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IL Covid-19 Update #163

By February 5, 2021No Comments


1. Vaccine Distribution

2. All Regions Eligible for Phase 4

3. Cook County Implements Stricter Phase 4 Protocols


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.


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.


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 1,629,550 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 2,125,650. A total of 1,156,453 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 178,848 for long-term care facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 46,709 doses. Yesterday, a total of 62,318 doses were administered.

1,156,453 vaccines administered equals 9.1 percent of the state’s population.


Phase 4

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

In general Phase 4 consists of the following:


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


  • 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.


  • 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


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


  • Open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance


Please note that while Cook County moved to Phase 4 of COVID mitigations, it has released its own set of regulations that are different from the state as well as Chicago. We highly encourage you to review the order and let us know if you have any questions. For those of you with locations in Chicago, the Chicago rules will continue to apply.

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