As a result of social distancing measures, mask requirements, and other health and safety precautions, the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate continues to fall. Illinois is on the road to recovery.

All four regions of the state are currently on track to move into Phase 4 on June 26, which is expected to bring 400,000 Illinoisans back to work. That means gyms, movie theaters, museums and zoos will resume operations, and restaurants can reopen their dining rooms. Gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed.

The Illinois Department of Public Health collaborated with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and over 150 businesses across the state to formulate practical and effective Phase 4 guidelines for every industry to keep workers and customers safe.

Here are some activities you can expect to resume in Phase 4:

  • Venues, meeting spaces and select indoor facilities (including bowling alleys, skating rinks and clubhouses) can reopen with 50% room capacity or for groups of up to 50 people.
  • Restaurants can resume indoor dining for parties of up to 10 people, as long as tables are 6 feet apart and standing areas are limited at 25% capacity.
  • Museums and zoos can reopen with up to 25% occupancy. Interactive exhibits and rides will remain closed, and guided tours should be limited to 50 people or fewer per group.
  • Movie theaters and cinemas can allow admission of up to 50 guests or 50% room capacity. Outdoor theaters can operate at 20% capacity. Concessions will be permitted, with some restrictions.
  • Outdoor spectator sports can resume with no more than 20% seating capacity.

Some industries will be able to expand operations during Phase 4:

  • Youth and recreational sports venues can operate at 50% facility capacity, and 20% seating capacity for spectators. Practices, tournaments and other competitive gameplay can resume with limited interaction between groups.
  • Health and fitness centers can reopen at 50% capacity, and indoor fitness classes of up to 50 people can resume.
  • Water-based activities are permitted at day camps at up to 50% facility capacity, with group sizes limited to 15 participants.

Retail, service counters, offices, personal care services, manufacturing and other industries allowed to reopen in Phase 3 will continue to operate at current capacity. To make it easier for business owners to protect the health and safety of their employees and customers, DCEO has released a new set of industry-specific downloadable materials for Phase 4.

Keep in mind: Face covering and social distancing requirements will remain in effect.

Thanks to the efforts of so many Illinoisans, our state has made tremendous progress in the fight against COVID-19. But we can’t relax just yet—it’s vital that we continue to social distance, wash our hands and wear masks to prevent a resurgence in cases.

For information on the status of COVID-19 in Illinois, visit coronavirus.illinois.gov—the site is updated continually to ensure you have access to the latest and most accurate statistics.

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