Cancellations and Temporary Closures
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CITY OF EAST PEORIA
March 20, 2020 - Due to today’s announcement from the Illinois Governor’s Office of a statewide stay at home order to help contain the spread of coronavirus in the state, City of East Peoria facilities are temporarily closing to the public starting at 5 p.m. March 20 through April 7. During this time the East Peoria Police and Fire departments will continue providing essential services and Public Works will continue picking up garbage and recycling.
Water bill payments can be made via U.S. mail, placing them in the drop box on the south side of East Peoria City Hall or online through Illinois E-Pay at https://magic.collectorsolutions.com/magic-ui/Login/city-of-east-peoria and MyGovHub at https://eastpeoriail.mygovhub.com/#/ .
Information on making online utility payments can be found on the city’s website at https://www.cityofeastpeoria.com/188/Online-Utility-Payments .
East Peoria drainage and levee payments and any other fines or fees can be made via mail and the drop box at City Hall. For questions on making payments, call 309-698-4715.
Business licensing and City Clerk matters
Business licensing and applications as well as other matters handled by the City Clerk’s Office can be done via phone, mail, email or by using the City Hall drop box. All business licensing applications are available on the city’s website at https://www.cityofeastpeoria.com/194/Downloadable-Forms-Applications . City Clerk Morgan Cadwalader can be contacted for information or to answer questions by mail at City of East Peoria, 401 W. Washington St., East Peoria 61611, by email at email@example.com, by phone at 309-427-7613 and by fax at 309-698-4747.
Planning and Community Development
Code enforcement and building inspections are temporarily suspended, with the exception of life-safety and/or emergency inspections. The public will still be able to submit complaints via phone or through Access East Peoria but will receive a disclaimer that services are temporarily suspended. Permit applications can be submitted using a fill-in form on the city website and permits can be issued via mail and/or email.
East Peoria Housing Authority
Information updates are already being submitted by East Peoria Housing Authority clients via email. Clients can call to speak to staff at 309-698-4718.
EastSide Centre will be closed to the public from 5 p.m. Friday, March 20 through Tuesday, April 7. During this time all memberships will be placed on hold, and the gym will be professionally cleaned to ensure a safe environment when the facility reopens. The EastSide fitness staff will share home exercises and other tips for staying active through the facility’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eastsidecentre . EastSide’s Les Mills and Silver Sneakers partners are offering free workouts as well, and those will also be linked on the Facebook page. Athletico Physical Therapy will continue to see scheduled patients at EastSide using the entrance beneath the Athletico awning, and the business can be contacted at (309) 694-7561.
TAZEWELL COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK’S OFFICE
March 17, 2020 - In accordance with Chief Judge Paul P. Gilfillan’s administrative order restricting access to the Tazewell County Courthouse, the Tazewell County Circuit Clerk’s office will suspend in-person payments effective Wednesday, March 18. Until further notice, all payments must be submitted by mail or online. Payments must be made by check or credit card; no cash payments will be accepted. For more information on making a payment on a fine, fee or citation, visit www.tazewellcountyil.com or call the Circuit Clerk’s office at 309-477-2214.
FON DU LAC PARK DISTRICT
March 16, 2020 - The Fon du Lac Park District is closing programs effective March 16 through March 30.
Closed at the Park Administration Center:
- District 86 Latchkey Program and Rainbow Junction Pre-School Program
- All senior programs
- All room rentals
- Jazzercise and Tai Kwon Do
- Caterpillar Retiree Club
Closed at the Tumbling and Cheer Facility:
- All Jon Williams Recreational Tumbling programs
- All private lessons
March 15, 2020 - All programs are cancelled through Tuesday, March 31. The library portion of the building will be closed to the public until further notice. The library currently plans to offer limited library services at the drive thru window from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, to Wednesday, March 18. The library will be closed Thursday, March 19.
March 15, 2020 - The Illinois Gaming Board has mandated the state’s casinos suspend gambling operations for 14 days, Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29.
March 16, 2020 - The car seat check event on Wednesday, April 1 has been cancelled.
EAST PEORIA CIVIC PLAZA SHARED SPACE
March 15, 2020 - Outside organization use of the shared meeting rooms located in the East Peoria Civic Plaza is suspended until further notice, at least through March 31. This includes AARP tax help. At this time, this does NOT apply to the scheduled polling place for Tuesday’s election, March 17, or to library or city usage of those rooms.
