Friday, May 29, 2020

Phase 3 to reopen Chicago #Pandemic

As far as Chicago goes Mayor Lightfoot has said the city won't be ready for May 31 which is when things will slowly start to reopen in the state. However, fairly recently some restrictions on businesses in the city will begin to ease by Wednesday, June 3, 2020 here's a city website for phase 3. The mayor discusses the city's response to phase 3 here [VIDEO]

In the rest of Illinois phase 3 begins on Friday, May 29, 2020 in other words today. You can read more about the phases of "restore IL" here. Here's some video from Gov. JB Pritzker's press conference [VIDEO]
I also want to add this from NPR just to show there the state is at as far as coronavirus cases
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker says every region of the state has now met the criteria to move into phase three of his five-phased reopening plan, called Restore Illinois. That includes the percentage of positive coronavirus tests falling and remaining below 20%, a falling or flat rate of new COVID-19 patients being admitted to hospitals, and enough available medical, surgical and ICU hospital beds and ventilators to handle a possible surge in COVID-19 cases.

Phase 3 of reopening in Illinois is a bit more limited that the plans in many other states. Illinois residents should not throw out their face coverings and masks as those are still required in public.

Restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining, but tables must be spaced at least 6 feet apart, and groups sitting together are limited to no more than six people.

Hair and nail salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors and other providers of personal care services will be limited to those that can be performed with both the customer and employee wearing coverings over their nose and mouth. Massages and other body treatments will be limited to 30 minutes.

Nonessential retailers can reopen but must limit the number of customers in their shop at a time to five per 1,000 square feet of retail space, which is half the normal capacity.
As always take your precautions out here in the world and stay safe. 

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