Illinois Governor JB Pritzker provided an update on taking a public health approach to safely reopen our state on a region-by-region basis. There are four regions such as northeast Illinois, north-central Illinois, central Illinois, and southern Illinois. The northern Illinois region, including Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, and Lee counties, are in the North-Central region.
Governor JB Pritzker announced a 5-phase plan to re-open Illinois. We are currently in the Phase 2-Flattening phase.
The governor has announced that phase 3-recovery will include reopening businesses such as manufacturing, offices, hair salons, barbershops, and retail stores. To enter phase 3 the rate of infection among those tested, the number of patients admitted to the hospital, and the number of patients needing ICU beds must be stable or declining. Gatherings of 10 people or less with face coverings and social distancing are still required.
As of now, there are no dates for Phases 4 or 5, but the earliest a region can get to Phase 3 is May 29th.
List of the 5 Phases:
For the entire special report on the Coronavirus Briefing from Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, please follow this link:
For more information about the 5 phases click the link below:
For a downloadable PDF of the full Restore Illinois plan click the link below: