Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) Members


Mark Biel, Chief Executive Officer
[email protected] or 217/522-5805 


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – Some Regions of the State Dangerously Close to Tier 1 Mitigations Measures; Update on Phase 1B Vaccinations; ACC Tracker with State Vaccine Updates & COVID-19 Orders; Canada COVID-19 Information; Update on COVID-19 Cases  

Some Regions of the State Dangerously Close to Tier 1 Mitigations Measures: With the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reporting today an additional 3,790 new COVID-19 cases and a rising positivity rate across all 11 regions of the state, some of these regions are getting very close to triggering Tier 1 mitigations that were in place last fall. 

Currently, Region 1 (Peoria/Bloomington), Region 2 (Rockford/North Central IL) and Region 8 (DuPage & Kane County) are getting close to an 8% positivity rate.  If the rate gets above 8% and stays there for longer than 3 days, mitigation measures will be put in place such as further limiting the number of patrons at bars and restaurants.

Update on Phase 1B Vaccinations: The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 8,423,845.  This number includes doses allocated for the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, but that program has effectively ended.  A total of 6,552,982 vaccines have been administered in the state.  The average daily doses of vaccines administered is 107,302 doses.  Yesterday, 139,724 doses were administered in the state.

Please note that beginning this Monday, April 12, the Governor has indicated that all Illinoisians over age 16 will be eligible to be vaccinated. 

Also, as a reminder, IDPH is now posting the weekly number of COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated from the federal government. Weekly allocations will be broken out into the number of doses allotted for long-term care, second doses, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Safety Net Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Illinois National Guard Vaccine Sites, Illinois Retail Pharmacy, Minority Health and Mobile Teams, Illinois Department of Corrections, dialysis centers, and local health departments. Both first dose and second dose allocation will be broken out by local health department. The City of Chicago receives its own allocation of vaccine and therefore is not included on the IDPH website. These data include vaccine allocated to the state and do not include vaccine that is part of the federal supply, which is directly distributed by the federal government. Data can be found at

Additionally, the state has updated its COVID-19 website containing current locations and other pertinent information on one webpage.

ACC Tracker with State Vaccine Updates & COVID-19 Orders:  The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has again updated its comprehensive COVID-19 Tracker (attached to this Update) with separate charts illustrating state vaccine plans, including documents detailing updated state specific orders and mitigation measures as well as executive orders and legislation relating to business liability. 

Canada COVID-19 Information: For those members who would like to receive information about vaccination protocols and COVID-19 restrictions in Canada, please reach out to Mark Biel at [email protected] to be added to the distribution list. Our friends at the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada have been kind enough to share their COVID-19 information with us.  In addition, here is Canada's COVID-19 immunization plan.  

Update on COVID-19 Cases: IDPH is reporting 1,265,457 positive tests of COVID-19 in Illinois, an average increase of 2,981 new positive tests per day since reported here 7 days ago on March 31.  In total, 20,818,451 tests have now been conducted in Illinois for the virus, an average increase of 72,200 tests per day since March 31. 

The state’s average positivity rate over all 11 regions is at 4.1% for the last 7 days, which is a slight increase of 0.8%, but a full 2 percentage point increase since March 13 when the state achieved its lowest rate yet since the pandemic began.  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 21,301 deaths, an average increase of 24 per day since March 31.

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, vaccinations, and interactive maps.


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