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On May 29, Illinois will enter Phase 3 of Restore Illinois

Detailed guidance for businesses with Phase 3 of Restore Illinois is available on the Illinois Dept. of Commerce’s website

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

If you have specific questions or comments about how Phase 3 affects your business or employees, please feel free to get in touch with the Dept. of Commerce. For direct support, contact the Business Hotline Monday through Friday at 1-800-252-2923, or email at: ceo.support@illinois.gov.

The Dept. of Commerce has also produced a toolkit with posters, checklists, and other materials for businesses. 

For responses to other common questions for employers, please see this collection of FAQ. The document includes answers to questions like:

  • How can I safely implement curbside pick-up?
  • Can I refuse business for someone who’s not wearing a mask/face covering?
  • Should I take the temperatures of employees?
  • What else can I do to protect my employees?
  • Where can I get a list of financial resources for businesses?

Businesses in suburban Cook County should report all known or suspected COVID-19 cases in employees to the health department. Please call (708) 836-8699 or email ccdph.covid19@cookcountyhhs.org to report the information.

Additional COVID-19 Resources for Businesses






Cook County Resources

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