As our percentage of vaccinated residents increases, and guidelines from the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District change, content that is no longer relevant will be found in the archives. Should there be significant changes in the restrictions due to increases in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, this content will be revived.

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.

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.

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 or call 217-239-7877. 

IHDA Cares

 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. 

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 Bridge Phase; 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 For questions on the Restore Illinois plan and the phases, contact the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity at

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.

PPE Suppliers

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.

Cleaning Companies

Access a list of local cleaning companies to assist in regular or deep cleaning needs in your business.

Local Printers

Access a list of local printers to assist with internal and external signage, paper menus, posters, and all printing needs.

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