On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Skokie area entered 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."
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