The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Monday March 15, 2021

 
Agatha Walston of Clarksville, Indiana, is a nurse at a long-term care facility.

Agatha Walston of Clarksville, Indiana, is a nurse at a long-term care facility. Vinnie Manganello

Monday March 15, 2021

Today's headlines:

  • It was on this day one year ago, that the first COVID-19 case was announced in Champaign County.

  • More than $7 billion from the latest COVID relief package will go to community health centers across the nation.

  • The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team claimed the Big Ten Tournament Championship on Sunday, topping Ohio State in overtime 91-88.

  • Over the weekend, Champaign-Urbana public health officials reported nearly 1,300 doses of theCOVID-19 vaccine were administered. More than 40,000 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in Champaign County, which accounts for about 23% of the county’s vaccine-eligible population.

In today's deep dive, we continue our series Reflections from Side Effects Public Media, looking back at the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we hear from a nurse at a long-term care facility.

217 Today is produced by Olivia Butts. Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Christine Herman, Rob McColley and Farah Yousry.