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CV - Local Physicians at the Frontlines of COVID: Nine Months of the Pandemic

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As the COVID-19 pandemic spikes again, how has central Illinois been doing in addressing the crisis? A panel of area doctors discuss what steps have been taken in the past year and where we are now.

The UIS Community Health Roundtable series is organized by Bruce Sommer, UIS Director, Economic Development & Innovation. The panel features:

  • Brian Miller, MD, Chair, Sangamon County Board of Health, Cardiologist and Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants
  • Vidya Sundareshan, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, Co-Chief of Infectuous Diseases, Southern Illinois School of Medicine
  • Raj Govindaiah, MD, Senior Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Health System
  • Peter White, MD, Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Southern Illinois School of Medicine

Moderator:  Molly Lamb, DrPHc, MPH, MPA, Executive Director, UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership
More information

  • Vaccine Allocation Guidelines
  • Nurses Line for Return to Work Guidelines - 217-535-3101
  • CDC's When to Quarantine
  • Contact tracing number:  312-777-1999; SCDPH hotline: 217-321-2606
  • SMSHA’s Disaster Distress Hotline 1 (800) 985-5990
  • Crisis counseling IDHS Domestic Violence Helpline 1 (877) 863-6338
  • Crisis hotline National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1 (800) 273-8255 confidential support
  • Memorial Behavioral Health (217) 588-5509: emotional support hotline
  • Illinois Helpline 1 (833) 234-6343: for opioids & other substances
  • Illinois Warm Line 1 (866) 359-7953 M-F 8am-5pm: recovery support

Randy Eccles is thrilled to be talking with community members and joining them in becoming informed citizenry. Please reach out at randy.eccles@nprillinois.org.
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