City of Urbana Response to Governor's "Stay-at-Home" Order
Officer of the Mayor
Diane Wolfe Marlin
400 S. Vine St.
Urbana, IL 61801
March 20, 2020
This afternoon, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a "stay-at-home" order for the State of Illinois related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This order directs all Illinoisans to remain at home, tentatively, until 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2020. This order includes many commonsense exemptions for people in the state. The necessities of everyday life are and will continue to stay available in Urbana. Businesses that provide these essential services will continue to operate in Urbana. The City of Urbana will continue to provide and support all workers and businesses in Urbana. For the most up to date information about what this order does and does not include, please go to the State of Illinois website here:
The City of Urbana is modifying how it will continue serve all citizens in these unprecedented times. Effective immediately, city facilities are closed to the public. Both the police and fire department are fully operational and personnel remain ready to protect and help citizens. Both departments have modified operational procedures to maximize healthy outcomes for both citizens and first responders. City services will remain in place to support on-going business, especially businesses that are characterized as essential by Governor Priztker’s order.
Everyday life will not stop. Please buy what you need, but consider others when you make your purchases. The supply of goods is strong and local and national retailers are meeting the needs demonstrated.