CHICAGO – Following the steady decline in the infection rate of COVD-19, state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, is highlighting the changes allowing for the state’s operations to carefully reopen in Phase 4 and reminding residents to continue following safety precautions.
“Over the last several months our community has come together to support our neighbors, our local businesses and all those around us affected by the impacts of COVID-19,” LaPointe said. “By following health and safety guidelines we have successfully worked to slow the spread of the virus allowing us to now safely reopen parts of our economy and resume daily activities.”
Gov. Pritzker announced the state’s plan to move into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan starting on June 26. Highlights of Phase 4 include allowing gatherings of 50 people or fewer, carefully reopening schools and child care programs with social distancing, indoor dining with limited capacity, indoor and outdoor recreation and non-essential business employees returning to work with approved safety guidelines. Additional industries reopening with limited capacity include health and fitness centers, museums, zoos, cinema and theater. Industries that previously opened under Phase 3, will continue to operate at a reduced capacity.
“While we’ve made great progress, it’s extremely important to remember that COVID-19 still lives among us and we must continue to follow the advice of health experts,” LaPointe. “As we return our places of work, visit local restaurants or meet with larger groups, we must continue to follow the guidelines to social distance and wear face coverings. By doing so, we can keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.”
For more information about guidelines and regulations for Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan visit coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-phase-4