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Regions, phases and tiers sow confusion, frustration over continued Illinois COVID-19 restrictions

Posted on AllSides January 18th, 2021
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Under Gov. J.B. Pritzker's COVID-19 rules, the state's 11 regions were under four different classes of mitigations on Monday, leading to some confusion among lawmakers and local officials.

As of Monday afternoon, Gov. J.B. Pritzker's office said Regions 3 and 5 of the state are in Phase 4 without any tiered mitigations. That allows limited indoor dining at 50 percent capacity, larger group sizes and other relaxed restrictions.

Region 1, 2 and 6 are in Phase 4 Tier 1 mitigation, which allows some indoor dining, but has other restrictions.


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