COVID-19

PHASE FOUR GUIDELINES RELEASED

By June 22, 2020 No Comments


A few moments ago, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) released the guidelines for Phase 4. Phase 4 begins this Friday, June 26th. Below are the links to the various retail sectors.

Below is a SUMMARY. A review of what has changed or is new will be forthcoming. 

Health & Fitness Centers

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.

Personal Care Services

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.

Recreation (indoor and outdoor)

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

Restaurant Guidance (indoor and outdoor)

Restaurant and bar establishments are allowed to resume indoor dining operations. 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.

Retail Guidance (e.g. grocery stores, hardware stores, clothing stores, pharmacies, department stores, shopping malls, etc.)

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.

Service counters (e.g. dry cleaners, car washes, repair shops, etc.)

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.

Theaters (indoor and outdoor)

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.