State of Illinois Plans and Safety Guidelines


State of Illinois Reopening Plan

All four regions of Illinois moved into Phase 4 of the Governor’s "Restore Illinois" plan on June 26. Phase 4 guidelines include additional businesses reopening and increased capacities for the existing categories from Phase 3. Highlights include the safe reopening of indoor dining, fitness centers, theater, outdoor seated spectator sports, childcare, schools and museums. The guidelines expand the limit for gathering sizes to 50 people or fewer for meetings, events, and funerals.
Last updated June 22, 2020

Phase 4 Safety Guidelines

To prepare businesses and employers to implement the Phase 4 safety guidelines, the State of Illinois has developed industry-specific guidance and a Business Toolkit with resources to ensure business and activities are conducted under the latest public health recommendations. In Phase 4 businesses are expected to operate with reduced capacity, social distancing, and face coverings. Regular cleanings and employee health screenings are also included in the safety guidance.
Last updated: June 22, 2020

Preventing Workplace Exposure

Face coverings are required in public places or when working. The Illinois Department of Public Health has published Guidance on the Use of Face Masks and FAQs for Businesses Concerning Use of Face Coverings During COVID-19 to help with compliance. IDPH has also provided strategies for preventing workplace exposure for non-healthcare settings.
Last updated: May 29, 2020