Illinois Announces New Regions in COVID-19 Response Plan

Jennifer Fuller reports:

Governor JB Pritzker says expanding the number of regions for tracking COVID-19 will allow the state to take a more “surgical approach” when responding to outbreaks.

The new plan, announced Wednesday, breaks the state into 11 regions. Those regions largely mirror the state’s Emergency Medical Services regions.

In addition, Pritzker says new guidelines will allow health officials in each region and at the state level to put new restrictions in place where there are outbreaks of COVID-19, with new metrics guiding when those rules will be addressed.

Read a press release from the governor’s office here for details on the new plan.