CHICAGO– Three regions in Illinois are ready to move out of Tier 3 mitigation, the state’s strictest tier of restrictions. Gov. JB Pritzker said other regions are on track to move out of Tier 3 in the coming days if the current trends hold.
The state is also adjusting resurgence mitigations to allow restaurants and bars to resume indoor dining with limited capacity when they enter Tier 1 mitigations.
Gov. Pritzker said this is in light of ramped up vaccination efforts across the state.
Youth and recreational sports may also resume play for those regions moving out of Tier 3.
Region 4, which includes the Metro East will remain in Tier 3 until it meets the following metrics:
- A test positivity rate below 12 percent for three consecutive days, as measured by the 7-day rolling average; AND
- Greater than or equal to 20 percent available staffed ICU and medical/surgical hospital beds for three consecutive days, on a 3-day rolling average; AND
- A sustained decrease in the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 for seven out of 10 days, on a 7-day average.