Business and Event Operations
CITY OF EAST PEORIA TEMPORARY RESTAURANT AND BAR OUTDOOR SPACE GUIDANCE
May 28, 2020 - As part of Phase 3 of the State of Illinois’ reopening plan which takes effect Friday, May 29, 2020, East Peoria restaurants and bars can apply for a free permit for to allow for outdoor service.
The following is a summary of the restaurant and bar outdoor space guidance:
- Follow all State of Illinois COVID-19 guidance.
- Social distancing shall be observed at all times.
- Access to beer gardens shall be allowed through an outside entrance.
- Liquor license holders may serve alcohol in these temporarily expanded areas.
- Live music may be performed outside without electronic amplification and by no more than two (2) instrumentalists plus a vocalist but only if the premises has obtained the required license under Code 3-3-1.4.
- Recorded music is permitted up until 10 p.m.Create a visual barrier around the outdoor seating area using caution tape, snow fence, planters, etc.
- Establishments can operate under normal business hours.
- All general nuisances (excessive noise, light, fumes, etc.) ordinance requirements remain in-place.
- Food preparation not permitted outside.
- Do not block handicapped parking spaces, fire lanes, hydrants or building sprinkler connections, if parking lot is utilized.
- Tents will be allowed if the tent is side less during operating hours and by adhering to the temporary structure requirements. A minimum of one fire extinguisher must always be under the tent and readily accessible to staff when the tent is in use.
- All outdoor furniture must be secured from a weather event if left outside overnight.
- Provide adequate waste receptacles.
- Businesses are responsible to monitor outdoor activities.
- Most of all, please be considerate of your neighbors!
➢This guidance will be in effect for the duration of Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan. All recommendations and waivers will be null and void in future phases unless reaffirmed by the East Peoria City Council.
Any deviations to this guidance must be requested to and approved by the City of East Peoria. Requests should be submitted to email@example.com or 309-698-4750.
FONDULAC DISTRICT LIBRARY
May 27, 2020 - Beginning Monday, June 1, Fondulac District Library patrons can pick up materials through the library’s drive-up window, or in the Atrium for walk-ups. Expanded services include drop boxes, mobile printing, and more. New service hours in June will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Read the full details about Fondulac District Library’s services available as of June 1.
Place titles on hold now through the library’s online catalog.
WATER GUIDELINES FOR BUSINESS RE-OPENINGS
CITY OF EAST PEORIA
May 4, 2020 - East Peoria City Hall, 401 W Washington Street, is open to the public with normal business hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Social distancing measures will be observed.
May 4, 2020 - Portions of the gym at EastSide Centre, 1 EastSide Drive, will re-open Thursday, May 7. Hours will be 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. until noon Saturday. Social distancing guidelines and equipment cleaning protocols will be strictly enforced.
Other changes at EastSide in the Phase 1 reopening are:
- The outdoor track/stadium will remain closed.
- The upper weight room area will remain closed.
- Locker rooms will remain closed.
- The lobby/lounge area next to the front desk will remain closed.
- There will be no childcare services.
- There will be no group exercise classes.
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 has suspended 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.
The Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino is closed at this time.
The East Peoria Fire Department has temporarily suspended its car seat checks program. An announcement will be made when the program resumes.
EAST PEORIA CIVIC PLAZA SHARED SPACE
Outside organization use of the shared meeting rooms located in the East Peoria Civic Plaza is suspended until further notice.
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. 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. Customer service staff will be available to assist passengers via phone at 309-676-4040.
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.