State of Illinois Plans and Safety Guidelines


Resurgence Mitigations - Region 8

Mitigation Requirements
Mitigations by TierRegional Metrics

Effective Nov. 20, Tier 3 mitigation efforts are activated in all 11 regions of Illinois. All Phase 4 operational guidance remains in effect with the additional restrictions of Tier 3. The new guidelines require retailers, services, and health and fitness centers to operate at no more than 25% capacity. No indoor service is permitted at bars and restaurants. Outdoor tables must be 6 feet apart and not exceed 6 people. Bars and restaurants must close at 11 p.m. All employees who can work remotely should work remotely. To return to Tier 2 mitigations, a region must experience less than a 12% test positivity rate for 3 consecutive days, greater than 20% ICU and hospital bed availability, and declining COVID hospitalizations in 7 out of the last 10 days.
Last Updated: Nov. 23, 2020

Special Events on Public Property  

City Council has suspended all special event review and approval until Phase 4 gathering restrictions are modified or the region enters Phase 5. Special events covered under this suspension would be those that take place on City owned public property. Private property events or public property events under the jurisdiction of other public entities are not included, as these type of events are not regulated by the City. This action was taken to try to help curb the spread of the virus and discourage gathering.
Last Updated: Nov. 6, 2020

State of Illinois Reopening Plan

Illinois Department of Public Health has issued resurgence mitigation measures for Kane County with additional Tier 3 restrictions (details above). Illinois moved into Phase 4 of the Governor’s "Restore Illinois" plan on June 26. Phase 4 guidelines include additional businesses reopening and increased capacities for the existing categories from Phase 3. Highlights include the safe reopening of indoor dining, fitness centers, theater, outdoor seated spectator sports, childcare, schools and museums.
Last Updated: Nov. 18, 2020

Phase 4 Safety Guidelines

To prepare businesses and employers to implement the Phase 4 safety guidelines, the State of Illinois has developed industry-specific guidance and a Business Toolkit to ensure business and activities are conducted under the latest public health recommendations. In Phase 4 businesses are expected to operate with reduced capacity, social distancing, and face coverings. Regular cleanings and employee health screenings are also included in the safety guidance. Effective August 26, face coverings must be worn by patrons in both indoor and outdoor dining settings during any interaction with employees. Masks covering the nose and mouth will be required when employees take patrons orders, deliver food and beverages, and service tables.
Last Updated: Sept. 16, 2020

Emergency Enforcement Rules on Face Coverings and Gatherings

IDPH COVID-19 Emergency Rules

Effective August 7, 2020, new IDPH COVID-19 emergency rules require any business, service, facility or organization to direct employees, customers and other individuals to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when they are in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot distance, whether indoors or outdoors. The emergency rule also prohibits gatherings of more than 50 people, or 50% or more of a buildings maximum occupancy. The rules provide a new enforcement and penalty process with opportunities for compliance before a penalty is issued.
Last Updated: Aug. 11, 2020

Resurgence Mitigation Plan Overview

Actions to Combat a Resurgence of COVID-19   Regional Resurgence Plan

Governor Pritzker and the IDPH have established a menu of mitigation options to be followed if there is a resurgence of COVID-19. The guidance is organized by risk level with health metrics to determine if additional mitigation is needed. The State has expanded Illinois into 11 regions for a more granular approach to prevent spread. Geneva is part of Region 8, West Suburban.
Last Updated: Aug. 25, 2020

Preventing Workplace Exposure

Business and Organization Toolkit
Kane County Health Department

The Kane County Health Department has published a toolkit to support employers in preventing the spread of COVID-19 at the workplace. The Illinois Department of Public Health has published Guidance on the Use of Face Masks and FAQs for Businesses Concerning Use of Face Coverings to help with compliance. IDPH has also provided strategies for preventing workplace exposure for non-healthcare settings.
Last Updated: Nov. 12, 2020