March 14, 2020 - The conference at the Par-A-Dice has been postponed.
Greater Peoria Mass Transit Information
March 19, 2020 - CityLink is reducing fixed route bus service on all routes effective March 19. Weekday and weekend service will remain the same for lineups departing the Transit Center; however, the last lineup to leave the Transit Center will now depart at 8:45 p.m. on all routes. The Transit Center lobby at 407 SW Adams Street, Peoria, will be closed to the public after the 5:15 p.m. lineup effective March 18, 2020 until further notice.
CityLink will continue to monitor this situation, and encourages passengers to check www.ridecitylink.org and CityLink social media pages (Facebook - www.facebook.com/citylinkpeoria; Twitter – www.twitter.com/citylinkpeoria) daily for updates.
March 16, 2020 - Greater Peoria Mass Transit District is suspending fare collection on all transportation services beginning March 17. This includes CityLink fixed route bus service, CityLift paratransit service and CountyLink rural transportation service. As of right now, the anticipated date on which passengers will be required to pay a fare is April 1, 2020. This is occurring in addition to the other precautionary measures already being undertaken to sanitize and deep clean all vehicles and facilities. Passengers are encouraged to keep any passes that are already activated, and announcements will be made from GPMTD once the suspension on fare collection is lifted.
All Customer Service window transactions have also been suspended at the CityLink Transit Center, 407 SW Adams Street, Peoria, and Administrative office, 2105 NE Jefferson Avenue, Peoria from March 17 until April 1. Customer service staff will be available to assist passengers via phone at 309-676-4040.
Additionally, obtainment of Benefit Access/Half-fare/Paratransit Rider IDs has been suspended from March 17 until April 1, and the office will be closed to the public during that time.
Update 3/14/20 - OSF Healthcare Saint Francis and OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital of Illinois now have temporary visitor restrictions in place at all of their locations. The following changes are effective immediately:
- All visitors are discouraged from visiting these hospitals at this time.
- No more than one visitor per patient will be allowed in the facility.
- Exceptions may be made in certain situations that could include end-of-life care and childbirth.
- Visitors allowed within our inpatient facilities must be healthy. We strongly recommend you do not visit if you are displaying signs or symptoms of an influenza-like illness, which includes a fever, with cough or sore throat. If you show symptoms, you may be asked to leave.
- Some patient units, clinics, diagnostic service areas, and treatment areas may already have additional restrictions to best protect our patients and the community.
To protect patients, family members, and staff, OSF Healthcare is closely monitoring the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness. Updated information on OSF Healthcare’s response for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the OSF Healthcare alerts page.
Update 3/14/20 - UnityPoint Health now has visitor restrictions in place at all of their inpatient locations. Additional information can be found here.
UnityPoint Health is carefully monitoring the situation with the virus to stay prepared and keep communities safe and healthy. For information on UnityPoint Health’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can visit their "What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus" page.
Governor JB Pritzker Announces Statewide K-12 School Closures
On March 13, 2020, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced the statewide closure of all public and private K-12 schools in the State of Illinois from March 17 through March 30, 2020. An informational letter from the Illinois State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Carmen I. Ayala, can be found here.
As of March 12, 2020, Bradley will extend Spring Break by one week. Classes will go online from March 30-April 12. For more information on Bradley University’s response to COVID-19, please visit their Coronavirus Information site.
In addition to the above preparations, the Activities Council of Bradley University (ACBU) has also canceled their Spring Recess Concert featuring WALK THE MOON. More information regarding the concert’s cancellation can be found here.
Update 3/14/20 - Spring break for students will be extended one week, ending on Sunday, March 29. Faculty and staff will work during this extended break to determine how instruction will be delivered by course. Classes will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020. The college will be open and operating under a modified status. Many courses will be delivered through alternate methods for the immediate future.
Illinois Central College continues to closely monitor the evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). For information and updates on ICC’s response and preparations for COVID-19, please visit their website.
Updated Friday, March 13, 2020: Due to concerns with the spread of COVID-19, Methodist College will cease face-to-face instruction at close of business on Sunday, March 15 at midnight. All classes will transition to online instruction effective Monday, March 16 until further notice. Updates can be found on the Methodist College website.
Illinois State University is extending its Spring Break until Monday, March 23. Beginning March 23, ISU instructional activities will transition to online instruction through at least April 12. More information about Illinois State University’s response to COVID-19, please visit their Coronavirus (COVID-19) information site.