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Posted on: January 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Region 5 Reenters Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan

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CARBONDALE – As our region’s COVID-19 test positivity rate continues to decline, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) again lifted mitigations for Region 5, allowing Southern Illinois to reenter Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

What this means according to the IDPH: 

Gatherings: All gatherings of 50 people or fewer are allowed with this limit subject to change based on latest data & guidance.

Travel: Travel should follow IDPH and CDC approved guidance.

Health care: All health care providers are open.

Education and child care: P-12 schools, higher education, all summer programs, and child care open with IDPH approved safety guidance. 

Outdoor recreation: All outdoor recreation allowed, with limited group sizes of up to 50 with social distancing.

Indoor recreation: Indoor facilities should operate with fewer than 50 customers or 50% of facility capacity.

Businesses:

  • Manufacturing: All manufacturing open with IDPH approved safety guidance
  • “Non-essential” businesses: All employees return to work with IDPH approved safety guidance; Employers are encouraged to provide accommodations for COVID-19-vulnerable employees
  • Bars and restaurants: Open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Personal care services and health clubs: All barbershops, salons, spas and health and fitness clubs open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Entertainment: Cinema and theaters open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Retail: Open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance

For more on the Phase 4 Guidelines, visit the IDPH website.

To reach the City of Carbondale, contact Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-559-1939.

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