Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: November 18, 2020
On Tuesday, November 17, Governor J.B. Pritzger announced that the entire State of Illinois will begin Tier 3 Mitigation guidelines starting Friday, November 20 at 12:01 a.m.
With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across the state of Illinois, the Midwest and the nation, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced additional COVID-19 resurgence mitigations that will take effect in every region across the state in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Tier 3 mitigations build on the Resurgence Mitigation Plan released in July to suppress the spread of the virus and prevent hospitals from becoming overrun. This latest round of mitigations aims to limit gatherings and encourages residents to stay home as much as possible and follow proper safety measures when out in public. The mitigations strive to achieve a balance with public safety while preserving opportunities for in-person learning for children and protecting as much of the economy as possible. Currently, statewide positivity rates are at record highs and hospitalizations are surpassing the numbers recorded last Spring.
While this latest round of mitigations does not include a stay at home order, if the mitigations are not adhered to and cases continue to rise in the weeks ahead, another order may be required. Details regarding Tier 3 Mitigation Guidelines can be found on the State of Illinois COVID-19 Response Website - coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-mitigation-plan
Regional COVID-19 metrics and mitigations - dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics
DCEO FAQ regarding information on guidance for businesses - 2.illinois.gov/dceo/Pages