COVID-19

IL Regions 4 & 7 Rollback

By August 24, 2020 No Comments

MITIGATION MEASURES EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY

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 Wednesday in Region 4 (Metro East – counties across from St. Louis) and mitigation efforts that will be implemented in Region 7 (Kankakee and Will counties). Region 4’s positivity rate continues to exceed 8% (9.6% to be exact) and today is Region 7’s third day over the 8% trigger. Region 7 is currently at 8.3%. 

  • In both regions, indoor dining will be suspended. Only outdoor will be allowed. Reservations will still be required with contact information for at least one member of the party. 
  • In Region 7, restaurants and taverns must be closed by 11:00 p.m. This mitigation step is already in place in Region 4. Closure does not apply to drive-thru, curbside or delivery. 
  • Gaming and casinos must close at 11:00 p.m. and are limited to 25% capacity. This mitigation step is already in place in Region 4.
  • IDPH has not made a final determination on the rules for taverns or restaurants that have gaming machines. That determination will be made in the next few hours.  
  • Reception halls are closed and no party buses. This means restaurants or taverns can not hold receptions. 

In order for the mitigation efforts to be removed, a region must achieve a positivity rate of at least 6.5%. 

The regional maps and region statistics can be viewed here. Region 4’s mitigation efforts can be found here. When a link for Region 7 goes ‘live’, we will forward that to you.