FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2020
The Cities of Urbana and Champaign Extend Suspension of Special Event Permits
Today Urbana Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin and Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen each signed Emergency Orders which continue to suspend the issuance of special event permits in each city through September 7, 2020. Special event permits are generally required for parades, residential block events, and other types of activities that involve large gatherings of people on public property, including streets, sidewalks, parkways, or municipally-owned parking lots. This was necessitated by the Governor’s continuing restrictions on large gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.