Region 4 Moves Into Phase 4

This morning the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that Region 4 will be moving from Tier 2 mitigations into Phase 4, effective today. Region 4 has been meeting all but one of the requirements to move into the next Tier/Phase of the plan. As of today, Region 4 has met the criteria of at least 20% ICU bed availability for 3 consecutive days and has had a positivity rate of 6.5% (the requirement for Phase 4) and has therefore skipped Tier 1 and moved right into Phase 4 with the rest of the state. 

Phase 4 Guidelines include the following:

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
• Indoor dining and drinking now permitted for parties of up to 10 people
• Seated areas should be arranged so that tables allow for 6 feet between parties; impermeable barriers may be installed between booths which are less than 6 feet apart

RETAIL AND SERVICE COUNTER
• Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy

PERSONAL CARE
• Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy

INDOOR/OUTDOOR RECREATION
• Reopening select indoor recreation facilities (e.g., bowling alleys, skating rinks); indoor playgrounds and trampoline parks should remain closed
• Indoor recreation to operate at lesser of 50 customers or 50% of facility capacity

MUSEUMS
• Capacity limit of no more than 25% occupancy
• Guided tours should be limited to 50 or fewer people per group

MEETINGS AND SOCIAL EVENTS
• Limit to the lesser of 50 people or 50% of room capacity
• Multiple groups may meet in the same facility if they are socially distanced and in separate rooms

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