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Illinois to Reopen Restaurants, Bars, Retail & Outdoor Activities on Friday May 29th
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On Friday, May 29th, many tourism-related businesses will be allowed to re-open as they follow Illinois Phase 3 Guidelines (please refer to https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Pages/RestoreILP3.aspx for the official information).

Gatherings limited to 10 people or fewer are allowed. Face coverings and social distancing are the norm. Travel should follow IDPH and CDC approved guidance.

Outdoor recreation: State parks open; Activities permitted in groups of 10 or fewer with social distancing. These include driving ranges, outdoor shooting ranges, paintball courses, outdoor adventure parks. Drive-In movie theaters are already open.

Businesses:
“Non-essential” businesses: Employees of “non-essential” businesses are allowed to return to work with IDPH approved safety guidance depending upon risk level, tele-work strongly encouraged wherever possible. Employers are encouraged to provide accommodations for COVID-19-vulnerable employees.

Retail: Open with capacity limits (10 people) and IDPH approved safety guidance, including face coverings.

Full-service restaurants, limited-service restaurants, snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars, taverns, and other food services and drinking places licensed to serve food, beverages and liquor for consumption by the relevant local jurisdiction and State Liquor Control Board, if applicable, that can follow all minimum guidelines:

Dining: Curbside pickup & delivery already is available.
Outdoor dining and/or drinking only.
Parties of 6 persons or fewer.

For the purposes of these guidelines, a dining or drinking area is considered an outdoor dining or drinking area if the area meets any of the following criteria: 

Located on the rooftop of a building or within establishment with retractable roof (should remain open during hours of operation of outdoor dining and/or drinking); or

Outdoor space connected to or located on the site of a restaurant, grocery store, health or fitness center, hotel, golf club, or other social club with a food establishment license; or

Indoor space where 50% or more of a wall can be removed via the opening of windows, doors, or panels provided that dining tables are within 8-ft from such opening; or

Any other outdoor dining and drinking areas authorized by local governments provided that food and drinks are prepared by licensed food or liquor establishments and that proper social distancing of 6-ft between designated customer tables and/or other seating areas is observed and parties are of 6 persons or fewer.

For the purposes of these guidelines, businesses may be subject to additional regulations on outdoor dining by units of local government and local health departments.

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Please refer to https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Pages/RestoreILP3.aspx for the official information.