Restore Illinois

Phase 4 Guidelines for Reopening 

To prepare businesses and employers to implement new and updated safety guidelines in Phase 4, the State of Illinois has developed this business toolkit complete with signage, posters, and other resources to ensure business and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest public health recommendations.

Phase 4 guidelines include five new industry categories and updated recommendations for the existing categories from Phase 3. Each set of guidelines includes a common set of guidelines that are expected and encouraged among all employers and activity types, as well as workplace and program-specific guidelines.

See an overview of the Phase 4 changes here.

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Meetings and Social Events

Hotel meeting rooms and ballrooms, as well as other indoor and outdoor event venues. Excludes arenas, stadiums, and other mass gathering venues.

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Indoor and Outdoor Recreation

Customer-facing establishments primarily engaged in providing indoor and outdoor recreational and amusement services.

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Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants and bars with tables spaced 6-feet apart and other special rules.

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Museums

Establishments primarily engaged in the preservation and exhibition of objects of historical, cultural, and/or educational value.

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Zoos

Establishments primarily engaged in the preservation and exhibition of live plant and animal life displays.

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Theaters and Performing Arts

Seated theaters, cinemas, and performing arts centers primarily engaged in showing live or pre-recorded performances.

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Youth and Adult Sports Guidelines

Youth and adult sports games or matches, group sports lessons, recreational team or group sports practices.

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Film Production

Stage and location operations that support the production of film and television.

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Outdoor Seated Spectator Events

Outdoor seated sports venues, arenas, stadiums, facilities, fields or courts engaged in showing live sports games.

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing facilities such as plants, factories and mills.

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Offices

Non-customer-facing offices such as: legal; accounting services; architectural/engineering design; and other professional services.

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Retail

Retailers and merchandisers such as: grocery stores; hardware stores; clothing stores; pharmacies; department stores.

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Service Counters

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

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Health and Fitness Centers

Gyms, fitness centers, yoga, dance, cycling, pilates, barre studios, and other customer-facing fitness centers.

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Personal Care Services

Hair salons, hair braiders, barber shops, nail salons, spas, massage therapy clinics, waxing centers, tattoo parlors.

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Day Camps

Day camps not licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) including recreational day camps, educational day camps, and religious day camps.

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Signage Resources

Keep your workers safe in the workplace and limit the spread of COVID-19 with these helpful signs.