Hillside is in Phase 4 of the COVID-19 Lockdown… What Do Phases 4 & 5 Mean for Residents?

Published on July 22, 2020

What’s Open in Phase 4?

  • 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 childcare: P-12 schools, higher education, all summer programs, and childcare open with IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Outdoor recreation: All outdoor recreation allowed
  • 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

What Could Move Us Back to Phase 3?

IDPH will closely monitor data and receive on-the-ground feedback from local health departments and regional healthcare councils and will recommend moving back to the previous phase based on the following factors:

  • Sustained rise in positivity rate
  • Sustained increase in hospital admissions for COVID-19 like illness
  • Reduction in hospital capacity threatening surge capabilities
  • Significant outbreak in the region that threatens the health of the region

What Does Phase 5 Mean for Hillside?

Testing, tracing and treatment are widely available throughout the state. Either a vaccine is developed to prevent additional spread of COVID-19, a treatment option is readily available that ensures health care capacity is no longer a concern, or there are no new cases over a sustained period. Health care equity is made a priority to improve health outcomes and ensure vulnerable communities receive the quality care they deserve.

What’s Open in Phase 5?

  • All sectors of the economy reopen with businesses, schools, and recreation resuming normal operations with new safety guidance and procedures.
  • Conventions, festivals, and large events can take place.

Let’s Continue to Be Safe by Social Distancing, Avoiding Large Crowds, Wearing Face Masks and Washing Our Hands Frequently… Together, Let’s Return Hillside to a Brighter Future!

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