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Posted on: March 5, 2020

COVID-19 Response


Village of Rantoul – COVID-19 Response


March 26th 2:30pm

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Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance

March 23rd 10:30am

Western Illinois University has developed a web map that tracks COVID-19 spread statewide.
The map visualizes the number of coronavirus-positive cases reported per Illinois county, as provided by state and local health authorities.
It also reports cases from Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin counties along or near the Illinois border.

March 23rd 10:00am

Driver and Vehicle Services — During the duration of the disaster proclamation and 30 days thereafter, the urgent need to address the expiration of vehicle registrations, driver’s licenses, permits, parking decals, Illinois identification cards and hearings pursuant to the Illinois Vehicle Code is suspended, as are the filing of statements of economic interest.

Executive Order

March 20th 6:00pm

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March 20th 4:00pm

Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a “stay-at-home” order for Illinois starting Saturday March 21st at 5 p.m. through the end of the day April 7. Residents can still go to the grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside and make pharmacy runs, the Governor said at a Friday afternoon news conference.

Executive Order for stay-at-home order issued Friday, March 20th.

March 19th 4:00pm

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The Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce has posted the following local restaurant listing with current service schedules and options.

General Coronavirus Information Document

March 19th 1:00pm

Illinois has launched a new website dedicated to the coronavirus.  Governor JB Pritzker announced the new website on Wednesday (March 19th).

The website is and has a list of resources as well as any information needed on COVID-19.

March 18th 10:00am

Effective today, March 18th, C-CARTS is going fare-free for all trips until further notice. This measure is to protect the health and safety of C-CARTS employees and passengers. 

Please call 217-344-4287 for any questions, or to schedule a demand-response trip.

March 17th 9:00am

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday limited crowd sizes in Illinois to under 50, the latest in a stream of restrictions handed down in recent days as the state aims to prevent the future spread of coronavirus.

The Governor’s executive order applies to fitness centers, bowling alleys, private clubs and theaters. Not affected are grocery stores, hospitals, pharmacies, gas stations banks or shelters

March 16th 3:30pm

COVID-19 Response Update - Mayor Charles Smith

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March 15th 9:00pm

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Sunday afternoon that all restaurants and bars, including video gaming parlors in Illinois will be closed effective Monday March 16th at 9:00pm, continuing through March 30, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Drive-through and curbside pickup service from restaurants will be allowed to continue.

The statewide primary election and the Census are continuing.  Individuals have been encouraged to utilize early voting opportunities leading up to Tuesday’s election and they may still do so.  If they have not already voted absentee, by mail or early, citizens are encouraged to vote in their normal fashion on Tuesday, March 17, to ensure a successful election process.  

The U.S. Census Bureau released a statement this afternoon that addresses issues raised last week regarding an accurate count for college students and individuals living in group quarters.  More information about the Census is available directly through their website.

March 13th 5:01pm

CLOSED - FORUM FITNESS CENTER and RANTOUL YOUTH CENTER beginning Saturday, March 14th - Until further notice

LIMITED PUBLIC ACCESS - All other Village of Rantoul buildings, including Police, Utility Billing, Municipal Offices, Recreation Offices, and Public Works Offices.

Please monitor this page for updates as they become available.

Illinois Executive Order regarding all public school closures from March 17 - March 30.

Executive Order Regarding Public Gatherings

March 12th 1:15pm

The Staff at the Village of Rantoul are constantly monitoring the changing conditions as it relates to the COVID-19 illness, and are developing an operational plan in case one would need to be implemented.  

At this time, all Village services and facilities will continue to operate as normal, with additional safety and sanitary procedures put in place.  

We will continue to work with the county health department to evaluate our operations, and as changes occur we will provide that information to the public.  

For more information, please visit the CDC website:

Additional Resources

Illinois Department of Public Health (Governor statements)

Rantoul City Schools (COVID-19 Alert will Open on Home Page)

Social Distancing Guidance

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