COVID-19 Updates & Testing

*COVID-19 updates regarding cases and COVID-related deaths in Livingston County will be provided every Monday (except holidays).

Update: September 13, 2021

One hundred & fifty residents of Livingston County have tested positive for COVID-19. Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) officials were notified of the new COVID-19 cases September 8-13, 2021. To date the LCHD has received 138,904 COVID-19 test results; of that, 5,570 COVID-19 tests have been positive, 156 cases remain active and, sadly, 93 cases have resulted in death due to complications related to COVID-19.

“Vaccination is key to protecting yourself against the serious effects of COVID-19,” explained Jackie Dever, LCHD Administrator. “We cannot stress enough how important it is for everyone age 12 and older to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible.”

As the county continues to see a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, it is imperative that residents take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including getting vaccinated, wearing a mask when in public indoor settings or outdoor events with high risk of transmission (i.e. concerts, festivals, etc.), and staying home when you’re sick.

Livingston County Vaccination Plan

The COVID-19 vaccine will be administered in Livingston County in accordance with the phases as recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 vaccinations in Livingston County, please visit on our COVID-19 Vaccination Page.

If you have questions or concerns about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact your healthcare provider.

Mitigation Measures

To learn more about resurgence mitigation measures for Illinois, click HERE.

Testing Sites

COVID-19 testing is available in Livingston County at local pharmacies, including Walgreens and CVS, by appointment. Please visit their websites, respectively, for more information.

For those requiring PCR testing for travel, appointments are available through CampusTown Urgent Care in Bloomington and Champaign. More information can be found on their website: https://covidtest.center/.

Drive-thru and walk-up testing is also available at the Interstate Center (1106 Interstate Dr, Bloomington, IL) every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

COVID-19 & Travel

Individuals who travel to hot spots in the country, those areas where higher rates of confirmed COVID-19 cases are reported, are strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 5-7 days after returning from their trip or sooner if experiencing symptoms. People can track confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois by county and zip code by visiting IDPH’s COVID-19 Statistics. Individuals may also track confirmed cases nationwide by using CDC’s COVID-19 tracker tool.

Reduce Your Risk for Complications Related to COVID-19: Quit Smoking

A reminder for the public, individuals who smoke may be at a higher risk for complications should they contract COVID-19. Created in partnership between the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the American Lung Association of Illinois, the Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a tobacco cessation program offering a wide range of free resources, including counseling and nicotine replacement therapy. If people need help quitting tobacco, they may contact the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at 1-866-QUIT-YES or visit www.QUITYES.org.

For details on previously reported COVID-19 cases in Livingston County, please see press releases below.

Assume COVID-19 is in your community. Because people can be carriers of the virus prior to experiencing symptoms, you should assume everyone has the virus, including yourself. If everyone works under this assumption, we all will take these precautions necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, including: 

  • STAY HOME if you feel sick.
  • Wear a mask when in public.
  • When out in public, practice social distancing to the best of your ability, making sure to stay 6’ from others.
  • Wash your hands regularly with warm water & soap for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Regularly disinfect surfaces, especially those most frequently touched (e.g. phone, door knobs, light switches, etc.) in your home, vehicle, & place of work using sanitizing wipes with at least 70% alcohol or a water & bleach solution using a 10:1 ratio. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth as these are areas where it’s easier for a virus to enter the body.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or into your elbow, then wash your hands. If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, do not present at a hospital emergency room or doctor’s office immediately unless it is a true emergency. Please first call your primary care physician.

The LCHD will continue to keep you posted with COVID-19 updates. We’re here for you, Livingston County. #WeLoveLivCo #InThisTogether

Other COVID-19 related information for Livingston County, Illinois

Please visit our Local Businesses page for details regarding Restore Illinois guidance.

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Handwashing & Disinfecting Guidance

Governor JB Pritzker COVID-19 Executive Orders