O'FALLON, Ill — COVID-19 restrictions will likely return to the Metro East this week.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported the Metro East’s 7-day rolling average positivity rate is above 8% for the second day in a row.
Officials in St. Clair County predict the area will reach the third day on Sunday, which will cause restrictions to go into place on Wednesday.
The restrictions include:
- No indoor dining at bars and restaurants – and they must close at 11 p.m. and cannot reopen earlier than 6 a.m.
- Tables must be 6-feet apart and no congregating
- Group gatherings are limited to 25 people or 25% of the room’s capacity
- Sports guidelines that went into effect Aug. 15 remain in place