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     September 16, 2020      #34-260 sdj
 
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Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike emphasizes the importance of face coverings at a news conference in Chicago Thursday.

Further drop needed to roll back mitigations in

Se necesita más caída para revertir las mitigaciones en

SPRINGFIELD — Will and Kankakee counties must lower their rolling COVID-19 test positivity rate by about one more percentage point before restrictions on economic activity can be lifted, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday at a COVID-19 update in Chicago.

Those counties, which make up Region 7 of the state’s reopening plan, had a 7.5 percent seven-day average positivity rate as of Monday, but it will need to decrease to 6.5 percent before coronavirus mitigations such as closures of indoor dining and drinking at restaurants and bars can be lifted.

Region 4 of the reopening plan, however, continues to see its positivity rate ...

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