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As new COVID cases continue to decline, Illinois has lifted the "tier" mitigation measures that were imposed in November 2020. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Region 9 (Lake and McHenry counties)has moved to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan effective today, February 3, 2021. 

Phase 4 Guidelines Overview can be found HERE and include the following:

Restaurants & Bars

  • Indoor dining and drinking now permitted for parties of up to 10 people

  • Seated areas should be arranged so that tables allow for 6 feet between parties; impermeable barriers may be installed between booths that are less than 6 feet apart

 Social Events and Gatherings (applies to professional, cultural, and social group gatherings)

  • Limit to the lesser of 50 people or 50% of room capacity

  • Multiple groups may meet in the same facility if they are socially distanced and in separate rooms

 Retail and Service Counter

  • Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy

Personal Care

  • Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy

Indoor/Outdoor Recreation

  • Reopening select indoor recreation facilities (e.g., bowling alleys, skating rinks); indoor playgrounds and trampoline parks should remain closed

  • Indoor recreation to operate at a lesser of 50 customers or 50% of facility capacity

Detailed Sports Safety Guidance 

The Village encourages businesses and residents to continue showing support for local restaurants, retailers, service providers by dining and shopping locally. Businesses are encouraged to update their Open Table and online information as well as post social media updates.

The mitigation requirements to combat the surge of COVID-19 across Illinois can be found HERE.

A full list of mitigation measures pertaining to some businesses and industries may be found on the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) website.

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We turned the state around once, let's do it again. All are encouraged to follow the 3Ws to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Please WASH your hands, WATCH your distance, and WEAR a face covering.

To view the North Suburban Region metrics on the Illinois Department of Public Health website. Metrics are updated daily, including testing positivity rates, hospital admissions, and hospital capacity.

For trusted information on the COVID-19 pandemic from reputable state and federal sources, visit the State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Executive Order 2020-38 Restoring Illinois - Protecting our Communities

Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation

Governor's five-phase "Restore Illinois" regional plan for reopening Illinois

State of Illinois "Restore Illinois" Plan FAQs

Continue to visit the Village website for the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Village services. Additional information regarding changes to specific department services will be provided within the next 24 hours. Otherwise, please call 847-883-8600.