Last Updated June 26, 2020
Statement from the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau continues to monitor the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) regionally and any potential impact it may have on our day-to-day operations, incoming conventions and events throughout the Peoria area. The health and safety of our region's residents and visitors is always our top priority.
We are continuing to monitor the recommendations of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with local government and health officials. Any actions taken will be consistent with guidelines from these agencies and local health department officials.
Restore Illinois Plan
The Restore Illinois Plan is a five-phased plan to reopen our state, guided by broad health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. This is an initial framework that will likely be updates as research and science develop and as the potential for treatments or vaccines is realized. The plan is based upon regional healthcare availability, and it recognizes the distinct impact COVID-19 has had on different regions of our state as well as regional variations in hospital capacity.
Currently the state of Illinois is in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan as of Friday, June 26.
Keep Calm and Carry Out, Current Dining Options in central Illinois
Governor Pritzker ordered all bars and restaurants to close as of 9 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Illinois Restaurant Association has been compiling resources and information here. Their resources include a good presentation on preparing for and dealing with COVID-19 which can be found here.
To find a list of local restuarants that will still be fufilling delivery, drive-thru and curbside pickup either directly through them and or through delivery apps click here.
Local Hospitals, Prompt Cares & COVID-19 Testing Sites
The Illinois Department of Public Health has created a County Level COVID-19 Risk Metrics tool you can use to view COVID metrics broken down by the different counties in the state of Illinois.
If you fall ill or begin to show any symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Peoria region is serviced by these hospitals. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
As of May 12, 2020, there is an additional COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site located at the Peoria Civic Center run by the Illinois National Guard.
OSF St. Francis Medical Center
530 NE Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL 61637
221 NE Glen Oak Ave
Peoria, IL 61637
5409 Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614
600 S. 13th Street
Pekin, IL 61554
Advocate Eureka Hospital
101. S. Major Street
Eureka, IL 61530
Mason District Hospital
615 N. Promenade Street
Havana, IL 62644
Kindred Hospital Peoria
500 W Romeo B Garrett Ave
Peoria, IL 61605
We are encouraging visitors to practice good hygiene habits by following these tips from the Center for Disease Control:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Stay home when you're sick
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
Public Health Resources
World Health Organization (WHO)
Peoria City/County Health Department (PCCHD)
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Coronavirus & Travel in the U.S.: Recommendations for those who have ot travel and what ot consider when traveling from the CDC.
Guidance for Workplaces to Prepare for COVID-19: Includes steps to reduce worker risk of exposure, includes the varius risk levels (love, medium & high risk of exposure) from OHSA.
The Peoria area Convention and Visitors Bureau continues to monitor the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) regionally and any potential impact it may have on our day-to-day operations, incoming conventions and events throughout the Peoria area. The health and safety of our region's residents and visitors is always our top priority.