Local bar opening in rural Illinois was tied to at least 46 new Covid cases, CDC says

  • A local bar opening in a rural Illinois county led to at least 46 Covid-19 cases and a school closure that affected 650 children, according to the CDC.
  • “This investigation further demonstrates that inconsistent mask use and inadequate physical distancing in an indoor environment can increase transmission risk,” the CDC wrote.
  • The county’s per capita case count doubled as a result of the bar opening, the CDC said.

Source: Local bar opening in rural Illinois was tied to at least 46 new Covid cases, CDC says