For up to date information regarding Community Unit 2 School District, please click the link above.
Please help in support of our local businesses through this time. Here is a list of Sheridan businesses that will be open with contact information, some of which offer curbside or carry out services:
Sheridan Food Mart 815-496-2272
Calico Cafe 815-496-9734
Sheridan Tobacco and Spirits 815 496-3121
Sheridan American Legion 815 496-2380
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Friday, April 30, 2021
The Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) press release announcing their daily test data is available via this link. Preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from April 23 through April 29 is now 3.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 23 through April 29 is 4.0%. Cases by county can be found on the state’s coronavirus website at coronavirus.illinois.gov.
As of today, the State of Illinois has administered more than 9.25 million doses of COVID-19 vaccinations. There are approximately 12.6 million residents of Illinois. Currently, approximately 79% of Illinois residents age 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. For residents age 16 and older, approximately 54% have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As of April 30, more than 4 million Illinois residents have been fully vaccinated. Data regarding the progress of vaccinations both statewide and by county is available via this link.
Today, Governor JB Pritzker signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation (available via this link) extending the statewide declaration through Saturday, May 29, 2021. Additionally, Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order (EO) 2021-09 (available via this link) to extend previous executive orders.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that the order to wear face coverings across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems is extended through September 13. More information about this requirement is available via this link.
On Tuesday, April 27, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines regarding when face coverings would be required. Those updated guidelines are available on the CDC’s website via this link. The guidelines allow fully vaccinated people to participate in various outdoor activities without wearing face coverings and other indoor activities while wearing a mask without social distancing. A graphic broadly detailing the requirements is available via this link. The Governor’s EO 2021-09 (available via this link) modifies the state’s current face covering requirements under Phase 4 to bring them in line with the CDC guidelines.
The state has exceeded 70% of residents 65 and older who have received at least one dose, but the state’s other COVID-19 metrics do not allow for the state to move to the “Bridge” transition period at this time. The metrics still needing to be met are 20% or more ICU bed availability, as well as stable or decreasing trends in hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illnesses, COVID-19 patients in the hospital and mortality rate. The website tracking those metrics is available via this link and is updated daily.
All regions of the state are currently subject to Phase 4 guidelines (available via this link) of the state’s “Restore Illinois” plan. When the Governor announced the creation of the “Bridge” transition period to Phase 5, the state included some relaxations of Phase 4 guidelines including expanded capacity for fitness classes; amusement parks; festivals and outdoor spectator events; meetings, conferences and conventions; social events; and, theaters and performing arts. Additionally, individuals who show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test one to three days prior to an event do not count against capacity limits.
With the signing of a new disaster proclamation, public meetings may continue to be held remotely as long as certain requirements are met. More information about the requirements for holding a remote meeting during a disaster is available in our fact sheet via this link.
As a reminder, all Illinois residents ages 16 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To find a vaccination site either in or near your community, visit the state’s website via this link.
It is recommended that all communities comply with the Governor’s executive orders and enhanced mitigations for the protection of their residents throughout this public health crisis. If a municipality wishes to deviate from the executive orders and mitigations, municipal officials should consult with their legal counsel or retained attorney prior to taking any formal or informal action that would conflict with the executive orders, as that could create liability exposure to the municipal government or those municipal officials.
IDPH is providing daily updates on their COVID-19 website (available via this link) regarding the metrics used to determine each phase of the Governor’s “Restore Illinois” plan (available via this link). Those metrics include COVID-19 admissions to the region’s hospitals, the region’s COVID-19 test positivity rate and the available surge capacity at the region’s hospitals. IDPH is providing metrics for each individual county (available via this link).
The Illinois Municipal League is posting all of this information and more on our COVID-19 resources page available at iml.org/covid.
The State of Illinois’ central website for COVID-19 is available at coronavirus.illinois.gov.