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Restore Illinois

Restore Illinois is a five-phase plan designed to navigate the coronavirus pandemic and reopen the statewide economy, including business, education, and recreation, announced by Governor Pritzker on May 5, 2020.  "Restore Illinois" prioritizes saving lives and livelihoods through a safe reopening of the state's regions; the City of Highland Park is in the northeast region. This approach will allow the Illinois Department of Public Health to make a recommendation as to the reopening of a particular region based on its reported metrics. The IDPH is tracking this data by region on its website. More information about the plan is accessible at and an FAQ is available from the IDPH.

The State of Illinois is now operating in Phase 5.

Last updated July 2, 2021.

What is Restore Illinois?

What is the Bridge Phase?

What is the Restore Illinois COVID-19 Mitigation Plan?

To which region does Highland Park belong?

What are the five phases in Restore Illinois?

What phase are we currently in?

How will we know when we are able to progress to the next phase?

What could cause a region to become more restrictive?

What mitigation strategies could be used to address an outbreak of COVID-19?

Why must regions wait so long before progressing to the next phase?

How can individuals help meet Restore Illinois benchmarks?

Where can I find information about Restore Illinois metrics?

Where can I read the Restore Illinois plan?

How is the City of Highland Park supporting our local business community?

Why is Restore Illinois subject to change?

My question isn't answered here; what is the next step?