COVID-19 cases, closures and cancellations: a running list by The Daily Illini
March 28, 2020
On Wednesday, March 25, the United States surpassed China as the world leader in confirmed COVID-19 cases. Here’s a rundown of nationwide, statewide and localized numbers for readers of The Daily Illini, along with virus-related closures, cancellations and postponements. Numbers in parentheses mark increases from the previous day.
Confirmed cases of coronavirus (updated April 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.)
World: 1,337,167 cases; 74,176 deaths; 277,757 recovered
United States: 362,573 cases; 10,720 deaths; 19,313 recovered
Illinois: 12,262 cases (+1,006), 307 deaths (+33), 62,942 recovered
Chicago: 5,067 cases, 108 deaths
Champaign County: 63 cases, one death, 22 recovered
- All in-person instruction for the duration of spring semester and through the summer. Classes have moved online.
- The original May 16 date of the 2020 Illinois Commencement ceremony. The University is “exploring possible alternatives such as rescheduling and/or hosting virtual events,” according to a Massmail sent by University President Tim Killeen.
- Parkland Community College’s Commencement has been suspended indefinitely. The college has moved to remote learning.
- Champaign Public Library and Douglass Branch Library until further notice. Due dates have been extended to the first week of May.
- Urbana Free Library until further notice. Due dates have been extended.
- Krannert Center for the Performing Arts until further notice.
- A spreadsheet of local restaurant closures and openings is being maintained by C-U residents.
- The 2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival has been rescheduled for April 14-17, 2021.
- Pygmalion performances on April 3, 4 and 17 have been canceled or postponed.
- All nonessential businesses through April 30.
- All pre-K and K-12 schools through April 30.
- All dining areas in bars and restaurants through April 30. Drive-through, delivery and curbside pickup options are still available for some businesses.
- All driver service facilities through April 30. Expiration dates for licenses, IDs, vehicle registrations and other documents have been extended until 30 days after the state order ends.
- The Chicago lakefront and adjoining parks, along with Chicago fieldhouses, playlots, school playgrounds, the Chicago Riverwalk and the 606 Trail until further notice.
- The state income tax filing date has been extended to July 15.
- Student loan monthly payments have been suspended for six months.
- National social distancing guidelines have been extended until April 30 by President Trump.
Editor’s note: This is an ongoing story. The Daily Illini will provide daily updates to its contents for the foreseeable future.