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COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available

New appointments for the Sangamon County Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination clinic will become available today (March 9, 2020) at 9:00am for individuals in phases 1a, 1b, or 1b+. There are two options to register:

For additional appointment and eligibility information, please visit www.scdph.org. More appointment blocks are announced as the availability of vaccines increases. You can sign up with the Sangamon Alert Management System to receive notices from the SCDPH at https://co.sangamon.il.us/departments/m-r/office-of-emergency-management/sangamon-alert-messaging-system-sam.

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COVID Vaccine Appointments

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health has just announced additional appointments at the State Fairground Mass Vaccination site. They are available to those that meet the guidelines for 1a, 1b, and 1b part II as defined at https://scdph.org/covid-19-vaccination-information/. Vaccine appointments can be made from the main SCDPH site at https://scdph.org/ or by phone at 217-210-8801. More appointment blocks are announced as the availability of vaccines increases. You can sign up with the Sangamon Alert Management System to receive notices from the SCDPH at https://co.sangamon.il.us/departments/m-r/office-of-emergency-management/sangamon-alert-messaging-system-sam .

Keep Calm and Wear Your Mask

The following is from the Illinois Department of Public Health:

Work from Home if Possible

For the next three weeks, work with your employer to plan to work from home unless it is necessary for you to be in the workplace.  We ask employers to make accommodation for this.  Our goal is to reduce transmission as we head into the holidays so businesses and schools can remain open.

Participate in Essential Activities Only

For the next three weeks, stay home as much as possible, leaving only for necessary and essential activities, such as work that must be performed outside the home, COVID-19 testing, visiting the pharmacy, and buying groceries.

Limit Travel and Gatherings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health experts tell us that gatherings and travel in and out of communities present a high risk of spreading the infection. In our current situation, with a rising prevalence of the virus, attending even small gatherings that mix households, or traveling to areas that are experiencing high rates of positivity, is not advised and is potentially dangerous.  Please, travel only if necessary.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

DEA Drug Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration is once again sponsoring a nationwide drug take back day. Locally there will be a take back location at the Prevention First building and at the Sangamon County Department of Public Health building. Both will be open from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm October 24th.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, November 7
8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS

MUST have a voucher in-hand or show on a mobile device in order to drop off items.
Register for a free voucher today at www.Springfield.IL.US/HHW.

• Voucher registration will end at 12-noon on Friday, November 6,
or when all the time slots have been occupied, whichever occurs first.
• Questions about the drop-off event or issues filling out the form?
Call Springfield’s Office of Public Works at 217.789.2255.


RESTRICTIONS

  • This event is not open to businesses, institutions, or not-for-profit organizations.
  • Vouchers are limited to one per household, per delivery.
  • Vouchers are valid for the time slot listed only.
  • No latex/acrylic paint will be accepted. For a full list of acceptable and unacceptable items, please visit www.springfield.il.us/hhw.

COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Participants are required to wear a face-mask as soon as they enter the fairgrounds until they leave.
  • Participants must stay in their vehicles at all times as soon as they enter the fairgrounds until they leave.
  • At the collection point, designated staff will unload the items being dropped off from the participant’s vehicle.
  • Please place the items in the vehicle’s trunk or truck bed for easier access and removal.
  • We cannot ensure that containers will be returned. Please make sure items are delivered in disposable containers

Village Fire Permits

To obtain a fire pit permit please complete the fire permit application and place it in the deposit slot to the right of the Village Office front door or mail it to the Village of Jerome 2901 Leonard St., Springfield, IL 62704.  Public Health Trustee Leigh Irons will then contact you by phone to complete the application process. There is no fee for this permit.