Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving situation. Christie Clinic is working with Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department and will continue to follow their guidelines for testing and treatment.
Do you think you may have Coronavirus?
If you believe you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please get tested. Click here to find a testing center close to you. If you have emergency warning signs, seek medical care immediately.
As a healthcare provider, we monitor COVID-19 community transmission rates (the measure of the presence and spread of COVID-19), according to the Centers for Disease (CDC) Control and Prevention COVID Data Tracker. Until further notice, masks are required at all Christie Clinic locations in Douglas County and Moultrie County; masks are optional at all other Christie Clinic facilities. Additional information can be found here; please note, as a healthcare facility we must reference the Community Transmission level, not the Community level.
Coronavirus Visitor Policy
In order to protect the health of our communities, and as a safety precaution to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19, we have instituted visitor restrictions in accordance with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Patients being seen at any Christie Clinic location may be accompanied by no more than one adult caretaker. Additional visitors will be asked to return to their car. Some departments may have implemented a zero visitor policy. Please follow instructions given by the department when scheduling your appointment.
What are the Symptoms?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
Click here for a list of open convenient care locations for illnesses unrelated to COVID-19.
Reducing Your Risk
- Follow recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can view these guidelines online.
- Wash your hands. Stop the spread of disease-causing germs. Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
- Wear a mask.
- Avoid touching your face. Keep your hands away from your eyes and nose to prevent the spread of viruses from your hands.
- When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve, rather than your hands.
- Use social distancing.
- Keep your immune system strong. Get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, drink plenty of liquids and stay active.