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Region 3 Including Christian And Montgomery Counties At 8% Positivity Rate For COVID

Region 3, which encompasses Christian and Montgomery County are above 8% on positivity rates for COVID-19. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) which keeps updated positivity rates made the announcement Tuesday morning saying that the region had reached 8% on Saturday.  Region 6 which includes Shelby, Moultrie, and Macon Counties are currently at 7.9% for positivity rates.



Under the current guidance, if the region stays at 8% for 3 consecutive days, Region 3 will face new mitigations which will mean that bars and restaurants will lose indoor dining, No group gatherings of over 25 people will be allowed and gaming and casinos have to have limits of 25% capacity.


Governor JB Pritzker on Tuesday also announced that bars and restaurants in Chicago will be closed starting Friday. The new regulations have been put in place in an effort to curb rising COVID rates in the city.



The Governor says that these mitigations when they get established in a region will be in effect until that region can get their COVID levels under control.



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