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Livingston County Community Food Pantry – Closed until further notice
BLOOMINGTON -City Hall and City offices at the Government Center will be closed to the public 3/18-5/1. There will be staff at the Arena (corner of Front & Madison) for transactions that must be done in-person (cash bill payments, etc.). Remember that several services are available on the web for your convenience.
As of 3/23/20:
- Advocate BroMenn Medical Care Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation closed until April 10.
- Loades & Fishes at St. Marry’s – Soup Kitchen closed until further notice.
As of 3/18/20:
- West Twin Grove Christian Church cancelled church services for 3/22
As of 3/17/20:
- The Bloomington Ice Center is closed until further notice.
- The Zoo will close at the end of the day 3/17 until further notice.
- The Prairie Vista Golf simulators are closed.
- Bloomington Public Library closed
- All rentals at City Parks’ facilities are canceled through April 1.
- Garden plot registration is postponed until a time to be determined.
- First Lutheran Church in Pontiac will cancel in-person services Wednesday (3/18) and Sunday (3/22). Services can be viewed on BoxCast.
- Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale March 20 and 21 is cancelled.
- Effective March 18th, all City facilities, including the three city golf courses, will be closed to the public until May 1st. This decision has been made out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While the courses will remain closed for golf and clubhouse business during this time, there will be staff keeping up with the regular mowing and maintenance of the courses to allow us to open back up in proper playing condition. As always, we appreciate your continued support of our courses and we wish everyone safety and good health.
NORMAL -In an effort to take proactive measures and protect the health and safety of the community, the following Town offices and facilities will be closed to the public effective March 17, 2020 until further notice:
- Normal City Hall – 11 Uptown Circle (1st floor will remain open for Amtrak and Bus patrons)
- Engineering, Inspections, Facilities Management – 1 Uptown Circle
- Parks and Recreation – 100 E. Phoenix
- Community Activity Center – 1110 Douglas (after polls close)
- Normal Fire Department – 606 S. Main (emergency access only)
- Water Department – 107 E. Mulberry
- Public Works – 1301 Warriner
- Children’s Discovery Museum – 101 E. Beaufort
- Normal Theater – 209 W. North
- Normal Public Library – 206 W. College
- Town of Normal Self-Service Recycling temporarily closed. Reopen date to be announced.
- Illinois State University will move away from face-to-face instruction and to alternative delivery of classes beginning March 23. Watterson Dining Commons will remain open, but will provide to-go meals only beginning March 18. The following Illinois State facilities will be closed until further notice: Student Fitness Center; Eckelmann-Taylor Speech & Hearing Clinic; Child Care Center; University Galleries, located in Uptown Normal; and the Bowling and Billiards Center. ISU is exploring options for spring semester Commencement ceremonies and will communicate more information as it is available.
- Normal CornBelters annual Education Day for May 5 is cancelled.
- The Corn Crib is closed from March 18 through March 30.
Heartland Community College is moving almost all instruction for the remainder of the Semester to online instruction.
Heartland is maintaining services such as registration, counseling, testing and business operations to a virtual format. Students and the public can call 309-268-8000 to connect with the College
Heartland is transitioning to the suspension walk up services (in the office) as employees work remotely this week. The duration of remote operations is until further notice.
At the McLean County Health Department the following programs and services will be closed or limited as designated:
- Dental clinic is restricted to emergency appointments starting 3/17/20.
- Community Health Services has the following changes:
- No walk in STD clinic
- Brown bag free STD testing is available with some limited treatments available
- Adult immunizations are being given in the Children’s Immunizations Clinic
- TB testing is limited to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Until further notice, late Monday clinics are canceled
- WIC remains open but clients are asked to call 309-888-5457 before coming in.
The public is strongly encouraged to call before going to the health department, 309-888-5450, to ensure what services and alternatives are available. Individuals can also access the MCHD website and social media for regular updates.
Effective March 17, 2020, Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone Service
** Online Services Remain Available **
All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services.
Our secure and convenient online services remain available at www.socialsecurity.gov. Local offices will also continue to provide critical services over the phone. We are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local governments, and other experts to monitor COVID-19 and will let you know as soon as we can resume in-person service.
