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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Temporary Program Locations & Dates

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During construction of a new Health & Human Services building at our current Health Dept site, we're moving all Health Dept programs to temporary locations.

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

11-4-22 Project Act offers free COVID-19 home delivery tests for specified Illinois zip codes.

COVID-19 Update

Order 1 package of 5 free COVID-19 test kits at AccessCovidTests.org. for zip codes 61602, 61603, 61605, 61606, and zips in 13 other Illinois counties. Project Act is an Illinois Department of Public Health partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation.

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

New Health and Human Services Campus

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Peoria County is constructing a new facility to house the Peoria City/County Health Department, Coroner's Office, Regional Office of Education, and Sustainability and Resource Conservation Department.

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Oct 3-4-5 Cure Violence - Join us for just one of these 2-hr sessions.

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Cure Violence - Join us for just one of these 2-hr sessions. This is your chance to find out more about this new model that has shown to stop the spread of violence. The model meeting will talk about assessing the community, implementation of the model, o...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

6-30-22 COVID 19 Vaccines for age 6 mo - 5 yr available in community

With FDA and CDC authorizations, COVID-19 vaccines for age 5 mo-5 yr are now available by appointment at many peds offices. Appointments are also available at Peoria City/County Health Department 309-679-6655.

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

3-28-22 Closure of the State of Illinois Peoria Civic Center COVID-19 test and vaccine site

3-28-22  Closure of the State of Illinois Peoria Civic Center COVID-19  testing and vaccination site will be March 31, 2022, due to availability of testing and vaccination sites throughout the state. See the state news release

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

1-31-22 Project Act offers free COVID-19 home delivery tests for specified Illinois zip codes.

COVID-19 Update

Order 1 package of 5 free COVID-19 test kits at AccessCovidTests.org. for zip codes 61602, 61603, 61605, 61606, and zips in 13 other Illinois counties. Project Act is an Illinois Department of Public Health partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation.

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

1-31-22 Distribution of free N95 masks at many local stores

COVID-19 Update

Free N95 mask distribution started at many local pharmacies and stores, including Hy-Vee, Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, and Kroger. No advance orders, just pick up the masks in stores. Check at your local store for participation and availability of masks.

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

1-19-22 Free COVID-19 At Home Tests Available on USPS Website

COVID-19 Update

To order 4 free kits per household, visit the government website at https://special.usps.com/testkits/

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

1-7-22 Businesses Need to be Prepared for Delay or Stoppage of COVID-19 Return to Work Letters

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will begin a centralized contact tracing system on January 13, 2022 to address the high volume of COVID-19 cases. Positive cases will receive a text message from IDPH and individuals must answer the text to opt ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

12-30-21 IDPH Provides COVID-19 Text Notification- Adopts CDC Changes to Quarantine & Isolation

IDPH started a new text notification system this week for individuals testing positive for COVID-19. IDPH also adopted the CDC guidance to reduce the days for quarantine and isolation.

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

12-29-21 Use Legitimate COVID-19 Testing Sites

Use legitimate testing sites run by health departments, healthcare agencies, pharmacies, schools, or check with your local health department. Our webpage has links to many area sites.

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

12-13-21 Pfizer boosters for COVID-19 now available for ages 16 and 17.

Walk-in COVID-19 clinics M-F from 8:30am - 4pm. Pfizer boosters for ages 16-17 also available. Must have parent or guardian in attendance. Must be 6 months from last COVID-19 vaccination.

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

11-4-21 COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available for Ages 5+

The Peoria City/County Health Department is now taking COVID-19 vaccine walk-ins for ages 5+ and all adult doses and boosters. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

On October 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

9-3-21 Take the Community Health Needs Survey and tell us the most pressing health needs in the area

Residents Invited to Rate Health Issues in Community

The Partnership for a Healthy Community, comprised of partnering agencies with local area health systems, organizations, and health departments in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties invites resident...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

7-22-21 Tri-county Prevention Strategies for Schools

Tri-county Prevention Strategies for Schools

The Peoria City/County Health Department, Tazewell County Health Department, Woodford County Health Department, OSF HealthCare, UnityPoint Health, Carle Eureka Hospital, Heartland Health Services, and University...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

6-17-21 Healthcare Collaborative Call for Participants

HEALTHCARE COLLABORATIVE – CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

 Peoria – The Healthcare Collaborative, a group of local organizations and healthcare agencies focused on health equity, will be hosting a series of community healthcare conversa...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

5-27-21 FEMA Team to Assist in Tri-county COVID-19 Outreach

Local health departments in the Tri-county are now working with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Outreach Teams to raise awareness about the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine clinics and other various recovery services. Working thro...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

12-22-20 Updated COVID-19 Information on Website

See the latest updates for Test Sites, Test Results, Quarantine/Isolation, Return to Work, and Vaccine Information. www.pcchd.org/289

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

8-3-22 Quick Facts Monkeypox

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Monkeypox has been diagnosed in Illinois. There are no current cases in Peoria County. Monkeypox is rare. Anyone can get monkeypox, but data shows it is higher among people in close sexual networks. See the infograph or IDPH website for more info...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

988 - New Mental Health Hotline - 988

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988  -  New Mental Health Hotline - 988

Call or text 988 from anywhere in the U.S.

People experiencing a mental health crisis now have a new way to reach out for help in the U.S. Now they can simply call or text the numbers 9-8-8. Modeled ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Ages 5+ and Adults

Walk-ins are welcome for ages 5+ (including adults and boosters) at the Peoria City/County Health Department, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4 pm. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Quick and easy!

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

3-1-22 Quick Facts Norovirus

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Norovirus outbreaks occur throughout the year but are most common from November to April. Norovirus infection can cause the sudden onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea. The virus is highly contagious and commonly spread through food or water that is cont...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

12-6-21 Time to get back to regular health screenings!

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Get your breast, colorectal, lung screening now. Many health screenings are free. Check with your local health dept for programs to help or Heartland Health Services.

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

11-29-21 Illinois Tobacco-free Communities

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Help promote tobacco-free indoor/outdoor space and go vape free at businesses and events. Protect lungs from 2nd hand smoke. We can help! Call local health depts or Hult Center for Health now.

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