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COVID-19 cases, closures and cancellations: a running list by The Daily Illini

COVID-19 cases, closures and cancellations: a running list by The Daily Illini

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

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. Confirmed cases of coronav...

Carle begins limited testing for the coronavirus

Carle begins limited testing for the coronavirus

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

March 27, 2020

Carle Foundation Hospital began providing limited on-site testing for the COVID-19 disease on Friday. Testing is limited to patients who have displayed some or all of the classic symptoms; fever, cough, shortness of breath and a sore throat. “What this means for patients is faster results –...

MCORE enters last phases of construction

MCORE enters last phases of construction

By Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

The last portion of project four in the five-part Multimodal Corridor Enhancement construction project began on March 8 and will likely last for the rest of 2020. It’s causing traffic and bus reroutes along Wright Street, though the worst of them happened during spring break. The project, also kno...

MTD continuing service, providing free bus rides

MTD continuing service, providing free bus rides

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 24, 2020

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District will continue to operate at a reduced level of service through Illinois' shelter-in-place order. MTD has been deemed an essential service within the state. MTD began providing free bus rides on March 17 to help residents get necessary resources and suppl...

Police make arrest, investigate gunshots in Champaign

Police make arrest, investigate gunshots in Champaign

By Heather Robinson, Assistant Daytime News Editor

March 23, 2020

Gunshots were heard at around 12:29 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Paula Drive and Joanne Lane.  Champaign Police arrived at the scene after hearing multiple gunshots fired. One of the responding officers witnessed the offender fleeing the scene with possession of a gun before discarding ...

COVID-19 confirmed in two University employees

COVID-19 confirmed in two University employees

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

March 21, 2020

COVID-19 has arrived on the University campus. Two University employees have contracted COVID-19, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District announced Saturday. The employees are males — one in his 30s, the other in his 50s. They are Champaign County's second and third confirmed cases of the...

University Housing move-out deadline moved to Saturday after stay-at-home order

University Housing move-out deadline moved to Saturday after stay-at-home order

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

March 20, 2020

In response to Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order, which starts Saturday and will last until April 7, students in University Housing must move out by 2 p.m. Saturday. University Housing Move-Out will be available Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. to help with the process and all University Housing buildings will be locked after 2 p.m. However, for stud...

Champaign County primary results

Champaign County primary results

By Salem Isaf, Assistant Daytime News Editor

March 18, 2020

The 2020 Illinois primary elections were held on Tuesday, March 17, with former Vice President Joe Biden decisively winning the state’s Democratic presidential primary. Biden took about 59% of the vote, while Sen. Bernie Sanders has around 39%. President Trump won the Republican primary with 96% of ...

Carle Hospital launches new coronavirus screening tools

Carle Hospital launches new coronavirus screening tools

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

March 17, 2020

Carle Hospital launched two new screening tools that would help patients determine if they need further assistance when experiencing symptoms of coronavirus. Carle made an online assessment that includes a series of questions that would be asked at an in-person screening. Based on these responses, th...

Krannert Art Museum closes after COVID-19 confirmed in Champaign County

Krannert Art Museum closes after COVID-19 confirmed in Champaign County

By JJ Kim, Editor in Chief

March 15, 2020

The Krannert Art Museum will be closed to the public effective immediately, according to a press release sent by the museum. The decision is based off the announcement that Champaign County had its first documented case of COVID-19.  In the email, it is unclear when the museum plans to reopen its doors.  “We regret the short notice,...

Several events postponed, canceled due to coronavirus

Several events postponed, canceled due to coronavirus

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

March 13, 2020

As a number of schools around the world cancel or shift to online courses, several events around campus have been canceled or postponed due to the threat of the coronavirus. State Farm Center The State Farm Center announced Friday several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed. For canceled...

Champaign mayor declares local emergency

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

March 12, 2020

Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued an executive order Thursday declaring a local emergency in the City of Champaign regarding the coronavirus, according to a Champaign press release. The emergency is set for a limited period of time and is declared because of the anticipated widespread impac...

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