After seeing 7-day positivity rates rise above eight percent for three consecutive days across Region 6, which includes Champaign County, the Illinois Department of Public Health will be ordering restaurants and bars to cease indoor service in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The official annoucement will happen later this morning. 

If it's financially feasible for you, maybe consider stepping up your takeout game in the near future. Our food editor and writers have been testing a lot of options for you over the course of the pandemic; check out our Food and Drink section for ideas. It's also a great time to purchase gift cards — it's never too early to think about holiday gifts!

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