Week in Review: COVID-19, ethics, taxes & more

COVID-19
All of Illinois now under enhanced mitigation; statewide positive case counts number more than 10,000 per day. 
The cases are only a small fraction of the tens of thousands of tests run on Illinois residents every day across the state, with the great majority of tests coming back negative. However, the positive case counts as a percentage of total tests run is now greater than 8% in all 11 public health regions of Illinois. Under a policy imposed by Gov. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), all 11 regions are currently under enhanced mitigation restrictions.

Region 1, which centers on Rockford and includes much of Northern Illinois outside of metropolitan Chicago, is under super-enhanced Tier 2 resurgence mitigation. Within Region 1, all indoor service at restaurants and bars is legally suspended; and, in addition, meetings and social events are limited to no more than 10 guests, and the restrictions apply to professional, religious, cultural, and social group gatherings.

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