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Posted on: May 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Pritzker's Restore Illinois Plan

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Moving from Phase Two to Three of Governor Prizker’s Restore Illinois Plan

Governor Pritzker’s five-phase Restore Illinois plan to re-open the State’s economy that was unveiled on May 5 centers on data regarding the number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois and the continued rate of transmission as well as capacity for testing and contact tracing. See the Restore Illinois COVID-19 data that is presented by regions that are defined in the plan, including the number of cases, total tests and percent positive, hospital bed and ventilator capacity and more.

Skokie is in the Northeast Region (EMS Regions 7-11) that currently is in Phase Two of the Restore Illinois plan. Here’s what the plan document says about conditions that will allow the Skokie area to move to Phase Three:

Cases and Capacity: The determination of moving from Phase 2 to Phase 3 will be driven by the COVID-19 positivity rate in each region and measures of maintaining regional hospital surge capacity. This data will be tracked from the time a region enters Phase 2, onwards.

  • At or under a 20 percent positivity rate and increasing no more than 10 percentage points over a 14-day period, AND
  • No overall increase (i.e. stability or decrease) in hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illness for 28 days, AND
  • Available surge capacity of at least 14 percent of ICU beds, medical and surgical beds, and ventilators

Testing: COVID-19 testing is available as needed for all patients, health care workers, first responders, people with underlying conditions, and residents and staff in congregate living facilities.

Tracing: Begin contact tracing and monitoring for every person who has COVID-19 within 24 hours of diagnosis.

From the State of Illinois:
Restore Illinois is about saving lives and livelihoods. The five-phased plan will reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. This is an initial framework that will likely be updated as research and science develop and as the potential for treatments or vaccines is realized. The plan is based upon regional healthcare availability, and it recognizes the distinct impact COVID-19 has had on different regions of our state as well as regional variations in hospital capacity.

View the full Restore Illinois Plan

View the full Restore Illinois Plan

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