospital inpatient area out to other facilities (whether in the same health system or another) due to lack of capacity.   Most of our hospitalizations are still with our unvaccinated population.   2 patients in our regional hospitals lost their lives since yesterday.  There were a couple of hospitals who had not updated their information by the time I retrieved their data.



Please remember it isn’t the number of actual beds available that is the problem, it is the number of available staff to provide care for those beds.   When you don’t have enough staff, you don’t have open beds.



As community leaders, I am asking you to encourage more in our community to be open to vaccinations, masking, and other prevention mitigations as our hospitals need help!  These are the current tools we have for prevention.  Our healthcare workers are exhausted and there aren’t enough of them.



Reminders



We continue to get calls from community members who have been given misinformation about testing, quarantine and isolation.  If a person has been exposed to a positive case, their “quarantine clock” begins at LAST exposure, which would be day 0.  They will need to be out either at 7, 10, or 14 days depending on the options they qualify for.  If they are in a household with a person who has tested positive and cannot properly isolate from that person, they do NOT begin quarantine until the person who tested positive ends their isolation.    Please, if you are providing testing results to your patients, PLEASE give out the correct information as many of the schools and the health department are getting a lot of angry calls because people were told one thing and then we have to tell them another.







Testing Updates

Here is a breakdown of all the places I am aware of that does testing.   If you are having to get tested weekly due to not being vaccinated and are having difficulty getting tested, my recommendation is to get vaccinated.  We are trying to get more testing options here in the county.   If you have questions about the safety of vaccines, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html<https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html>



Testing at VCHD

  *   Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at the Health Department EVERY Wednesday
  *   Time:  11am-3pm  (Appointments will NOW be required – you can make an appointment by clicking on the link and registering:  You will need a text number and an email address to receive your results.   https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx<https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx>
  *   To register, you will need the Agency Code:  df5brbrj
  *   Testing is FREE and is a PCR test
  *   They are no longer requesting that you cannot eat or drink prior to getting tested.



Testing at DACC (REGISTRATION HAS NOT OPENED YET)

  *   Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at DACC every Friday beginning September 24th
  *   Time:  9am – 3:00pm
  *   Location:  Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs Hall (south of the Bremer Conference Center)
  *   Who:  Open to public, no appointment is needed.  You will need to register once it is open.  OSF Healthcare will be performing the testing
  *   Testing is FREE and is a PCR test



Testing is also available in Vermilion County and in Champaign:

     *   CVS and Walgreens – must make an appointment online

    Get testing information for CVS<https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing> & Walgreens<https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing>.

·         OSF Urgo – must be symptomatic

·         Carle – DRIVE THRU CLINIC at the Danville Fairchild Site

·   M-F 8a-5p

·   Saturday and Sunday 8a-1p.



Testing in Champaign

COVID-19 testing location information<https://www.c-uphd.org/documents/admin/coronavirus/CU-COVID-Testing-Flier-combined-8-18-21.pdf>

Community Based Testing Site at Marketplace Mall (2000 N. Neil St., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/State+of+Illinois+Community-Based+Testing-Champaign/@40.14336,-88.2423372,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x880cd9f762f670d5:0x64819ec672477633!2s2000+N+Neil+St,+Champaign,+IL+61820!3b1!8m2!3d40.1425481!4d-88.2427717!3m4!1s0x880cd9f764000001:0xacbd618465a48581!8m2!3d40.1434391!4d-88.2396163>):

  *   Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 8am-4pm
  *   Enter through the South mall entrance off of Market Street
  *   CBTS Registration<https://idph-mychart.pchosted.com/idph/Authentication/Login?mode=stdfile&option=getstarted%22>

Carle Champaign on Mattis (1702 S. Mattis Ave., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/1702+S+Mattis+Ave,+Champaign,+IL+61821/@40.0963077,-88.2777035,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd1fdb2c3b6c5:0x1477dfdc98b7364b!8m2!3d40.0963077!4d-88.2755094>):

  *   Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-1pm
  *   Call the COVID-19 hotline at 217-902-6100 for appropriate next steps

SHIELD CU COVID-19 Testing (8 years and up):

  *   Parkland College
     *   M4 parking lot tent, 2400 West Bradley Avenue in Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/2400+W+Bradley+Ave,+Champaign,+IL+61821/@40.1327671,-88.2929539,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cda8209ee865d:0x3ebb12ae2a2bc039!8m2!3d40.1327671!4d-88.2907598>
     *   Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  *   Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE)
     *   1102 Gregory Dr., Urbana<https://www.google.com/maps/place/Campus+Recreation+Center+East,+1102+W+Gregory+Dr,+Urbana,+IL+61801/@40.1046767,-88.2239517,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd716ca79d079:0xb5740202a27a2f77!8m2!3d40.1046767!4d-88.2217576>
        *   Parking available at meters on Dorner Dr or meters in lot F28
     *   Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am-1:30pm (closed for lunch 11:30am-noon)
     *   Friday 1pm-4pm
     *   Sunday 10am-1:30pm
  *   Download the app!<https://www.osfhealthcare.org/c/shield-cu/>

