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 (IDPH) Illinois Department of Public Health - Daily COVID-19 Press Releases 

 State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Actions to Combat a Resurgence of COVID-19

Updated 10/09/2020 - From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois followed the science and listened to public health experts by putting mitigations in place and then deliberately and gradually lifting many of them. As other states see their cases and positivity rates surge, Illinois has one of the lowest positivity rates in the nation because we let public health guide our decisions.

This updated guidance establishes a menu of mitigation options organized by risk level. The following health metrics will be used to determine when the spread of the virus in a region requires additional mitigations:

What Could Cause a Region to Become More Restrictive?

  • Sustained increase in 7-day rolling average (7 out of 10 days) in the positivity rate
  • Sustained 7-day increase in hospital admissions for a COVID-19 like illness
  • Reduction in hospital capacity threatening surge capabilities (ICU capacity or medical/surgical beds under 20%)
  • Three consecutive days averaging greater than or equal to 8% positivity rate (7 day rolling)
Mitigations will be applied on a regional basis based on the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Regions that have traditionally guided IDPH in its statewide public health work. Expanding to 11 regions allows for a more granular approach in this phase of the response to COVID-19. The new regions follow county lines to account for counties that are in more than one region of the EMS system. The new regions are as follows:
  • 1. NORTH: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
  • 2. NORTH-CENTRAL: Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford
  • 3. WEST-CENTRAL: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott
  • 4. METRO EAST: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
  • 5. SOUTHERN: Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson
  • 6. EAST-CENTRAL: Champaign, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Lawrence, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby, Vermillion
  • 7. SOUTH SUBURBAN: Kankakee, Will
  • 8. WEST SUBURBAN: DuPage, Kane
  • 9. NORTH SUBURBAN: Lake, McHenry
  • 10. SUBURBAN COOK: Suburban Cook
  • 11. CHICAGO: City of Chicago
Map of Illinois regions.
All public health criteria included in this document are subject to change. As research and data on this novel coronavirus continue to develop, this plan can and will be updated to reflect the latest science and data.
Once a region meets the resurgence criteria, the following tiered menu of mitigation options will be considered. If sustained increases in health metrics continue unabated, further mitigations could be added from additional tiers.

Restore Illinois - Plan (PDF) A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Our State

View all Executive Orders related to COVID-19 Illinois Here

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Provider Notice regarding Temporary PASRR and DON Screening Changes during COVID-19 Pandemic; Provider notices and bulletins contain pertinent information for participating providers for medical services provided or for claims submitted for reimbursement - Updated March 30, 2020        

Provider Notice Issued 03/20/2020: Provider notice allowing screenings to be conducted telephonically.

Expansion of Telehealth Services- Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services: Illinois 1135  Request to Address COVID-19 March 20, 2020 

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