Sunday May 24th, 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. Phase 3 is expected to see many businesses reopen across the state, and hundreds of thousands of workers back to work.
The following industries are included in Phase 3: retail, offices, manufacturing, barbershops and salons, summer programs, various outdoor recreation activities, bars and restaurants for outdoor dining, and more. During Phase 3, group gatherings of 10 or fewer will now be permitted. A full list of industries as well as corresponding safety guidelines is now available.
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. Our continued compliance with the latest public health guidelines is essential to our ability to safety reopen our state and to restore Illinois.
Full Press Release – LINK
Learn more about Phase 3 and the full list of industry-specific guidelines below:
Manufacturing – Manufacturing facilities such as plants, factories and mills
Health and Fitness Centers – Gyms, fitness centers, yoga, dance, cycling, pilates, barre studios, and other customer-facing fitness centers
Offices – Non-customer-facing offices such as: legal; accounting services; architectural/engineering design; and other professional services
Personal Care Services – Hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, spas, massage parlors, waxing centers, tattoo parlors
Retail – Retailers and merchandisers such as: grocery stores; hardware stores; clothing stores; pharmacies; department stores; shopping malls
Outdoor Recreation – Customer facing services such as driving ranges, outdoor shooting ranges, paintball courses, outdoor adventure parks
Service Counters – Stores providing assorted services for dropped off goods, such as: dry cleaners; electronics repair shops; shoe repair shops; car washes
Day Camps – Recreational youth programs such as sports camps, recreational camps, educational camps
Youth Sports – Youth sports games or matches, group sports lessons, team or group sports practices (no competitive sports permitted in Phase 3)
Restaurants and Bars (outdoor dining and drinking) – Full-service restaurants, limited-service restaurants, snacks bars, taverns, and other food and beverage businesses