ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – City of Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara and State Representative Maurice West issued a letter to Gov. Pritzker asking for Region 1 to move from Tier 2 to Tier 1 status.
The request has been made in order to allow restaurants to maintain indoor dining capacity at 25 percent. The letter claims small businesses — including restaurants — are bearing the brunt of the recent move to Tier 2 mitigation status of the Restore Illinois Plan.
The letter goes on to say that Tier 2 mitigation, as originally designated, puts a narrow target on restaurants for mitigation.
“This recent move straight to Tier 2 status will mean the end of many of our small restaurants,” the letter said.
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October 8, 2020 at 08:06PM