COVID-19 Updates

Local Statistics

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

    Total Cases   Total Deaths
  Bureau County 3,783 83
  Putnam County 486 3
  Marshall County 1,082 19

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Bureau, Putnam, and Marshall County Health Department is responsible for providing the COVID vaccine to the community.  We recommend following the Health Department on Facebook and checking their website frequently for the latest updates.

For minors (age 12 through 17), Pfizer COVID vaccines are available through the Health Department.  For more information, call 815-872-5091 (Bureau), 815-925-7326 (Putnam), or 309-246-8074 (Marshall).  View the schedule and register for a vaccine clinic by visiting the Health Department website.

What should I do if I am experiencing COVID-like symptoms or if I may have been exposed?

The most important thing you can do is stay home and quarantine yourself from others.  It takes 2 to 14 days after exposure for symptoms to appear, and it may take up to five days before COVID-19 is detectable by a test.  Unless you start exhibiting symptoms, we caution you to wait and avoid getting tested too soon.

If you are experiencing symptoms or have questions about COVID-19, call the COVID Communication Line at 815-875-4531, option 5, to speak with medical staff 24/7.

Our goal is to minimize exposure of patients and staff to COVID-19.  If you experiencing symptoms, call ahead before visiting any Perry clinic, provider, or facility.

How do I get tested?

There are several types of COVID-19 tests available.  Antigen (referred to as a rapid test) and PCR are the most common.  If you're traveling, verify which test you need by checking with your travel destination or by checking the CDC for specific requirements.

Perry Memorial Prompt Care offers the Antigen test 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the weekends.  When you arrive, Park and Call for instructions, 815-875-2273.

Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic offers PCR testings before 10 a.m. with a provider order.  Park, stay in your car, and call 815-875-4531, option 0, for instructions.

  • If you DON'T HAVE a current primary care provider, a telehealth visit may be required to evaluate your symptoms.  A COVID test or another treatment plan may be ordered based on the evaluation.  You will receive instructions on when and where to have the COVID-19 testing completed.

*Calling the COVID Communication Line does not guarantee you will be tested.  Our staff will evaluate whether your circumstances fit the testing criteria.

Laboratory Scheduled Appointments

Surgery and Travel Testing ONLY

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and weekends 9 a.m. through 10:30 a.m.

What are the COVID test prices?

If you receive a COVID-19 test from any Perry facility we will invoice your insurance to cover its portion of the cost of the test. You may or may not have an out-of-pocket cost, depending on your insurance plan.

Am I required to wear a mask at Perry Memorial Hospital?

Yes.  We follow IDPH guidelines, which requires anyone in a health facility to wear a mask during their entire time in the building.  Masks are available at every facility entrance.

Are visitors allowed to enter Perry Memorial Hospital?

One visitor will be allowed to accompany patients to appointments or the ED, or visit inpatients.  If a COVID patient is present in the ED, no visitors will be allowed in the patient rooms.  The ED waiting room will be open for visitors while you wait for your loved one.  

All visitors must be at least 18 years old.  All visitors will be required to wear a mask during the visit or appointment.

Are children allowed to enter Perry Memorial Hospital?

All visitors must be at least 18 years old and are required to wear a mask while in a Perry facility.

Children under the age of 18 are allowed for their own appointments with a parent or guardian. Parent and guardians with an appointment please plan for childcare prior to your visit.