Illinois Moving to Phase 3 Reopening Tomorrow

May 28, 2020

At his daily press briefing this afternoon, Governor J.B. Pritzker said all regions of the state will move to Phase 3 of his five-phase Restore Illinois reopening plan tomorrow. The 28-day tracking period for all four regions will reset tomorrow, meaning the earliest any region can move into Phase 4 is June 26. The metrics to move to the next phase are the same as they were for moving to Phase 3: the percentage of positive tests must remain below 20% and not increase by more than 10 percentage points for 14 days; hospital admissions for COVID-19 must remain flat (not increase) for 28 days; and hospital surge capacity for ICU and medical/surgical beds and ventilators must be at least 14%.