SUMMARY of the DAILY REPORT
- Metro East Clarification
- Champaign City Ordinance
- Metro East Positivity Rate Continues to Increase
- 3 of the 11 regions are in the danger zone
- Today’s State numbers: 2,295 new confirmed cases with 25 deaths
IF a region meets the metrics as outlined below, the regions could be put into mitigation. The mitigation measures are outlined below.
METRO EAST CLARIFICATION
As IRMA members already know the Metro East are has been rolled back. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has made some clarifications.
- Taverns will close at 11:00 p.m. This means consumers must be out by 11:00pm.
- There can be no congregating at the actual bar including no ordering or seating.
- Additionally, groups can be seated at tables but tables can hold no more than 6 people and tables must still be six-feet apart.
- If the facility has an outdoor option, they must still close at 11:00 p.m. This means consumers must be out by 11:00pm.
- Restaurants must close at 11:00 p.m. This means consumers must be out by 11:00pm.
- Parties are limited to six people at one table.
- There must be a reservation on file for at least one member of each party including name and cell phone of that individual. This is to assist the local health department with contact tracing.
- Drive-thrus, delivery and carryout may continue to operate after 11:00pm
- Consumers can still enter the establishment to place a carry out order or pick up an online order. Customers will need to pick up their food and go with no congregation.
- Patrons will have to wear masks any time they leave their table AND any time they interact with the server(s) (e.g. order being taken, food being delivered, glasses being refilled, etc.).
- Meetings, social events, and gatherings will be limited to 25% of 25 people, whichever is less.
You may view all the mitigation requirements here.
CHAMPAIGN CITY ORDINANCE
The City of Champaign has passed a mask ordinance. It parallels the JCAR rules that requires businesses to require consumers to wear masks but will considered to be compliant as long as the business is following Phase 4 Guidelines. It also requires the following:
- Patrons Must be Seated: The sale, service, and consumption of alcoholic liquor on the premises shall be allowed for seated patrons only. Standing area occupancy shall not be allowed, either in indoor or outdoor service areas.
- All Patrons to be Seated: All patrons present in the establishment must have a seat in the establishment, whether a chair, booth, picnic-style table, or bar stool, and must remain seated except for the limited and temporary purposes such as:
- Patrons may stand only for limited purposes, including using the restroom, placing an order at a designated service area, picking up an order for carry out, or to enter or exit the establishment. These limited purposes do not include eating or drinking.
- No more than two (2) patrons may stand to use any individual arcade game, dart board, pool table, or similar bar game or entertainment device at a time. Patrons must return to their seats when their use of the game concludes. Any patron that is standing must be wearing a face covering over the nose and mouth.
- Enforcement: Security Cameras. Pursuant to the investigation of a specific
complaint, or upon the observation or reasonable belief of any enforcement officer or official that an unsafe or unsanitary environment exists or recently existed, any liquor establishment must provide immediate and unrestricted access to footage from its security camera systems upon request by the Champaign Police or Fire Department, or by any authorized agent of the City of Champaign Liquor Commissioner’s Office, or Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.
- Entry Age: Effective beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 19, 2020, the entry age for all liquor establishments holding a Class A license shall be 21 and over after 9:00 p.m. each day. Licensees must cause any patrons under the age of 21 to leave the premises at such time.
- Notice Requirements: The Licensee shall prominently post such requirements regarding seating and face coverings at the entrance to each liquor establishment AND upon any table for the seating of patrons.
- Violation: A violation of the ordinance is a $750 fine.
STATE COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE
In the last 24 hours there has been 2,295 new confirmed cases and 25 deaths.
IDPH is reporting a total of 211,889 cases, to date, including 7,806 deaths.
The state has conducted 3,489,571 tests to-date.
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 18th are 318 confirmed cases, 4,683 tests completed, and 2 deaths (based on a 7 day rolling average).
To date, there has been 66,672 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 2,831 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.
|Region||Positivity Increases (7 Day Avg)||Hospital Admissions (7 Day Avg.)||<20% Med Surge Capacity||<20%|
|> 8% Positivity|
Rate (3 cons. days)
|1. North||2||1||44%||54%||0 (3.8%)|
|2. North Central||6||2||43%||46%||0 (5.5%)|
|3. West Central||5||1||38%||45%||0 (6.1%)|
|4. Metro East||9||3||33%||43%||4(9.5%)|
|6. East Central||1||3||40%||46%||0 (2.2%)|
|7. South Suburban||5||5||32%||35%||0 (7.2%)|
|8. West Suburban||4||1||34%||45%||0 (5.1%)|
|9. North Suburban||4||1||42%||57%||0 (5.6%)|
|10. Suburban Cook||4||3||31%||37%||0 (6.4%)|
|11. Chicago||3||3||29%||43%||0 (5.1%)|
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.
- 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%)
2. Three consecutive days averaging ≥ 8% positivity rate
- NORTH: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
- NORTH-CENTRAL: Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford
- WEST-CENTRAL: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott
- METRO EAST: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
- SOUTHERN: Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson
- EAST-CENTRAL: Champaign, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Lawrence, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby, Vermillion
- SOUTH SUBURBAN: Kankakee, Will
- WEST SUBURBAN: DuPage, Kane
- NORTH SUBURBAN: Lake, McHenry
- SUBURBAN COOK: Suburban Cook
- CHICAGO: City of Chicago
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.
|SETTING||TIER 1||TIER 2||TIER 3|
|Bars and Restaurants||Reduced indoor dining and suspend indoor bar service||Suspend indoor dining and bar service||Suspend in-person dining; takeout only|
|Offices||Institute remote work for high risk individuals; continued emphasis on telework for as many workers as possible||Reduce office capacity with recommendations to resume remote work where possible||Institute remote work for all non-essential workers|
|Gyms||Reduce indoor capacity||Suspend organized indoor recreational activities||Suspend organized indoor and outdoor recreational activities|
|Retail||Reduce in-person capacity||Suspend in-person non-essential retail; online and curbside pick-up available for all||Suspend all non-essential retail; only essential retail open (i.e. grocery stores, pharmacies)|
|Salon and Personal Care||Institute temporary location shutdown tied to outbreak||Institute temporary location shutdown tied to outbreak with possible broader mitigations||Suspend salon and personal care operations|
The metrics and mitigation information may be found HERE.