Highland Park announces restrictions
The city of Highland Park has placed a limit of 10 people on all groups or gatherings and directed the closure of all indoor workout facilities, including fitness, exercise and dance facilities and studios, after the city recorded 116 new COVID-19 cases last weekend, officials said in a news release.
The order is effective Nov. 17 at 11:59 p.m., and will remain in effect for 30 days, unless otherwise directed.
The Highland Park Public Library also announced the closure of its building due to rising COVID-19 cases effective Nov. 17 but will continue to offer services digitally and through a grab-and-go system, according to the release.
The measures come in response to continued sharp increases in COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions. In Region 9, which represents Lake and McHenry counties, the test positivity seven-day rolling average was 17.1% as of Nov. 13.