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Nov 23, 2020

Tier 3 Mitigations for State of Illinois to Begin Friday, November 20

The State announced Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations for the entire State of Illinois effective Friday, November 20.Tier 3 of the Restore Illinois Resurgence Mitigation plans include the following restrictions in addition to those issued with Tier 1 and 2.

Click Here to Read the Illinois DCEO FAQ for Tier 3

Retail (including service counters)

  • Operate at no more than 25% capacity, including general merchandise stores, "big box" stores that offer groceries and pharmacy, and convenience stores
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies may operate at up to 50% capacity
  • Encourage delivery or curbside pickup options wherever possible
  • When in-store shopping is necessary, promote efficient trips and consistent circulation

Personal Care Service

  • Operate at lesser of 25 clients or 25% capacity
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times by clients and service providers
  • Suspend services where a face covering cannot be worn (e.g. facials, beard trims)
  • Physical, occupational and massage therapy allowed as deemed necessary by a medical provider, but appointments must be spaced by a minimum of 15 minutes and facilities should take steps to sanitize and circulate clean air through service rooms before and after each service
  • Virtual consultations recommended

Health and Fitness Centers

  • Operate at no more than 25% capacity
  • No indoor group classes
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times, including while engaged in individual exercise regardless of person or machine spacing
  • Reservations required
  • Locker room areas should be closed

Bars and Restaurants

  • All bars and restaurants close at 11pm and may reopen no earlier than 6am the following day
  • No indoor service
  • All bar and restaurant patrons should be seated at tables outside
  • No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)
  • Tables should be 6 feet apart
  • No standing or congregating outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
  • No dancing or standing indoors
  • No tables exceeding 6 people
  • Reservations required for each party
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table
  • Indoor gaming terminals must suspend operations
  • Includes private clubs and country clubs

Meetings, social events and gatherings (including weddings, potlucks, etc.)

  • Limit in home gatherings to household members
  • Meeting rooms, banquet centers, private party rooms, private clubs and country clubs may not host gatherings
  • No party buses
  • Funerals are limited to 10 family members of the decedents, not including staff, see IDPH guidance


  • All employees who can work remotely should work remotely

Organized group recreational activities (sports, indoor sports and activity facilities, etc.)

  • Pause all indoor group sporting and recreational activities including youth and adult recreational sports, individual training may remain (with facility reservation)
  • Includes park districts and travel leagues
  • Outdoor sports and recreation allowed
  • Participant groups and practices outdoors limited to 10 persons or less with social distancing
  • Face coverings required for all activities at all times
  • Locker rooms should be closed

Indoor recreation, theaters, cultural Institutions (e.g. casinos, bowling, arcades, movie theaters, museums and zoos)

  • Gaming and casinos close
  • Indoor recreation centers, including theaters, performing arts centers and indoor museums and amusement centers close
  • Live streaming of performances encouraged with social distancing of performers and minimum operational staff
  • Outdoor activities allowed at 25% capacity or less
  • Outdoor group activities limited to 10 persons or less, participants/guests must wear face coverings at all times
  • Reservations required for each guest for outdoor activities

 As this includes the restriction of indoor dining, the Village is strongly encouraging residents to support local restaurants and businesses in alternative ways during this challenging time.  

Ordering food for pick up or delivery is a great way that you can help support your local restaurants. We remind you to check out the Hinsdale To-Go Facebook Page for local curbside, delivery, and service options during this time. In addition, a number of restaurants may choose to remain open for outdoor dining. The Village encourages you to connect with local establishments for further information on their hours and services during this time. 

You can also support our region by doing your part to help slow the spread of illness. Mitigation measures are based on COVID-19 positivity rates. To help decrease our region’s positivity rate, residents are strongly urged to follow the 3 W’s that include: washing hands, watching your distance, and wearing a mask. 


Visit the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity COVID-19 Quick Links Page for access to a vast number of resources for businesses, workers, and residents.