METRO EAST RETURN TO PHASE 4
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that Region 4, the Metro East, will return to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan today, October 9, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Region 4 – which includes Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair and Washington counties – initially moved to stricter mitigations on August 18, following three consecutive days of a rolling positivity rate above 8%. On September 2, additional mitigations were implemented after the region increased its positivity rate to a 7-day rolling positivity rate of 9.6%.
As of today, Region 4 has reached the threshold to lift mitigations following three consecutive days of a rolling positivity rate below 6.5%. Therefore, indoor dining and bar service can resume along with larger gathering sizes as outlined in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.
Phase 4 industry guidelines may be found HERE.