Region 8 Moves to Tier 1 COVID-19 Mitigations
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced that due to decreased COVID-19 positivity rates, Region 8, including Lombard, will be moving to Tier 1 of COVID-19 Mitigations, which includes the allowance of limited indoor dining.
Restricted Indoor Dining Permitted in Tier 1
The State of Illinois recently revised Tier 1 Mitigations of the State’s Restore Illinois Plan, to allow restaurants and bars to reopen for indoor service limited to the lesser of 25% or 25 persons per room, with no tables exceeding 4 people indoors.
Dine and Shop Local: Supporting Local Businesses
As we continue to move forward as a community, we are excited about new opportunities to visit and shop at Lombard restaurants and businesses, and to get back to some of our favorite pastimes. Residents are strongly encouraged to choose to dine and shop locally whenever possible. It is our hope that residents will recognize the importance of supporting local businesses at this important time.
While we celebrate this next step in restoring our local economy, we do so with a heightened responsibility to the health and safety of our family, friends, neighbors, and essential workers. COVID-19 is an active part of our day-to-day lives and prevention is key. Customers should expect to comply with social distance and should continue to wear masks in situations when a minimum of 6’ of social distance cannot be maintained.
Keep Moving in the Right Direction!
Region 8’s progression into Tier 1 is due to decreased COVID-19 positivity rates and a decrease in hospital bed usage from COVID-19 patients. In order to continue to keep moving in the right direction with decreased restrictions, it is up to each one of us to take personal action to slow the spread of illness.
The best ways you can protect yourself and your families is to socially distance yourself from people outside of your home, and limit your potential exposure. Let's keep moving forward by practicing the 3 Ws: wear a mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands.
Heading in the Right Direction: Getting to Phase 4
While moving to Tier 1 allows for limited indoor dining and group gatherings, we remain focused efforts to move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, which would allow for restaurants and bars reopen. In order to reach Phase 4, Region 8 must reach the criteria to leave the resurgence mitigations and re-enter the original Restore Illinois Plan.
The health metrics to move from Tier 3 to Phase 4 require that the COVID-19 positivity rate must be less than or equal to 6.5% for three consecutive days (7-day average) AND staffed hospital and ICU beds are greater than or equal to 20% for three consecutive days AND there is no sustained increase in COVID patients in hospital (7-day average over 7 of 10 days). Once these metrics are reached, Phase 4 may be implemented. Region 8 metrics are updated on the IDPH website.
Vaccine Information from DuPage County Health Department
Since the pandemic began, DuPage County has been preparing to make one or more COVID-19 vaccines available as soon as possible. There is a nation-wide limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines, however it is believed that vaccine access will continually increase in the weeks and months to follow. The DuPage County Health Department is working with partners at all levels, including hospitals, health care providers, and community leaders, on flexible COVID-19 vaccination programs that can accommodate different vaccines and scenarios.
- Vaccine Registration: Residents can sign up to receive updates on when and where their designated groups may begin to receive vaccines at https://dupagehealth.jotform.com/200694254415049.
- Frequently Asked Questions: The DCHD has compiled a list of frequently asked questions related to the vaccine, including “When do I get my vaccine?” to “What is the plan for 1b?” This list is updated weekly. Residents are encouraged to review this list to find out more information about the DCHD plan regarding vaccinations.
- DCHD Vaccine Website: For information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine, visit the DCHD Vaccine webpage.
Village Hall Remains Open and Online Options Provide Convenience
Village Hall remains open for in-person service from, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday, however residents are encouraged to conduct Village business online, over the phone, or via email. This includes paying bills at villageoflombard.org/payabill, applying for permits at villageoflombard.org/onlinepermits, and reporting concerns at villageoflombard.org/reportaconcern. Walk-in visitors must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines of no less than 6 feet of space between each person and must wear a mask. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (630)620-5700.
DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard
The DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard, shows the number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in each municipality. As of January 25, 2021, there have been a total of 3,505 lab confirmed cases in Lombard.