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Phase Three Modifications

The Phase 3 modifications will allow outdoor seating for bars and restaurants, as well as indoor and outdoor tennis facilities, among other changes for outdoor recreation.Find the full list of modifications here:BARS AND RESTAURANTS

  • Outdoor seating in bars and restaurants will be allowed starting in Phase 3, under public health and social distancing guidelines.
  • Tables must remain six feet apart and away from sidewalks, and restaurant and bar staff members will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing standards. According to the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH), further guidelines will be issued in the coming days.
  • Indoor food areas won’t be allowed to re-open until Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, likely not until the end of June at the earliest.


  • All state parks and concessions will be allowed to re-open in Phase 3, with social distancing and public health guidelines.
  • Indoor and outdoor tennis facilities will also be allowed to re-open with capacity limits.
  • Golfers will be allowed to play in groups of four rather than two, and carts will also be permitted on golf courses with one person, or one immediate household, per cart.
  • In Phase 3, groups of ten people or less are allowed to gather. This extends to activities like boating and camping.
  • According to IDPH, further details and guidelines on other outdoor activities allowed to re-open in Phase 3—like shooting ranges, driving ranges and paintball courses—will be issued in the coming days.


  • Personal care services, including nail salons, barbershops, spas, hair braiders and tattoo shops will be permitted to re-open in Phase 3, with public health guidelines and capacity limits.
  • Retail stores will be allowed to re-open to in-person shopping, though they will need to follow capacity limit guidelines.
  • Gyms and fitness/health clubs will be allowed to re-open for outdoor classes of ten people or less, as well as for one-on-one personal training in indoor facilities.

***Report Courtesy of the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce***

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