With Illinois set to fully reopen Friday, June 11th, Gov. J.B. Pritzker

released the guidelines for Phase 5 and what exactly it means for residents.

While Phase 5 is set to mark a full reopening, beginning on June 11, not all restrictions will be lifted.


Here’s a breakdown of what’s next, according to the state:

  • Upon entering Phase 5, fully vaccinated people can

resume activities without wearing a mask except where

required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations,

including local business and workplace guidance.

  • Under Phase 5, all sectors of the economy can resume at regular capacity…


Here’s what is still in place:

  • Illinois will continue to recommend face coverings for

unvaccinated persons, as well as all individuals on planes,

buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation; in transportation hubs,

such as airports and train and bus stations; in congregate facilities such as correctional facilities, veterans’ homes, and long-term care facilities, group homes, and residential facilities; and in healthcare settings.

  • Businesses and venues should continue to allow

for social distancing to the extent possible, especially indoors.

Businesses and venues may also continue to put in place

additional public health mitigations as they deem appropriate, including requiring face coverings.


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