UPDATED June 11, 2021
Illinois goes to Phase 5
On June 4, the Illinois Department of Public Health released its guidance on COVID-19 safety practices for Phase 5. The entire State of Illinois is on track to meet IDPH’s safety metrics and will be entering Phase 5 on Jun 11, 2021. Here is what it means for our Illinois Great Rivers Conference churches:
- We will enter Phase 5 on June 11. At that time, we will retract our Illinois Great Rivers Conference general health safety recommendations.
- Local churches should continue to be cautious and rely on their church health safety team to make determinations about safe practices in their ministries.
- Local churches should continue to monitor and support recommendations from national, state, and local public health officials.
- State safety guidance, including recommendations on when to wear masks and how to practice social distancing, can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/COVID19/Illinois%20Phase%205%20Guidelines.pdf
Some ministries, including day camps and preschools, will need to continue to follow additional safety practices as described by the IDPH licensing requirements.