Promise Healthcare (805 Bloomington Rd., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/805+Bloomington+Rd,+Champaign,+IL+61820/@40.1306129,-88.2579938,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd0a7c239edab:0xebd52b914cc253d1!8m2!3d40.1306129!4d-88.2557997>):

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

CampusTown Urgent Care (631 E. Green St., Champaign<https://www.google.com/maps/place/631+E+Green+St,+Champaign,+IL+61820/@40.1101452,-88.2313141,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880cd73f755ab87b:0x79829e251f64f7eb!8m2!3d40.1101452!4d-88.22912>):

  *   Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm
  *   You MUST register & make an appointment for the test. Register here<https://covidtest.center/> or call 217-344-9909



Get testing information for CVS<https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing> & Walgreens<https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing>.





Vaccine Updates

Check our website for upcoming COVID19 Vaccination Clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department:  www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>  VCHD is not yet offering the 3rd Dose or the Booster.



For the clinic below:



Offering:  Pfizer

Ages:  12 and up



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VCHD is not currently able to do any agency onsite clinics due to limited staff availability.  If you would like to set up an on-site clinic at your location, IEMA can bring in a mobile team.  They have come to multiple agencies already here in Vermilion County like the one above.  Here is the link so you can fill out a Vaccine Clinic Application:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics>



Here is a list of other Locations in Vermilion County someone can receive COVID19 Vaccines.  It is important to call the location prior to going to make sure what vaccine is being offered as that can change depending on supply and demand.  We do not always know what every location is offering.



OSF https://osfil.vaccine.mychart.com/<https://osfil.vaccine.mychart.com/>

Carle https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/county-information?county=vermilion<https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/county-information?county=vermilion>

Local Pharmacies – check their websites

Aunt Martha’s – Call 877-692-8686 to schedule an appointment

Local HealthCare Providers- please check with your local provider as some have begun to carry COVID19 vaccines.





Regional Metrics (as of September 10th , 2021)

For updates to vaccine numbers and regional metrics, please visit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion> or http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6>.  The state updates these numbers at noon on Mondays-Fridays.



Region 6 – 7.7% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 9.0% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  10.5%  daily positivity rate on 9/7/2021

Region 6 ICU availability – 18%

Region 6 Patient increases – 5 out of the last 10 days





Vermilion County Vaccination Counts (As of September 10th , 2021) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion>

Numbers are still based on 2018 population
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  50,979
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  27,143
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  35.34%
For total population numbers ONLY,  if we go by the current estimated population (2021 - 73,870), Vermilion County looks closer to 36.74% fully vaccinated.

Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  73.05%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  69.73% / 10,359
Percentage of those who are ages 18-64 and have at least 1 dose:  40.70%
Percentage and Number of those who are 18-64 that are fully vaccinated:   36.26% / 15,902
Percentage of those who are 12-17 and have at least 1 dose:  18.07%
Percentage and Number of those who are ages 12-17 that are fully vaccinated:  14.53% / 882

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Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 9/10)

Updated Case Numbers: 42 new cases and 94 were released.  Of the 42 new cases, NONE were vaccinated.  We had no breakthrough cases (those who were vaccinated and hospitalized or died) and no reinfections.

22 cases under the age of 20; 14 cases between the ages of 20 – 49; 6 cases over the age of 50.



Our under 20 population is still our highest group of new cases right now.  About 52% of the numbers today were of those under the age of 20.  15 of the 22 were in Grade School Levels (age 5) and up.  It is critical that we continue to use precautions in our schools.



Unfortunately, we again had 1 additional death, a gentlewoman in her 70s.  This brings our total to 172.  Our hearts go out to her family.  Since September 3rd, we have reported a total of 9 deaths related to COVID19.



Active Cases:  237

Hospitalizations:  39 (16.6% of active cases)

Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  12,107

Total Released / Recovered:  11,698

Total Deaths:  172



I updated the cases for each Zip Code in Vermilion County:



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You can also visit our COVID19 page on our website for more information on numbers, as I update those numbers on a daily basis, except on weekends.    https://vchd.org/covid-19/<https://vchd.org/covid-19/>



With the abundance of phone calls, emailing me is the quickest way to get in touch with me.



