Regions 1 and 2 move to Phase 4

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday announced Region 1 (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago) and Region 2 (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford) are moving to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan effective Tuesday.
A Phase 4 Guidelines Overview can be found on the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity website.
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 percent occupancy.
Personal care
Continue capacity limit of no more than 50 percent 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 percent of facility capacity.

Museums
Capacity limit of no more than 25 percent 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 percent of room capacity.
Multiple groups may meet in the same facility if they are socially distanced and in separate rooms
IDPH will continue to closely monitor test positivity, ICU bed availability, and the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19.  Should data show regions trending in the wrong direction, based on the established mitigation metrics, regions could once again find themselves in a higher tier with increased measures.
Metrics for moving from a higher to lower tier are as follows:
Moving from Tier 3 to Tier 2
Test positivity rate equals 8 percent and below 12 percent for three consecutive days (seven-day average).
Staffed ICU bed availability equals 20 percent for three consecutive days (seven-day average).
Sustained decline in COVID patients in hospital (seven-day average for seven of 10 days).
Moving from Tier 2 to Tier 1
Test positivity rate between 6.5 percent and 8 percent for three consecutive days (seven-day average).
Staffed ICU bed availability equals 20 percent for three consecutive days (seven-day average).
No sustained increase in COVID patients in hospital (seven-day average for seven of 10 days).
Moving from Tier 1 to Phase 4
Test positivity rate equals 6.5 percent for three consecutive days (seven-day average).
Staffed ICU bed availability equals 20 percent for three consecutive days (seven-day average).
No sustained increase in COVID patients in hospital (seven-day average for seven of 10 days).
Information about mitigation and resurgence metrics can be found on the IDPH website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics.