On May 14th, Illinois is expected to move into the Bridge Phase of reopening, with a goal of reaching Phase 5 on June 11th.
In anticipation of this, Champaign Mayor Deb Feinen is lifting two emergency orders related to pandemic mitigations. From the press release:
Effective at 10:00 a.m. on May 14, 2021
Emergency Order 20-24 Amendment 2 will reduce restrictions that had been implemented on establishments that hold a City-issued liquor license. The amendment will allow customers at bars and restaurants to stand and move more freely around licensed establishments and allows for the service of food and drink to customers who are not seated. The amendment also eliminates the need for individuals under the age of 21 to leave a business with a Class A liquor license (bar/tavern) at 9:00 p.m.
Effective at 12:00 p.m. on May 14, 2021
Emergency Order 20-27 Amendment 2 will remove restrictions that had been put in place on the size of gatherings in the campus area and multifamily residential structures. The amendment effectively terminates Emergency Order 20-27.
Photo by Julie McClure.