Use This Tool To Track Illinois’ Reopening Plan By Phase, Region And Address

Phase 4, mitigation tier 1, mitigation tier 2, mitigation tier 3
Paula Friedrich, Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Phase 4, mitigation tier 1, mitigation tier 2, mitigation tier 3
Paula Friedrich, Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Use This Tool To Track Illinois’ Reopening Plan By Phase, Region And Address

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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker released a five-stage reopening plan for the state on May 5.

Pritzker modified the reopening plan on July 15 by introducing mitigation tiers that the state could implement to prevent a surge in COVID-19 infections.The state is watching three metrics — positivity rates, hospital admissions and available hospital capacity — to determine whether to impose more restrictions.

The plan divides the state into eleven regions that may have restrictions in place independently of one another.

This tool, presented in collaboration with The Chicago Reporter, allows you to search an address to see which region it’s in and the current phase of that region. It also lays out what’s currently open — and any extra mitigations currently in place.

Here’s a guide to assess the transmission risk of resuming common group activities as businesses and public areas reopen, according to a panel of infectious disease and public health experts.

Note: Illinois is a home rule state, which means many municipalities, such as Chicago, may set their own stricter reopening guidelines. Municipalities may not set guidelines that are less stringent than the state’s.