COVID-19 Updates & Information

Governor Announces a Bridge Phase between Phase 4 and 5 of Restore Illinois Plan to allow for Faster Reopening of the Economy:  Expands Vaccine Eligibility to All Residents 16+ on April 12

mETRICS TO MOVE fORWARD

Vaccination metrics: Once 70% of residents 65 and older statewide have received their first dose of the vaccine and no increase in COVID-19 metrics is recorded, the state could move into the Bridge Phase. Once 50% of residents 16 and older have received their first dose of the vaccine and no increase in COVID-19 metrics is recorded, the state could move into Phase 5.

COVID-19 metrics: The state could advance if there is a non-increasing trend in hospital admissions for COVID-19 like illness, COVID-19 patients in the hospital and mortality rate while ICU bed availability must remain greater than or equal to 20%. The state will consider new knowledge of variants, vaccine effectiveness and the potential necessity of a booster shot as we move forward.

Monitoring period: COVID-19 metrics will be considered over a 28-day monitoring period before the state can advance to the next phase. The current monitoring period began when all regions of the state moved into Phase 4. 

Read the full document: A Bridge To Move Forward

When you've Been Fully Vaccinated: how to protect yourself and others

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.

Learn WHAT'S CHANGED and WHAT HASN'T CHANGED

All of Hanover Park (Region 8-Dupage County & Region 10- Cook County) Moves to Phase 4

A  Phase 4 Guidelines Overview  can be found on the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity website.

IDPH Issues COVID-19 Holiday Season Safety Tips

REVIEW THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES IN THE STATE, COUNTIES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Click on the following links to review the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, DuPage County, Cook County and local communities.

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
IDPH COVID-19 Statistics By County & Zip Code
IDPH- Long Term Care Facility Outbreaks COVID-19
Dupage County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard
Cook County Department of Public Health
Cook County Medical Examiner COVID-19 Related Deaths

Please see these resources when gathering for the holidays. 

Holiday Guidance Handout
Holiday Guidance Graphic Version