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Phase 4 Reopening Information

The City of Highland Park is committed to providing consistent communication to our local business community and all residents as the Northeast Region of the state moves into Phase 4 of Restore Illinois. Phase 4 further relaxes restrictions while retaining strict social distancing strategies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Those social distancing strategies include wearing face coverings in public and maintaining a distance of six feet from others. 

The City will continue to update this page with essential information as it becomes available. 

Aug. 25, 2020: Office of the Governor announced a new, statewide face covering requirement for patrons of restaurants and bars, including carryout or drive-thru customers. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has released an updated toolkit to assist business owners in implementing these new guidelines. Signage announcing this requirement is available for download.

Aug. 3, 2020: Office of the Governor launches new campaign to promote face coverings
July 15, 2020
: Office of the Governor and IDPH release COVID-19 Mitigation Plan (News ReleasePlan)
June 26, 2020
: Illinois enters Phase 4: Revitalization (
Executive Order)
June 22, 2020: State of Illinois Issues Phase 4 Guidelines for Reopening. An overview of changes from Phase 3 has also been released. All regions of the State are on track to enter Phase 4 on Friday, June 26. More information will shared as it becomes available. 


Last updated Aug. 25, 2020.

City of Highland Park Presentations, Q&A, Video/Audio Recordings

Phase 4: What's New?

FAQ: Block Parties & Garage Sales

Applications for Temporary Expansion of Outdoor Settings

Resources for Businesses

Phase 4 Industry-specific Guidelines

Phase 4 Capacity Limits by Sector

Facility & Supply Resources