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What Changes in Champaign County Under Tier 3 Mitigations?

November 18, 2020
On Tuesday, November 18, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced new mitigations to tackle the growing spread of COVID-19. These plans are aiming to limit gatherings, encourage residents to stay home, and to practice proper safety measures while in public. This round of mitigations is not a stay-at-home order; rather, they aim to balance the need to save lives while still protecting the economy as much as possible from the harsh impact of the virus. 
 
The Tier 3 resurgence mitigations will take effect statewide at 12:01 am on Friday, November 20, 2020.
 
The Tier 3 mitigations are starting Friday to hopefully avoid a stay-at-home order in the future. Unfortunately, if mitigations are not followed by residents and businesses, another order may be required. We get that this is a stressful, confusing time for all of us in the greater Champaign County area. We're so glad many area businesses and residents continue to strive to keep Champaign County Safe for all who work and live here. If you're confused about what these new mitigations are going to impact starting Friday, November 20, here's an overview of the new guidelines.

Champaign county tier 3 mitigations

Like the rest of the state, Champaign County and Region 6 of the Restore Illinois plan are expected to adhere to new mitigations to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Here are some of the changes that are going into effect that you should know.

Retail Businesses

Retail stores are permitted to stay open and continue practicing safe practices to keep employees and customers healthy. The changes included in Tier 3 mitigations for retail stores include:

Personal Care Services

Personal care services like salons and physical therapy centers are able to continue to safely provide many of the services they have during the pandemic. A few notable changes under Tier 3 mitigation efforts include:

Health and fitness centers

Health and fitness centers are still permitted to stay open, with the following Tier 3 mitigation efforts in effect:

Hotels

Hotels are also undergoing a few alterations during Tier 3 mitigation efforts. These measures include:

Bars and restaurants

Bars and restaurants are still not permitted to offer indoor service at this time. Under Tier 3 mitigation, the following measure apply to bars and restaurants. Please note that a great way to continue supporting businesses safely if you do not wish to dine outdoors is to order curbside pickup. Visit Champaign County continues to update our Business Updates and Cancellations page regularly. Find info about specific restaurants and bars here: (https://www.visitchampaigncounty.org/business-updates-and-cancellations)

Meetings and social events

Meetings and social events are a known source of recent COVID-19 spread in the state of Illinois and in Champaign County. Please note the related Tier 3 Mitigation efforts:

Indoor recreation (museums, bowling alleys, theaters)

Museums and indoor recreation centers are expected to adheer to the following Tier 3 Mitigations:

safe practices Heading into colder months

As the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District continues to emphasize, colder months mean more time spent indoors. Indoor activity and visits with individuals and groups outside of the people with whom you live increase your risk for contracting COVID-19. Please ensure that you are following the CUPHD's Holiday Season Safety Tips and continue to follow their COVID-19 Updates as well as regular Facebook and Twitter updates.

This is a particularly tough time for our local businesses all over the greater Champaign County area. Consider shopping local this holiday season with our 2020 Shop Local Guide and always striving to shop small when possible. For a regularly updated collection of business information, hours, and operations, please continue to follow our Business Updates and Cancelations page.

Thank you for continuing to help keep Champaign County Safe

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