As always, be safe, be kind, make good decisions, and be vigilant.

Melissa





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COVID-19 Resources:



Vermilion County Hotline - 2-1-1



Vermilion County Statistics:  https://vchd.org/covid-19/<https://vchd.org/covid-19/>

General Information:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html>

CDC COVID19 Tracker:  https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home<https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home>

IDPH General COVID Information:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19>

Current Phase Guidance:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/phase-5<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/phase-5>

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>

Guidance for Fully Vaccinated:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/recommendations-fully-vaccinated<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/recommendations-fully-vaccinated>

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>

Vaccine Administration Data:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Illinois<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Illinois>

School Guidance Information:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/school-guidance<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/school-guidance>

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/10/21

 

 

 

 

 

Due to our HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.   Local transmission increased to 550.44 over the last 7-day period.   Please continue to encourage people to get vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors, and make good decisions.  Our actions can affect everyone in this community.   For a full view of the CDC reports for Vermilion County, go to the CD Tracker Link:  https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

 

Regional Hospital Information

 

Four of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs were at Peak Census as of this morning.  We have about 9 ADULT ICU beds open in Region 6 which includes 15 hospitals and 1 VA  (Region 6 covers 21 counties).  Status for our region as of this morning was that we have about 34 COVID patients in the ICU, 160 in non-ICU status, and 22 on ventilators (these numbers do not include PUIs).  There were about 13 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted.  There were also 2 interfacility transfers, which means the number of patients transferred the previous calendar day (midnight to 11:59 pm) from a hospital emergency department or a hospital inpatient area out to other facilities (whether in the same health system or another) due to lack of capacity.   Most of our hospitalizations are still with our unvaccinated population.   7 patients in our regional hospitals lost their lives since yesterday.

 

Please remember it isn’t the number of actual beds available that is the problem, it is the number of available staff to provide care for those beds.   When you don’t have enough staff, you don’t have open beds. 

 

As community leaders, I am asking you to encourage more in our community to be open to vaccinations, masking, and other prevention mitigations as our hospitals need help!  These are the current tools we have for prevention.  Our healthcare workers are exhausted and there aren’t enough of them.   

 

 

Hoopeston Police Report 9/10/21

Warrant Arrest(VC 2020CF103) H21-4469 2021-7967 Time: 3:37PM Location: 700 block of S 3Rd Ave Arrested: Lacy D Simpson(33)(F)of Hoopeston Details: Officers were called out to the above location. Ms. Simpson was located and a computer search showed her to have an active warrant through Vermilion County. Ms. Simpson was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later Transported by County Deputy to PSB.

 

Warrant Arrest(Iroquois Co 21CF51) H21-4476 Time: 6:47PM Location 400 blk of E Honeywell Ave Arrested: Bradley S David(34)(M)of Hoopeston Details: Officers were out with Mr. David and a computer search showed him to have an active warrant through Iroquois County. Mr. David was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later transported to Iroquois County Jail by an Iroquois County Deputy.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update

A new vaccination opportunity is listed in the Vaccination Section.   Please see TESTING section below as IDPH had the State Farm Center on their site for testing and that is incorrect!!  There is still 7 day a week testing available, just at a different location!

 

 

 

Due to our HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.   Local transmission decreased significantly (22.68%) to 418.44 over the last 7-day period.   Please continue to encourage people to get vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors, and make good decisions.  Our actions can affect everyone in this community.   For a full view of the CDC reports for Vermilion County, go to the CD Tracker Link:  https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

 

Regional Hospital Information

 

Three of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs were at Peak Census as of this morning.  We have about 10 ADULT ICU beds open in Region 6 which includes 15 hospitals and 1 VA  (Region 6 covers 21 counties).  Status for our region as of this morning was that we have about 38 COVID patients in the ICU, 130 in non-ICU status, and 24 on ventilators (these numbers do not include PUIs).  There were about 11 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted.  There were also 3 interfacility transfers, which means the number of patients transferred the previous calendar day (midnight to 11:59 pm) from a hospital emergency department or a hospital inpatient area out to other facilities (whether in the same health system or another) due to lack of capacity.   The majority of our hospitalizations are still with our unvaccinated population. 

 

Please remember it isn’t the number of actual beds available that is the problem, it is the number of available staff to provide care for those beds. 

 

Our hospital staff are feeling the strain and it is up to this community to keep them afloat.  I cannot say this enough! 

