May 08, 2021
DeWitt/Piatt COVID Update
DeWitt: 1 new case in Farmer City.
Piatt: No cases reported.
DeWitt: 1 new case in Clinton. 1 new case in Wapella. 1 new case in Farmer City.
Piatt: 1 new case in Monticello.
DeWitt: 4 new cases in Wapella. 2 new cases in Farmer City. 3 new case in Clinton.
Piatt: 2 new case in Mansfield. 1 new case in Cerro Gordo.
DeWitt: 6 new cases in Clinton.
Piatt: 2 new cases in Mansfield.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1403 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1456 cases. Over the past week, DeWitt Co has had 24 cases, Piatt Co has had 9 cases. There have now been a total of 23 deaths in DeWitt Co and 14 deaths in Piatt Co due to COVID-19.
Eligibility for vaccination continues to expand. It is expected that by April 12, eligibility for vaccination will become even more broad. Walgreens pharmacies in our area also offer vaccination services. IDPH has started a vaccination hotline to enable residents to make an appointment at several state sponsored vaccination sites. The hotline is available 7 days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight. The hotline phone number is 1-833-621-1284.
A SignUpGenius link is available April appointments. Find this link on our website (www.dewittpiatthealth.com) and Facebook page. We are accepting 1st and 2nd dose appointments now.
We are working now to try and coordinate special outreach clinics with each of our local school districts to vaccinate eligible students. These efforts are contingent upon our receipt of Pfizer vaccine which has been approved for use in ages 16 and older.
We are working closely with the IL National Guard to offer DeWitt Co residents special vaccination clinics on Sunday and Monday April 11 and 12 that will utilize doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, the only single-dose vaccination available. We will be providing these clinics from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blue Ridge HS in Farmer City on April 11, and at First Christian Church in Clinton on April 12. Please make an appointment for these special clinics from our website at www.dewittpiatthealth.com. These clinics were developed to improve vaccination rates of DeWitt Co residents.
Additional vaccination information is located here: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
PLEASE continue to practice our prevention protocol: WASH your hands frequently, WEAR a mask when in public, WATCH your distance (maintain a 6 ft distance), don't attend or host gatherings, and shelter vulnerable populations.
David M. Remmert, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Public Health Administrator