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Monday, January 25, 2021

Illinois Regions Lower COVID Restrictions

It's been awhile since we've updated our readers on the various restrictions in place throughout the State regarding COVID-19. Since November, most of the State had remained in Tier 3 which prohibited indoor dining among many other restrictions. Recently, the Governor loosened COVID restrictions for various regions in the State: some regions went to Tier 2, others to Tier 1 which opened up indoor dining, and still others are now in Phase 4 with no additional tier restrictions. Not all of the State is currently in the same Tier, however, and things change rapidly so you should always consult the IDPH website for the current restrictions for your region. Also, the State recently modified the Tier mitigation measures, so you should consult the updated Tier restrictions (links below).

As of January 25th, here is an update on where all 11 regions are with respect to COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Regions 1, 2, 7, 10, and 11:  Tier 1 (indoor dining now allowed at 25% capacity)
  • Regions 4, 8, and 9: Tier 2 (indoor dining still prohibited)
  • Regions 3, 5, and 6: Phase 4 (no additional tier restrictions) 

In case you aren't sure which region you are in, you can view the map here.

  • Region 1 - Northwestern Illinois/Rockford area
  • Region 2 - Central Illinois/Bloomington/Peoria area
  • Region 3 - Springfield area
  • Region 4 - Metro East/St. Louis area
  • Region 5 - Southern Illinois
  • Region 6 - Eastern Illinois
  • Region 7 - Will & Kankakee counties
  • Region 8 - DuPage & Kane counties
  • Region 9 - Lake & McHenry counties
  • Region 10 - Cook County (except Chicago)
  • Region 11 - Chicago


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