State prepares for Phase Four of re-opening plan Friday

SPRINGFIELD- Illinois will be moving to Phase Four of the re-open Illinois plan on Friday, and to prepare businesses and employers to implement the new safety guidelines, the State of Illinois has developed a business toolkit complete with signage, posters, and other resources to ensure business and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest public health recommendations.

Phase 4 guidelines include five new industry categories and updated recommendations for the existing categories from Phase 3. Each set of guidelines includes a common set of guidelines that are expected and encouraged among all employers and activity types, as well as workplace and program-specific guidelines.