IDPH Announces 201,428 New COVID-19 Cases Over the Past Week

2022-01-07T21:07:19+00:00

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 201,428 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 444 deaths since December 31, 2021. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 2,382,437 cases, including 28,361 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger [...]

IDPH Announces 201,428 New COVID-19 Cases Over the Past Week2022-01-07T21:07:19+00:00

Centralizing COVID-19 Contact Tracing

2022-01-06T16:47:24+00:00

Illinois Department of Public Health Centralizing COVID-19 Contact Tracing COVID-19 cases will receive a text message from IDPH As we head into 2022, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working to centralize COVID-19 contact tracing efforts in order to get information about isolation and identifying close contacts to infected individuals as soon as [...]

Centralizing COVID-19 Contact Tracing2022-01-06T16:47:24+00:00

Recommendations for Isolation and Quarantine

2022-01-06T17:17:42+00:00

Illinois Department of Public Health Adopts CDC Recommendations for Isolation and Quarantine The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation to reduce the number of days for isolation and quarantine for the general public. The CDC updated its recommendation on December 27, 2021 to decrease [...]

Recommendations for Isolation and Quarantine2022-01-06T17:17:42+00:00

IDPH adopts CDC recommendation for 12-15 years to get a booster dose

2022-01-06T16:35:19+00:00

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation for those aged 12-15 years to get a booster dose five months after receiving the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. CDC now recommends that adolescents aged 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot [...]

IDPH adopts CDC recommendation for 12-15 years to get a booster dose2022-01-06T16:35:19+00:00

SMART™ Health Card Vaccination Verification

2022-01-07T18:49:52+00:00

Illinois Vax Verify System Now Offers SMART™ Health Card Vaccination Verification New updates to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Vax Verify immunization portal now includes use of the SMART™ Health Card. The SMART™ Health Card allows users to download a QR code, which individuals can use to easily confirm their COVID-19 vaccination [...]

SMART™ Health Card Vaccination Verification2022-01-07T18:49:52+00:00

Pfizer booster dose and recommendations for a third dose

2022-01-06T16:32:20+00:00

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation to shorten the interval from 6 months to 5 months for when people who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can get a booster dose. This only applies to those who received two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine [...]

Pfizer booster dose and recommendations for a third dose2022-01-06T16:32:20+00:00

Back to School Shot Clinic

2021-07-22T15:07:57+00:00

ECPHD is hosting a Back to School Shot Clinic for those who are needing required immunizations to return to school. It will be held on August 9, 2021, from 1:00 - 6:00 PM @ the Edgar County Public Health Department. Please call 217-466-3571 for an appointment.   

Back to School Shot Clinic2021-07-22T15:07:57+00:00

ECPHD Mass Vaccination Success #VaxUpIL

2021-09-29T15:03:19+00:00

The Edgar County Public Health Department has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic since early 2020. Our mission is to prevent disease, promote health, and protect our community.  The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought many uncertainties and challenges. Your local health staff has been working 7 days a [...]

ECPHD Mass Vaccination Success #VaxUpIL2021-09-29T15:03:19+00:00

Housing-Utility Assistance

2021-06-10T18:49:03+00:00

There are many opportunities for families who have been impacted by COVID-19 and need rental/utility assistance. Below is a link to the Illinois Department of Human Services webpage with a list of various programs and resources available. Please feel free to share with anyone that needs this information. https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29723

Housing-Utility Assistance2021-06-10T18:49:03+00:00

Pfizer vaccine availability for youth 12-17

2021-06-14T13:46:41+00:00

The Edgar County Public Health Dept is working towards getting the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 years and older. Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine available for youth ages 12-17. If you would like to have your child vaccinated, please contact your local pharmacies to check availability and to schedule their vaccination. Please [...]

Pfizer vaccine availability for youth 12-172021-06-14T13:46:41+00:00
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