217 Today: Monday March 15, 2021
Monday March 15, 2021
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.