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.
Require and encourage face coverings by unvaccinated staff and customers, if medically able.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.