COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts in Lake and McHenry Counties

COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts in Lake and McHenry Counties

October 29, 2020 – Beginning October 31, 2020, food and beverage service in video gaming locations in Region 9 (Lake and McHenry counties) is suspended. Outdoor service, curbside and carryout is permitted. Current mitigation measures will remain in effect, so that all video gaming operations at all licensed video gaming locations in Region 9 will be limited to the hours of 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily – with no exceptions.

Current 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 

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 9: Lake and McHenry

Region 10: Cook 

These regions will be re-evaluated every two weeks by the Illinois Gaming Board to see if restrictions can be lifted.

As a reminder, 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 continue to maintain a safe playing environment to help stop the spread of COVID and keep case numbers down. Play it Safe™!

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