The Illinois Gaming Board has confirmed that restrictions will be introduced in a number of regions across the state amid rising novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.
Figures released by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) show that both Metro East and Northeastern Illinois have exceeded its criteria that trigger additional measures to slow the spread of Covid-19.
Restrictions can be put in place if a region’s positivity rate averages greater than or equal to 8% for three consecutive days.
Metro East, which already faced stricter measures after the IDPH noted a rise in cases earlier this month, includes the Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair and Washington Counties. Northeastern Illinois comprises the Kankakee and Will Counties.