The smaller regions represent 11 Emergency Medical Services Regions
Yesterday, Governor Pritzker announced “Restore Illinois” – his five-phased plan to reopen the state. This initial framework is guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. The plan will be updated as testing and tracing ramp-up and as treatments or vaccines are approved.
The Governor’s Plan is driven by regional healthcare availability and recognizes the distinct impact COVID-19 has had on different regions of our state and accounts for regional variations in hospital capacity. For the purposes of this plan, four health regions are being established, each with the ability to independently move through a phased approach: Northeast Illinois; North-Central Illinois; Central Illinois; and Southern Illinois.
Each region may progress through the phases independent of the other regions.
Mayor Lightfoot is developing a similar plan for Chicago to complement Restore Illinois. Updates regarding local reopening information will be provided in future Reilly Reports.
For more information CLICK HERE to read Alderman Reilly Reports 5-6-20.