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 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.
Anyone in Illinois who is making an essential trip to a public area is now required to 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.
5 Things To Do
Access posters and postcards on 5 things customers should do before visiting a local business. Also available in Spanish, French, and Chinese.
Masks after a Vaccine
As our community continues to get vaccinated, the question of mask usage persists. This guidance from the CDC explains the importance of continuing to wear a mask and following additional guidelines during the pandemic. Also available in French & Spanish.
Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) announced that applications for rental assistance are now available for renters who have lost a job or income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, IHDA will allocate $150 million to help income-eligible residents across the state pay their rent during this national emergency. IHDA applications for Emergency Mortgage Assistance are now open, providing $150 million to homeowners impacted by COVID-19.
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.
Re-Opening Best Practices
These best practices and re-opening safety plan template are designed to follow when your business is able to reopen following the Restore Illinois Plan, and were developed under guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.
DISCLAIMER—Please be advised that these best practices do not supersede the Restore Illinois plan which establishes when businesses in Illinois are permitted to open. The document outlines best practices for opening in your assigned phase. It is your responsibility to know what Phase you are able to open in accordance with Restore Illinois. Our region is currently in Phase 4; businesses can find state guidance here. As COVID circumstances continue to evolve, so will public health and safety recommendations and requirements. As a result, this document may not include all current governmental or health expert requirements and recommendations. For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Champaign County and preparedness resources, please visit the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District website. The CUPHD hotline is 217-239-7877. You can also email questions to CUPHD at email@example.com. For questions on the Restore Illinois plan and the phases, contact the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Signage
Download sample signage to place in your business to promote safety standards in the workplace.
Cosignage is a universally recognizable set of Coronavirus-specific signage designed to streamline communication between local businesses and customers.
Access a list of suppliers for PPE needs. We understand that inventory, pricing, and availability will change regularly. This is a working document and there is no guarantee in respect to the availability of or ability to produce the products or services. We do not accept responsibility for any loss arising out of the reliance on any information contained on or accessed through this document.
Access a list of local cleaning companies to assist in regular or deep cleaning needs in your business.
Access a list of local printers to assist with internal and external signage, paper menus, posters, and all printing needs.
Are you a PPE supplier, cleaning business or printing business in Champaign County that wants to be added to our list? Please email email@example.com.