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Posted on: January 27, 2021

IL Eases Covid Restrictions in Itasca

Yesterday, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that Region 8 (DuPage and Kane) moved into Tier 1 effective January 26, 2021.

Mitigation measures have been revised as follows:

RESTAURANTS AND BARS 

  • Indoor service limited to the lesser of 25 guests or 25% capacity per room
  • Establishments offering indoor service must serve food
  • All bar and restaurant patrons should be seated at tables
  • 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

ORGANIZED GROUP RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES (fitness centers, sports, etc.)

  • Sports should follow the mitigation measures set forth in the All Sports Guidance, which outlines appropriate levels of practice and competition based on individual sport risk
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times in fitness centers, including while engaged in individual exercise regardless of person or machine spacing
  • Recreation, fitness centers and outdoor activities (not included in the above exposure settings) follow Phase 4 guidance

MEETINGS AND SOCIAL EVENTS (including weddings, funerals, potlucks, etc.)

  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors
  • Applicable to professional, cultural and social group gatherings.
  • Not applicable to students participating in-person classroom learning, or sports.
  • This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general Phase 4 business guidance such as office, personal care, retail, etc.

IDPH continues to closely monitor test positivity, ICU bed availability, and the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19.  Should data show Region 8 begin trending in the wrong direction, based on the established mitigation metrics, Itasca could once again find itself in a higher tier with increased measures.

Information about which tier and phase regions are in can be found at the top of the IDPH website homepage.  

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