Suburban Cook County Returns to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois Plan 

Suburban Cook County Returns to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois Plan 

Thanks to improving COVID-19 metrics, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on February 2 that Region 10 (suburban Cook County) has advanced from Tier 1 COVID-19 resurgence mitigations to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.  Lifting the Tier 1 mitigations restores the level of business operations that were in place prior to November 2020, including the following: 

Restaurants and 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 

Retail, Service Counter, and Personal Care Businesses  

  • Capacity limits raised to up to 50% of occupancy 

Indoor/Outdoor Recreation 

  • Reopening select indoor recreation facilities (e.g., bowling alleys, skating rinks) 
  • Indoor recreation to operate at lesser of 50 customers or 50% of facility capacity 

Meetings and Social Events 

  • Group size limit raised 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 


Click here for a detailed overview of Phase 4 rules categorized by industry. 

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