COVID-19

IL COVID – 19 Update #119

By August 21, 2020 August 24th, 2020 No Comments

SUMMARY of the DAILY REPORT

  • Region 4 Updated Mitigation Requirements and Best Practice Guidelines
  • 20 Counties Are on the Latest COVID-19 Warning List
  • Southern Region is approaching MITIGATION–7.5%
  • South Suburban Region is approaching MITIGATION–7.9%
  • Metro East positivity rate is still increasing at 9.4%
  • Today’s State numbers: 2,208 new confirmed cases with 24 deaths
    • Thursday: 1,832 new confirmed cases with 27 deaths

REGION 4 UPDATED REQUIREMENTS AND SUGGESTED GUIDELINES

DCEO has updated the Region 4 Mitigation Requirements to include the following: 

  • Patrons should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when approached and serviced by establishment employees, including but not limited to when employees take patrons orders, deliver food and beverages, and service tables, whether dining indoor or outdoor.
  • Patrons should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when picking up carry out orders.

 DCEO has suggested the following as an encouraged best practice:

  • Patrons should be encouraged to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when picking up food at a drive-thru window.

TWENTY COUNTIES ARE ON THE LATEST COVID-19 WARNING LIST

  1. Bureau
  2. Cass
  3. Clay
  4. Clinton
  5. Franklin
  6. Greene
  7. Grundy
  8. Hancock
  9. Henderson
  10. Jefferson
  11. Logan
  12. Madison
  13. Monroe
  14. Moultrie
  15. Randolph
  16. St. Clair
  17. Union
  18. Whiteside
  19. Will
  20. Williamson

REGION 5 (SOUTHERN) and REGION 7 (SOUTH SUBURBAN) ARE APPROACHING MITIGATION

The Southern Region has been hovering around the 8% positivity rate at 7.4% while the South Suburban Region currently has a positivity rate of 7.9%. While we do not know exactly what the mitigation procedure would look like if the rates hit 8% for those regions the state will most likely implement mitigation protocols that reflect the current mitigation efforts in the Metro East Region.  

Please note that the administration has not given any indication when mitigation may take place but the numbers are trending in a similar manner as the Metro East numbers were a week ago before the administration announced its mitigation protocols.

The Southern Region consists of the following counties: Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson.

The South Suburban Region consists of the following counties: Kankakee and Will.

STATE COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE

In the last 24 hours there has been 2,208 new confirmed cases and 24 deaths. 

IDPH is reporting a total of 215,929 cases, to date, including 7,857 deaths. 

The state has conducted 3,592,919 tests to-date.  

Additional information can be found here. COVID-19 stats by zip code can be found here.

CHICAGO COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE

In order for Chicago to move to the Moderate Incidence risk level which will allow the city to open up capacity to 50% and allow gatherings of up to 100 people, it has to get below 100 new cases per day and stay there for 14 days.

The per day averages citywide as of August 20th are 315 confirmed cases, 4,612 tests completed, and 3 deaths (based on a 7 day rolling average).

To date, there has been 67,441 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 2,837 confirmed deaths and a 6.8% positivity rate.

Additional information may be found here where you may select different data points such as zip code, ethnicity, age, gender, cases, tests, death, etc.

CURRENT REGION METRICS UPDATE

If the regions meet the metrics outlined below, then they COULD be subject to restrictions or mitigations outlined HERE

You may find the regional metrics HERE.

Danger regions are marked in RED.

RegionPositivity Increases (7 Day Avg)

Hospital Admissions (7 Day Avg.)

<20% Med  Surge Capacity<20%

 ICU Surge 

Capacity

> 8% Positivity

 Rate (3 cons. days)
1. North

4142%53%0 (4.5%)
2. North Central7236%41%0 (5.8%)
3. West Central5134%43%0 (5.5%)
4. Metro East8331%36%5(9.4%)
5. Southern4147%52%0(7.5%)
6. East Central1234%

43%0 (1.9%)
7. South Suburban5329%30%0 (7.9%)
8. West Suburban4231%43%0 (5.2%)
9. North Suburban3237%53%0 (5.7%)
10. Suburban Cook5427%33%0 (6.5%)
11. Chicago4426%41%0 (5.2%)

NEW METRICS

As you are aware from IRMA’s last notice, the Administration will now use the following metrics to determine whether or not a region is moving forward or backward. 

  1. Sustained increase in 7-day rolling average (7 out of 10-days) in the positivity rate and ONE of the following severity indicators:
    • Sustained 7-day increase in hospital admissions for a COVID-19 like illness;
    • Reduction in hospital capacity threatening surge capabilities (ICU capacity or medical/surgical beds < 20%)

OR

2. Three consecutive days averaging ≥ 8% positivity rate

NEW REGIONS

  1. NORTH: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
  2. NORTH-CENTRAL: Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford
  3. WEST-CENTRAL: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott
  4. METRO EAST: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
  5. SOUTHERN: Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson
  6. EAST-CENTRAL: Champaign, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Lawrence, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby, Vermillion
  7. SOUTH SUBURBAN: Kankakee, Will
  8. WEST SUBURBAN: DuPage, Kane
  9. NORTH SUBURBAN: Lake, McHenry
  10. SUBURBAN COOK: Suburban Cook
  11. CHICAGO: City of Chicago

MITIGATION MEASURES

Once a region meets the resurgence criteria, the following tiered menu of mitigation options will be considered. If sustained increases in health metrics continue unabated, further mitigations could be added from additional tiers.

SETTINGTIER 1TIER 2TIER 3 
Bars and RestaurantsReduced indoor dining and suspend indoor bar serviceSuspend indoor dining and bar serviceSuspend in-person dining; takeout only
OfficesInstitute remote work for high risk individuals; continued emphasis on telework for as many workers as possibleReduce office capacity with recommendations to resume remote work where possibleInstitute remote work for all non-essential workers
GymsReduce indoor capacitySuspend organized indoor recreational activitiesSuspend organized indoor and outdoor recreational activities
RetailReduce in-person capacitySuspend in-person non-essential retail; online and curbside pick-up available for allSuspend all non-essential retail; only essential retail open (i.e. grocery stores, pharmacies)
Salon and Personal CareInstitute temporary location shutdown tied to outbreakInstitute temporary location shutdown tied to outbreak with possible broader mitigationsSuspend salon and personal care operations

The metrics and mitigation information may be found HERE.