Metro East region moves to lighter COVID-19 restrictions

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Friday that Region 4 — Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington counties — is moving to Tier 2 effective immediately.

All 11 regions have now moved out of Tier 3 mitigations.  If metrics continue to improve or are stable, regions 10 and 11 are on track to advance to Tier 1 on Saturday,

IDPH will continue to closely monitor test positivity, ICU bed availability, and the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19.

Should data show regions trending in the wrong direction, based on the established mitigation metrics, regions could once again find themselves in a higher tier with increased measures.