Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

Jul 25, 2023 Extreme Heat Throughout the Week Can Be Very Dangerous
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and Champaign County Emergency Management Agency Urge the Public to Take Extra Precautions to Stay Safe in the Heat

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The National Weather Service (NWS) is reporting that heat will build over the next several days in central Illinois, with heat indices reaching close to 100 degrees or higher beginning Wednesday afternoon and peaking near 105 degrees both Thursday and Friday. Little overnight relief from the heat is expected, as temperatures fall only into the upper 70s. Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) along with the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) urge everyone to watch for symptoms of heat- related illness and take precautions to keep their families and community... more...

Jul 3, 2023 New Mural Transforms Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Building
Artist Jose Vazquez Unveils New Mural, "Journey to Prosperity."

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District CUPHD is proud to announce the addition of a striking and vibrant large-scale mural by local artist Jose Vazquez on the front facade of its building located at 201 W. Kenyon Road in... more...

Jun 30, 2023 Power Outages Across County Prompt Need for Cooling Centers
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Provides Relief for Those Experiencing Power Outages.

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) wants to remind residents that they are a designated cooling center residents suffering prolonged power outages due to Thursday's severe storms.

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is a kid-friendly cooling center open from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Free breakfast and lunch are provided for children ages 18 and younger. It also offers educational TV, free Wi-Fi, and free books for kids, teens, and... more...

Jun 28, 2023 Champaign County Air Quality at Very Unhealthy Levels
Air quality across the Midwest is affected by smoke from wildfires in Canada filtering south.

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Air quality conditions are expected to be in the "Very Unhealthy" and "Unhealthy" categories for Champaign County through Wednesday, June 28. Smoke from Canadian wildfires has swept across the Midwest, prompting air quality alerts from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency... more...

Apr 27, 2023 COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Officially Ends May 11
Many to see changes in COVID-19 healthcare costs, insurance coverage, and benefits.

CHAMPAIGN, IL - On May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) will officially end, marking a significant milestone in the fight against the pandemic. The declaration of the PHE was initially made on January 31, 2020 to mobilize and coordinate a nationwide response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The state of Illinois followed on March 9, 2020. Since then, Illinois residents could collect additional SNAP benefits, more than 1.4 million children received pandemic EBT (nutrition) support, and Medicaid benefits expanded so residents could access telehealth and additional... more...

Mar 7, 2023 Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois is March 6-10
Champaign County EMA and Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urge People to Prepare for Severe Weather

Champaign, IL - The Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) urge everyone to prepare for severe weather. March 6-10, 2023 is Severe Weather Preparedness week in Illinois. Champaign County just had multiple severe weather events last week to include severe thunderstorm warning, multiple tornado warnings, and high wind warnings.

We cannot stop severe thunderstorms, lightning, or tornadoes from developing or happening, but there are things that everyone can do to minimize the impacts of severe weather on our lives and our families. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the following daily topics will be on social... more...

Jan 25, 2023 Free Dental Exams and Cleanings for Children on Saturday, February 11, at Parkland College
The Illini District Dental Society, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, and Parkland College Dental Hygiene Clinic Participate in Give Kids A Smile Day

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Illini District Dental Society will sponsor Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) Day on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Parkland College Dental Hygiene Clinic located at 2400 W. Bradley in Champaign. The event is part of the Children's Dental Access Program through the American Dental Association (ADA), which provides free oral healthcare services to children of low-income... more...

Jan 23, 2023 CUPHD Encourages Home Radon Testing During National Radon Action Month
Radon Gas Causes More Than 20,000 Lung Cancer Deaths in the Country Each Year; 48% 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, schools, and workplaces for its presence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to indoor radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United... more...

Jan 23, 2023 CUPHD Encourages Home Radon Testing During National Radon Action Month
Radon Gas Causes More Than 20,000 Lung Cancer Deaths in the Country Each Year; 48% 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, schools, and workplaces for its presence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to indoor radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United... more...

Dec 22, 2022 CUPHD to Close at Noon Due to Weather Conditions
The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is canceling all afternoon services

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will close at noon Thursday, December 22, due to predicted inclement weather conditions. This includes the following locations:

201 W. Kenyon Road in Champaign
520 E. Wabash in Rantoul

For the latest updates and information, keep an eye on our... more...