Mask mandate in effect for all indoor activities, regardless of vaccination status. Vaccinations continue for all Champaign County residents aged 5+ and Boosters for those aged 16+. Learn More.

Champaign County Safe

We’re keeping the health and safety of our workers, residents, students, and future visitors at the forefront. Take the Champaign County Safe pledge to show that you’re doing your part in maintaining the well-being of our community.

Take the Pledge

Our local businesses that take the pledge are committing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Through safety standards outlined by the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, they will ensure the safety of their customers and their employees.

The Pledge

Face Coverings

Require and encourage face coverings by unvaccinated staff and customers, if medically able.

Clean Hands

Implement protocols for increased hand-washing from staff, as well as hand-sanitizing stations or hand-washing available for customers.


Surfaces, equipment, and other elements of the business environment are regularly cleaned and disinfected.

Social Distance

Reduced occupancy to ensure social distancing guidelines of six feet.

Public Health Guidelines

Adherence to all orders and directives issued by Centers for Disease Control, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

Please read the full pledge prior to submitting the form.

Mask Resources

Effective July 27, 2021, the CFDC recommends that everyone regardless of vaccination status wear a mask or cloth face covering to protect themselves and those around them. Here are a few resources to help you promote wearing a mask to your business.

Posters are available for pickup at:

Visit Champaign County, 17 E Taylor St., Champaign, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday –Friday

Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, 1817 S. Neil St., Champaign, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Monday–Friday

Access free masks for individuals and businesses. Learn more about pickup locations and hours.

Guidance when Fully Vaccinated

As the CDC releases updated guidance for people that are fully vaccinated, find updated posters on what individuals can and should do to maintain safety.

Business Resources

Tools designed to help your business operate under the guidance of the Restore Illinois Plan.

Champaign County is All In Illinois.

Workplace Exposures

Anytime someone tests positive for COVID-19, CUPHD calls and gives the individual guidance and next steps, including asking them and their close contacts to stay home to recover and to protect others from getting sick.  

To expedite Case Investigation and Contact Tracing efforts, CUPHD is asking employees that test positive for COVID to notify their employers so that employers may initiate the process of identifying workplace exposures immediately. 

Follow the step-by-step protocol that provides guidance to employers on how to identify workplace exposures and how to get that information to CUPHD. This protocol applies to employees as well as volunteers, contractors, or other people who work at the facility. 

If you have questions, please email us at coronavirus@c-uphd.org or call 217-239-7877. 

Building Safety During COVID-19

The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC), an applied research program at the University of Illinois, released information offering suggestions for simple things you can do to make your business space safer and to reduce the risk of airborne pathogen transmission, including COVID-19. Note, these are recommendations only to reduce the risk of transmission but do not eliminate it. They are not intended to encourage or discourage business opening, but provide information on how to operate safely under current circumstances.

COVID-19 Safety Training

This COVID-19 Safety Training, developed by the University of Illinois, is designed to educate people about important COVID-19 health and safety information.

COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understand the Pandemic

Broaden and deepen your understanding of the pandemic in a free, multidisciplinary course taught by experts at the U of I. No matter what your area of interest is—education or history, economics or theatre—the pandemic is impacting your field and every facet of life on this planet. This is your opportunity to grasp the big picture.

Weather Information for Businesses & Events

Businesses with outdoor seating, and outdoor events, be informed on how to prepare for and respond to severe weather.

Champaign County Safe Pledge

Download the Champaign County Safe Pledge to post in your business. Insert your business name in the space provided, sign, and date to show your customers that you’re committed to safety.

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