October 26, 2020 – Due to rising positivity rates, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health are announcing additional COVID-19 resurgence mitigations to be implemented in Region 4 (Metro East) and Region 10 (Suburban Chicago) beginning on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
Restricted measures are triggered in all the below regions:
Region 1: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago
Region 4: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair and Washington (Newly adding on 10.28.2020)
Region 5: Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White and Williamson.
Region 7: Kankakee and Will
Region 8: Du Page and Kane
Region 10: Cook (Newly adding on 10.28.2020)
Video gaming operations in these regions will be limited to the hours of 8AM – 11PM daily—no exceptions. Masks must be worn at all times inside the video gaming area. Congregating around video gaming terminals is prohibited and there is a one person per video gaming terminal limitation. Existing social distancing, sanitizing and other mitigation protocols and measures in approved Terminal Operator Pandemic Resumption Plans remain in effect.
Please Play it Safe™ and follow all COVID-19 guidelines so we can decrease cases and lift restrictions when the Illinois Gaming Board re-evaluates each region every two weeks.