Rep. Sosnowski statement on Region 1 COVID-19 mitigation

State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) reacted to the news that Region 1 will be placed under COVID-19 mitigation measures effective Saturday, October 3 following the latest update from the Illinois Department of Public Health that the region’s 7-day rolling positivity rate stands at 8.3%:

“It’s unfortunate that the Pritzker Administration and the state health department are selectively shutting down several types of businesses without any evidence that they’re responsible for the spread of COVID-19. More troubling is how the administration is ignoring and/or constantly changing their mitigation measures,” Rep. Sosnowski said.

“The department had a tiered system that reduced capacity in the first tier, but now there are apparently no tiers and the administration just suspends indoor dining and closes bars.  Stateline area families, employers and workers deserve better than the administration’s haphazard approach to mitigation that arbitrarily picks winners and losers with people’s livelihoods,” Sosnowski added.

Representative Sosnowski serves the 69th District, which includes all or portions of Rockford, Belvidere, Cherry Valley, Roscoe, Rockton, South Beloit, Poplar Grove, Caledonia and Capron.