COVID-19: Information for Businesses and Employers

Restore Illinois: Phase 4

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Phase 4 guidelines include five new industry categories and updated recommendations for the existing categories from Phase 3. Each set of guidelines includes a common set of guidelines that are expected and encouraged among all employers and activity types, as well as workplace and program-specific guidelines.

See an overview of the Phase 4 changes (PDF) here.

March. 18, 2021 DuPage County will operate under Phase 4: A Bridge to Phase 5 mitigation requirements as detailed in the July 15, 2020 Restore Illinois resurgence plan.

July 15, 2020—The State of Illinois released a new mitigation plan: Actions to Combat a Resurgence of COVID-19 (PDF). The plan focuses on combating a resurgence of cases while maintaining the progress the state has made towards bending the curve over the last four months.

DCHD Guidance

If there is a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case identified at your agency or business, please contact the DCHD Communicable Disease and Epidemiology (CDE) program at (630) 221-7553 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or (630) 682-7400 after hours for consultation and next steps. 

COVID-19 Business Team (CBT)

The CBT provides DuPage County businesses with guidance on topics such as:

  • Protecting employees and clients from spreading disease during the pandemic;     
  • Ensuring proper cleaning and disinfection with EPA-approved products;     
  • Providing the current best practices on safe operations; and     
  • Specific information and resources a business may need to operate safely.

If you are looking for information on how to keep your vital business running safely please email [email protected] or call (630) 221-7927.

Updated Quarantine Recommendations for Persons Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 (PDF) 3/12/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers: Getting Started

This toolkit is designed for employers of essential workers. It will help your organization educate employees about COVID-19 vaccines, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns.

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Protect Yourself, Protect Your Family, Protect DuPage: COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Outreach Resources Toolkit (PDF)

This toolkit is a comprehensive collection of various digital educational materials and messages to share with your patrons and employees about the COVID-19 vaccine.


Stay Safe DuPage: COVID-19 Education and Outreach Resources Toolkit (PDF)

This toolkit is a comprehensive collection of various digital educational materials and messages to share with your patrons and employees to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Stop the Spread of COVID-19: Wear a Mask (PDF)

Information for businesses to share with employees about the importance of wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Also available in Spanish (PDF).

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COVID-19 Letter to Businesses (PDF), September 11, 2020 
This communication outlines the current level of COVID-19 activity in DuPage County and provides updates on several new tools the state has implemented to help prevent transmission of COVID-19.
Guide to Reopening a Business (PDF), May 29, 2020 
COVID-19 Health Screening Form for Employees (PDF), April 29, 2020 
COVID-19 Businesses and Employers Fact Sheet March 24, 2020 (PDF) 
Absenteeism Reporting System Tool for Businesses and Employers (PDF), March 20, 2020 

DCHD Food Facility Guidance

Guide to Reopening a Food Service Facility (PDF), May 29, 2020

Stay Safe Signage Toolkit

This Stay Safe Signage Toolkit (PDF) contains signage to help you continue to promote safe practices for your business. 

Businesses are encouraged to download the artwork and collaborate with a vendor of their choosing to print an assortment of flyers, posters, window clings, and floor decals that meet their needs.

Choose DuPage Resources

Choose DuPage is committed to assisting and connecting businesses in DuPage County with the resources they need during this time. For a list of business and industry resources related to COVID-19, click here.

IDPH Guidance

Workplace Health and Safety Guidance for Employees and Staff of Businesses, April 30, 2020
Guidance for Grocery Stores Fact Sheet (PDF), April 2, 2020

State of Illinois Guidance

Restore Illinois Phase 4 Recovery – FAQs For Businesses  (PDF), September 25, 2020
FAQ for Businesses Concerning Use of Face-Coverings (PDF), May 11, 2020

CDC Guidance 

Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hub (2/1/2021)

Effective as of 2/1/2021: The CDC has issued an order that requires face masks to be worn by all travelers while on public transportation. This includes all passengers and all personnel operating conveyances. Individuals are also required to wear masks while at transportation hubs or any other locations where people board public transportation in the United States and U.S. territories.

Worker Safety and Support
General Business Frequently Asked Questions
Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting (PDF)
Cleaning and Disinfecting Decision Tool (PDF)
Disinfecting Your Facility if Someone is Sick 
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
Interim Guidance: Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for COVID-19