COVID-19

IL Covid-19 Update #162

By February 4, 2021 No Comments

SUMMARY OF REPORT

1. Vaccine Distribution

2. Regions 8 and 9 Move to Phase 4

3. Mitigation Structure

4. Mitigation Tiers

VACCINE DISTRIBUTION

The state is currently in Phase 1B of the vaccination distribution. Grocery workers are included in the list of eligible participants in Phase 1B.

Grocery Workers include: Baggers, cashiers, stockers, pick-up, and customer service representatives.

You may find the complete list HERE.

WHERE TO GET VACCINATED

As more vaccine is distributed by the federal government, several thousand vaccination providers will be available, including but not limited to doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), across the state.

The local health departments may be found HERE.

Pharmacies that include, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Hy-Vee and Mariano’s are available for appointments.

If you are a pharmacy and are serving as a vaccination distribution location, please let us know. Additionally, please provide us a link to your sign-up page.

You may find vaccination locations HERE. As more pharmacies come online and more vaccination doses are available the number of locations will increase. Please check the link periodically.

VACCINE DATA DASHBOARD

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has added a vaccination data dashboard to their website. Information includes total Illinois doses/total administered doses, vaccine administration 7-day rolling average and by individual county information. You can access the information, here.

A total of 1,583,425 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 496,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,079,525. A total of 1,094,135 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 175,900 for long-term care facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 45,787 doses. Yesterday, a total of 65,166 doses were administered.

MITIGATION RELAXED FOR ADDITIONAL REGIONS

Region 4 qualifies for Tier 2.

METRO EAST: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington

Regions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 10, and 11 have met the metrics to return to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

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, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott

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

CHICAGO: City of Chicago

SUBURBAN COOK: Suburban Cook

Please see below for an explanation of the Tiers.

MITIGATION EXIT PLAN

In order to move to Tier 2 mitigation, a region must meet the following metrics:

  1. A test positivity rate below 12 percent for three consecutive days, as measured by the 7-day rolling average; AND
  2. Greater than or equal to 20 percent available staffed ICU and medical/surgical hospital beds for three consecutive days, on a 3-day rolling average; AND
  3. A sustained decrease in the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 for seven out of 10 days, on a 7-day average.

In order to move to Tier 1 mitigation, a region must meet the following metrics:

  1. A test positivity rate below 8 percent for three consecutive days, as measured by the 7-day rolling average; AND
  2. Greater than or equal to 20 percent available staffed ICU and medical/surgical hospital beds for three consecutive days, on a 3-day rolling average; AND
  3. No sustained increase in the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 for seven out of 10 days, on a 7-day average.

In order to move to Phase 4, a region must meet the following metrics:

  1. A test positivity rate less than or equal to 6.5 percent for three consecutive days, as measured by the 7-day rolling average; AND
  2. Greater than or equal to 20 percent available staffed ICU and medical/surgical hospital beds for three consecutive days, on a 3-day rolling average; AND
  3. No sustained increase in the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 for seven out of 10 days, on a 7-day average.

RESTAURANT AND BARS

Restaurants and bars in Regions that reach Tier 1 can open indoor dining with capacity limited to the lesser of 25 people or 25 percent of room capacity. Additionally, establishments must serve food and indoor tables must be limited to no more than four people, with reservations limited to two hours.

You may find more information HERE.

UPDATED MITIGATION TIERS

TIER 3

Bars and Restaurants

  • Suspend indoor service
  • Outdoor, delivery and takeout service continues under updated hours
  • No tables exceeding 6 people

Cultural Institutions

  • Operations paused

Gaming and Casinos

  • Operations paused

Hotels

  • Limited to registered guests
  • Fitness centers closed or operating on reservation model at 25% capacity

Household Gatherings

  • Limiting to household member is encouraged

Indoor Fitness Classes

  • Operations paused

Meetings, Events, and Gatherings

  • No gatherings in meeting rooms, banquet halls, party rooms, private clubs, etc.
  • Funerals limited to 10 family members of decedents

Offices

  • Remote work encouraged

Organized Group Recreational Activities

  • Indoor sports and recreation paused
  • Outdoor sports and recreation, individual training allowed
  • Groups limited to 10 people

TIER 2

Bars and Restaurants

  • Suspend indoor service
  • Outdoor, delivery and takeout service continues under updated hours
  • No tables exceeding 6 People

Cultural Institutions

  • Open under Phase 4 rules

Gaming and Casinos

  • Open under Phase 4 rules from Illinois Gaming Board

Hotels

  • Limited to registered guests
  • Fitness centers closed or operating on reservation model at 25% capacity

Household Gatherings

  • Limiting to 10 people is encouraged

Indoor Fitness Classes

  • Groups limited to 10, including fitness classes

Meetings, Events, and Gatherings

  • Limit to 10 guests indoors and outdoors

Offices

  • Open under Phase 4 rules

Organized Group Recreational Activities

  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25% overall capacity indoors and outdoors

TIER 1

Bars and Restaurants

  • Indoor service limited to lesser of 25% or 25 persons per room
  • No tables exceeding 4 people indoors
  • Suspend indoor service if not serving food
  • Outdoor, delivery and takeout service continues under updated hours

Cultural Institutions

  • Open under Phase 4 rules

Gaming and Casinos

  • Open under Phase 4 rules from Illinois Gaming Board

Hotels

  • Open under Phase 4 rules

Household Gatherings

  • Allowed with public health guidelines

Indoor Fitness Classes

  • Open under Phase 4 rules

Meetings, Events, and Gatherings

  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25% overall capacity indoors and outdoors

Offices

  • Open under Phase 4 rules

Organized Group Recreational Activities

  • Recreation, fitness centers and outdoor activities follow Phase 4 guidance

You may find Tiered Mitigation HERE.

Phase 4

You may find the specific industry guidelines for Phase 4 HERE.

In general Phase 4 consists of the following:

Gatherings:

  • All gatherings of 50 people or fewer are allowed with this limit subject to change based on latest data & guidance

Travel:

  • Travel should follow IDPH and CDC approved guidance

Health care:

  • All health care providers are open

Education and child care:

  • P-12 schools, higher education, all summer programs, and child care open with IDPH approved safety guidance

Outdoor recreation:

  • All outdoor recreation allowed

Businesses: Please click on the provided link above for industry specific guidance.

Manufacturing:

  • All manufacturing open with IDPH approved safety guidance

“Non-essential” businesses:

  • All employees return to work with IDPH approved safety guidance; Employers are encouraged to provide accommodations for COVID-19-vulnerable employees

Bars and restaurants:

  • Open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance

Personal care services and health clubs:

  • All barbershops, salons, spas and health and fitness clubs open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance

Entertainment:

  • Cinema and theaters open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance

Retail:

  • Open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
    You may view the regions and map of the regions here.