 

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

 Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Acting Captain Ryan Starrick, announces the results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) held in Vermilion County during September. These OREPs provided extra patrol coverage for the ISP so officers could focus on saving lives by making sure all vehicle occupants were buckled up. Violations Enforcement Activity Safety Belt Citations 30 Child Restraint Citations 1 Total Citations 34 Total Written Warnings 8 Most motorists know safety belts save lives, but some ignore their safety and that of their families by neglecting to use safety belts and child restraint devices. These patrols reinforce the occupant protection message by focusing on those who ignore the law. Lives can be saved if people simply “buckle up!” This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Hoopeston Police Report 9/7/21

WANTED ON WARRANT (VC) H21-4359 Time: 1:18 pm Location: McFerren Park Hoopeston Arrestee: Longest, Keaton G (M) (24) of Milford IL Details: Officers observed a subject whom they knew had a Vermilion County Warrant for Failure to Appear. Subject was taken into custody, transported to HPD processed. Then was later released after posting the required bond. New court date set for Vermilion County Courthouse in October. 

 

Found Property Details: Found a Cricket phone, peach colored phone protector on it. Owner will have to unlock to prove owner ship.

Fire Call Time: 6:41pm Location: 100 W Thompson Av Details: HFD was called to put out a suspicious fire in the area.

 

Disorderly Conduct H21-4424 Time: 8:09pm Location: 1 McFerren Way Cited: Karla A Cassady (F) (39) of Hoopeston Details: HPD Officers were out at the above location when they were notified of a altercation. After Investigation Ms. Cassady was given a citation and a notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court.

 

Found Property Location: McFerren Park List: 1. Knife w/ blade design 2. Samsung phone 3. Women’s black wallet 4. Men’s brown wallet 5. Necklace w/ large pendant 6. Sunglasses 7. Link Card 8. Debit Card (Tiffany Jack) 9. Vape Pen 10.Multi colored backpack purse 11.Black hoodie 12.Black cane All items are located and the Hoopeston Police Department. Owner must identify to claim.

Illinois State Police Announce Roadside Safety Check Results in Vermilion County

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 September 4 to early morning September 5. 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 0 Other Alcohol/Drug Citations 8 Occupant Restraint Offenses 3 Registration Offenses 4 Driver’s License Offenses 8 Insurance Violations 10 Total Citations/Arrests 22 Total Written Warnings 19 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. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Fatal Traffic Crash in Vermilion County

WHAT:                     Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Fatal Traffic Crash                

 

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 1 (Georgetown Road) south of Interstate 74, Vermillion County

 

WHEN:                      Sept. 4, 2021 at approximately 11:16 p.m.

           

PEDESTRIAN:         58-year-old male of Danville, IL (Deceased)

                       

VEHICLE:                Unit 2- 2016 Gray Hyundai Elantra

 

DRIVER:                   Unit 2- Noah M. Gordon, 19-year-old male of Georgetown, IL

 

PRELIMINARY:      A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: The pedestrian was walking northbound in the lane of travel on IL-1 just south of Interstate 74.  Unit 2 was traveling northbound on IL-1 just south of Interstate 74 and struck the pedestrian.  The pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced deceased.  The driver of Unit 2 was uninjured.  The Vermillion County Coroner will release the name of the deceased once next of kin notifications are made. The traffic crash investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

 

CHARGES:               Pending Investigation

 

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

Hoopeston Police Report 9/3/21

Domestic Battery, Resisting a Peace officer H21-4281 2021-7731 Time: 1:17AM Location: College Way and W Penn St Arrested: Tarah F Hinton(38)(F) of Hoopeston Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a report of Domestic Battery. Ms. Hinton was located and arrested and transported to PSB to await arraignment.

 

Criminal Damage, Unlawful acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct H21-4299 Time: 4:25pm Location: 800 block of S 4th St. Cited: Samantha J. Palomo (F) (28) of Hoopeston Details: HPD officers responded to the above location in reference to verbal argument Ms. Palomo was given two city citations with notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court.

 

Warrant Arrest (19CM123) out of Shelby County H21-4317 Time: 10:47pm Location: Parkview Court Arrested: Carrie A. Arce (F) (43) out of Hoopeston Details: HPD Officers were out with Ms. Arce at the above time and location and a computer check showed Ms. Arce to have a warrant out of Shelby County for Failure to appear for stolen property. Ms. Arce was transported to HPD where she was processed and posted bond and was released with a court date to appear in Shelby County Court.

 

Theft (Over $10,000) Vehicular Invasion, Disorderly Conduct H21-4312 2021-7774 Time: 9:49pm Location: 800 Block of E Chestnut St. Arrested: Mark D. Caddel Jr. (M) (24) of Milford Details: HPD Officers Responded to the above location in reference to a stolen vehicle. Mr. Caddel was found matching the description of the man who stole the vehicle. Mr. Cadell was transported to HPD and processed and transported to the Public Safety Building. 

DANVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO NEARLY 100 YEARS IN PRISON FOR MURDER AND DISMEMBERMENT

Attorney General Kwame Raoul today announced a Danville man was sentenced to

96 years in prison for murder and dismembering and concealing the body of a Danville woman.

In July, a Vermilion County jury found Ocheil Keys, 30, of Danville, guilty of first-degree murder, dismembering a human body and concealment of a homicidal death in the murder of Barbara Rose, 50, of Danville. Vermilion County Circuit Court Judge Nancy Fahey today sentenced Keys to 60 years in prison for one count of first degree murder, a total of 30 years in prison for two counts of dismembering a human body and a total of six years in prison for three counts of concealment of a homicidal death. The sentences will run consecutively.

"While this sentence in no way makes up for the loss that Barbara Rose's friends and family have experienced, I hope that it provides some healing and relief," Raoul said. "This sentence underscores the importance of partnerships between state and local law enforcement agencies. I appreciate the collaboration of the Vermilion County State's Attorney's office and the Danville Police Department, which were essential in obtaining some justice for Barbara Rose's loved ones. "

On Oct. 22, 201 7, Keys shot and killed Rose, his longtime girlfriend. After telling Rose's family and friends that she left the state, Keys attempted to conceal the murder by burning Rose's body in an abandoned house. When that was unsuccessftll, Keys dismembered Rose's body in an attempt to hide it. Following an intensive week-long missing persons investigation, investigators from the Danville Police Department found Rose's body in a car owned by Keys' mother.

The Attorney General 's office prosecuted the case in cooperation with Vermilion County State's Attorney Jacqueline M. Lacy's office.

State's Attorney Lacy thanked the Danville Police Department and Attorney General Kwame Raoul' office for their efforts in this case and reaffirmed that, "violent offenders in Vermilion County will not be able to avoid being held accountable for their heinous acts." Lacy further stated that "We are committed to seeking appropriate penalties for violent criminal acts."

Deputy Bureau Chief Jonathan McKay and Assistant Attorney General Dan Weiler handled the case for Raoul's Criminal Prosecutions and Trials Assistance Bureau.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/3/21

Due to our HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.   Local transmission increased slightly to 587.40 over the last 7-day period.   Please continue to encourage people to get vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors, and make good decisions.  Our actions can affect everyone in this community.



Regional Hospital Information



Four of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs were at Peak Census as of this morning.  We have about 19 ADULT ICU beds open in Region 6 which includes 15 hospitals and 1 VA  (Region 6 covers 21 counties).  Status for our region as of this morning was that we have about 35 COVID patients in the ICU, 124 in non-ICU status, and 21 on ventilators (these numbers do not include PUIs).  There were about 7 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted.  There were also 7 interfacility transfers, which means the number of patients transferred the previous calendar day (midnight to 11:59 pm) from a hospital emergency department or a hospital inpatient area out to other facilities (whether in the same health system or another) due to lack of capacity.

Please remember it isn’t the number of actual beds available that is the problem, it is the number of available staff to provide care for those beds.





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For more information on Carle Numbers, they update this information daily:  https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/Carle-Health-COVID-Numbers<https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/Carle-Health-COVID-Numbers>





Testing Updates

Here is a breakdown of all the places I am aware of that does testing.   If you are having to get tested weekly due to not being vaccinated, my recommendation is to get vaccinated.  We are trying to get more testing options here in the county.   If you have questions about the safety of vaccines, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html<https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html>



  *   Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at the Health Department EVERY Wednesday
  *   Time:  11am-3pm  (Appointments will NOW be required – you can make an appointment by clicking on the link and registering:  You will need a text number and an email address to receive your results.   https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx<https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx>
  *   To register, you will need the Agency Code:  df5brbrj
  *   Testing is FREE and is a PCR test
  *   They are no longer requesting that you cannot eat or drink prior to getting tested.



Testing is still available in Vermilion County and in Champaign:

     *   CVS and Walgreens – must make an appointment online
     *   OSF Urgo
     *   Carle – DRIVE THRU CLINIC at the Danville Fairchild Site

·   M-F 8a-5p

·   Saturday and Sunday 8a-1p.

     *   Champaign, IL

·   Saliva Tests

           *   State Farm Center
              *   9:30am-1:30pm (Tu, Th, Friday)
              *   10am-2pm (Sunday)
           *   Parkland Community College
              *   9:30am-1:30pm (M, W, Saturday)

·   Swab Tests

           *   Market Place Mall
              *   8am-4pm (M, W, F, Saturday)





Vaccine Updates

Check our website for upcoming COVID19 Vaccination Clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department:  www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>  VCHD is not yet offering the 3rd Dose or the Booster.



