Two Illinois regions have improved their COVID-19 metrics enough to again loosen restrictions on businesses and other activities, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced.
Regions 7 (Will and Kankakee counties) and 11 (Chicago) have moved into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, allowing for indoor service at bars and restaurants in parties of up to 10 people.
Retail, service, indoor recreation, and other businesses are able to open with 50 percent occupancy limits. Museums may operate with a 25 percent occupancy limit. Meetings and social events can be held with the lesser of 50 people or 50 percent of an indoor space’s capacity.
Regions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 11 are now in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, while regions 8, 9, and 10 still face tier 1 mitigations. Region 4 (Southwest Illinois) is under tier 2 mitigations.