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 November 10 through November 16 is now 12.5%. On October 29, IDPH started reporting the statewide test positivity, which is the number of positive tests as a percent of total tests, in its daily releases. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 10 through November 16 is 14.5%. Cases by county can be found on the state’s coronavirus website at coronavirus.illinois.gov.
Governor JB Pritzker announced that Tier 3 mitigations (available via this link) will be imposed statewide. The new mitigations will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 20. The governor’s press release announcing the new mitigations is available via this link.
Tier 3 enhanced mitigations (available via this link) are summarized below and go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 20:
Other functions, including municipal governments, that have not been subject to specific guidance may continue regular operations but are encouraged to voluntarily take proactive steps to support new mitigation strategies wherever possible. In these areas, the state recommends that customer serving functions should be limited to 25% capacity, aligned with retail mitigations, and maximize work from home whenever possible.
IDPH will continue to track the positivity rates and hospital capacity metrics in regions over 14-day monitoring periods to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required or if current mitigations should remain in place. In order for a region to move back to Tier 2 mitigations, a region must experience less than a 12% 7-day rolling average test positivity rate for three consecutive days, have greater than 20% available intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital bed availability for three consecutive days and decreases in the regions COVID hospitalizations 7-day rolling average in 7 out of the last 10 days.
The Governor’s Office has previously clarified that enhanced mitigations do not affect religious functions or services. IDPH has released guidance for places of worship and providers of religious services, which is available via this link.
IDPH guidance has also clarified that enhanced mitigations do not restrict take-out, drive-thru or delivery options for restaurants. More information can be found in the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) FAQs regarding Phase 4 guidelines and mitigations via this link.
With the newly imposed mitigations affecting meetings, social events and gatherings, the Governor’s disaster proclamation is still in effect and communities may continue holding public meetings 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.
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 enhanced 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.
Today, the Governors of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin recorded a video (available via this link) urging their residents to mask up and stay safe during the holiday season.
As a reminder, Wednesday, November 18, at 12:00 p.m. CT, the White House will be hosting a COVID-19 national briefing call for local officials. Those able to join the call should register via this link. Space is limited, so please only register if you are able to attend.
The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) has issued guidance (available via this link) confirming that local liquor control commissioners may temporarily suspend a liquor license for a period of seven days if the operation of the business “will immediately threaten the welfare of the community.” Please review this guidance as it may relate to activities of licensed establishments operating under Phase 4 guidelines. After local action has been taken, ILCC has confirmed with IML that the commission will reinforce with additional state action. Any questions about this process can be directed to Richard Haymaker, ILCC Legal Counsel, by email at Richard.Haymaker@illinois.gov or by phone at (312) 848-1051.
Please remember that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is requiring that municipalities eligible for the state’s Local CURE program certify and complete a survey regarding the amount of funds each community anticipates using from their allotment. To certify, DCEO is asking communities to contact David Parr by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that every community certifies and submits requests for reimbursement to ensure no local money is left unused. The survey is due December 1 and can be completed in the Local CURE portal, which is available via this link. Communities that do not certify with DCEO and complete the survey or do not claim their entire allotment will forfeit their funding on December 1. More information about the Local CURE program, including guidance regarding reimbursable expenses, is available via this link.
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).
IML 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.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Village of Sheridan will be closed to walk in services for the time being. You can reach us by calling the Village Hall @ 815-496-2251 or e-mailing us @ email@example.com.
If you are a senior citizen located within the Village of Sheridan in need of groceries and/or medication, please call us at 815-496-2251 or 815-496-2186 and we will assist you.
Temporary Hours-Monday-Friday 7:00AM-3:00PM
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
For up to date information regarding Community Unit 2 School District, please click the link above.
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