Government Regulations/Restore Illinois
Phase 5: "Illinois Restored"
Phase 5 of the "Restore Illinois" plan begins on Friday, June 11, 2021. Capacity limits for most businesses are removed in Phase 5.
From the State of Illinois Coronavirus Response website:
"What This Phase Looks Like: Testing, tracing and treatment are widely available throughout the state. Either a vaccine is developed to prevent additional spread of COVID-19, a treatment option is readily available that ensures health care capacity is no longer a concern, or there are no new cases over a sustained period. All sectors of the economy reopen with new health and hygiene practices permanently in place. Large gatherings of all sizes can resume. Public health experts focus on lessons learned and building out the public health infrastructure needed to meet and overcome future challenges. Heath care equity is made a priority to improve health outcomes and ensure vulnerable communities receive the quality care they deserve."
"A Bridge to Phase 5"
State of Illinois Guidance on Face Coverings
(Current as of 6/10/2021)
The current guidance on face coverings that is in effect in the State of Illinois can be found in Governor Pritzker's Executive Order 2021-10:
"Any individual who is not fully vaccinated and who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance. This requirement applies whether in an indoor space, such as a store, or in a public outdoor space where maintaining a six-foot social distance is not always possible.
All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, shall be required to wear a face covering consistent with CDC guidance, including (1) on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation and in transportation hubs such as airports and train and bus stations; (2) in congregate facilities such as correctional facilities and homeless shelters; and (3) in healthcare settings. Individuals in schools, day care settings, and educational institutions should continue to follow separate guidance issued by the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and the Illinois Department of Public Health."
Niles Executive Directive: Face Coverings
- The Governor's Executive Order face covering requirements was revised on May 17, 2021.