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IMPORTANT: New mitigations go into effect for Friday, November 20th.

Due to a severe uptick in COVID-19 case counts and community spread, the State of Illinois has announced implementation of Tier 3 mitigations. Illinois communities in every corner of the state are facing record high case counts, and these additional public health actions are necessary to protect residents, businesses and communities.

These measures will introduce new capacity restrictions and operating guidelines for several industries. These actions build on the Resurgence Mitigation Plan released in July to suppress the spread of the virus and to prevent hospital capacity from being overrun. Consistent improvements in reducing daily positivity rates and case counts will allow communities to return to Phase 4 guidelines.

All 11 regions in the state will be subject to Tier 3 mitigations until further notice. More information can be found in the guidelines document linked below.

Region Guidelines Mitigation Measures
Region 1 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines with mitigation measures. Tier 3 Mitigations effective Friday, November 20th.
Region 2 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines with mitigation measures. Tier 3 Mitigations effective Friday, November 20th.
Region 3 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines with mitigation measures. Tier 3 Mitigations effective Friday, November 20th.
Region 4 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines with mitigation measures. Tier 3 Mitigations effective Friday, November 20th.
Region 5 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines with mitigation measures. Tier 3 Mitigations effective Friday, November 20th.
Region 6 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines with mitigation measures. Tier 3 Mitigations effective Friday, November 20th.
Region 7 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines with mitigation measures. Tier 3 Mitigations effective Friday, November 20th.
Region 8 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines with mitigation measures. Tier 3 Mitigations effective Friday, November 20th.
Region 9 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines with mitigation measures. Tier 3 Mitigations effective Friday, November 20th.
Region 10 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines with mitigation measures. Tier 3 Mitigations effective Friday, November 20th.
Region 11 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines with mitigation measures. Tier 3 Mitigations effective Friday, November 20th.

More on the Restore Illinois framework:

Restore Illinois is about saving lives and livelihoods. This plan will guide the reopening of our state, using public health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. This five-phased plan recognizes that the economy will start growing again when consumers feel that it is safe to return to work, shop and dine out, and engage in social and recreational activities.

To facilitate a tailored emergency response to meet local health needs, the Restore Illinois framework has established 11 public health regions and implements mitigation based on local risk level. To address the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Illinois, new statewide Tier 3 mitigations were issued for all 11 regions.  Regions will leave Tier 3 mitigations when the region achieves the metrics established by the Illinois Department of Public Health and a review of data from a 14-day monitoring period.

Read more about the plan here.

For the latest information on how COVID-19 is affecting or resurging in your community, see the map below. Additionally, which phase of the Restore Illinois plan your region is in, what additional restrictions may be in place, as well as guidelines permitting businesses and industries to operate with IDPH-approved safety guidance in place can be found below.

If sustained increases in health metrics are continually observed, further mitigations could be added and will be noted in the table below. Businesses within the region(s) under more restrictive mitigation measures are responsible for making adjustments to their operations in accordance with the posted mitigation measures.

Poster Resources - Restore Illinois Phase 3

Industry Toolkits

DCEO is providing industry-specific toolkits for various industries based on which phase of the plan your region is currently in. Browse the resources below to download checklists, signage, and guidelines created for those industries permitted to reopen in Phase 4. 

**Please note that businesses and communities should continue to refer to the above Tier 3 mitigations guidelines, which supersede standard Phase 4 guidance on operations, until further notice.  If the Tier 3 mitigations is silent on an issue, please utilize the Phase 4 guidance**