NEW Coronavirus-related re-openings, changes for Central Illinois: What you need to know

NEW Coronavirus-related re-openings, changes for Central Illinois: What you need to know


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Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Advocate Eureka Hospital: visitor restrictions; non-urgent outpatient appointments limited; dining rooms closed, prepared meals available to purchase.

Advocate BroMenn Health & Fitness Center: closed.

HSHS Illinois and Memorial Health Systems hospitals, including Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital-Lincoln, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital-Decatur and Decatur Memorial Hospital: no visitors.

OSF HealthCare Center for Health-Streator: classes, support groups, events will be rescheduled.

OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center and Saint Francis Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Illinois: visitor restrictions; Saint Francis visitors must wear masks.

Other facilities

COVID-19 drive-through testing site: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, McLean County Fairgrounds, 1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington; self-swab test.

Community Cancer Center, Normal: visitor restrictions

Community Health Care Clinic Commitment to Health Luncheon: rescheduled to June 26

Easterseals Central Illinois: therapy appointments case-by-case basis 

Livingston County Health Department: visitor restrictions; Livingston County residents age 60 and older, homebound with no assistance and in need of essential care items — such as food, medical supplies and hygiene products — may call 815-844-7174, Ext. 230.

Logan County Department of Public Health: vaccines, by appointment only, for kids' 2-, 4-, 6-, 12- and 15-month immunizations; service available only 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed.-Thu.; call department to schedule and for information.

McLean County Center for Human Services: center remains open for clients who must be seen face-to-face but most clients switching to phone therapy; Crisis Team continuing to go to hospitals and out into community as needed; residential program clients sheltering in place.

McLean County Health Department: open with limited services; all visitors assessed for COVID-19 symptoms; dental clinic restricted to emergency appointments; WIC remains open but first call 309-888-5457.

  • Tazewell County Health Department: Clinic opens June 5 by appointment; no walk-ins; call 309-929-0320 for appointment.

VA Illiana Health Care System, McLean County outpatient clinic, other clinics and Danville facility: no visitors; if fever, cough and shortness of breath, call 888-598-7793.

VA Clinic, Bloomington: seeing only patients with urgent needs; telephone and video appointments available by visiting; prescription refills at


Community education

Ecology Action Center, Normal: closed; staff available via phone and email.

U of I Extension (Livingston, McLean, Woodford counties): closed; Unity Community Center, also closed; all face-to-face events canceled through July 5 or transitioned to online format; all camps canceled through Aug. 15.


McLean County

  • Bloomington Public Library: closed; curbside pickup for reserved materials, 4-7 p.m. May 26, 28; 9 a.m.-noon May 29, 1-4 p.m. May 30; 4-7 p.m. June 2, 4; 9 a.m.-noon June 3, 5; 1-4 p.m. June 6.
  • City of Bloomington: appointment-only access starts June 1.

City of Bloomington: free bulk waste curbside collection, postponed to July 6; also can be dropped at citizen convenience center, 402 S. East St.

McLean County Detention Facility: In-house visitation canceled; remote visits only; for financial assistance with remote visit payments, email; to donate financial assistance, visit GoFundMe or Venmo at @blacklivesmatterblono.

McLean County Democrats: headquarters closed.

Normal Public Library: closed

Normal Township Activity and Recreation Center: closed; call 309-888-9099 weekdays for individual appointments and Peace Meal carryout lunches.

Town of Normal: City Hall; Engineering, Inspections, Facilities Management; Parks and Recreation; Community Activity Center; Fire Department; Water Department; Public Works; aquatic centers; all closed.

Uptown Station, Normal: first floor closed, no ticketing agents. Make reservations through transportation websites.

Central Illinois

  • Eureka Public Library: one-on-one appointments, printing services resume; 309-467-2922 to schedule.

Ford County Jail: jail visitation/church services suspended.

LeRoy City Hall: LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service will send EMT for home evaluation if requested; city hall putting together list of volunteers to help with groceries, supplies, meals, laundry, child care, pet care: 309-660-3866 for Steve Dean, 309-962-3310 for police department.

