This page contains links to a variety of resources provided by the State of Illinois, Sangamon County Department of Public Health, City of Springfield, Illinois Department of Public Health, U.S. Small Business Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others.
- Statewide Reopening Metrics
- Regional COVID-19 Metrics (resurgence criteria for all 11 regions)
- COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Data (doses received & administered)
- COVID-19 Topics, Services and Updates
Governor Imposes Vaccine Requirement, Mask Mandate
On August 26, Governor JB Pritzker announced new statewide COVID-19 mitigations in the wake of rising numbers of Delta variant cases resulting in increasing hospitalizations and ICU bed usage. The Governor noted that all 102 Illinois counties are now classified as having "high" levels of transmission according to CDC definitions.
The new statewide mask mandate will start on Monday, August 30, 2021. Masks will be required in all indoor public places for all persons aged 2 years or older regardless of vaccination status. For the official press release click HERE.
CDC - Learn More About COVID-19 pages
CDC Mask Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People (8/19/2021)
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced guidelines that ease indoor mask-wearing and social distancing for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places. Fully vaccinated people can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
CDC Outdoor Mask Guidance (7/27/2021)
- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance on outdoor mask use for fully vaccinated people. As part of this new guidance, fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues. Also, those fully vaccinated can visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing. Full details can be found at the link above.
- Vaccine Eligibility Phases
- Vaccination Timeline
- Sangamon County COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (released 1/13/2021)
State of Illinois (Older COVID Updates)
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on July 27, 2021 that it is fully adopting updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) masking recommendations to protect against COVID-19 and the Delta variant.
Illinois Aligns Mask Guidance with CDC
On May 17, 2021, Governor JB Pritzker issued a new Executive Order (2021-10) providing that individuals who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear a wear a mask indoors or outdoors. The new Illinois order follows the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Governor Announces New Bridge Phase
Governor Pritzker announced details on a "BRIDGE PHASE" between the current Phase 4 and the coming Phase 5. Once 70% of residents 65 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine and barring any reversals in our COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths for a 28-day monitoring period, the BRIDGE PHASE will begin with increased capacity limits in both indoor and outdoor settings. The BRIDGE PHASE guidance for various industries, activities, events, and gatherings can be found here.
Phase 4: Revitalization (What This Phase Looks Like)
COVID-19 Updates - 1/15/2021
- COVID-19 General Update
- Actions to Combat a Resurgence of COVID-19
- Tier 1 Resurgence Mitigations (updated 1/18/21)
- Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigations
- COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Plan
- Illinois All Sports Policy
- Governor Pritzker's Restore Illinois Plan (released 5/5/20)
Mask Requirement and Executive Order information.
- Executive Order for Mandatory Mask Requirement
- Mask Signs for Businesses
- Notice of Mandatory Mask Ordinance in Place
Restaurant and Bar supplemental documents for outdoor dining and parklet information.
- Tent Usage Guidelines for Cold Weather
- Supplemental Outdoor Dining Guidelines
- Application for Outdoor Dining
- Central Business District Guidelines and Application
- Sample of Parklets
- Application for Public Right of Way Permits
- Jersey Barriers for Outdoor Dining
- Business Sign (for store that is an essential business)
- Business Sign (for an essential business that is not a store)
- COVID-19 Safety and Health Standards, Control & Prevention
- An overview of information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak. Includes links to OSHA standards, control and prevention, by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)