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Posted on: March 18, 2021

A Bridge to Phase 5 & Vaccination Update

Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced a metrics-based, vaccination-informed framework for Illinois to advance to Phase 5 of the state’s Restore Illinois Plan.

On March 18, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a plan and guidelines to bridge from Phase 4 (current phase) to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan. According to the announcement, once 70% of residents 65 and older have been vaccinated and barring an...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Itasca Moves to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois Plan

3 W's

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced that due to decreased COVID-19 positivity rates, Region 8, including Itasca, has left the tiered resurgence mitigations and has moved to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

Phase 4 permits indoor service at restaurants using social distance. Standing areas in bars or restaurants should be limited to 25% capacity. Personal care, health and fitness, and retail store businesses can operate at 50% capacity, and groups of 50 or 5...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

IL Eases Covid Restrictions in Itasca

Yesterday, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that Region 8 (DuPage and Kane) moved into Tier 1 effective January 26, 2021.

Mitigation measures have been revised as follows:

RESTAURANTS AND BARS 

  • Indoor service limited to the lesser of 25 guests or 25% capacity per room
  • Establishments offering indoor service must serve food
  • All bar and restaurant patrons should be seated ...
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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Moving in the Right Direction: Region 8 Under New Mitigation Requirements

Tiered Mitigation Approach

On January 18, the state announced that several regions in Illinois, including ours, met the requirements to move back into Tier 2, which provides less restrictive mitigation efforts.

The chart to the right from the Governor's office, highlights the primary differences between the three tiers. Most notably, in Tier 2 organized group recreational activities are now allowed with a limit of lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall c...

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COVID-19
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Vaccine Registration from DuPage County Health Department

The DuPage County Health Department is providing those who live or work in DuPage County the opportunity register for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Signing up allows the DCHD to contact you with specific information when appointments or clinics are available. Visit the DCHD website to register.

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Tier 2 COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Begin Wednesday, November 11

Itasca Bucks Program

Due to the increase of COVID-19 spread, heightened mitigation measures for our region, were put into place by the State of Illinois this morning at 12:01 a.m.

Tier 2 of the Restore Illinois Resurgence Mitigation Plan includes restrictions that effect bar/restaurant party sizes, decreases gathering sizes for meeting/event spaces and organized sports. These restrictions are in addition to those issued with Tier 1...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Message from Mayor Jeff Pruyn Regarding Restaurant Closures

Support Local Restaurants

Today, I met with Itasca restaurant owners and operators. Unfortunately, it is likely that some of our long-standing restaurants may never reopen, if the state persists in requiring them shut their doors again.

Our restaurants, most of whom are small businesses, locally owned and operated, have spent thousands of dollars this summer to meet state COVID protocols to keep their employees and patrons safe and healthy. Now they are being told that it is not enough. ...

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