For the clinic below:  Pfizer is for ages 12 and up.  Johnson and Johnson is for ages 18 and older.



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VCHD is not currently able to do any agency onsite clinics due to limited staff availability.  If you would like to set up an on-site clinic at your location, IEMA can bring in a mobile team.  They have come to multiple agencies already here in Vermilion County like the one above.  Here is the link so you can fill out a Vaccine Clinic Application:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics>



  *   There are also plenty of locations that are offering vaccines currently including our local hospitals (OSF, Carle, and the VA), pharmacies, Aunt Martha’s, and some private providers.  You may need to make an appointment first before going.



Regional Metrics (as of September 2nd , 2021)

For updates to vaccine numbers and regional metrics, please visit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion> or http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6>.  The state updates these numbers at noon on Mondays-Fridays.



Region 6 – 8.0% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 10.2% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  15.2%  daily positivity rate on 8/30/2021

Region 6 ICU availability – 18%  (we are below the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability)

Region 6 Patient increases – 9 out of the last 10 days



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Vermilion County Vaccination Counts (As of September 2nd , 2021) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion>

Numbers are still based on 2018 population
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  50,090
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  26,691
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  34.75%
For total population numbers ONLY,  if we go by the current estimated population (2021 - 73,870), Vermilion County looks closer to 36.13% fully vaccinated.

Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  72.72%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  69.31% / 10,296
Percentage of those who are ages 18-64 and have at least 1 dose:  39.72%
Percentage and Number of those who are 18-64 that are fully vaccinated:   35.50% / 15,572
Percentage of those who are 12-17 and have at least 1 dose:  17.50%
Percentage and Number of those who are ages 12-17 that are fully vaccinated:  13.56% / 823





Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 9/2)

Cases from today include:  85 new cases and 48 released.  7 of the new cases were fully vaccinated.  We now have 34 hospitalized – waiting on new updates from the hospitals.

Ages from today’s cases were:  22 under the age of 20; 45 were between 20 and 49; 18 were over the age of 50.



Active Cases:  318

Hospitalizations:  34 (10.7% of active cases)

Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  11,702

Total Released / Recovered:  11,221

Total Deaths:  163





You can also visit our COVID19 page on our website for more information on numbers, as I update those numbers on a daily basis, except on weekends.    https://vchd.org/covid-19/<https://vchd.org/covid-19/>



With the abundance of phone calls, emailing me is the quickest way to get in touch with me.



As always, be safe, be kind, make good decisions, and be vigilant.

Melissa





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COVID-19 Resources:



Vermilion County Hotline - 2-1-1



Vermilion County Statistics:  https://vchd.org/covid-19/<https://vchd.org/covid-19/>

General Information:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html>

CDC COVID19 Tracker:  https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home<https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home>

IDPH General COVID Information:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19>

Current Phase Guidance:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/phase-5<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/phase-5>

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>

Guidance for Fully Vaccinated:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/recommendations-fully-vaccinated<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/recommendations-fully-vaccinated>

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>

Vaccine Administration Data:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Illinois<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Illinois>

School Guidance Information:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/school-guidance<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/school-guidance>

Hoopeston Police Report 09/2/21

Traffic Accident (PD) H21-4254 Time: 08:15 AM Location: S 4th St & E Maple St Hoopeston Unit 1: 2002 Dodge Dakota driven by Nora S Mann (F) (25) of Hoopeston Unit 2: 2004 Buick Sedan driven by Debra S Winters (F) (65) of Hoopeston Details: Unit 1 was travelling south bound on S 4th St approach the back of Unit 2 at the stop sign of S 4th St/E Maple. Unit 1 stated they applied brakes but could not stop. Unit 1 struck Unit 2 still unable to stop Unit 1 steered into stop sign on Northside of the intersection to slow the moving Dakota to a stop. Both Units insured, No injuries reported, and no Citations. 

 

Breach of peace constituting Disorderly Conduct (city) H21-4274 Time: 5:39 PM Location: 300 blk of East Penn Arrested: Tarah F Hinton(42)(F)of Hoopeston Details: Officers were called to the above location for a report of female being out of control. Ms. Hinton was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later released with a City Notice to Appear..

Hoopeston Man sent to five years in Prison

People v. Anthonv Chandler 2020 CF 474

On August 31, 2021, Anthony Chandler was sentenced by Associate Judge Mark Goodwin to five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Correction for the offense of Possession of

Methamphetamine, a Class 3 Felony. Pursuant to the Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity (SAFE-T) Act recently passed by the legislature, a Class 3 Felon is no longer subject to mandatory supervised release (i. e., parole) upon release from prison.

