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  • We're YOUR resource for Business! 

    Are you a small business owner in the process of reopening? Here's your playbook!

    Are you a small business owner in the process of reopening? The U. S. Chamber has put together a reopening playbook with safety guidance, best practices, communication tips and more.

    Here's the FREE full guide for you to use!

  • Restore Illinois

    Governor Pritzker released Restore Illinois, a five-phased plan that will reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. DOWNLOAD THE PLAN or review FAQ'sAlso, see IDHP FAQ's

    On Tuesday, May 5th, Governor Pritzker released Restore Illinois, a five-phased plan that will reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with marked by distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. The Restore Illinois plan recognizes that the economy will start growing again when consumers feel that it is safe to return to work, shop and dine out, and engage in social and recreational activities. Under the Restore Illinois framework, certain businesses and activities are allowed to resume in Phase 3 with IDPH-approved safety guidance in place.

    Read the Plan

    To prepare businesses and employers to implement the new safety guidelines and to bring many residents back to work, the State of Illinois has developed this business toolkit complete with signage, training checklists, and other resources to ensure business and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest and greatest public health recommendations.

    Phase 3 guidelines span 10 different industry categories. 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.

    Common Guidelines for all Phase 3 Businesses and Operations to follow can be found in the Phase 3 Business Toolkit.

    For Industry definitions and guidelines, please see below:

    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing facilities such as plants, factories and mills

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    Health and Fitness Centers
    Gyms, fitness centers, yoga, dance, cycling, pilates, barre studios, and other customer-facing fitness centers

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    Offices
    Non-customer-facing offices such as: legal; accounting services; architectural/engineering design; and other professional services

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    Personal Care Services
    Hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, spas, massage parlors, waxing centers, tattoo parlors

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    Retail
    Retailers and merchandisers such as: grocery stores; hardware stores; clothing stores; pharmacies; department stores; shopping malls

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    Outdoor Recreation
    Customer facing services such as driving ranges, outdoor shooting ranges, paintball courses, outdoor adventure parks

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    Service Counters
    Stores providing assorted services for dropped off goods, such as: dry cleaners; electronics repair shops; shoe repair shops; car washes

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    Day Camps
    Recreational youth programs such as sports camps, recreational camps, educational camps

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    Youth Sports
    Youth sports games or matches, group sports lessons, team or group sports practices (no competitive sports permitted in Phase 3)

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    Restaurants and Bars (outdoor dining and drinking)
    Full-service restaurants, limited-service restaurants, snacks bars, taverns, and other food and beverage businesses

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