COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


What does it mean when a County Moves to Phase 4?

-If tests positivity rate is ≤ 6.5 percent for three consecutive days (measured with the 7-day rolling average)

-Available intensive care unit (ICU) and medical/surgical bed capacity ≥ 20 percent for three consecutive days (measured with the 7-day rolling average)

-No sustained increase in the number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals (measured with the 7-day rolling average for 7 of 10 days)

•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
•Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy
•Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy
•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% of facility capacity
•Capacity limit of no more than 25% occupancy
•Guided tours should be limited to 50 or fewer people per group
•Limit to the lesser of 50 people or 50% of room capacity
•Multiple groups may meet in the same facility if they are socially distanced and in separate rooms.

These metrics are intended to be used for local level awareness to help local leaders, businesses, local health departments, and the public make informed decisions about personal and family gatherings, as well as what activities they choose to do. The metrics are updated weekly, from the Sunday-Saturday of the prior week.
A map and information of each county’s status can be found on the IDPH website at County Level COVID-19 Risk Metrics | IDPH



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Illinois Regional Resurgence Information



IDPH is monitoring key indicators to identify early but significant  increases of  COVID-19

transmission in Illinois, potentially signifying resurgence. These indicators are calculated for

eleven newly described  Illinois regions. IDPH will monitor if these indicators show an

increase in COVID-19 disease burden  with a  simultaneous decrease in hospital

capacity OR if there are three consecutive days greater than or equal to 8% test positivity rate

(7 day rolling). These indicators can be used to determine whether additional community

mitigation interventions are needed for a region to control the further spread of COVID-19.

Indicators are calculated daily for each region based on the most current, complete data. Each

indicator is compared to a pre-established threshold value to evaluate the COVID-19 disease

burden and hospital resource capacity. By applying the same metrics to each region, IDPH uses

a standardized approach to monitor the state as a whole while also monitoring regional trends.

Once a region meets resurgence criteria, mitigation measures will be implemented.  If sustained

increases in health metrics continue unabated, more stringent mitigation measures will be

implemented. Tiered mitigation measures can be found here.


McDonough county is part of region 2. Region 2, in the state of Illinois will

begin operating under Phase 4 mitigation strategies on Monday January 25, 2021.


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