University of Illinois Extension Event cancellation notice: Carroll, Lee and Whiteside Counties


The impact of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to create uncertainty and concern both globally and here in our community. Illinois Extension is in the process of activating strategies with campus to protect everyone’s health and safety.

This week, the University of Illinois announced a suspension on all in-person events and meetings in campus facilities to protect you and our entire community. Illinois Extension, as the outreach program of the university, aligns with all policies related to public health and safety.

Effective Friday, March 13, all university-sponsored events with more than 50 anticipated attendees are suspended indefinitely and by recommendation from the department of aging, we will be cancelling any group education classes geared toward high risk audiences, regardless of size.  This includes classes for adults over 60.

Look for specific information about other cancellations and postponements on our website at In some cases, in-person trainings are being replaced with webinars or online meetings, or with digital resources you can review at your convenience. If you have any questions about events, please contact our office at (815) 632-3611.

A collection of resources to assist families and community leaders preparing for and coping with COVID-19 is available online at

We are working to support all Illinois families at this time. We appreciate your support and understanding as we navigate this situation.