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 a set of resources that businesses can use to ensure that operations and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest public health recommendations.

Each industry tab 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.

As Illinois moves towards our new normal, the administration is outlining clear metrics and mitigations that will allow the state to continue with a gradual reopening. For more on the bridge to Phase 5 and expanded capacity limits in Phase 4 – see this overview document.

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

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

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

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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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Film Production

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

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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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Indoor and Outdoor Recreation

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

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

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Manufacturing facilities such as plants, factories and mills.

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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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Day and Overnight Camps

Day and overnight 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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Seated Spectator Events

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

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Social Events

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

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Amusement Parks

Customer-facing amusement parks primarily engaged in providing outdoor and indoor recreational and amusement services (e.g., roller coaster rides).

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Outdoor Markets and Festivals

Outdoor markets & festivals with multiple stations, vendors, or attractions. Examples include flea markets, swap meets, festivals, block parties, and state fairs.

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Meetings, Conventions and Trade Shows

Hotel meeting rooms, convention centers, arenas, and large-scale meeting rooms.

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Signage Resources

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