COVID-19 Center

Updated November 12, 2020

Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigations

As detailed in the July 15 Restore Illinois resurgence plan, Tier 2 mitigations may be applied if a region’s positivity rate remains above the 8 percent positivity threshold after 14 days under Tier 1 mitigations. If a region continues to experience a sustained resurgence of COVID-19 after 14 days with Tier 2 mitigations in place, stricter measures may be necessary to curtail further spread. 

Effective, Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Region 7 including Will County, entered into Tier 2 mitigations, due to sustained resurgence of COVID-19 after 14 days in Tier 1 mitigations (effective October 20, 2020), and will now operate under the following Tier 2 mitigation requirements: 

SETTINGMITIGATION REQUIREMENTS
Bars• All bars close at 11 pm and may reopen no earlier than 6 am the following day
• No indoor service
• All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside
• No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)
• Tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
• No dancing or standing indoors
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table
• No tables exceeding 6 people* 
Restaurants
• All restaurants close at 11 pm and may reopen no earlier than 6 am the following day
• No indoor dining or bar service
• Tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table
 No tables exceeding 6 people* 
Meetings, social events and gatherings (including weddings, funerals, potlucks, etc.)
• Limit to 10 guests in both indoor and outdoor settings* 
• Applicable to professional, cultural and social group gatherings.
• Not applicable to students participating in-person classroom learning, sports or polling places.
• This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general business guidance such as office, retail, etc.
• No party buses
• Gaming and Casinos close at 11 pm, are limited to 25 percent capacity, and follow mitigations for bars and restaurants, if applicable
Organized group recreational activities (including sports, but excluding fitness centers*)
• Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity both indoors & outdoors * 
• Groups limited to 10 or fewer people * 
• All Sports Guidance effective August 15, 2020, remains in effect
• Outdoor Activities (not included in the above exposure settings) continue per current DCEO guidance


* DENOTES NEW MITIGATION TO TIER 2 

State Public Health Officials Announce Resurgence Mitigations

Office of the Governor JB Pritzker
October 20, 2020

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Region 7 (Will and Kankakee counties) and Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties), beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020. Both regions are seeing a 7-day rolling average test positivity rate of 8 percent or above for three consecutive days, which exceeds the threshold set for establishing mitigation measures under the state’s Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan. 

Media Release (October 20, 2020) (PDF)
Resurgence Mitigations Effective October 23, 2020 

Thirty Four Counties at Warning Levels

Illinois Department of Health
October 16, 2020

IDPH News Release (PDF)