Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

Feb 25, 2021 Virtual Women's Health Expo
Free Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Expo

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), along with the University of Illinois School of Social Work and via PCORI funding, (Patient- Centered Outcomes Research Institute), is hosting a Virtual Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Expo on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 10 a.m. The event will be held over Facebook Live and Zoom.

The virtual health expo will highlight available information and resources as well as speakers discussing birth, pregnancy, perinatal depression, and health policy. Virtual door prizes will also be provided. This event is free and open to the public.... more...

Feb 19, 2021 Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic available Saturday, Feb. 20
Champaign, Ill. - Carle Community Health Initiatives in partnership with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic Saturday at Church of the Living God, 312 E Bradley Ave., Champaign from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or until all available dosages are administered. Vaccine is available for those who live or work in Champaign County who are currently eligible to receive vaccine.

When: Saturday, Feb. 20 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Church of the Living God, 312 E Bradley Ave.,... more...

Feb 16, 2021 Rescheduling COVID-19 Vaccinations due to Inclement Weather
CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) announces COVID-19 vaccination clinics will continue this week as scheduled; however, if individuals need to reschedule due to inclement weather, they may do... more...

Feb 12, 2021 COVID Vaccinations Week of February 15-21
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is expanding 1B Eligibility to Include Residents Age 40-64 with Underlying Health Conditions and Disabilities

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone who lives or works in Champaign County that fall within Phases 1A and 1B and for anyone age 40-64 with underlying health conditions or disabilities who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine.

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Feb 5, 2021 Champaign County COVID-19 Vaccinations Continue
CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for all Champaign County residents in Phases 1A and 1B who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. More information on these and subsequent phase can be found at:... more...

Feb 2, 2021 GREAT Start Program becomes Quality Confirmed
CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), announces their GREAT Start program has become Baby TALK Quality Confirmed.

GREAT Start is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) home visiting prevention initiative program. It focuses on the parent-child relationship, promoting positive interactions, child development, and family support. The program serves pregnant mothers and families that have children birth to age 3.

Becoming a Baby TALK Quality Confirmed program means that the staff of GREAT Start have met and exceeded all the Baby TALK requirements to operate a high-quality home visiting program. Achieving this goal was a collective effort of each member of the GREAT Start team. Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the team developed a carefully crafted plan that included being proactive and strategically organizing all aspects of the program. Undoubtedly, it was difficult during a pandemic, but the GREAT Start team was... more...

Feb 2, 2021 COVID-19 Variant Confirmed in Champaign County
CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) announces several cases of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, first identified in the United Kingdom, have been confirmed in Champaign County.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), viruses are constantly changing, and this includes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These genetic variations occur over time and can lead to the emergence of new variants that may have different... more...

Feb 1, 2021 Champaign County COVID-19 Vaccinations Expand
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations to Essential Frontline Workers Who Work or Live in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign will now be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for essential frontline workers who work or live in Champaign County. Essential frontline workers are limited to:

Grocery Store Workers: Baggers, Cashiers, Stockers, Pick-Up, Customer Service.
Food and Agriculture Workers: Processing, Plants, Veterinary Health, Livestock Services, Animal Care.
Shelter/Adult Day Care Workers.
Postal Service Workers.
Manufacturing Workers: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers.
Public Transit Workers: Flight Crew, Bus Drivers, Train... more...

Jan 29, 2021 Champaign County COVID-19 Vaccinations Expand
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations to In-Person Staff of Champaign County Licensed Daycares and K-12 Schools

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will now be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for in-person staff of all Champaign County:... more...

Jan 21, 2021 Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations to Residents 65 Years of Age and Older
CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign will be now be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for all Champaign County residents 65 years of age and older.

There are two convenient locations to receive your vaccine the week of January 25th:

The iHotel and Conference Center, located at 1900 S. 1st Street, Champaign, is by appointment... more...