Demmer speaks out on Region 1 mitigation order

State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) joined with fellow legislators from Region 1 on a bipartisan request to Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of IDPH, to delay the restaurant and bar closures to re-evaluate the data before issuing new orders. The positivity rate is only one piece of the puzzle—the region has not reached warning levels on hospital bed and ICU utilization. And many counties show through contact tracing that bars and restaurants are not the source of spread.

Rep. Demmer has also communicated with DCEO, which administers the Business Interruption Grants, to ensure that businesses affected by these additional restrictions will be given priority for funding in grant awards.