CUPHD’s COVID bivalent vaccination clinics are full. Please visit our COVID-19 vaccination information page for other vaccination appointment options or visit vaccines.gov.
CUPHD’s COVID bivalent vaccination clinics are full. Please visit our COVID-19 vaccination information page for other vaccination appointment options or visit vaccines.gov.

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

Feb 28, 2022 Champaign County EMA and Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urge People to Prepare for Severe W
Champaign, IL - The Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) urge everyone to prepare for severe weather. February 28-March 4, 2022 is Severe Weather Preparedness week in Illinois. In 2021, we had another December tornado outbreak, with eight tornadoes in Illinois on December 10. There was one EF3 tornado that caused six fatalities and one injury near Edwardsville IL, and five EF2 tornadoes in central Illinois causing one injury. There was significant property damage in many areas of central and southwestern Illinois totaling millions of dollars. Now is the time to prepare - before severe weather is predicted.... more...

Feb 22, 2022 February is National Children's Dental Health Month
CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) reminds parents that their children can avoid cavities. Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between your teeth daily with floss, eating a healthy diet that limits sugary beverage and snacks, and seeing your dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease are the keys to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

While brushing and flossing are the best ways to maintain healthy teeth, it can sometimes to be hard to reach every surface in your mouth. This is especially true for the teeth in the way back of your mouth that you use to chew. These teeth are called molars and they can be a popular place for leftover food and bacteria to hide. Dental sealants are a great way to help keep these teeth protected. Dental sealants are a thin, protective barrier that helps prevent bacteria from causing tooth... more...

Feb 3, 2022 Friday Services Canceled Due to Weather Conditions
Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is canceling all services for Friday, February 4, 2022 due to inclement weather conditions. This includes the following locations:

201 W. Kenyon Road in Champaign
520 E. Wabash in Rantoul
223 E. Mulberry Street (Iroquois Community Care Services) in Watseka

For the latest updates and information, visit... more...

Feb 1, 2022 Wednesday and Thursday Services Canceled Due to Weather Conditions
Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is canceling all services for Wednesday, February 2 and Thursday, February 3, 2022 due to predicted inclement weather conditions. This includes the following locations:

201 W. Kenyon Road in Champaign
520 E. Wabash in Rantoul
223 E. Mulberry Street (Iroquois Community Care Services) in... more...

Jan 10, 2022 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 $6.50. 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 out.

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 States.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released into the air from decaying matter in rocks, soil and water. While levels in outdoor air are relatively harmless, radon can accumulate to dangerous levels inside buildings. Radon is an... more...

Jan 4, 2022 COVID-19 Testing is Available Throughout Community
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 encourage the community to continue to test for COVID-19 at designated locations.

Individuals that are asymptomatic or need State-mandated screening testing are asked to use the following community sites that are open to anyone without an... more...

Dec 10, 2021 COVID-19 Initial Series, Boosters and Pediatric Vaccinations Currently Available
COVID vaccinations available throughout community

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 continue to provide COVID-19 initial vaccination doses, boosters, and Pfizer pediatric... more...

Dec 6, 2021 It's National Influenza Vaccination Week.
If you haven't received a flu shot yet, there's still time.

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) recognizes December 5-11, 2021 as National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), reminding everyone 6 months and older that there's still time to get a flu vaccine. The holidays are here, and while that means more opportunities for spreading cheer, there is also more opportunity for spreading flu and other respiratory viruses as people resume travel and gather with family and friends. NIVW is an important reminder to check off one thing no one should go through the holiday season without: a flu... more...

Dec 1, 2021 COVID-19 Booster and Pediatric Vaccinations Available
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 continue community-based COVID-19 booster and Pfizer pediatric vaccination clinics.

See the full PDF press release for all of the... more...

Nov 18, 2021 Additional community vaccination clinics continue next week
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 hosting additional community-based COVID-19 booster and Pfizer pediatric vaccination clinics next week.

See the full press release for all of the... more...