PHASE 3 BUSINESS TOOLKIT - ALL
Guidelines for Illinois businesses expected to reopen their doors this week have been released by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The agency on Sunday released industry-specific toolkits for the third phase of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's five-stage Restore Illinois plan for offices, retail stores, fitness centers, restaurants and bars, personal care services, youth sports, service counters, day camps and manufacturing.
Pritzker said his administration had collected input on the new guidelines from hundreds of industry members as it developed its Phase 3 reopening framework. Some industries have imposed even stricter measures, he said. "These recommendations reflect the questions and ideas brought to us by businesses of every size, background and region in the state, and by their workers and prioritize public health as our guiding light," Pritzker said. "You can't build a strong economy is people aren't comfortable being a part of it."
According to the governor's office, about 700,000 Illinois residents are anticipated to be able to return to work under the next phase of the Restore Illinois plan. That represents an estimated 20 percent of the state's overall economy.
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 main 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. If you have other specific questions or comments about how Phase 3 affects your business or employees, please feel free to get in touch with DCEO. For direct support, contact our Business Hotline Monday through Friday at 1-800-252-2923, or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org