August 03, 2021
DeWitt/Piatt Testing Numbers:
DeWitt: 1 new case in Clinton.
Piatt: 1 new case in Bement. 1 new case in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in Monticello. 1 new case in White Heath.
DeWitt: 6 new cases in Clinton.
Piatt: 2 new cases in Bement. 2 new cases in Monticello.
DeWitt: 8 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Waynesville.
Piatt: No new cases reported.
DeWitt: 5 new cases in Clinton. 2 new cases in Farmer City. 2 new cases in Waynesville.
Piatt: 5 new cases in Monticello. 2 new cases in White Heath.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1279 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1331 cases. There have been a total of 22 deaths in DeWitt Co and 13 deaths in Piatt Co due to COVID-19.
We will continue to utilize the SignUpGenius posted on our website for scheduling vaccinations at area mass vaccination clinics. Stay tuned to our website, our FB page, and local media for these SignUpGenius links. We will provide vaccination to ALL who want vaccination within our two counties, but we have to follow the priority schedule provided by the Federal and State government. Currently, we are only allowed to vaccinate priority group 1B which includes “essential workers” and those age 65 and older. Health conditions do not enter into this vaccination prioritization schedule at the current time.
Essential workers includes first responders, K-12 education workers, food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections workers and inmates, USPS workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and staff at shelters and day cares.
Each week we will assess demand, available supply of vaccine, and staffing before posting a new SignUpGenius link.
Additional vaccination information is located here: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq and
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.