Will, Kankakee Counties Open Bars

Will, Kankakee Counties Open Bars

Bars have opened in Will and Kankakee counties. Restaurants have opened for indoor dining as well. Illinois Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health has announced that in the Restore Illinois plan, the Region 4 would be fully returned to Phase 4 in the program effective at 5 p.m. Friday.

Region 7 returning to Phase 4 means that bars and restaurants are allowed to open for indoor service. They are also permitted once again of gatherings of up to 50 people. Pritzker has praised the two counties’ residents. He issued a statement for them. The statement acknowledges that Will and Kankakee counties residents came together for the community.

The statement also says that the virus can’t be outrun but with doctor recommended mitigations, the spread can be reduced. Pritzker also called for the counties to keep going. Region 7 is the Metro East area across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. Pritzker had referred Region 7 in the statement as it faced stricter measures after the COVID-19 positivity rate had rose above 8 percent last month.

Will and Kankakee counties had faced new restrictions late last month. Due to the restrictions, the positivity rate had dropped below 6.5 percent and were returned to Phase 4. The counties had a positivity rate of 5.6 percent as of Friday. A month ago, Region 4 faced new restrictions, but were originally allowed indoor bar and restaurant service until 11 p.m., consistent with restrictions in St. Louis.

The positivity rate had crossed 10 percent in Region 4, which forced Pritzker to impose the same indoor ban on bars and restaurants as in Region 7. Progress was seen in Metro East but positivity rate was above 8 percent that meant indoor service remained closed. Will and Kankakee counties were also praised by Illinois Director of Public Health Dr. Ngozi Ezike.

Related Posts
Pritzker sets standards for school return
The state of Illinois is preparing to move into the fourth phase of the Restore
Illinois Governor Releases Safety Guidelines
The state of Illinois moves into Phase 4 of its Restore Illinois plan. Governor J.B.
Sportsman’s Park Trapshooting Rage Reopening
Trapshooting at Naperville Park District's Sportsman's Park will reopen on Thursday, June 18. The reopening
Restore Illinois Phase 3
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker applauded the imminent move to the third phase of the Restore
Club Members to be welcomed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern IL
The Boys & Girls Clubs Southern Illinois will be reopening, on Wednesday, June 24th, the
Planned Parenthood; Health Centers reopened
Planned Parenthood reopened nine health centers statewide on Monday. The reopened health centers in Illinois
Downtown Aurora reopens with restaurants offering outdoor dining
The state of Illinois is moving into Phase 3 under the Restore Illinois framework. Several
Motor Vehicle Offices to Reopen
All branch offices of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office will reopen. The offices will
Rogers hair Center announces its reopening on Friday, May 29
FREEPORT, IL - Most of the people have been missing getting a haircut from Rogers
CDC releases updated guidance for reopening US
An updated plan has been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)