Peoria County Facilities - Updated Mitigation Measures

Updated November 23, 2020

In response to rising COVID-19 numbers and State of Illinois Tier 3 mitigation recommendations, most Peoria County departments will temporarily close to walk-in traffic from the public beginning Friday, November 20. 

The Peoria County Courthouse will remain open to those having scheduled business with the 10th Judicial Circuit or for those who have scheduled appointments with departments inside the facility.

Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) remains open by appointment only for those wanting to adopt an animal or look for a lost pet.

Peoria County staff are available by phone and email, and in some cases, services are being handled on an appointment basis. Please contact your needed office by phone or online before visiting a Peoria County facility in person. As with the closure in the Spring, many departments have developed alternative means of assisting the public with their County business.

 Contact information for departments is available on our websites: 

Guidelines for Entering a Facility

For residents and vendors who may need to enter a facility, guidelines are outlined below. Some facilities or departments may have more stringent procedures.

All persons entering a County of Peoria facility are required to abide by the following guidelines: 

Face Coverings

  • All persons entering a Peoria County facility, including staff, the public, and vendors, shall wear a face covering, unless there is a documented medical reason not to.
  • All persons in the custody of law enforcement shall abide by the protocols set forth by the Sheriff (adults) and the Tenth Judicial Circuit (juveniles).

Social Distancing

  • All persons should strive to maintain a minimum of six feet (6’) of separation between others. Barriers have been erected to assist with locations that may not be able to maintain 6’ to conduct business.

Health Screenings and Identification

  • All persons may be subject to a health screening either upon entering or while within a County of Peoria facility.

Identification

  • All persons entering any Peoria County facility may be subject to the collection of contact information for the purpose of contact tracing. This may include name, phone number, email, address, and department visiting.

Accommodations

  • Peoria County has instituted many ways for the public to conduct their county business remotely, whether through electronic means or by phone. 
  • Persons should first contact an individual department for remote options before coming in person to the facility. Many staff members are working remotely and will not be in the facility.