Phase 5 Guidance for Businesses and Venues has been updated and can be found posted on the IDPH website: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/phase-5 Some of the key points include: COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and widely available across Illinois. Everyone aged 12 years and older should be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible to keep from getting [...]
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Interim Guidance for Operating Youth Camps The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance for the operation of youth camps, as of May 28, 2021. The State of Illinois has adopted the CDC guidance, which can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summercamps.html. This interim guidance is intended to help camp administrators operate camps while [...]
ECPHD COVID-19 UPDATE COVID-19 cases have been on the rise again in Edgar County. Chrisman and Paris have been most affected in the last two weeks. ECPHD encourages unvaccinated residents to exercise caution by following the CDC and IDPH guidelines for masking and social distancing. Under the new guidance unvaccinated individuals should continue wearing masks [...]
COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the pandemic, and CDC recommends healthcare personnel be among those offered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines. As the U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program continues, some may have questions about the interaction between new COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and tests used for tuberculosis (TB) infection. There are no [...]
Many fully vaccinated Edgar County residents are receiving letters from IDPH urging them to get their second vaccine. Several individuals have contacted the health department concerned that we have not properly reported their second vaccine. These letters have been generated as a result of an error in the state's system. All vaccines administered by ECPHD have [...]
According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Moderna or Pfizer), or two weeks after they have received a single-dose of the Johnson and Johnson Janssen vaccine. The CDC recently released the following recommendations for fully vaccinated people in [...]
Clinics for the week of March 22nd were not filled to capacity, even though online registration remained open through the clinic event. To ensure that all vaccine is used each week, the Edgar County Public Health Dept. is opening all COVID-19 vaccine clinics to ANY Edgar County resident, age 18 and older. Appointments are required. Please click on [...]
An Employee of the Edgar County Public Health Dept will call you if you've tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19. The most common numbers they may call from include: 217-465-2212 or 1-312-777-1999. If you see either of these numbers on your caller ID, please answer as it is crucial that we reach [...]
You must bring your own mask and wear it properly upon entry to the Edgar County Public Health Dept. If you do not bring a mask, we may not be able to see you for your appointment.