Due to the increasing severity of the outbreak here in Illinois and across the country, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health placed all 11 areas under Tier 3 mitigation, which will be effective November 20, 2020.
What does Tier 2 mean for Illinois?
Tier 2 is the second step of improved mitigations under the plan unveiled by Governor Pritzker in July, which split the state into 11 health care zones to allow for a more targeted approach to the pandemic response. Tier 1 was the first phase of enhanced mitigations. As announced by the governor, the state’s Tier 2 mitigation plan will go into force on Wednesday in Regions 5, 7, and 8.
How many regions remain under Tier 3 in Illinois?
According to the state’s health agency, almost all of Illinois may begin to lift certain coronavirus limitations, with just two regions remaining under Tier 3 mitigations, according to the announcement made Monday. However, what will be permitted in each location will differ.
What tier is Chicago in now?
As a result of the adjustment, much of Chicago was relegated to Tier 2 and even Tier 1. Region 7, which includes Will and Kankakee counties, was granted permission to enter Tier 1 on Thursday. Following the change in metrics, the region was the only one in the Chicago area that was still subject to Tier 3 mitigation measures.
Which Illinois regions were able to lift some of the mitigations?
As a consequence, the majority of Illinois’ regions were able to lift some of the mitigations that had been put in place as they progressed through the plan’s various levels and phases. Two regions have been relegated to Phase 4, three have been promoted to Tier 1, and four more have been promoted to Tier 2, with only two territories remaining in the most restricted Tier 3.