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Guidance Developed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Department of Public Health with Input from Industry Leaders and Business Owners

May 25- Springfield – Governor JB Pritzker today released industry-specific guidelines that allow for the safe re-opening of businesses as the state progresses into the next phase of the Restore Illinois plan. All four regions of the state are on track to advance to Phase 3 of the plan in the coming days, allowing thousands of residents to return to work, and the reopening of businesses in the following industries: retail, offices, manufacturing, barbershops and salons, summer programs, various outdoor recreation activities and bars and restaurants for outdoor dining.

Guidelines as well as toolkits for businesses can be found on the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) websiteHERE.

Read the Full Press Release 

Common Guidelines for all Phase 3 Businesses and Operations to follow can be found in the  Phase 3 Business Toolkit

Manufacturing facilities such as  plants, factories and mills  
Guidelines  Toolkit 

Non-customer-facing offices such as: legal;  accounting services; architectural, engineering design; and other professional  services
Guidelines  Toolkit 

Retailers and merchandisers such  as: grocery  stores; hardware stores;  clothing stores; pharmacies; department stores; shopping malls
Guidelines  Toolkit 

Service Counters
Stores providing assorted  services for dropped off goods, such as: dry cleaners; electronics repair shops;  shoe repair shops; car washes
Guidelines  Toolkit 

Youth Sports
Youth sports games or matches, group sports  lessons, team or group sports practices (no competitive sports permitted in  Phase 3)
Guidelines  Toolkit 

Health and Fitness Centers
Gyms, fitness centers, yoga,  dance, cycling, pilates, barre studios, and other customer-facing fitness centers
Guidelines Toolkit 

Personal Care Services 
Hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, spas, massage parlors, waxing centers, tattoo parlors
Guidelines  Toolkit 

Outdoor Recreation
Customer facing services such as  driving ranges, outdoor shooting ranges, paintball courses, outdoor adventure  parks
Guidelines  Toolkit (coming soon) 

Day Camps
Recreational youth programs such  as sports camps, recreational camps, educational camps
Guidelines  Toolkit (coming soon) 

Restaurants and Bars (outdoor dining and drinking)
Full-service restaurants,  limited-service restaurants, snacks bars, taverns, and other food and beverage  businesses
Guidelines  Toolkit

Governor Pritzker Announces Restore Illinois: A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Our State

MAY 5 GOVERNOR’S PRESS RELEASE- Building on data, science, and guidance from public health experts and after consulting with stakeholders across the state, Governor JB Pritzker announced Restore Illinois, a five-phase plan focused on saving lives, livelihood, and safely reopening Illinois.

“"We have to figure out how to live with COVID-19 until it can be vanquished – and to do so in a way that best supports our residents’ health and our healthcare systems, and saves the most lives," said Governor JB Pritzker. "Restore Illinois is a public health plan to safely reintroduce the parts of our lives that have been put on hold in our fight against COVID-19. This is also a data-driven plan that operates on a region-by-region basis, a recognition that reality on the ground looks different in different areas of our state."

The five-phase plan is guided by public health metrics designed to provide a framework for reopening businesses, education, and recreational activities in each phase. This initial plan can and will be updated as research and science develop and as the potential for effective treatments or vaccines is realized. READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE

View the full Restore Illinois plan
View Restore Illinois Health Regions
View Restore Illinois: A Public Health Approach To Safetly Reopen Our StateGovernor Pritzker’s Modified Stay at Home Executive Order
View all Executive Orders related to COVID-19