City of Champaign reopens facilities to community


Photo Courtesy of Seay Knoblauc/University of Illinois Affairs

An aerial photo of the University of Illinois’s Main Quad is photographed from a drone. City facilities in Champaign will begin opening on Tuesday as part of the Bridge to Phase 5 stage of the Restore Illinois plan.

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Interim Editor-in-Chief

The City of Champaign is reopening City facilities to the public beginning Tuesday as the State of Illinois transitions into the Bridge to Phase 5 stage of the Restore Illinois plan.

The following City facilities will reopen as follows, except City holidays: 

  • City Building: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Police Station: Sunday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
  • Public Works: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Fire Station 1-Administration: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fire Station 1-Building Safety Division: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“With the move to the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois plan and lower COVID-19 positivity rates in Champaign County, it was determined to be safe to welcome the public back into City facilities,” said Jeff Hamilton, communications manager for the City of Champaign, in a press release. 

Clear partitions have been installed at customer service counters and commonly touched surfaces are disinfected “frequently,” according to the press release.

People who request in-person customer service at City facilities will be required to wear masks, as vaccination statuses of the public will be unknown. 

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For individuals who prefer not to observe the mask requirement, customer service will be offered by phone, email, virtual meetings or through the City’s website. 

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