Good news for pet owners: Pet grooming services will soon be allowed to reopen.
Groomers are now considered an “essential business” under the amended Illinois Stay-at-Home Order, which takes effect May 1 and continues through May 30.
They are among several companies authorized to reopen under the amended order.
Greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries can also reopen as essential businesses. These stores must adhere to social distancing requirements and must require employees and customers to wear face coverings.
State parks will begin a gradual reopening under the direction of the Department of Natural Resources. Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be permitted.
Golf will be licensed under strict safety guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) and when it ensures that social distancing is followed.
The price of the coronavirus pandemic is not only costing lives, it is costing people their livelihoods. This has left many questions about how to safely reopen the economy without undoing progress made in slowing the spread of the deadly virus.
Retail stores not designated as non-essential businesses and operations may reopen to fulfill telephone and online orders via out-of-store pickup and delivery.
Critical businesses and manufacturers will be required to provide face coverings to all employees who are unable to maintain six-foot social distancing, as well as follow new requirements that maximize social distancing and prioritize social distancing. well-being of employees and customers.
This will include occupancy limits for essential businesses and precautions such as staggered shifts and operating only essential lines for manufacturers.