What’s allowed as Illinois and Chicago reopen: The rules for restaurants, gyms, concerts, conventions and more

Chad Yoder, Chicago Tribune
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Coronavirus restrictions in Illinois will be further loosened on May 14 as the state prepares to enter what is called the bridge phase, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said on Thursday.

During the bridge phase the state will keep an eye on a host of metrics that point to the coronavirus situation statewide including whether COVID-19 deaths, cases, and hospitalizations decline and benchmarks for the share of people are vaccinated. If numbers stay under control Pritzker said the state is eying a full reopening June 11. If the outbreak worsens the plan lays out the benchmarks that would require restrictions to ramp back up. (Here is a look at the state’s COVID-19 metrics updated daily. And here is where the state stands on vaccinations, updated daily).

The guidelines below are for Illinois and Chicago. Chicago guidelines match the state’s except where noted.

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