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:

  1. We will enter Phase 5 on June 11. At that time, we will retract our Illinois Great Rivers Conference general health safety recommendations.
  2. Local churches should continue to be cautious and rely on their church health safety team to make determinations about safe practices in their ministries.
  3. Local churches should continue to monitor and support recommendations from national, state, and local public health officials.
  4. State safety guidance, including recommendations on when to wear masks and how to practice social distancing, can be found at:

Some ministries, including day camps and preschools, will need to continue to follow additional safety practices as described by the IDPH licensing requirements.