On Sunday, May 24, Governor JB Pritzker released new industry-specific guidelines to allow for a 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 expected to advance to Phase 3 of the plan in the coming days.
The following industries are included in the Phase 3 guidelines released today: manufacturing, health & fitness centers, offices, personal care services, retail, outdoor recreation, service counters, day camps, youth sports, and restaurants & bars.
While Phase 3 safety guidelines offer new precautions for businesses and residents to take, the state encourages all residents to maintain compliance with ongoing public health guidance – using face coverings, washing hands regularly, and practicing social distancing.
In an effort to help businesses prepare to re-open and comply with these new guidelines, DCEO has developed a downloadable Phase 3 Business Toolkit. The toolkit includes signage, training checklists and other resources to help business owners and workers implement safety procedures and precautions aligned with public health standards.
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The Governor’s office is collecting and responding to questions regarding the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The have created and email address, Gov.COVID9stakeholder@illinois.gov, where citizens may send questions, comments and recommendations. The Governor’s staff compiles all inquiries and responds with answers.
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