As of this week, record was opened for small businesses, particularly for those who were strongly restricted or closed at the beginning of the pandemic. However, the registration of people needed that require access to assistance to cover their rent and mortgage will start up to August.
Governor J.B. Pritzker considered that the four Illinois regions defined in their reopening plan “Restore Illinois” are ready to move on to the next stage on June 26. “All the state regions seem to be moving well towards Phase 4,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Allison Arwady, said the city could reopen its economy even more from July 1, and allow dinner at the interiors of restaurants, as well as activities in gyms and museums. , among others, anticipated.
Phase 4 of the state plan, called “revitalization” would allow non-essential businesses to be opened more, with some established restrictions to stop the propagation of the coronavirus. The passage to that new stage would maintain the warning that the regions can go back if there is a loss of the elements won to move forward, as is a lower percentage of positivity in testing.
Social life would begin to look more normal than it has been in months, with indoor meals in restaurants, meetings of up to 50 people, as well as cinemas and theaters running. Facial coverage and social distancing in public would remain a requirement.
The four regions of the State passed to the current phase 3 of reopening on May 29, when allowed to reopen salons and hairdressers, factories, and non-essential retailers, maintaining distancing requirements and other restrictions. With three-day delay Chicago joined the restaurants offer outdoor meals.
Dr. Arwady considered it possible for the city to enter Phase 4 at the same time as the rest of the State, but pointed out that it would also be on later days, more specifically on July 1. The affirmation of it is based on recent data that show that the number of cases of contagion and death by Coronavirus in the city reached its maximum point in early May and has been declining since then.
Phase 4 in Chicago would imply that current capacity restrictions could also be upgraded, for example, if now a type of business is allowed a capacity of 25%, could expand at 50%.