Region 1 is at Warning for COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REGIONAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS PROVIDE UPDATE AS
REGION 1 IS AT WARNING FOR COVID-19
Northern Illinois Rockford Region – On September 29, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department ofPublic Health (IDPH) implemented new COVID-19 mitigation measures for the Northern Illinois Rockford
Region (Region 1) to take effect on Saturday, October 3.

Mitigations to Take Effect on October 3, 2020
The mitigation measures were implemented as Region 1 is at warning level for COVID-19 due to a positivity rate greater than 8% and increasing COVID-19 infection rates in the region. These additional prevention measures disproportionately impact local business establishments.
As we learn to co-exist with COVID-19, it is important to respect and support local businesses and each other by taking the following steps:
 Follow local travel guidance and limit non-essential travel.
o Non-essential travel includes traveling for sports team and social gatherings.
 Limit your contacts and follow the 3Ws.
o Keep your contacts limited to a small number. The more people from different
households that gather, the greater the risk of spreading COVID-19.
o If your children are in school, keep the playdates to those who are in your child’s class.
o When eating with others not from your household, keep 6ft apart
 Leave a place or gathering where people are not masking or social distancing, or if the gathering is too large.
 Support local businesses by continuing to order online, carrying out, and using curbside pick-up.
For general questions about COVID-19, call the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or DPH.sick@illinois.gov