However, details of the guidelines were not released early on Friday morning.
“Honestly, I’m talking to our public health departments about guidelines to be issued tomorrow. I have no comment to date, “said Preckwinkle during a telephone conference call.
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Cook County is also referred to as Region 10 on the Illinois Department of Health website, which tracks COVID-19 metrics. On Thursday, the rate of positivity in Region 10 continued to rise, raising concerns and guidelines that should be implemented this weekend.
Cook County health officials will argue that the stricter guidelines will be similar to Chicago, where additional restrictions apply to bars, restaurants and fitness centers.
“It would be fair to say that I think we are looking at some of the same types of measures,” said Demian Christiansen, director of Cook’s District of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control. “Obviously, we don’t want it out of control, as we’ve seen in some other areas. We definitely want to make the most of it. ”
Niles restaurant owner Randy Famacion has just entered his workplace after COVID-19 restrictions forced him to restrict him. He is now back in uncharted waters.
“And now it’s like we’re in the limbs. So we don’t know what to do, “he said. “It’s scary again. It hurts economically. It hurts especially with our employees and it hurts our business. “
Region 10 stretches north from Glencoe and Northbrook to south to Richton Park and Chicago Heights.
As of Thursday, Cook County’s positivity rate is 5.6%, up nine days straight. Hospital admissions also increased directly to four days. If the number of hospitalizations increases for another three days, this could lead to state intervention.
“Both Cook County and the city of Chicago have a serious problem,” said JB Pritzker. “I mean, look, every region has an increasing degree of positivity and an increasing number of cases. It is very problematic. It is not something we want to see, but it means that we need to look closely at what we need to do. what mitigation we need now to get back forward in the direction we went, which reduced these rates of positivity. “
Cook officials in the Cook area plan to announce stricter instructions on Friday and leave them for the weekend.
Health officials say they do not want another nice weekend during which young people should socialize and the possibility of growing cases of COVID-19.
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