On July 14, 2020, Officer Douglas of the Hoopeston Police Department was on patrol in the area of W. Penn St. and 2nd Ave. in Hoopeston. He observed a number of individuals who appeared to be arguing and fighting. Officer Douglas knew one of those individuals to be the Chandler. 

Chandler was detained while Officer Douglas was conducting his investigation. Chandler was subsequently searched and methamphetamine was located in his pants pocket.

"We are thankful for the hard work of Hoopeston Police Department and all the efforts taken in order to ensure safety of the community," stated State's Attorney Jacqueline Lacy.

 

 

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/2/21



Due to our HIGH transmission status, it is recommended that everyone, despite vaccination, should wear a mask when indoors.   Local transmission decreased slightly to 541.20 over the 7 day period.   Please continue to encourage people to get vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors, and make good decisions.  Our actions can affect everyone in this community.



Regional Hospital Information



Four of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs were at Peak Census as of this morning.  We have about 14 ADULT ICU beds open in Region 6 which includes 15 hospitals and 1 VA  (Region 6 covers 21 counties).  Status for our region as of this morning was that we have about 34 COVID patients in the ICU, 172 in non-ICU status, and 22 on ventilators.  There were about 21 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted.  These numbers do not include the PUIs.  Please remember it isn’t the number of actual beds available that is the problem, it is the number of available staff to provide care for those beds.  We saw a significant increase in our non-ICU status patients and those waiting for beds in our EDs.





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For more information on Carle Numbers, they update this information daily:  https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/Carle-Health-COVID-Numbers<https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/Carle-Health-COVID-Numbers>





Testing Updates

Here is a breakdown of all the places I am aware of that does testing.  While we do now have testing at the health department, we cannot accommodate everyone.  If you are having to get tested weekly due to not being vaccinated, my recommendation is to get vaccinated.  We are trying to get more testing options here in the county.   If you have questions about the safety of vaccines, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html<https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html>



  *   Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at the Health Department EVERY Wednesday
  *   Time:  11am-3pm  (Appointments will NOW be required – you can make an appointment by clicking on the link and registering:  You will need a text number and an email address to receive your results.   https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx<https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx>
  *   To register, you will need the Agency Code:  df5brbrj
  *   Testing is FREE and is a PCR test
  *   They are no longer requesting that you cannot eat or drink prior to getting tested.



Testing is still available in Vermilion County and in Champaign:

     *   CVS and Walgreens – must make an appointment online
     *   OSF Urgo
     *   Carle – must make an appointment via MyCarle or by phone
     *   Champaign, IL

·   Saliva Tests

           *   State Farm Center
              *   9:30am-1:30pm (Tu, Th, Friday)
              *   10am-2pm (Sunday)
           *   Parkland Community College
              *   9:30am-1:30pm (M, W, Saturday)

·   Swab Tests

           *   Market Place Mall
              *   8am-4pm (M, W, F, Saturday)





Per the Executive Order:  If you have been identified as a healthcare provider, congregate care, schools, higher education, etc., you must submit to weekly testing if you are choosing not to get vaccinated.  This begins on September 5th.  https://www.illinois.gov/government/executive-orders/executive-order.executive-order-number-20.2021.html<https://www.illinois.gov/government/executive-orders/executive-order.executive-order-number-20.2021.html> This is the link to the order to see if you are included in this mandate and what is required of you.





Vaccine Updates

Check our website for upcoming COVID19 Vaccination Clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department:  www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>  VCHD is not yet offering the 3rd Dose or the Booster.



For the clinic below:  Pfizer is for ages 12 and up.  Johnson and Johnson is for ages 18 and older.



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VCHD is not currently able to do any agency onsite clinics due to limited staff availability.  If you would like to set up an on-site clinic at your location, IEMA can bring in a mobile team.  They have come to multiple agencies already here in Vermilion County like the one above.  Here is the link so you can fill out a Vaccine Clinic Application:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics>



  *   There are also plenty of locations that are offering vaccines currently including our local hospitals (OSF, Carle, and the VA), pharmacies, Aunt Martha’s, and some private providers.  You may need to make an appointment first before going.



Regional Metrics (as of September 1st, 2021)

For updates to vaccine numbers and regional metrics, please visit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion> or http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6>.  The state updates these numbers at noon on Mondays-Fridays.



Region 6 – 8.0% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 9.8% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  9.2%  daily positivity rate on 8/29/2021

Region 6 ICU availability – 18%  (we are below the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability)

Region 6 Patient increases – 9 out of the last 10 days



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Vermilion County Vaccination Counts (As of September 1st, 2021) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion>

Numbers are still based on 2018 population
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  49,965
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  26,644
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  34.69%
For total population numbers ONLY,  if we go by the current estimated population (2021 - 73,870), Vermilion County looks closer to 36.07% fully vaccinated.

Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  72.66%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  69.27% / 10,291
Percentage of those who are ages 18-64 and have at least 1 dose:  39.60%
Percentage and Number of those who are 18-64 that are fully vaccinated:   35.42% / 15,534
Percentage of those who are 12-17 and have at least 1 dose:  17.36%
Percentage and Number of those who are ages 12-17 that are fully vaccinated:  13.49% / 809





Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 9/1)

Cases from yesterday included:  39 new cases and 61 released.   3 of the new cases were fully vaccinated.



Cases from today include:  100 new cases and 73 released.  4 of the new cases were fully vaccinated.  We now have 34 hospitalized – none of our new hospitalizations were fully vaccinated.

Ages from today’s cases were:  33 under the age of 20; 42 were between 20 and 49; 25 were over the age of 50.



Active Cases:  281

Hospitalizations:  34 (12.1% of active cases)

Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  11,617

Total Released / Recovered:  11,173

Total Deaths:  163





You can also visit our COVID19 page on our website for more information on numbers, as I update those numbers on a daily basis, except on weekends.    https://vchd.org/covid-19/<https://vchd.org/covid-19/>

 

SBA's Disaster Loan Outreach Center Shuts Down September 9th

WASHINGTON – The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that in observance of the LaborDay holiday, the SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6 and will resume operations on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. SBA established the Center for businesses, homeowners, renters and nonprofit organizations in any of the declared Illinois counties to apply for low-interest disaster loans for their damages caused by the Aug. 12, 2021 flooding.
Businesses and residents can meet with SBA representatives one-to-one to get answers to their questions and help with submitting loan applications. The window for disaster survivors to take advantage of the opportunity to visit the Center is closing. The Center ceases operations on Thursday Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.


The Center is open as follows.
Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC)
Ford County
Gibson City Fire Department
115 S. Lawrence St.
Gibson City, IL 60936
Open: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed: Sundays
Closed: Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day
******Closes Permanently: Thursday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.*******


The disaster declaration covers Ford County and the adjacent counties of Champaign, Iroquois, Kankakee, Livingston, McLean, and Vermillion in Illinois which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. 


“Businesses and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets,” said SBA’s Illinois District Director Robert Steiner.
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.


“Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property,” said Kem Fleming, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.


Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes. Eligible mitigation improvements may include a safe room or storm shelter, sump pump, French drain, or retaining wall to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster.


Interest rates are as low as 2.855 percent for businesses, 2 percent for nonprofit organizations, and 1.563 percent for homeowners and renters, with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.


Applicants may also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s and should apply under SBA declaration # 17112 before the filing deadline. 
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by emailing DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Loan applications may be downloaded at sba.gov/disaster Completed applications should be returned to the center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.


The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Oct. 22, 2021. The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 23, 2022

ISP Traffic Fatal Crash Alert in Kankakee County

ISP TRAFFIC FATAL CRASH ALERT 

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by the Illinois State Police

District 21

 

WHAT:                      Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 17 at 11000 West Road, Kankakee County

 

WHEN:                      Aug. 31, 2021 at approximately 11:50 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1- 2005 Silver Mercury Milan

                                    Unit 2- 2013 Black Cadillac

 

DRIVER:                   Unit 1- 47-year-old male of Kankakee, IL (Deceased)

                                    Unit 2- 37-year-old male of Kankakee, IL (Deceased)

 

PRELIMINARY:     A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred:  Unit 1 was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 17 at 11000 West Road.  Unit 2 was traveling eastbound at the same location.  For unknown reasons Unit 1 crossed the centerline into the path of Unit 2, striking Unit 2 head on.  The impact caused Unit 1 and Unit 2 to catch on fire.  The driver of Unit 1 and Unit 2 were pronounced deceased on scene.  There is no further information available at this time.

 

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/1/21

*** We are holding routine school-vaccination clinics on Tuesdays, so our Communicable Disease / Immunizations staff has less time to process new COVID cases and hospitalizations. ***



We are reporting 39 new cases (one resident in their 80s, two in their 60s, six in their 50s, one in their 40s, six in their 30s, seven in their 20s, five teens, six grade-school-aged children, three pre-schoolers, and two infants), and 61 released, which brings us to a total of 11,517 positive cases.



We have lost a total of 163 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.



There are currently 31 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 254 active COVID cases in the county.



We are aware of seven Vermilion County residents who have become reinfected with COVID since June 1.



Of the 39 cases being reported today, three of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.  As part of the interview process, our contact tracers ask each person who tested positive whether they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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