CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker today released plans to safely continue reopening businesses and industries as Illinois moves into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Working with public health officials and business representatives, guidelines were developed to keep workers and customers safe as the economy recovers. All four regions of the state are currently on track to move into Phase 4 on June 26 as the state continues to make significant progress in reducing new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, with the average 7-day statewide case positivity rate falling to just 2.5 percent as of June 20.
As Illinois cases continue to rise, Governor JB Pritzker spoke about reopening restaurants and schools, and holding games for professional sports. The governor also continued to applaud the state’s efforts in testing for COVID-19 while also saying there needs to be more.
Governor JB Pritzker released a five phase plan to reopen the state called Restore Illinois, which detailed each of the phases and named regions across the state that could reopen in different stages. The news comes on the day when Illinois hit the highest single day fatality number to date.