Logan County Health Department: restricted services, call office first.

Mount Pulaski City Hall: closed.

Tazewell County: McKenzie Building closed, county services remain available; access to courthouse restricted; make payments online or by mail; deadline for homestead exemption forms extended.

Towanda District Library: closed through May

State of Illinois

Illinois Department of Human Services: Division of Rehabilitation Services offices closed; Family Community Resource Centers remain open with reduced staff

Illinois Department of Labor: no in-person and telephone hearings.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources: some state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas open; historic sites, others remain closed.

Illinois General Assembly: Sessions canceled.

Illinois Lottery claim centers: closed; use mail-in forms.

  • Illinois Secretary of State: limited in-person services begin June 1; through July 31, serving only new drivers, customers with expired driver's licenses and ID cards, and vehicle transactions; or visit

Illinois State Capitol: Permits canceled for all scheduled tours and all events scheduled to take place at the Capitol Building.

Social Security Administration: offices closed; visit

  • Starved Rock State Park and Lodge, Oglesby: reopens 11 a.m. May 29; some restrictions due to flooding and COVID.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District: Closing visitor centers, museums, beaches, project office.


  • 11th Judicial Circuit: Courts resume regular operation June 1; social distancing, masking, other rules apply.

Prairie State Legal Services: Offices closed. Call your attorney about phone or video meetings.

U.S. District Court, Central District: Peoria courthouse open with limited staff; courthouses in Springfield, Urbana and Davenport closed; file electronically, by postal mail or drop box; no cash payments; no deliveries; all public gatherings, including naturalization ceremonies, suspended; rules for civil, criminal procedures and cases at

Things to do

Parks, museums

Challenger Learning Center at Heartland Community College: closed

Children's Discovery Museum: closed through July; store open for curbside pickup.

McLean County Arts Center: closed; daily online art challenges at; virtual Sugar Creek Arts Festival, July 11.

McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington: closed; online learning, various links at

  • McLean County parks, lakes: reopen May 29 with some exceptions.

Normal Theater: closed; virtual screenings available by buying ticket at; updates at

Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, Livingston County War Museum, Museum of Gilding Arts and Pontiac Oakland Auto Museum, closed.

Vermillion Players, Pontiac: summer season, canceled; for questions.


BN By the Numbers: 11:30 a.m. June 25, virtual; email

Books to Benefit sale: June 11-14, postponed; in-person donations suspended; gently used books, CDs, and DVDs may be left at dropboxes at 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700; YWCA on Hershey; Wesley United Methodist Church; Bloomington.

Cogs and Corsets: A Central Illinois Steampunk Happening; June 5-7, canceled.

Colfax area garage sales: early June; canceled.

Corn Belt Energy annual meeting: June 19, canceled.

Downtown Bloomington Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Lee Street along back of Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington; online preorders and curbside pickup only; order at

Easterseals Central Illinois: Virtual hero walk, June 1-6 (formerly Walk With Me); register at $25/person; Easterseals heroes and their families (up to 2 adults/4 children) participate free.

Ford County Fair, Melvin: June 16-20, canceled; rescheduled for August.

Fourth of July: Activities, fireworks at Miller Park, Fairview Park, canceled.

  • Friends and Family blood drive: noon-6 p.m. June 9-10, Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Normal; sponsored by American Red Cross and The Pantagraph; all donors receive facemasks and $5 in Moe bucks from Moe's Southwest Grill, while supplies last; donors June 1-30 also received $5 gift card; all donors must wear face covering; register at or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
  • Futures in History Camp: 5-day virtual camp hosted by McLean County Museum of History; for fourth- through sixth-graders; scholarships and family pricing available; 9-11:30 a.m. July 6-10, 20-24, Aug. 3-7; single, $125; family, $225-$350; register at

Heartland Theatre Company, Normal: 10-Minute Play Festival, rescheduled to July; New Plays from the Heartland, rescheduled to August.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra: concerts, events through June 6 postponed or canceled

Kiwanis Club Mother's Day Flower Sale: order gift cards through May 31, call-ahead orders to Wendell Niepagen Greenhouse for drive-though, pick-up or delivery; $20 minimum order; order gift cards at

Lincoln's Festival on Route 66: July 18, canceled; resumes in 2021.

