The City of Urbana, as part of Region 6, has been upgraded to Tier 1 as a result of the Illinois Department of Public Health adjusting the metrics to allow more regions to lift strict mitigations.
This decision was made after a meeting with hospital leaders.
The IDPH said in a statement that hospital leaders and local health departments have communicated to IDPH that their primary capacity challenge is the need for additional staffing and stressed that state-facilitated staffing contracts will be critical in addressing this challenge. With this surge staffing program, IDPH and hospital leaders feel confident that metrics can safely move away from utilizing medical/surgical bed limits to move across mitigation tiers, allowing more regions to advance. The adjustment also recognizes the substantial progress the state has made since November 20, 2020 when Tier 3 mitigations were put in place.
The City of Urbana business offices are closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
In accordance with 24 CFR 91.05(c)(2) and subpart B of the federal regulations relative to citizen participation for Community Planning and Development Programs and applicable waivers made available to those requirements through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the City of Urbana is making an amendment to the Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan FY 2019/2020.
Public Comment Period and Process:
This Consolidated Plan amendment is available for a 7-day public review and comment period from January 13, 2021 to January 20, 2021. Citizens wishing to submit written comments during the public review and comment period may mail them, postmarked no later than January 20, 2021, to the following:
Community Development Services
Grants Management Division
400 S Vine St.
Urbana, IL 61801
You may also email comments no later than January 20, 2021 to Sheila Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org