We certainly hope that you will have little need for parking in the coming days and weeks (because stay at home, people), but if you do happen to be out, you don't need to worry about paying for parking in Champaign. Per their press release:
The Parking Programs Division (Public Works) is suspending the enforcement of requiring drivers to pay for parking in Champaign at:
- hourly parking at parking meters on the street;
- parking meters in lots;
- hourly lots with parking pay stations, and;
- hourly parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck.
This is not a free-for-all. You still have to follow parking regulations such as not parking in handicapped spots, permit lots or spaces, and/or parking in a prohibited area. Here is the full administrative order.
Photo from Champaign Center Partnership Facebook page.