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More COVID-19 Restrictions Coming to Local Illinois Counties

On Monday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced new COVID-19 restrictions that would be in effect in southern Illinois as of Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Posted: Nov 9, 2020 3:15 PM
Updated: Nov 9, 2020 3:43 PM

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker says new COVID-19 restrictions are coming to Region 5 of Illinois, which includes Wabash, White, Gallatin, Hardin, Edwards, Saline, Hamilton, Lawrence, Richland, and Wayne counties.

Gov. Pritzker announced the new COVID-19 restrictions on Monday and said they'd be in effect as of 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The new restrictions being implemented include: 

Bars and Restaurants:

  • Reduce party size from 10 to six individuals

Meetings, Social Events, and Gatherings:

  • Maximum indoor/outdoor gathering size of 10 individuals
    • Applicable to professional, cultural, and social group gatherings
    • This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general business guidance, such as office, retail, etc.
    • Not applicable to students participating in in-person classroom learning
    • Not applicable to sports, see sports guidance

Organized Group Recreational Activities:

  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors
  • Groups limited to 10 individuals or fewer
  • Does not apply to fitness centers

According to Pritzker, the new COVID-19 restrictions, which are also being implemented within Regions 5, 7, and 8 of the state, are being implemented due to the high test positivity rate in the areas.

The new COVID-19 restrictions going into effect on Wednesday do not apply to schools.

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The Tri-State is about to witness a metric ton of change over the next 36 hours or so, but before we get to the meat of the forecast let's focus on the hearer and the now - after seeing an absolutely gorgeous start to the work week with afternoon highs nearing the 70° mark and little to no cloud cover, clear skies will linger through the evening ahead and into tomorrow morning as temperature gradually dwindle into the upper 30s and low 40s area-wide. We'll fall to 42° in Evansville setting the stage for yet another mild, albeit far less quiet Tuesday ahead.
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