Coronavirus Disease

(COVID-19)

NEW---COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Information - CLICK HERE

Official COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update for Montgomery County, IL, updated at 3:45 pm on 4/15/2021.

Pending
Today's Positives

Total Positives

Negatives
Deaths
12
4*
2,868
76,105
73

*3 from 4/14, 1 from 4/15

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

Vaccination update as of 4/10/21: This week we continued administering first and second doses to those in 1A, 1B, and 1B+. We also opened up our clinics to individuals outside of those phases. All of our clinics are still by appointment only.

The two first dose clinics we held this week that were open to anyone over the age of 18 resulted in 33% of the appointments (133 of 400) being filled at the clinic that was held on Wednesday and 77% (108 of 140) on Saturday. We hope that the numbers were low because of one of two things...word of our clinics being open to everyone now is just not out there yet, or that people who want the vaccination have gotten their shots elsewhere.

If you are reading this, please help spread the word that we are able to vaccinate anyone now. We have plenty of vaccine. We just need those wishing to be vaccinated to get signed up to come to a clinic.

We need/want to increase Montgomery County's vaccinated numbers. We are still in a fight against COVID-19 even though some of our normal has returned. Vaccination is key to maintaining the ground we have gained against the virus.

>>>>>>>We will be holding a clinic next Saturday, 4/17, by appointment, that will be open to anyone in the public* who is 18 years of age and older. Details will be posted once the registration site is available.

*State of Illinois residents or out of state residents who work in Illinois.

If you would like to receive the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please keep a close eye on our webpage and/or Facebook page. We do not receive those vaccines very often and when we do it is in much smaller quantities. So the clinics may fill up quickly.

If you would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and need help with online registration, 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 when a clinic opens for registration. Please be patient if calling, as call volumes are high

WE ARE TRANSITIONING AWAY FROM THE CALL LIST. We still have some people left on the list and plan to contact them for clinics, but moving forward, we will be referring people to online clinic registration. We are still able to provide registration assistance to those who need it. Those needing help with registering for a vaccine clinic should contact our office at 217-532-2001 and select zero for the operator.

A big THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who worked with our staff at this week's clinics and those who have worked with us at prior clinics! And to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, Illinois State Police, local law enforcement, and everyone who has helped with traffic assistance at our drive-thru clinics. We appreciate all of you so much! A big THANK YOU also to the following for allowing us to hold clinics at their facilities: Witt Lions Club, Hillsboro Free Methodist Church, Raymond Knights of Columbus, Litchfield Community Center, the Montgomery County Highway Department, and the Skyview Drive-In.

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

REMINDER: The CDC says that even after a person is vaccinated, "It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, avoid poorly ventilated spaces, and wash your hands often."​​

For COVID-19 vaccine FAQs click here.

Free rapid testing will continue through April 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 April.  The antigen tests are available on Saturdays and Sundays (with the exception of Easter Sunday) 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 attend parties or who attend any other type of 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.