Illinois Enters Phase 5: Illinois Restored

Today, Illinois moves to a full reopening, also known as Phase 5, the final phase of the Restore Illinois COVID-19 plan. The state will eliminate all capacity limits on businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and all other venues. Mask requirements for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals continue to align with CDC guidelines. Learn more. Here is what the new guidelines mean for you:

  • Masks for fully vaccinated people: Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear masks in indoor and outdoor settings. Businesses may continue to require masks and social distancing, please respect business’ rules.
  • Masks for the unvaccinated: Unvaccinated people should continue to wear face masks in large crowds, especially when children are present. Outdoors, unvaccinated people may choose not to wear a face mask if they can maintain social distancing. Immunocompromised people should also continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing.
  • Where everyone should still wear a mask: In accordance with CDC guidelines, the following places are where fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people should continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing: public transportation, congregate settings and health care facilities.
  • Capacity limits: Remaining capacity limits, social distancing guidelines are lifted for businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks and seated-spectator venues.
  • Schools: Students, staff and faculty in schools, day care settings and educational institutions should continue to follow the COVID-19 guidelines of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Illinois State Board of Education.
  • Businesses: All businesses and venues should continue to support social distancing to the greatest extent possible, especially in indoor settings.

Phase 5 Guidance for Businesses and Venues