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Mitigation To Resume In Washington County, Metro East

Region Four, which includes Washington County and the Metro East, will return your mitigation restrictions on Wednesday, October 28.

Gov. JB Pritzker said on Facebook Monday:

“Over the weekend, two more regions triggered our metrics for additional mitigations — meaning that, starting Wednesday, 6 of our 11 regions will be operating under our resurgence framework.

Much like the four areas already operating under Tier One or Tier Two of the plan – Northwestern Illinois, Southern Illinois, and Will, Kankakee, DuPage and Kane Counties – Region 4 triggered our 8% positivity average threshold, the second time it has done so since mid-summer.

Region 10, on the other hand, is the first region in Illinois to reach additional mitigations not because of its positivity rate alone, but because its positivity rate and its COVID-related hospitalizations have both seen a sustained increase over the last 10 days.

If this news alarms you, it should. Do your part to slow the spread: wear a mask, avoid unnecessarily gathering and practice good hygiene. We can beat this new wave if we take action together. Let’s go all in, Illinois.”


  1. Anonymous on October 26, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    How will these mitigation measures impact election day in Washington County? This is something that will need to be addressed by the county board ASAP.

  2. Anonymous on October 26, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Unfortunately, there are still morons that don’t wear masks!

    • Anonymous on October 26, 2020 at 11:24 pm

      Yes there are still people that don’t believe the virus is real. No matter where these people go they don’t wear masks, don’t know how to read the signs. And don’t watch social distancing.

    • Anonymous on October 27, 2020 at 3:38 pm

      Because we are educated enough to know that they are not effective.

    • Anonymous on October 27, 2020 at 3:50 pm

      Businesses need to enforce their own rules, too. If there’s a sign on the front door saying that masks are absolutely required for all customers, then DO SOMETHING when some jerk walks in bare-faced. Stand up for the rest of us who are trying to do the right thing.

      • Anonymous on October 28, 2020 at 7:01 pm

        I agree with you that businesses need to do something about not letting people in without masks.
        But I hate to say this I don’t see this happening

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