COVID Update: Closures By Region & Updates to the Gaming Industry

by Annie Frankowski

Due to an increase in the positivity rate of COVID-19, the State of Illinois has updated restrictions in all 11 Regions. Tier 1 mitigations are in place for all regions except Regions 1, 5, 7 & 8, which are under tighter restrictions and complying with tier 2 mitigations.

 

Unsure what Region you reside in?

Region 1: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside & Winnebago

Region 2: Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren & Woodford

Region 3: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler & Scott

Region 4: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair & Washington

Region 5: Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White & Williamson

Region 6: Champaign, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Lawrence, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby & Vermilion

Region 7: Kankakee and Will

Region 8: DuPage and Kane

Region 9: McHenry and Lake

Region 10: Cook

Region 11: Chicago

 

Tier 1 Mitigations for Bars and Restaurants (Additional Tier 2 Mitigation noted)*

BARS

  • No indoor service
  • Outside bar service closes at 11:00 p.m.
  • All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside
  • No ordering, sitting, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)
  • Tables must be 6 feet apart
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while exiting or waiting for a table
  • No dancing or standing indoors
  • Reservations required for each party
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table
  • No tables exceeding 6 people (Tier 2 Mitigation – Regions 1, 5, 7 & 8)*

 

RESTAURANTS

  • No indoor dining or bar service
  • All outdoor dining closes at 11:00 p.m.
  • Outside dining tables should be 6 feet apart
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
  • Reservations required for each party
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table
  • No tables exceeding 6 people (Tier 2 Mitigation – Regions 1, 5, 7 & 8)*

 

MEETINGS, SOCIAL EVENTS & GATHERINGS

  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity (Tier 1 Mitigations only)*
  • Limit to 10 guests indoors or outdoors (Tier 2 Mitigation – Regions 1, 5, 7 & 8)*
  • No party buses
  • Gaming and Casinos close at 11:00 p.m., are limited to 25 percent capacity, and follow mitigations for bars and restaurants, if applicable

 

**For more details regarding individual regions, please refer to: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=1

 

 

As a reminder: to stop the spread of the virus, the CDC strongly encourages…

-Washing your hands for more than 20 seconds

-Wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose during any interaction with others

-Maintaining social distancing guidelines of 6 feet or greater from others

-Ensuring proper sanitation of all machines and surfaces before and after use

-Staying home if you do not feel well or have been in contact with someone who has been exposed to COVID-19.

 

Want to stay more informed?

Social Media is a great way to follow news regarding industry updates, events and COVID-19 information. Gold Rush Gaming cares about the safety of all gamers, partners and employees and posts to keep all patrons informed!

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https://twitter.com/GRGamingIL

https://www.linkedin.com/company/grgamingil

 

Stay safe everyone!

-The Gold Rush Gaming Family

 

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