Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

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...

Jan 15, 2021 CUPHD Expands Phase 1B Vaccinations to Include Persons Age 65-74 with Underlying Health Conditions
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 additional community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Champaign County residents. The upcoming clinics will be held January 19-22, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment only.

Next week's clinics will serve anyone 75 years of age or older that did not previously receive a vaccine plus is expanding to include individuals age 65-74 with underlying health conditions - cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart disease, obesity, sickle cell disease, diabetes, smoking, and immune-compromised due to organ... more...

Jan 11, 2021 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Encourages Citizens to Test Their Homes with a Radon Test Ki
Radon Gas Causes More Than 20,000 Lung Cancer Deaths in the Country Each Year; 48 Percent of Homes Tested in Champaign County have High Radon Levels

CHAMPAIGN, IL - January is National Radon Action Month and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) encourages citizens to learn more about the threat of radon and to test their homes for the presence of radon. CUPHD has radon test kits available for $6.00. Test kits may be picked up at the Environmental Health Division of CUPHD located at 201 West Kenyon Road in Champaign; kits are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A free t-shirt is also available with purchase until supplies run... more...

Jan 8, 2021 Champaign County to Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Announces Vaccinations Now Available for Champaign County Residents 75 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 are preparing two community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Champaign County residents 75 years of age or older. The group will hold vaccination clinics January 12-14, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment only. Appointments are available at either community location regardless of where you receive medical care.... more...