Coronavirus Disease

(COVID-19)

Official COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update for Montgomery County, IL, updated at 3:45 pm on 3/1/2021.

Pending
Positive
Negative
Deaths
16
2,731
63,652
68

Note: These numbers reflect all State approved tests and any known private laboratory testing.

Vaccination update as of 2/27/21: This week we administered first dose vaccinations to some remaining individuals in Phase 1A, gave second doses to some remaining in 1A, and held first and second dose clinics for individuals in Phase 1B. All of our clinics are by appointment only.

How do we choose who gets an appointment? We maintain a list of all those who have called or emailed our office to request the vaccination. Appointments are given based on that list, beginning at the top of the list each time. If someone misses our call they still keep their spot on the list and will be called for the next clinic.

As of today, there are 5,100 individuals on the call list. At this time, we only call individuals from the list who meet the State of Illinois's current Phase 1A, 1B, and 1B+ qualifications. Our weekly allocation from the State of Illinois for first dose vaccinations was at 200 this week. Our plan is still to use each week's shipment within a week of its receipt. All 200 received this week were used for first dose shots at a drive-thru clinic held on Friday, 2/26.

SECOND DOSES: When it's time for an individual's second dose* they can expect to receive a reminder call from our office a day or two before their due date. Location and appointment time will be confirmed during that call. *The second dose date for Moderna is 28 days from the first dose. The second dose date for Pfizer is 21 days.

If you would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please call 217-532-2001 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, or email your name, age, phone number, and what town you live in to mchdpublichealth@gmail.com, to have you name added to the list. Once your name is on the list, someone from MCHD will call you with more information when it becomes available. Please be patient if calling, as call volumes are high.

To view the Illinois Department of Public Health's COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Plan, which shows who is included in Phase 1A and 1B, click here.

For COVID-19 vaccine FAQs click here.

Free rapid testing will continue through February 2021
Montgomery County Health Department will continue to offer free COVID-19 rapid testing through Litchfield Family Practice Center, located at 1285 Franciscan Drive, Litchfield, IL 62056 during the month of February.  The antigen tests are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, or until 40 tests have been completed, whichever comes first. Testing is done either in a drive-thru format or walk-in clinic, dependent upon the weather, and is first come, first served.  Please note that 3:00 pm is the cutoff for swabbing.  Anyone still in line at 3:00 pm will not be served.  Please do not block any entrances or exits when lining up.  Those testing will be notified of their results the same day.  Be aware:  A negative rapid test does not qualify a person for a shortened quarantine period under the new CDC guidelines.  If you have any questions please contact the Montgomery County Health Department at 217-532-2001. 

We encourage those who attended Super Bowl parties or who attend any other type of party or gathering to get tested. A person does not have to be symptomatic to spread the virus. Testing can help stop the spread. Our weekend testing clinics may be used for this purpose.

 

COVID-19 Testing Site in Litchfield 9/3 & 9/4

Clarification of Testing Site Information (7-10-20)

Response to Public Concerns (7-9-20)

Press Release (7-9-20)

Phase 4 Guidance (earliest effective date 6/26/20)

Phase 3 Guidelines for Reopening Business and Returning People to Work Safely

Restore Illinois Plan

News Release (4-23-20)

News Release - Raymond Dollar General (4-22-20)

News Release - Litchfield Oncology Institute (4-18-20)

News Release - Litchfield McDonald's (4-17-20)

Top Questions & Answers and Do's and Don'ts

Grocery Store Guidance (4-2-20)

News Release (3-30-20)

News Release (3-28-20)

News Release Regarding Toilet Paper (3-20-20)

News Release Regarding Food & Beverage Facilities (3-18-20)

News Release (3-17-20)

News Release (3-16-20)

If you have COVID-19 questions or concerns, please call the Montgomery County Health Department between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Friday at 217-532-2001.
You may also call the Illinois Department of Public Health's 24/7 coronavirus hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.
For information about how you, your school, workplace, and community can prepare, please visit Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/preventing-spread-communities

For detailed information about the current Coronavirus, COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Information is also available on the Illinois Department of Public Health's website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus.