Items tagged: COVID-19

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. […]

Cities Launch “Here’s the Spot Get Your Shot” COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

On January 27, the cities of Champaign and Urbana, in consultation with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), launched a new campaign to promote and share accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines with residents of Champaign County. The “Here’s the Spot Get Your Shot” campaign will be used by multiple agencies to promote COVID vaccinations in […]

New Episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast

On January 25, the City published the latest episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast.  In this episode, Mayor Feinen talks with Julie Pryde (Administrator for the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District) about COVID-19 vaccines and how vaccinations are being administered in Champaign County. You can listen to the podcast online at or subscribe through your […]

Virtual Town Hall to Discuss the State’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program

You are invited to join local pastors and Dr. Ngozi Ezike for a virtual town hall meeting to discuss the COVID-19 vaccination program on January 22nd at 6pm. The event will be available virtually through Zoom. Please see the information below to join: Meeting ID: 816 9070 4784 Passcode: 953903         […]

Champaign County, Region 6 Move to Tier 1 COVID-19 Mitigations

City officials have been notified that Region 6 is now able to enter Tier 1 mitigation based upon the adjusted metrics set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). This move allows for a modified reopening of indoor dining throughout the region, subject to specific rules of operation to preserve public health. The […]

City Provides CDBG COVID Relief Funds to Support Those in Need

The United Way was awarded $58,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID Relief funds to support their CU Better Together Initiative. CU Better together is a collaboration of organizations whose goal is to support families with school aged children by reducing food insecurity during COVID19. Meals are provided to families in need and distributed […]

Champaign County Youth Share Tips on Staying Safe During the Pandemic

Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist in the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, reached out to youth leaders for creative ways to share the importance of staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy this first submission in the following video: *The Coalition does not own the rights to this music. Youth names: […]

COVID-19 Relief Grant Update

The City’s COVID-19 relief programs have made a meaningful impact in the community. This past summer, the City received a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds through the federal CARES Act to be used to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. After a thorough analysis of needs and community collaboration, subrecipient agreements with five […]

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

Program Designed to Reimburse Businesses for Expenses Associated with COVID-19 The City of Champaign is now accepting Economic Support Grant Program applications from qualifying Champaign businesses in order to provide financial assistance to businesses negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds can be used to reimburse businesses that purchased equipment or supplies to […]