Leadership / 05.13.20
Pritzker Reveals Five-Phased Plan to Reopen Illinois
NBC Chicago (05/05/2020)
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has unveiled a five-phased plan to reopen the state while stay-at-home orders remain in effect through May 30. He said the "Restore Illinois" plan will function on a "region-by-region basis" and can be updated as the situation evolves. The governor elaborated that Illinois began the second phase of its reopening plan on May 1, allowing certain businesses to reopen. Phase three will permit manufacturing, offices, retail, barbershops and salons to reopen with capacity and other limits and safety precautions like facial coverings and social distancing, along with gatherings of no more than 10 people. The fourth phase will maintain masks and social distancing, allowing gatherings of up to 50 people, along with the reopening of restaurants and bars, resumption of travel, and child care and schools reinstated under guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The fifth and final phase is to be implemented when either a vaccine or highly effective treatment becomes available, or no new cases occur over a sustained period, with safety precautions continuing. Conventions, festivals and large events will be permitted, and all businesses, schools and places of recreation can open with new safety guidance and procedures in effect.
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