Items tagged: COVID-19

Campustown Bar Entry Age Temporarily Increased to 21 and Over

Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-24. The amended Emergency Order temporarily sets the entry age at 21 and over for all establishments holding a Class A liquor license (bars) in the campus area. There is an exception for campus area bars that serve meals, which are allowed to serve […]


City of Champaign Issues Amendment to Emergency Order 20-25

Indoor Food and Beverage Service Restrictions Extended to September 16 in Campus Area Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-25 Amendment 1, which extends indoor dining and bar restrictions at campus area businesses until 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2020. This time frame mirrors Chancellor Robert Jones’ request this week that in-person activities […]


Champaign City Council to Consider Strategies to Reduce Budget Due to COVID-19

City Council to Evaluate Options this Fall in Response to Historic Revenue Decline On September 8, 2020, the City Administration will review an updated financial forecast and present several recommendations to the City Council on how to proceed with reducing expenditures due to revenue losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Champaign has seen […]


City of Champaign Announces Campus Café and Curbside Pickup Zones

In an effort to help Campustown businesses while indoor dining is temporarily closed, the City of Champaign has created Curbside Pickup Zones and Outdoor Dining Café Areas for Campus area businesses on the 500 and 600 blocks of Green Street. CURBSIDE PICKUP Similar to Downtown Curbside Pickup Zones, patrons on the north side of the […]


Champaign County Fire Departments Awarded Grant for Personal Protective Equipment

The Champaign Fire Department completed the application process for a regional Assistance to Firefighters Grant made available to fire departments to help offset unanticipated costs for Personal Protective Equipment associated with the COVID-19 response. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the grant which will provide funding to ten Champaign County Fire Departments who chose […]


City of Champaign Reminds Community of Parking Lot Changes to Promote Public Safety

Community Encouraged to Avoid Large Gatherings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 The City of Champaign will continue to promote public safety by closing the City’s downtown parking lots at Neil & Washington and Walnut & Washington at 9:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through September 6, 2020. This change is in response […]


City of Champaign Issues Emergency Orders Regarding Use of Face Coverings, Parties, and Social Gatherings

Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued two new Emergency Orders in order to continue to promote community health and safety amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Effective at 5 p.m. on August 19, 2020, Emergency Order 20-26 requires individuals who are over the age of two and able to medically tolerate a face mask, to cover […]


Proactive Measures Taken to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 as Our Community Welcomes Students Back to Town

City Issues Emergency Orders 20-24 and 20-25 The City of Champaign has issued two new Emergency Orders to continue to promote public safety amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The Orders were implemented to help Champaign-Urbana prevent a large spike in COVID-19 cases that could coincide with the return of thousands of college students to our […]


Downtown Champaign Parking Lots to Close at 9:00 PM on Weekends Through Labor Day

Avoid Large Gatherings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 The City of Champaign will continue to promote public safety by closing the City’s downtown parking lots at Neil & Washington and Walnut & Washington at 9:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through September 6, 2020. This change is in response to large social […]


City Court Update

The City Court Team has been hard at work back in court this summer. The first-ever City Court “Zoom” arraignment was held in May, to speed up the timeline of a case where dogs had been impounded right before COVID-19 caused the Courthouse to close. Since June, the Team has been back for in-person proceedings […]