On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced that the Chicago region, including West Chicago, is on track to move from Phase 2 to Phase 3 of the State’s 5 Phase Reopen Illinois Plan, along with certain modifications, beginning May 29. This action is pending continued trends of decreased COVID-19 statistics.
On May 24, the State released its Phase 3 industry-specific guidelines. City staff is working with local businesses to find creative solutions to support reopening, while adhering to the State’s guidelines. To view the Phase 3 restrictions related to each of the businesses below, visit https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Pages/RestoreILP3.aspx.
The categories of businesses that will be allowed to reopen in Phase 3, with specific restrictions, include:
- Health & Fitness Businesses
- Manufacturing Businesses
- Personal Care Services (Salons, barbershops, spas)
- Restaurants and Bars for outdoor service
- Retail businesses
- Service Counters
- Youth Sports
- Outdoor Dining During Phase 3
In Phase 3 of the State’s Restore Illinois Plan, restaurants and bars will be allowed to reopen for outdoor dining. The City is taking an all options approach when considering creative plans that help to benefit the most amount of businesses possible. These plans include consideration of expanded outdoor seating areas. The City is seeking the support of residents and patrons during the Phase 3 transition and implementation. City staff is working closely with local businesses to establish outdoor dining spaces, and to accommodate additional outdoor seating both on and adjacent to restaurant premises.
DuPage County Health Department Map
The DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard shows the number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in each municipality. As of May 27, there have been a total of 676 confirmed cases in West Chicago. https://www.dupagehealth.org/610/DuPage-County-COVID-19-Dashboard
The best way you can protect yourself is to socially distance yourself from people outside of your home, and limit your potential exposure. Wash your hands regularly, for 20 seconds, using soap, and do not touch your face with unwashed hands.
Keep our community healthy, continue doing your part.
Thank you, West Chicago! From first responders, to first graders… we’re all in this together. Thank you for acting responsibly and cooperating with the Stay at Home Order issued by the State of Illinois, currently in effect to help flatten the curve of the coronavirus, and to help keep our community healthy.