Tier 2 Restrictions to Take Effect Wednesday

Governor Pritzker announced new Tier 2 mitigations for regions 5, 7 & 8, which includes Will County. The mitigations follow the announcement of 10,573 new cases of COVID-19 across the state and rising positivity rates. Tier 2 mitigations will take effect on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

According to the RESTORE ILLINOIS Mitigation Plan, Tier 2 restrictions include:

Bars and Restaurants

  • Reduce party size from 10 to six individuals

Meetings, Social Events and Gatherings

  • Maximum indoor/outdoor gathering size of 10 individuals
  • Applicable to professional, cultural and social group gatherings
  • This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general business guidance, such as office, retail, etc.
  • Not applicable to students participating in-person classroom learning
  • Not applicable to sports, see sports guidance


  • Promote work from home when possible

Organized Group Recreational Activities

  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors
  • Groups limited to 10 individuals or fewer
  • Does not apply to fitness centers

(These mitigations do not apply to schools.)