Peoria County Facilities - Updated Mitigation Measures

Updated January 21, 2021

As COVID-19 metrics for our region continue to trend in a positive direction, Peoria County will reopen facilities to the public on Monday, January 25. Many departments have been operating remotely or on an appointment-only basis since November 20, 2020.

“While many of our departments were able to innovate and find alternative ways to deliver services to our residents over the past year, we also understand that sometimes a face-to-face interaction is needed or wanted,” said Scott Sorrel, Peoria County Administrator. “We are glad to be able to welcome the public back into our buildings again.”

Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) has reopened to the public on a limited basis, but walk-ins are discouraged. Please call ahead to make an appointment at (309) 672-2440.

Peoria City/County Health Department will reopen on a limited basis, but walk-ins are discouraged. Please call ahead to make an appointment at (309) 679-6000. 

Those entering a Peoria County facility are asked to wear a face mask while in the building, to complete a short survey regarding COVID-19 symptomology, and to practice social distancing. 

Please keep in mind that many departments have developed alternative means to an in-person interaction to assist the public with their County business. Please view department webpages for specifics; you may be able to complete your business without having to make a trip. 

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.


  • 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.


  • Peoria County has instituted many ways for the public to conduct their county business remotely, whether through electronic means or by phone.