On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Skokie area is expected to enter Phase Four of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan to reopen the State of Illinois during the COVID-19 pandemic, described by the State as "guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase."
To prepare businesses and employers to implement new and updated safety guidelines in Phase 4, the State of Illinois has developed a business toolkit complete with signage, posters, and other resources to ensure business and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest public health recommendations.
Phase 4 guidelines include five new industry categories and updated recommendations for the existing categories from Phase 3. Each set of guidelines 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.
The Skokie Health Department is available to assist businesses with navigating the Restore Illinois Phase 4 Guidance. Please give the Environmental Health team a call at 847-933-8462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like someone to walk through the guidance with you, including making an on-site visit for a consultation.
Businesses are also urged to report any cases of COVID-19 in the workforce so that the health department team can work with you to prevent spread in your facility. All calls will be answered within one business day.
Link to Phase 4 Resources Per Industry Sector CLICK HERE
Download Phase 4 Guidelines Overview HERE