Since summer, the State of Illinois has maintained three tiers of “resurgence” mitigation measures that include three phases that precede movement to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Learn more on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.
The following guidelines apply for in-person worship and other gatherings when a region moves into any of the three tiers:
- Tier 1: In-person worship or other gatherings limited to 25 people or 25% of capacity whichever is LESS.
- Tier 2: in-person worship or other gatherings limited to 10 people.
- Tier 3: suspension of in-person worship and other gatherings. Live streaming or recording services in church buildings may continue, but may include a maximum of 10 people, and only those required to assist with essential tasks.
In all of these tiers, essential ministries such as food pantries, may continue to operate.
These updated guidelines are included in the new version 3 of the Diocese of Chicago’s reopening plan. Download the updated document.