Here are some updates on closures and cancellations due to the COVID-19 outbreak:

–The Bement School District is CANCELLING the PRE-SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN SCREENINGS which were scheduled for April 1-2. They will be RESCHEDULED to a later date. For more info call Kathy Murrell at 217-678-4200, ext. 2 and leave a message.

–The Piatt County Animal Control RABIES CLINICS in April have been CANCELLED.

–The Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner April 16 is POSTPONED

–The Mansfield Alumni Banquet on April 24 is CANCELLED

–The Chamber of Commerce Business Expo May 6 is CANCELLED

–The Monticello Community Building is CLOSED TO RENTALS until further notice. Existing rental terms can be rescheduled on a case by case basis. For information, call 217-762-2318.

–The Piatt County Nursing Home continues to be CLOSED TO VISITORS until FURTHER NOTICE, including family.

–By state mandate, all SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN ILLINOIS are CLOSED through April 30 (the Governor exgtended it on March 31). Meals are still being made for pickup by Piatt County school districts to help during the interim. E-learning initiatives are also being implemented.

–DINE-IN services at RESTAURANTS are also banned at the current time. Establishments may still offer delivery and curbside services. Go to the EAT MONTICELLO Facebook site for more information on what services restaurants are offering.

–By Executive Order, except for essential services, Illinois residents should shelter at home through April.