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Governor JB Pritzker will be giving a press conference today at 2:30 PM. The press conference will be carried in its entirety on NEWSTALK WTIM.  The state is set to move to Phase 4 on Friday. Phase 4 is the “revitalization phase” and sees places starting to reopen such as zoos, youth and recreational sports, service counters, restaurants and bars to have indoor services, performing arts, museums, health & fitness centers, manufacturing, film production, and day camps. 


Phase 4 will also allow gatherings of groups up to 50 people. Meetings can resume with less than 50 people or 50% of room capacity. Indoor and Outdoor rec allows clubhouses to be open, and again group sizes of 50 or less. Indoor dining can reopen with groups of 10 or less with tables spaced 6-feet apart in seated areas and with standing areas at no more than 25% capacity.


Museums and zoos can reopen with no more than 25% occupancy. Guided tours should be limited to 50 people or fewer and both museums and zoos should have a plan to limit congregation via advance ticket sales. The movie theater can allow admission of up to 50 guests or 50% of overall capacity.  Concessions will be permitted with restrictions.


Outdoor seated spectator events like Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field, and Soldier Field can resume with no more than 20% of seating capacity. This would mean that Wrigley Field which can seat 40,000 people full could seat 8,000 people under the new guidelines.


Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for more on phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan as we approach Friday.

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