Suburban Cook County Moves to Tier 1 Resurgence Mitigations

On Saturday, January 23, Governor Pritzker announced that Region 10, which includes suburban Cook County, will be moving to Tier 1 COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations. The movement to a lesser tier signals a sustained reduction in the COVID-19 positivity rate and is one step closer to returning to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.



Bars and restaurants

  • Indoor service limited to lesser of 25% or 25 persons per room

  • No tables exceeding 4 people indoors

  • Suspend indoor service if not serving food

  • Outdoor, delivery and takeout service continues under updated hours

Meetings, social events and gatherings

  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors

  • Applicable to professional, cultural and social group gatherings.

  • Not applicable to students participating in-person classroom learning, or sports.

  • This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general Phase 4 business guidance such as office, personal care, retail, etc.

  • No party buses


Organized group recreational activities

  • Sports should follow the mitigation measures set forth in the All Sport Guidelines, which outlines appropriate levels of practice and competition based on individual sport risk

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times in fitness centers, including while engaged in individual exercise regardless of person or machine spacing

  • Recreation, fitness centers and outdoor activities (not included in the above exposure settings) follow Phase 4 guidance