State Puts Mitigations in Place For Downstate Region 4, Effective Aug. 18

State Puts Mitigations in Place For Downstate Region 4, Effective Aug. 18

Region 4 has exceeded IDPH criteria that trigger additional mitigations to combat a resurgence of COVID-19 and prevent uncontrollable spread.

Region 4 is marked with the red border.

As detailed in the July 15 Restore Illinois resurgence plan, new mitigations will be applied if a region’s positivity rate averages greater than or equal to 8% for three consecutive days, as it has in Region 4 from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2020.

Region 4 includes Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair and Washington counties.

IDPH will track the positivity rate in Region 4 over a 14-day monitoring period to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigation should remain in place.

If the positivity rate averages less than or equal to 6.5 percent over a 14-day period, the region will return to Phase 4 mitigations under the Restore Illinois Plan. If the positivity rate averages between 6.5 percent and 8 percent, the new mitigations will remain in place.

If the positivity rate averages greater than or equal to 8 percent after 14 days, more stringent mitigations will be applied to further
reduce spread of the virus, which can include the closure of indoor bars and dining.

Follow the latest regional metrics at: https://dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

Effective Aug. 18, Region 4 will operate under these new mitigation requirements:

SOURCE: IDPH news release