COVID-19

IL COVID – 19 Update #129

By October 16, 2020 No Comments

 

PRITZKER EXTEND DISASTER PROCLAMATION AND EXECUTIVE ORDERS

Governor Pritzker has extended the Disaster Proclamation. You may find it here.

The Governor also filed an Executive Order extending his previous Executive Orders. You may find it here.

The Executive Order included one change. It removes the suggestion for retailers to prohibit consumers from using reusable bags. It is now silent on the matter.

As such, each retailer is still free to decide whether or not to allow consumers to use reusable bags.

 

REMINDER: CHICAGO STILL DOES NOT ALLOW THE USE OF REUSABLE BAGS.

34 COUNTIES ARE IN THE WARNING ZONE

  1. Adams
  2. Alexander
  3. Boone
  4. Cass
  5. Christian
  6. Clay
  7. Clinton
  8. Crawford
  9. DeKalb
  10. DeWitt
  11. Jasper
  12. Jefferson
  13. Jo Daviess
  14. Johnson
  15. Kane
  16. Lee
  17. Macon
  18. McDonough
  19. McHenry
  20. Mercer
  21. Monroe
  22. Pike
  23. Pulaski
  24. Randolph
  25. Saline
  26. Stephenson
  27. Union
  28. Vermilion
  29. Warren
  30. Washington
  31. Wayne
  32. Whiteside
  33. Will
  34. Winnebago

 

STATE COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE

The state is quickly headed in the wrong direction.  Region 1 is currently under mitigation. Regions 3,4,5,7,8,10 are close to mitigation.

In the last 24 hours there has been 4,554 new confirmed cases and 38 deaths.

IDPH is reporting a total of 336,174 cases, to date, including 9,165 deaths.

The state has conducted 6,618,768 tests to-date.

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

 

CHICAGO COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE

The per day averages citywide as of October 14th is 475 confirmed cases, 4,317 tests completed, and 2 deaths (based on a 7 day rolling average).

To date, there has been 86,773 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 3,003 confirmed deaths and a 4.8% 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%

ICU Surge

Capacity

> 8% Positivity

Rate (3 cons. days)

1. North 8 3 31% 39% 4 (10.6%)
2. North Central 5 2 34% 39% 0 (6%)
3. West Central 7 3 34% 35% 0 (6.7%)
4. Metro East 7 3 27% 44% 0(7.0%)
5. Southern 8 5 44% 54% 0

(7.8%)

6. East Central 4 6 31% 45% 0 (2.4%)
7. South Suburban 7 7 27% 27% 0 (6.8%)
8. West Suburban 9 5 30% 43% 0 (7.4%)
9. North Suburban 6 5 34% 50% 0 (6.6%)
10. Suburban Cook 8 5 22% 29% 0 (6.3%)
11. Chicago 5 6 22% 30% 0 (5.4%)

 

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

  1. 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.

 

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.