State of Illinois Plans and Safety Guidelines


State of Illinois Reopening Plan

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 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. Effective August 26, face coverings must be worn by patrons in both indoor and outdoor dining settings during any interaction with employees. Masks covering the nose and mouth will be required when employees take patrons orders, deliver food and beverages, and service tables.
Last updated: Sept. 16, 2020

Emergency Enforcement Rules on Face Coverings and Gatherings

IDPH COVID-19 Emergency Rules

Effective August 7, 2020, new IDPH COVID-19 emergency rules require any business, service, facility or organization to direct employees, customers and other individuals to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when they are in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot distance, whether indoors or outdoors. The emergency rule also prohibits gatherings of more than 50 people, or 50% or more of a buildings maximum occupancy. The rules provide a new enforcement and penalty process with opportunities for compliance before a penalty is issued.
Last updated: Aug. 11, 2020

Resurgence Mitigation Plan

Actions to Combat a Resurgence of COVID-19   Regional Resurgence Plan

Governor Pritzker and the IDPH have established a menu of mitigation options to be followed if there is a resurgence of COVID-19. The guidance is organized by risk level with health metrics to determine if additional mitigation is needed. The State has expanded Illinois into 11 regions for a more granular approach to prevent spread. Geneva is part of Region 8, West Suburban.
Last updated: Aug. 25, 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