Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) Members


Mark Biel, Chief Executive Officer
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – Additional Restrictions Lifted for St. Louis Metro-East Area; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders; Update on COVID-19 Cases

Additional Restrictions Lifted for St. Louis Metro-East Area: Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that the additional COVID-19 restrictions for St. Louis Metro-East area of the state (Region 4) will be lifted at 5 pm tonight. Region 4 includes Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair and Washington counties.  These additional restrictions have been in place since August 18 when the region exceeded an 8% positivity rate.  The regions positivity rate is now under 6%.

As such, indoor dining and bar service can resume along with larger gathering sizes as outlined in the state’s revamped Phase 4 plan.  IDPH has said it will continue working closely with the region to prevent another spike in cases.

With the easing of restrictions for Region 4, the only other region of the state currently under additional mitigations measures is Region 1, which includes Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago Counties. 

Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 OrdersThe American Chemistry Council (ACC) has again updated their comprehensive chart detailing state specific orders, re-opening plans, and other restrictions as well as executive orders and legislation relating to business liability.  This chart is attached to this UpdateThis chart will be updated now only once a week.

Update on COVID-19 Cases: IDPH is reporting 313,518 positive tests of COVID-19 in Illinois, an average increase of 2,267 new positive tests per day since reported here 7 days ago on October 2.  In total, 6,177,379 tests have now been conducted in Illinois for the virus, an average increase of 59,178 tests per day since October 2.  The state’s average positivity rate over all 11 regions for the last 7 days is at 3.8%.   You can see where the various regions are at in terms of their positivity rates, hospitalizations and other metrics at this link

Unfortunately, IDPH is reporting a total of 8,945 deaths, an average increase of 28 per day since October 2.

You can also check where these cases are occurring at the State of Illinois COVID-19 website which also contains more information on this outbreak.

Also, IDPH has a case breakdown of the number of positive cases in Chicago and each county relative to the number of fatalities.  The IDPH website also now includes a breakdown of the cases under each zip code in the state.

For information on other states and countries, John Hopkins University has developed this website that provides invaluable resources at a one-stop location detailing testing and tracing trends, timelines of COVID-19 policies, and interactive maps.


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