COVID-19

IL COVID-19 Update #130

By October 20, 2020 No Comments

 

SUMMARY OF REPORT

  1. Governor Pritzker announces mitigation measures for Region 5 (Southern Region)
  2. ALL Regions are in danger of mitigation. Regions 7 and 8 are one day away from mitigation.
  3. COVID Numbers
    • Monday: 3,113 new cases with 22 additional deaths
    • Sunday: 4,245 new cases with 22 additional deaths
    • Saturday: 3,629 new cases with 27 additional deaths

REGION 5 MITIGATION

A few moments ago, IRMA was briefed by the Governor’s office and the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding additional mitigation efforts that will be implemented this Thursday in Region 5.

Region 5 includes Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson

Mitigation measures taking effect at 12:01 am on Thursday, October 19, 2020 in Region 5 include the following:

Bars

  • No indoor service;
  • All outside bar service closes at 11:00 p.m.;
  • All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside;
  • No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed);
  • Tables should be 6 feet apart;
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting;
  • No dancing or standing indoors;
  • Reservations required for each party; and
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table.

Restaurants

  • No indoor dining or bar service;
  • All outdoor dining closes at 11:00 p.m.;
  • Outside dining tables should be 6 feet apart;
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting;
  • Reservations required for each party; and
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table.

Meetings, Social Events, Gatherings

  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity;
  • No party buses; and
  • Gaming and Casinos close at 11:00 p.m., are limited to 25 percent capacity, and follow mitigations for bars and restaurants, if applicable.

REGIONS 7 AND 8 ONE DAY AWAY FROM MITIGATION

All regions are approaching mitigation. Region 7 (Kankakee and Will) and Region 8 (DuPage and Kane) are one day away from mitigation.

Region 7 and 8 will MOST LIKELY FACE MITIGATION BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

 

STATE COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE

The state is quickly headed in the wrong direction.  Region 1 and Region 5 are currently under mitigation. ALL regions are close to mitigation.

In the last 24 hours there has been 3,113 new confirmed cases and 22 deaths.

IDPH is reporting a total of 347,161 cases, to date, including 3,113 deaths.

The state has conducted 6,824,237 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 17th is 508 confirmed cases, 4,222 tests completed, and 2 deaths (based on a 7 day rolling average).

To date, there has been 88,412 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 3,013 confirmed deaths and a 12% 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 4 39% 48% 4 (11.1%)
2. North Central 7 2 39% 40% 0 (6.9%)
3. West Central 9 4 34% 31% 0 (7.3%)
4. Metro East 8 3 25% 45% 0(7.0%)
5. Southern 7 3 49% 64% 0

(9.1%)

6. East Central 7 6 33% 46% 0

(7.6%)

7. South Suburban 9 6 28% 25% 0 (8.3%)
8. West Suburban 10 5 31% 44% 0 (8.5%)
9. North Suburban 7 5 38% 51% 0

(7.3%)

10. Suburban Cook 8 4 26% 31% 0 (6.9%)
11. Chicago 8 5 25% 32% 0 (6.2%)

 

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

  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.