City Issues Emergency Order Amendments in Anticipation of the State Moving Into the Bridge Phase

CHAMPAIGN – In anticipation of the State of Illinois moving into the Bridge to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan on May 14, 2021, today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued amendments to two Emergency Orders to reflect a relaxation of certain COVID-related mitigations while continuing to promote a safe return to more normal community activities.

  • Effective at 10:00 a.m. on May 14, 2021, Emergency Order 20-24 Amendment 2 will reduce restrictions that had been implemented on establishments that hold a City-issued liquor license. The amendment will allow customers at bars and restaurants to stand and move more freely around licensed establishments and allows for the service of food and drink to customers who are not seated. The amendment also eliminates the need for individuals under the age of 21 to leave a business with a Class A liquor license (bar/tavern) at 9:00 p.m.
  • Effective at 12:00 p.m. on May 14, 2021, Emergency Order 20-27 Amendment 2 will remove restrictions that had been put in place on the size of gatherings in the campus area and multifamily residential structures. The amendment effectively terminates Emergency Order 20-27.

  • The City encourages residents and visitors to continue to take appropriate health and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To read the full text of all the City’s Emergency Orders, please visit the City’s website at