Covid Update and Phase 5

In Whiteside County there was one new confirmed case of COVID-19 on Thursday. There were no deaths reported. The County Positivity rate currently sits at 1.3%, which is the same as the state of Illinois. There were 366 new cases reported across Illinois Thursday.

Illinois is lifting all capacity limits on bars, restaurants, businesses, and other venues today. This comes nearly 15 months after the first stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses still can have their own rules for capacity, masks, and social distancing. Masks are still required on public transportation and in airports, schools, and hospitals.

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