Reopening Guidelines

Illinois is open for business.

June 11, 2021 marks the full reopening of all businesses and activities in Illinois (Phase 5 of the state’s reopening plan). This guidance means businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and seated-spectator venues, among others, will be able to operate at full capacity. 

Guidelines of Phase 5:

  • All sectors of the economy can resume at regular capacity.
  • Large gatherings all of sizes can resume across all industry settings.
  • Health screenings of employees and visitors no longer required.
  • Social distancing no longer required in seated venues.
  • Businesses and venues should continue to allow for social distancing to the extent possible, especially indoors.
  • Businesses and local municipalities can put in place additional mitigations as they deem appropriate.


Mask Policy
Masks are required for all people while traveling on public transportation, in congregate settings, in health care settings, schools, day cares, and educational institutions pursuant to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and CDC guidance.

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. The State will continue to recommend masking for unvaccinated persons.

Businesses and venues may put in place mitigation measures as they deem appropriate, including requiring face coverings.