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CCHCC’s response to Corona Virus (COVID-19), and our efforts to “flatten the curve”

March 16, 2020

Dear friend,

In response to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation and the need to try to limit the spread of COVID-19 and “flatten the curve”, CCHCC is taking certain measures that we wanted to inform you about.

  1. We are closing our office, but we are continuing to work with clients. Our office will be functionally closed, but we will continue to help clients who contact us. We will do our best to work with clients over the phone and/or email, to avoid in-person appointments. However, if someone has to have an in-person appointment, we will accommodate them, while taking protective measures.
  2. If you need our services, please call or email us. You can call us at 217-352-6533, or send us an email at, and we will respond as soon as we can, and we will work with you to find out what you need and whether we can work with your remotely, or if you will require an in-person appointment.
  3. Any clients who come to our office in-person will be screened for fever and/or cough. We are asking individuals who are symptomatic with fever and/or cough to please stay home, and we will work with them remotely.
  4. We have reduced staffing at our office to protect the health and safety of our staff and our community. We are limiting work hours and work days, and staff who are able to work remotely are working from home.
  5. We are practicing universal infection control. Several times during the day, we are wiping down door knobs, handles, desks, light switches, and various other surfaces with wipes. We wipe down our work spaces after any meeting with a client. And we wash our hands properly multiple times throughout the day.

Many of our regularly scheduled meetings are or will be canceled. Please stay tuned to our email and Facebook page for updates on cancelations of meetings and/or alternate plans for carrying out the work of our task forces and coalitions.
Here are some very important and timely articles that we wanted to share with you:

The best thing everyday Americans can do to fight coronavirus? #StayHome, save lives

Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day

How canceled events and self-quarantines save lives, in one chart

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact us by email or by phone.
Please stay home if you can. The key to survival during the COVID-19 pandemic is to practice excellent hygiene and serious social distancing – this is to protect your health and to keep from spreading the virus to vulnerable persons (you never know if you might be vulnerable yourself). And we MUST avoid overburdening the health care system.
Stay tuned for more information.

Thank you and take care,

Champaign County Health Care Consumers