New Statewide COVID-19 Restrictions Going Into Effect in Illinois

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker says new COVID-19 restrictions will go into effect statewide throughout Illinois on Friday, Nov. 20.

Posted: Nov 17, 2020 3:17 PM
Updated: Nov 17, 2020 4:09 PM

On Tuesday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health said new COVID-19 restrictions would soon go into effect statewide in Illinois.

Illinois' new "Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations" build on the state's Resurgence Mitigation Plan that was first released in July, and affect areas of business like retail, personal care services, health and fitness centers, hotels, manufacturing, office work, bars, and restaurants.

Meetings, social events, and gatherings are also affected by the new restrictions, as are organized group recreational activities, indoor recreation, theaters, and cultural institutions.

While the new restrictions do not include a Stay at Home order, Gov. Pritzker said that if the mitigations are not followed and cases continue to rise in the weeks ahead, another order may be required.

“I’m hopeful that by limiting our in-person interactions, we will succeed at avoiding a Stay at Home order like what we had in the spring – when the choice between saving lives and saving livelihoods was even more stark," said Gov. Pritzker. "Tier 3 may allow us to do both."

You can view the full Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations which go into effect statewide in Illinois on Friday, Nov. 20, below.

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