Illinois Lottery Claim Centers Closed Until Further Notice
Salvation Army of Bloomington communities will see the following changes to local Salvation Army operations:
Effective immediately, the Safe Harbor meals program will only be available to residents of the shelter or those receiving day-center services. The meals will no longer be open to the public.
- The Salvation Army Food Pantry will remain open but making changes to limit person-to-person interaction. This Week (March 16th – March 20th), the food pantry will be open at its normal time – Monday-Thursday from 1-4 PM. We will have pre-packed bags and will ask clients to use a drive-thru/walk-thru. Beginning next week (March 23rd), we will only be open on Monday’s from 1- 4 PM and will be using the drive-thru/walk-thru system.
- Our Household Referrals programs will be closed until the end of the month.
- All youth programming – Youth Nights and After-School – have been suspended through the end of the month.
Hy-Vee Announces Temporary Store Changes Across its Eight-State Region to Address Coronavirus (COVID-19) Concerns
- STORE HOURS: Starting Wednesday, March 18, Hy-Vee stores will close at 8 p.m. Until further notice, Hy-Vee’s new store hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. These shortened hours will allow employees additional time to clean and sanitize all areas of the store, as well as restock the items in highest demand. Operating with shorter hours also will allow employees additional time to care for their families and loved ones.
- CONVENIENCE STORES: All Hy-Vee convenience stores will continue to operate under their normal hours at this time. Customers can continue to purchase snacks, fuel and other items at these locations.
- DINING AREAS: All dining areas in all Hy-Vee stores, restaurants and convenience stores are now closed to the public. Food service areas will still operate during their normal hours, offering freshly prepared meal options for carry-out only. Also, all bars inside Hy-Vee Market Grille locations have been closed until further notice.
- HY-VEE AISLES ONLINE: For Hy-Vee Aisles Online customers, deliveries will now be made by third-party partners like Shipt and Door Dash (where available) in order to help in-store employees focus on pickup orders and other needs at the stores. Hy-Vee Aisles Online customers may find that their preferred delivery or pickup time isn’t available at the moment due to increased demand. During this very unusual time, Hy-Vee is asking customers who are able to do so to shop in stores so that the available Hy-Vee Aisles Online timeslots can be used for those who are unable to shop for themselves or have been advised by health care professionals to limit their public exposure.
CORPORATE AD: For the time being, Hy-Vee is suspending its weekly corporate advertising circular that is distributed to all stores and found in many local newspapers. Due to the current high demand for many products, suppliers are unable to guarantee the fulfillment of certain products. This makes it difficult to determine in advance which products can be advertised in print publications. Customers may still have received this week’s ad circular as it was already inserted into the newspaper. Stores will honor the products featured if they are in stock. Customers are also encouraged to check Hy-Vee’s social media pages and Hy-VeeDeals.com for the company’s latest sales during this time.
LeRoy Presbyterian Church – Due to precautions being taken pertaining to the COVID-19 virus **SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES and all other church sponsored activites have been suspended until the State of Illinois lifts school cancellations. Worship Service videos will continue to be posted each week on our Facebook page.
ALL SCHOOLS IN ILLINOIS WILL BE CLOSED MARCH 17 THROUGH MARCH 30
HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE “YOUNG AT HEARTLAND” PROGRAM – SPRING CLASS SESSIONS ARE CANCELED – FALL SESSIONS BEGIN AUGUST 10
HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SPRING ATHLETICS CANCELED
MCLEAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING MARCH 17 POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 31
BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL YMCA CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST MARCH 29
EASTVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY: NORMAL CAMPUS CLOSED…BLOOMINGTON CAMPUS DRIVE-THRU AVAILABLE – WEDNESDAY’S 10-11:30 AM, 1-2:30 PM, 6-7:30 PM
STATE BANK OF SAUNEMIN-PONTIAC BRANCH: LOBBY CLOSED; DRIVE-UP REGULAR HOUSE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
THE RADIO BLOOMINGTON OFFICES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.
ALL PRIZES WILL BE MAILED OUT TO ADDRESS’ ON FILE. PLEASE CALL 309-829-1221 FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.