COVID-19

IL COVID-19 Update #137

By October 27, 2020 No Comments
SUMMARY OF REPORT

1. Chicago STATE mitigation will begin FRIDAY

2. Regions 4 (Metro East) and Region 10 (Suburban Cook) mitigation will begin TOMORROW

STATE MITIGATION ANNOUNCED FOR CHICAGO

The State has announced mitigation procedures for Chicago (Region 11).

The state mitigation procedures PREEMPT the local mitigation procedures put in place by Mayor Lightfoot.

The state procedures are stricter and are outlined below.

REGIONS 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 AND 11 MITIGATION DATES AND COUNTIES

Region 1: Thursday, October 1st

·    Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago

Region 5: Thursday, October 22nd

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

Region 7: Friday, October 23rd

·    Kankakee and Will

Region 8: Friday, October 23rd

·    DuPage and Kane

Region 1: Sunday, October 25th (additional mitigations)

Region 4: Wednesday, October 28th

·    Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington

Region 10: Wednesday, October 28th

·    Suburban Cook

Region 11: Friday, October 30th

·    Chicago

REGIONS 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, AND 11 MITIGATION

Regions 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 AND 11 are either under mitigation or are scheduled to be under mitigation.

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.

REGION 1 ADDITIONAL MITIGATION

The mitigation procedures put in place October 1st are still applicable with the following changes that will began Sunday, October 25th:

Bars and Restaurants

·    Reduce party size from 10 to six individuals

Meetings, Social Events and Gatherings

·    Maximum indoor/outdoor gathering size of 10 individuals

1. Applicable to professional, religious, cultural and social group gatherings

2. Not applicable to students participating in-person classroom learning

3. This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general business guidance, such as office, retail, etc.

4. Not applicable to sports, see sports guidance

Indoor recreation

·    Maintain lesser of 25 people/25 percent of capacity

·    No groups more than 10 individuals

·    Does not apply to fitness

STATE COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE

In the last 24 hours there has been 4,000 new confirmed cases and 46 deaths.

IDPH is reporting a total of 382,985 cases, to date, including 9,568 deaths.

The state has conducted 7,388,290 tests to-date.

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

CHICAGO COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE

Starting Friday, October 30th, Chicago will be subject to state mitigation. The state mitigation PREEMPTS the local mitigation put into place by Mayor Lightfoot. The state mitigation for Chicago is outlined above.

The per day averages citywide as of October 26th is 797 confirmed cases, 12,371 tests completed, and 2 deaths (based on a 7 day rolling average).

To date, there has been 94,344 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 3,037 confirmed deaths and a 7.4% 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)
>8% Positivity Rate
1-North
6
12.8%
2-North Central
5
7.5%
3-West Central
7
8.0%
4-Metro East
7
8.4%
5-Southern
6
9.0%
6-East Central
6
7.9%
7-South Suburban
8
9.6%
8-West Suburban
6
9.5%
9-North Suburban
9
8.4%
10-Suburban Cook
8
8.0%
11-Chicago
8
7.8%
MITIGATION THRESHOLD 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

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

You may view the regions and map of the regions here.

TIERED 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.