Items tagged: COVID-19

Market Street Reopened in Downtown Champaign

In March 2020, the City worked directly with Downtown businesses to lessen the impacts to business due to the statewide closure of indoor dining and other COVID-related restrictions. This included the closure of some Downtown side streets and parking spaces in order to allow businesses to provide expanded outdoor dining options for customers. The City […]


Champaign, Urbana, and Champaign County Announce 2021 Trick-or-Treat Hours

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana and Champaign County have set Trick-or-Treat hours for Halloween, including tips to make the holiday safer for everyone. Trick-or-treating in Champaign and Urbana will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2021, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Once again this year, area residents are encouraged to take appropriate health […]


City of Champaign Requires Masking Inside City Facilities Starting August 2

Starting Monday, August 2, 2021, the City of Champaign will require all visitors and employees to wear masks inside City facilities. This includes those attending public meetings, including City Council, Board, and Commission meetings. This change is in accordance with CDC and local public health recommendations for areas with substantial and high COVID-19 transmission rates, […]


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 […]


COVID Relief Funding – Partner Profile and Update CU TRI

The City funded CU Trauma and Resiliency Initiative (CU TRI) with $60,000 in COVID Relief funds to initiate trauma response and crime prevention programs. Thus far CU TRI has recruited a total of 12 individuals who have agreed to attend the training and play an active role in their “Healing Neighborhoods” project. They identified 2 […]


City of Champaign Launches Second Round of Economic Support Grant Program to Assist Local Businesses

Program Designed to Reimburse Businesses for Expenses Associated with COVID-19 The City of Champaign is again accepting Economic Support Grant Program applications from qualifying Champaign businesses to provide financial assistance and mitigate the negative business impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds can be used to reimburse businesses that purchased equipment or supplies to […]


Virtual Neighborhood Leaders Meeting

On April 7, the Neighborhood Services Department – Coordination Division hosted its monthly virtual neighborhood leaders meeting. City Manager Dorothy Ann David was the keynote presenter for the meeting which was held via Zoom. During her presentation, the City Manager shared information on City operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her presentation highlighted the City’s resiliency […]


2021-2023 Firefighter Eligibility List Testing Process Completed

The Champaign Fire and Human Resources Departments are pleased to announce the successful completion of the 2021-2023 Firefighter Eligibility List testing process. Departmental representatives collaborated with the testing vendor, National Testing Network, to develop and implement a process in compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines, policies, and procedures. The testing process is conducted every two years […]


City of Champaign Provides $433,330 in COVID-19 Relief Grants to 105 Local Businesses

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that it has awarded $433,330.42 in COVID-19 assistance to 105 Champaign businesses through the City’s Economic Support Grant Program. In December 2020, the City accepted grant applications from local businesses seeking financial support to reimburse their expenses related to new safety measures implemented due to the pandemic. […]