Governor Pritzker announced that additional mitigation efforts go into effect today in Kane, DuPage, Will and Kankakee counties. The new restrictions include placing a tighter cap on gathering sizes and further limiting the size of groups allowed at restaurants or bars. These counties are still seeing a coronavirus positivity rate above eight percent more than 14-days under a first round of heightened COVID-19 guidelines. The initial round included restrictions on indoor service at bars and restaurants.
Regions 5, 7 (Will and Kankakee counties) & 8 (Kane and DuPage counties )will go into the Governor’s Tier 2 Phase, here’s a look at what Tier 2 entails and what the new restrictions will be.