Illinois is currently operating in Phase 5. The Illinois Department of Public Health will continue to monitor health metrics and vaccination rates.
February 14, 2022: The City's proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement for patrons of on-site dining establishments expired at the adjournment of the February 14, 2022 City Council meeting. Learn more.
September 7, 2021: The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has released an FAQ regarding face covering and vaccination requirements.
August 26, 2021: The State of Illinois has issued a mask mandate for all individuals over the age of 2 in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status, effective August 30. Learn more.
Face Mask Required Sign For Businesses
In alignment with CDC and LCHD guidance, masks will now be required in City-operated buildings regardless of vaccination status. City buildings, such as City Hall, Police, and the Public Services building, remain open for public foot traffic Tuesday-Friday. In the interest of health and safety, in-person public meetings continue to be accessible via Zoom and individuals attending virtually are able to participate fully in meetings. All persons attending public meetings in person must wear a mask.
Businesses are urged to align their practices with LCHD and CDC guidance and to encourage employees and customers to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
Resources for Reopening
City of Highland Park Meetings for Business Owners
City of Highland Park Financial Aid for Restaurants and Retailers
City Waives Defers 2021 Business Registration & Certain License Fees
City of Highland Park Applications for Temporary Outdoor Expansion Permits
Business Development eNews: Special COVID-19 Editions
Meetings, Webinars & Archived Presentations
State of Illinois Relief for Small Businesses
Federal Relief for Small Businesses
Other Opportunities for Small Business Relief
Resources & Toolkits
Information for Employers
State of Illinois COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations