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Onto Phase 4 of Restore Illinois Plan

Post Date:06/23/2020

Illinois Moves to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois Plan
Quick Facts to Know about Phase 4
As part of the Northeast region, Lake County will enter Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan on Friday, June 26. This means:

  • More businesses will be able to open following state safety guidelines.
  • Gatherings of 50 people or fewer will be permitted while social distancing and wearing face coverings.
  • Restaurants and bars will be able to reopen with capacity limits and safety measures.
  • Travel can resume.
  • Childcare and schools can reopen under guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Please watch the following video update from Mayor Steve Lentz regarding Mundelein's move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.

New in Phase 4

  • 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.
  • Indoor and Outdoor Recreation: Customer-facing establishments primarily engaged in providing indoor and outdoor recreational and amusement services.
  • Indoor and Outdoor Dining: Indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants and bars with tables spaced 6-feet apart and other special rules.
  • Museums: Establishments primarily engaged in the preservation and exhibition of objects of historical, cultural, and/or educational value.
  • Zoos: Establishments primarily engaged in the preservation and exhibition of live plant and animal life displays. 
  • Theaters and Performing Arts: Seated theaters, cinemas, and performing arts centers primarily engaged in showing live or pre-recorded performances.
  • Youth and Recreational Sports: Youth sports games or matches, group sports lessons, recreational team, or group sports practices.
  • Film Production: Stage and location operations that support the production of film and television.

Updated in Phase 4

  • Manufacturing: Manufacturing facilities such as plants, factories, and mills.
  • Offices: Non-customer-facing offices such as: legal; accounting services; architectural/engineering design; and other professional services.
  • Retail: Retailers and merchandisers such as: grocery stores; hardware stores; clothing stores; pharmacies; department stores; shopping malls.
  • Service Counters: Stores providing assorted services for dropped off goods, such as: dry cleaners; electronics repair shops; shoe repair shops; car washes.
  • Health and Fitness Centers: Gyms, fitness centers, yoga, dance, cycling, Pilates, barre studios, and other customer-facing fitness centers.
  • Personal Care Services: Hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, spas, massage parlors, waxing centers, tattoo parlors.
  • Day CampsRecreational youth programs such as sports camps, recreational camps, educational camps.

Additional State of Illinois Guidelines:

How will Phase 4 Impact Me?
For more information about Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, visit the State of Illinois' website and the Illinois Department of Public Health's Restore Illinois FAQs.

If you have other specific questions or comments about Phase 4, please contact the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity's Business Hotline, available Monday through Friday:

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