As Chicago continues to make progress in the fight against COVID-19, the region has recently moved to Phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan. This is due to:

  • The region’s test positivity rate being less than or equal to 6.5% for three consecutive days, as measured on a rolling seven-day average;
  • There being more than 20% ICU staffed beds available for three consecutive days, measured on a three-day rolling average; and
  • No sustained increase in the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 for seven out of 10 days, measured on a seven-day average.

For a full overview of the statewide plan to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including details about how regions move between phases, please read the Restore Illinois Mitigation Plan

Please note, the City of Chicago’s own regulations are more stringent compared to those issued by the state. For more information, please visit Chicago’s Reopening Business Portal.

“We are extremely pleased to see Chicago move to Phase 4 as part of the Restore Illinois Plan. Chicago is making meaningful progress, but it is more important than ever to follow guidance from health officials to stop the spread of the virus and enable businesses to continue to reopen. We encourage everyone to continue simple actions like wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, and washing hands frequently. The Chamber is dedicated to working with elected officials to further reopen our city and Chicago’s economic recovery, including increasing indoor restaurant capacity to the state’s Phase 4 Restore Illinois guidelines,” said Jack Lavin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

To learn more about Chicago’s continued progress in reaching the metrics that the state has set to continue reopening, please visit IDPH’s website

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is tracking the COVID-19 situation closely and working hard to provide you with the most updated resources and information.