March 01, 2021
DeWitt/Piatt Testing Numbers:
DeWitt: 8 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Weldon.
Piatt: 2 new cases in Hammond. 1 new case in Bement. 1 new case in Cerro Gordo.
DeWitt: 1 new case in Clinton.
Piatt: 3 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in White Heath.
02/12/2021 Friday – 02/15/2021 Monday
DeWitt: 7 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Wapella.
Piatt: 3 new cases in White Heath. 1 new case in Hammond.
DeWitt: 5 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Wapella.
Piatt: 1 new case in Bement. 1 new case in Monticello. 1 new case near Ivesdale.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1303 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1346 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. The 1B priority group has expanded. Beginning Feb 25, those under age 65 with health conditions are now eligible to receive vaccination. A list of health conditions eligible is found on our website at www.dewittpiatthealth.com
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. We have delayed posting a new SignUpGenius link this week due to concern over supplies of vaccine. We have enough vaccine on hand to vaccinate those with appointments through the end of February.
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.