Christian County Seeks Volunteers for COVID-19 Response Support
The Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is placing significant strains on essential services in our Illinois communities. Christian County is currently experiencing an outbreak of cases at a long-term care facility and could use additional support.
IPHA is calling on retired public health professionals, emergency preparedness and response experts, nurses and others to take action as a volunteer during this time of need.
The Christian County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is currently seeking volunteers to help with medical dispensing. A medical background is helpful but not necessary. For more information, call the Christian County Health Department at 217-824-4113.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) also announced a series of Variances allowing Illinois physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and respiratory care therapists whose license status is inactive, non-renewed, or expired that also satisfy an additional set of specific criteria to restore their licenses temporarily during this pandemic. To view the proclamation and variances issued by the Department, click here. With these new measures in place, IDFPR encourages medical professionals to volunteer their expertise and services at all levels during this critical time. Applications are available online at IDFPR’s website:
- Health Care License Reinstatement: https://www.idfpr.com/Renewals/Apply/Forms/F2396.pdf
- Physician License Reinstatement: https://www.idfpr.com/Renewals/Apply/Forms/F2397.pdf
- Out of State Temporary Practice Permit: https://www.idfpr.com/Renewals/Apply/Forms/F2398.pdf
Learn how to volunteer in your community to support COVID-19: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/serve/Disaster/Pages/default.aspx