217 Today: Friday January 22, 2021
Yesterday, the Champaign Urbana Public Health District announced they are opening up vaccination clinics to residents 65 years or older.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced yesterday that Region 6, which includes Champaign County, is moving to Phase 4 due to its lowering positivity rate and sufficient ICU capacity.
University of Illinois tuition will be unchanged in the fall for incoming students.
In Illinois, essential workers and seniors over 65 are eligible for coronavirus vaccines beginning on Monday, in vaccine distribution Phase 1-B, although some county health departments have already been giving shots to these groups. But actually getting an appointment for a vaccination has been challenging — especially for seniors.
University of Illinois professor Jonathan Coppess wrapped up his work this week helping the Biden transition team.
In today's deep dive, we’ll hear about the challenges of getting COVID-19 testing to certain vulnerable essential workers.
217 Today is produced by Olivia Butts. Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Hannah Meisel, Christine Herman and Dana Cronin.