Restore Illinois

A Public Approach to Safely Reopening
Our State

Phase 4 guidelines for bars and restaurants have been updated as of 8/25.

Region Guidelines Mitigation Measures
Region 1 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines. ** Mitigation measures effective October 3rd
Region 2 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines. Not applicable.
Region 3 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines. Not applicable.
Region 4 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines with mitigation measures. ** Mitigation measures effective September 2
Region 5 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines. Not applicable.
Region 6 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines. Not applicable.
Region 7 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines. Not applicable.
Region 8 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines. Not applicable.
Region 9 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines. Not applicable.
Region 10 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines. Not applicable.
Region 11 Currently Operating Under Phase 4 Guidelines. Not applicable.

** More restrictive mitigations have been triggered for Region 1 and Region 4 by a recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the area. Please see linked updated safety guidelines pertaining to bars, restaurants, meetings and events and indoor recreation, replacing Phase 4 guidelines.

Restore Illinois is about saving lives and livelihoods.

The Restore Illinois plan will reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. This five-phased plan recognizes that the economy will start growing again when consumers feel that it is safe to return to work, shop and dine out, and engage in social and recreational activities.

Read more about the plan here.

Recent adjustments have been made to the Restore Illinois framework, based on the latest public health data, to help prevent a resurgence. These adjustments establish 11 public health regions to facilitate a more tailored emergency response, based on the local needs. Additionally, the latest Restore Illinois plan establishes mitigation options based on risk level, which may require additional restrictions depending on health progress of your region.

For the latest information on how COVID-19 is affecting or resurging in your community, see the map below. Additionally, which phase of the Restore Illinois plan your region is in, what additional restrictions may be in place, as well as guidelines permitting businesses and industries to operate with IDPH-approved safety guidance in place can be found below.

Illinois Regional COVID-19 Resurgence Plan

To prevent rapid spread of COVID-19, new mitigations may be applied on a regional basis. These mitigations may include adaptation or restriction for certain high-risk activity settings, such as bars and restaurants, meetings and events and other close-contact settings. If sustained increases in health metrics are continually observed, further mitigations could be added and will be noted in the table below. All 11 regions in the state are currently operating under the guidelines from Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

Businesses within the region(s) under more restrictive mitigation measures are responsible for making adjustments to their operations in accordance with the posted mitigation measures. Please note that any mitigation measures for specific industry categories noted in the above table will supersede standard Phase 4 Guidelines.

Poster Resources - Restore Illinois Phase 3

Industry Toolkits

DCEO is providing industry-specific toolkits for various industries based on which phase of the plan your region is currently in. Browse the resources below to download checklists, signage, and guidelines created for those industries permitted to reopen in Phase 4.