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February 28, 2022

CHAMPAIGN – In accordance with new guidance from Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Champaign Park District is updating its policy on the wearing of face masks inside district facilities, including the Virginia Theatre, 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, Illinois, 61820.

On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, Governor Pritzker announced that Illinois would lift its statewide indoor mask requirement effective Monday, February 28, 2022. The Governor also announced that mask requirements would continue where federally mandated, such as on public transit and in high-risk settings including healthcare facilities, congregate care, and daycare settings.

Therefore, beginning Monday, February 28, masks will be optional in Champaign Park District facilities, including the Virginia. Masks will still be required by the park district at its preschool and afterschool programs.

Patrons are still welcome to wear a face mask while at the Virginia, and the theatre will continue to provide complimentary masks to those who wish to wear them.

The Champaign Park District will continue to monitor the recommendations of federal, state, and local public health officials and will notify the public of any further changes to mask requirements in its facilities.

Additional details at https://www.illinois.gov/news/press-release.24498.html

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Champaign Park District has adopted the following mitigation practices at the Virginia Theatre in accordance with guidelines set by federal, state, and local public health authorities.

The Champaign Park District has engaged ServiceMaster, Champaign, to provide extra cleaning and disinfecting at the Virginia Theatre, with a focus on touch surfaces, door knobs and push plates, railings, auditorium seating, restroom facilities, and countertops.

Touchless hand sanitizing stations can also be found throughout the theatre’s lobbies and work spaces for use by patrons, volunteers, staff, and production personnel.

For more, please visit CDC.gov, coronavirus.illinois.gov, c-uphd.org, or champaignparks.com.

Virginia Theatre Closed on 2/3/22 – Groundhog Day movie screening cancelled

All Champaign Park District facilities, including the Virginia Theatre, will be closed on Wednesday, February 2, due to severe weather.

The Virginia’s screening of Groundhog Day, originally scheduled for 7pm Wednesday, is now cancelled and the Box Office will be closed for the day. 

The Park District will evaluate conditions on Wednesday afternoon to determine if the theatre’s Box Office will re-open on Thursday, February 3rd.  Refunds will issued to all ticketholders of Groundhog Day, which will not be rescheduled.

PLEASE NOTE: This weather closure has been extended through Friday 2/4.  The box office will reopen Monday at 10am.