Keep Moving in the Right Direction
Region 8’s return from Tiered Mitigation to Phase 4 is due to decreased COVID-19 positivity rates and hospital bed usage. It remains up to each one of us to take personal action to slow the spread of illness.
Increased COVID Rates Could Lead to Increased Mitigations
The IDPH will continue to closely monitor test positivity, ICU bed availability, and the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19. Should data show regions trending in the wrong direction, based on the established mitigation metrics, regions could once again find themselves in a higher tier with increased measures.
Protect Yourself and Your Family with the 3 Ws
The best ways you can protect yourself and your families is to socially distance yourself from people outside of your home, and limit your potential exposure. Let's keep moving forward by practicing the 3 Ws: wear a mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands.