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Gov. Pritzker announces Region 2 COVID-19 mitigations moved to Tier 2

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CHICAGO (HOI) -- Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday Region 2 of the Restore Illinois plan has moved to Tier 2 mitigations, effective immediately.

However, indoor dining is still not allowed under state guidelines.

Region 2, which includes the Peoria and Bloomington-Normal areas, will now be allowed to open up the following, according to the governor's office:

  • Cultural institutions can reopen
  • Gaming and casinos can reopen
  • Gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed
  • Indoor fitness classes can resume, but groups are limited to 10 people
  • Meetings and events are limited to 10 people
  • Group recreation activities can operate with a max occupancy of 25 people

Region 2 joins Regions 1 and 5 in entering Tier 2 mitigations. All other Regions in the state will continue to operate under Tier 3 guidelines.

The region will now move towards moving to tier 1 mitigations before moving back into Phase 4 and eventually, Phase 5, the state's Restore Illinois Plan.

The governor also announced an update to tier 1 mitigations, which will allow limited indoor dining. Before, indoor dining was only allowed under Phase 4, but now, it will be allowed in tier 1 mitigations.

This story will be updated.

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Drew Veskauf

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