  • McLean County Retired Teachers Association: June 5 meeting canceled
  • National Gun Violence Awareness Day: June 5; Wear Orange weekend, June 6-7; sponsored locally by McLean County Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America; local presentations, 7 p.m. June 4, noon June 5, both on Zoom; for link, email or call 309-829-0625; parking lot support, noon-12:30 p.m. June 6, east parking lot, Anderson Park, Normal; Kingsley Junior High School, Normal; St. John's Lutheran Church, Bloomington; BCPA south lawn, Bloomington.

Pontiac Farmers Market; opens 7-11 a.m. June 6, downtown square; some restrictions; produce and food only through Phase 2; crafts, etc., in Phase 3.

RT9 Rumble Indoor Auto Show & Swap Fest: rescheduled to Sept. 5, Interstate Center, Bloomington

Shrek the Musical Jr.; virtual "un"opening night, 7 p.m. June 5; link will be emailed once tickets purchased;; password: penguin; buyer sets price; fundraiser for Penguin Project of McLean County.

Special Olympics Illinois: State Summer Games, scheduled June 12-14, canceled

St. Jude Run: individual runs, digital experience July 18; register at

Tremont Turkey Festival: June 7-9, canceled.

  • Veterans Memorial plaque dedication: 10 a.m. May 30, Normal Town Plaza; sponsored by American Legion Carl S. Martin Post 635, Normal; social distancing rules apply.


Financial institutions

Busey Bank: lobbies closed; drive-through, ATM and website available

CEFCU: lobbies closed, access by appointment only; drive-up, ATM open.

Commerce Bank: drive-throughs open.

Compeer Financial; in-person client events canceled; assistance available at 844-426-6733.

First Financial Bank: lobby service suspended; in-person meetings by appointment; customers can use drive-up windows, ATM and online banking services.

Mid-Illini Credit Union: drive-through on Eastland Drive open; for loan applications and mortgage information go to


Ameren Illinois: For help, visit

AT&T stores: some stores reopening; visit

Beer Nuts; 103 N. Robinson St., Bloomington; shifting to quick-stop and pick-up, effective June 1; traditional store remains open; place orders by phone, email now; app available after May 31.

Blain’s Farm and Fleet: store hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.

Dick's Sporting Goods: all locations closed; curbside pick-up available 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

MetroNet, Bloomington: unrestricted Wi-Fi hotspot at 503 N. Prospect Road, Suite 205; 24/7; free; to access, join MetroNetFree network once parked near storefront; password is MetroNet.

Pantagraph Media; offices closed to public; call 309-829-9000 or 855-264-2511 for assistance or visit

  • Von Maur: reopens May 29; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun.; daily employee health screenings, social distancing, contactless payment, curbside service options, and strict sanitizing and cleaning procedures in common areas and after each customer transaction. 


Aldi: Store hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Green Top Grocery: Store hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed., Sat., Sun.; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue., Fri.; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon., Thu.; 8-9 a.m. Tue., Fri. for seniors and vulnerable.

Hy-Vee: Store hours 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily; senior shopping, 7-8 a.m.; reusable bags no longer accepted; Aisles Online time slots reserved for age 60 and older, expectant mothers, those with underlying health conditions, 7-8 a.m. daily, pharmacies open same time; free delivery to high-risk customers via DoorDash, use promo code SPECIALDELIVERY; one-directional aisles; one person/one cart rule; offering free full-service fueling.

Jewel: Senior hours, 7-9 a.m. Tues., Thur.

Kroger: Stores open until 9 p.m.; limiting access to 50% of allowable numbers.

Meijer: Store hours 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily; seniors and those with chronic health conditions, 7-8 a.m. Tue., Thur.; essential service workers, including medical, law enforcement and first responders, 7-8 a.m. Mon., Wed.

Sam's Club: Store hours 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.

Schnucks: Store hours 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, one person/household per cart; senior shopping, 6-7 a.m.; pharmacies, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon., Thur., first hour reserved for seniors and vulnerable; no longer accepting reusable bags; customers should wear a face covering for nose and mouth while shopping.

Target: Stores close 9 p.m. daily; first hour of shopping on Wednesdays reserved for vulnerable guests.

Walgreen's: Senior/vulnerable shopping, 8-9 a.m. Tue.

Walmart: Store hours 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; one-directional aisles, other rules; 7-8 a.m. daily pickup for seniors, vulnerable.


Amtrak: face coverings required

Connect Transit: Bus service routes and hours curtailed, boarding process changed, buses limited to 10 passengers, riders must wear masks or face coverings; fares suspended until July 5; Redbird Express service discontinued; one-rate-for-all structure and Connect Mobility fare reduction go into effect after fare suspension ends.


Catholic Diocese of Peoria: services at 

Centennial Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1319 E. Grove St., Bloomington: worship, meetings and activities canceled.

Christ Church of Normal; live worship at

Christian Faith Center, 502 W. Front St., Bloomington: no live meetings; Facebook Live ministry Sunday at noon.

Crossroads Chapel, 1049 JC Parkway, Bloomington; drive-in service, 10 a.m. Sunday.

East White Oak Bible Church, Hudson: "Watch Live" or search @eastwhiteoak on Facebook Live.

Eastview Christian Churches, Bloomington-Normal:

First Christian Church, Bloomington: schedule on week-to-week basis

Journey Church, Normal: family-meeting style service

LeRoy First United Presbyterian Church: suspending all in-person church-sponsored activities; worship service videos posted weekly on Facebook.

Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington: weekly "drive-in" worship, south entry parking lot (Jefferson Street) in cars around 9:45 a.m. for 10 a.m. Sunday services; mailboxes at each entry will contain bulletin; bathrooms available if needed; services also streamed online at

Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington: worship at

Support services

Advocate BroMenn Adult Day Services: closed

B-N Welcoming: donations accepted via Mennonite Church of Normal,; mail checks (BN Welcoming in memo line) to BN Welcoming, c/o Mennonite Church of Normal, 805 S. Cottage Ave., Normal, IL 61761; coalition of The Immigration Project, Not in Our Town, West Bloomington Revitalization Project, faith communities and concerned citizens supporting immigrant families in Bloomington-Normal.

Center for Youth and Family Solutions: free emotional support line for healthcare providers, first responders and human services professionals, or anyone with loved ones impacted: text SUPPORT to 309-213-2935.

Drive-up and drop-off benefit for Center for Hope Outreach Ministries; 10 a.m.-noon June 13, 1308 E. Empire St., Bloomington; sponsor: Normal Lion's Club; seeking non-perishable boxed and canned food, household, health and beauty items.

Faith in Action (McLean County): services available but adjusted for social distancing.

LIFE Center for Independent Living; closed but assistance available by phone, email.

Mid Central Community Action: offices in Bloomington and Pontiac closed; Mayors Manor guests restricted; Neville House and Countering Domestic Violence Services remain operational.

Prairie State Legal Services: Offices closed. Call your attorney about phone or video meetings.

The Salvation Army of McLean County: Safe Harbor Shelter and food pantry remain open; shelter residents screened for COVID-19 symptoms; volunteers no longer serving food; pantry hours, 1-4 p.m. Mondays; donations accepted at; rubber gloves, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, Styrofoam bowls, plastic spoons, bread and N95 masks needed.

Your Dinner & Our Show; 6 p.m. Tues., Thur., Facebook Live at Friends of the BCPA and BCPA pages; benefit for Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal.

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