NEW - Phase 4 Reopening Guidance For Business

Phase 4 Guidelines and Links are Listed by Activity for June 26, 2020 Launch


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Retail Guidelines

The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria: (CLICK HERE FOR LANDING PAGE)

  • Customer-facing stores engaged in retailing merchandise and services
  • Examples of retail include (non-exhaustive): grocery stores, hardware stores, clothing stores, pharmacies, department stores, shopping malls
  • Note: Organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces
  • Note: As of release, retail workplaces may operate at maximum of 50% of store capacity. Capacity restrictions will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health metrics on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV.

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Personal Care Services Guidelines

The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria: (CLICK HERE FOR LANDING PAGE)

  • Hair salons, hair braiders, barber shops, nail salons, spas, massage therapy clinics, waxing centers, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, hair club services, other providers of personal care services, and salons operated by schools of barber, cosmetology, esthetics, hair braiding, and nail technology
  • In Phase IV, services for personal care should be limited to: Services which can be performed while customer and employee are wearing a face covering over their nose and mouth
  • In Phase IV, use of hair dryers and blow dry services are allowed
  • Note: Organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces
  • Note: As of release, personal care workplaces may operate at maximum occupancy of 50% of capacity. Capacity restrictions will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health metrics on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV

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Service Counters Guidelines

The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria: (CLICK HERE FOR LANDING PAGE)

  • Customer-facing stores providing assorted services for dropped off goods
  • Examples of service counters include (non-exhaustive): dry cleaners, electronics repair shops, shoe repair shops, car washes
  • Note: Organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces
  • Note: As of release, service counter workplaces may operate at maximum of 50% of capacity. Capacity restrictions will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health metrics on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV

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Indoor and Outdoor Dining Guidelines

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The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria: (CLICK HERE FOR LANDING PAGE)

  • At this time, restaurant and bar establishments are allowed to resume indoor dining operations, following IDPH Restaurant and Bar Establishment Reopening Safety Guidance.
  • Note: Organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces
  • Note: As of release, seated area capacity of restaurants and bars should be determined by arranging seating to provide a minimum of six feet between tables or other designated patron service areas. Indoor dining can reopen with groups of 10 or less, with tables spaced 6-feet apart in seated areas and with standing areas at no more than 25% of capacity. Capacity restrictions will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health metrics on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV.
  • Note:  Additional guidance may be needed as COVID-19 outbreak conditions change, including as new information about the virus, its transmission, and impacts, becomes available.

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Health & Fitness Centers Guidelines 

The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria: (CLICK HERE FOR LANDING PAGE)

  • Customer-facing facilities engaged in health and fitness services
  • Examples of health and fitness centers include (non-exhaustive): gyms; fitness centers; yoga, dance, cycling, pilates, and barre studios
  • Note: Organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces
  • Note: As of release, health and fitness workplaces may operate at maximum of 50% of occupancy at any given time. Capacity restrictions will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health metrics on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV

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Offices Guidelines

The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria: (CLICK HERE FOR LANDING PAGE)

  • Conduct operations from within non-customer-facing office spaces (standalone and within multi-tenant buildings)
  • Examples of businesses operating within offices include (non-exhaustive): legal services, accounting services, architectural/engineering design
  • Note: Organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces
  • Note: As of release, offices may operate at maximum occupancy of 50% of office capacity. Capacity restrictions will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health metrics on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV

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Manufacturing Guidelines

The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria: (CLICK HERE FOR LANDING PAGE)

  • Non-customer-facing facilities engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products
  • Examples of manufacturing facilities include (non-exhaustive): plants, factories, mills
  • Note: Organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces

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Indoor and Outdoor Recreation Guidelines

The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria: (CLICK HERE FOR LANDING PAGE)

  • Customer-facing establishments primarily engaged in providing indoor and outdoor recreational and amusement services
  • Examples of indoor and outdoor recreation businesses include (non-exhaustive): arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, escape rooms, ice skating, roller skating, laser tag, driving ranges, outdoor shooting ranges, paintball courses, outdoor adventure parks
  • Amusement parks, trampoline parks and indoor playgrounds should remain closed
  • Water parks and recreational swimming will be allowed to reopen in accordance with guidance published by IDPH
  • Note: Organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces
  • Note: As of release, indoor recreation facilities should operate at lesser of 50 customers OR 50% of facility capacity. Outdoor recreation facilities should limit group sizes to 50 customers, with multiple groups permitted if proper social distancing and group management is enforced. Capacity restrictions and group sizes will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health metrics on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV.

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Youth and Recreational Sports Guidelines

The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria: (CLICK HERE FOR LANDING PAGE)

  • Organizations operating recreational sport activities
  • Examples of youth and recreational sports include (non-exhaustive): competitive sports games or matches, competitive tournaments, group sports lessons, team or group sports practices
  • In Phase IV, youth and recreational sports activities include drills, practices, lessons, and competitive gameplay, such as tournaments
  • For tennis, refer to guidance on Tennis
  • Note: Organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces
  • Note: As of release, youth and recreational sports venues may operate at maximum of 50% of facility capacity, at maximum of 20% seating capacity for spectators, and with groups of up to 50. Capacity restrictions and group sizes will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health data on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV

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Day Camps Guidelines 

The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria: (CLICK HERE FOR LANDING PAGE)

  • Day camps not licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
  • Examples of day camps include (non-exhaustive): recreational day camps, educational day camps, religious day camps
  • In Phase IV, day camps are limited to: Camps taking place during the day only (no overnight camps permitted)
  • Note: Organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces
  • Note: As of release, day camps may operate at maximum of 50% of facility capacity with group sizes of 15 participants or fewer (limited to 10 children in programs with changing participants week-by-week). Capacity restrictions will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health metrics on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV

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Meetings and Social Events Guidelines

The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria: (CLICK HERE FOR LANDING PAGE)

  • Hotel meeting rooms and ballrooms, as well as other indoor and outdoor event venues. Excludes arenas, stadiums, and other mass gathering venues
  • Note: Organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces
  • Note: As of release, meetings and social events are limited to lesser of 50 guests with OR 50% of overall room capacity. Capacity restrictions will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health metrics on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV.

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Museums Guidelines

The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria: (CLICK HERE FOR LANDING PAGE)

  • Establishments primarily engaged in the preservation and exhibition of objects of historical, cultural, and educational value
  • Examples of museums include (non-exhaustive): museums, aquariums
  • Note: In Museums Guidelines, “employee” means paid employee or volunteer
  • Note: Organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces
  • Note: As of release, museums may operate public-facing areas of establishment at no more than 25% of occupancy at any given time. Capacity restrictions will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health metrics on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV.

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Theaters and Performing Arts Guidelines

The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria: (CLICK HERE FOR LANDING PAGE)

  • Seated theaters, cinemas, and performing arts centers primarily engaged in showing live or pre-recorded performances
  • Examples of productions shown by theaters and cinema businesses include (non-exhaustive): plays, musicals, orchestras, operas, comedy/ improvisational shows, movies, pre-recorded events
  • These guidelines apply to ticketed events with seating available for all customers; general admission shows and/or events without seating (e.g., standing room only) are not permitted at this time
  • Note: Organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces
  • Note: As of release, indoor theaters and performing arts venues should operate at lesser of 50 guests OR 50% of overall theater or performance space capacity. Crowd scenes are not to exceed 50 people. Outdoor theaters and performing arts venues should operate at 20% of overall theater or performance space capacity. Capacity restrictions and group sizes will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health metrics on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV

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